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Top 4 Reasons why Online Shopping has been successful in India

28 Sep

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Online Shopping is now not an unknown term to the people in India. Online shopping or shopping via E-commerce site has been very successful in foreign countries. The reason for that was people in foreign countries were more computer literate than us few years back. Also online banking transaction was carried on a large scale in foreign countries. Due to which sites like Amazon, Ebay became famous as online shopping sites.

But India has revolutionized a lot in terms of technology and computer literacy nowadays. Even a kid can operate a computer or a laptop very easily. But these are some basic points that I am talking about. I would like to mention some in-depth reasons of why Online shopping has been successful in India.

a) Busy Life

Busy life online shopping makes it easy

People have become very busy nowadays. The work life and also the personal life is very stressful. People don’t have time…

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Agile Way of execution is fast catching up in Indian IT software sector.

28 Sep

Thoughts , Organizations and More... from Jayanta

While the debate is on if agile development model has gone mainstream or not (http://www.cio.com/article/737980/Has_Agile_Software_Development_Gone_Mainstream_), there is a strong wind of transformational change of Agile being more and more adopted across the length and breadth of Indian IT sector, be it internal to the organization or for a client.  There is renewed focus with clear and distinct initiatives being taken in the organization to make the workforce agile to be “agile ready” amidst apprehensions of maturity of this model. Starting in the 90s, the process base of this industry has been predominantly waterfall or V model with a little bit of productivity improvement practices borrowed from Japanese manufacturing industry thrown here and there and now, Agile, with its atypical terminologies, roles, left and right segregation in the manifesto is a strong shake up call for this industry in its adulthood. The senior leaders of this industry -more of…

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How to optimise image using image compressor

21 Sep

The rule triggered by Google PageSpeed Insights detects that the images on the page can be optimized to reduce their size without significantly impacting their visual quality. On Googling I found that Jpegoptim.
Jpegoptim (available on Linux only; run with the –strip-all option) is a tool…

Don’t do agile – Be Agile

16 Sep

I do believe that Scrum is hard to adopt  and  for most companies this is just beyond their comprehension. They are fundamentally misunderstanding agile and trying to do agile rather than be agile.
There are no trainings or certifications  or even processes that can provide you with that unde…

Blog Shifted

13 Sep

Dear Friends,

I got lot of support from you and I am very happy to let you know that Finally I have migrated from WordPress Hosting to own hosted Blog.

Yes, I believe WordPress is the best blogging platform available in market. So I have used wordpress again for my blog.

Here is a link for my New Blog :- http://mukundtechie.com

I request all my followers to visit my site and suggest me, What can be done to make it more interactive and pleasing to see posts.

All your feedback and suggestions are welcomed.

Thanks,

Mukund Chaudhary

New Blog : http://mukundtechie.com

 

Winning Office Politics

13 Sep

The Art & Science of Product Management

What does politics have to do with product management? Actually, a lot! I realize that most people view “office politics” as a negative activity that involves shameless manipulation and occasional back stabbing. I shared similar views of office politics myself. But that changed after I attended a presentation at the Silicon Valley Product Management Association (www.spvpma.org).

When the presenter got on stage, his first question to the audience was: “who amongst you likes office politics?” Hardly anyone raised their hand. He then asked the opposite question: “who amongst you dislikes office politics?” And the whole room was filled with hands in the air.

“Well, I’ve got news for you” said the speaker, “wherever there are two or more people – there’s politics”. He paused for us to absorb the news, and added: “Your only real choice is either to participate in the political process or to become a…

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Tips for making mobile friendly website

7 Sep

Over past few year mobile usages has seen a revolution. People not only uses mobile for communication but they use it for various purposes, Online line shopping to ticket booking and all. But Unfortunately mobile arena is not so simple for developers and designers to handle as there is lot of complexity involved in cross browser. The vast number of mobile devices makes thorough testing a practical impossibility, leaving developers nostalgic for the days when they only had to support legacy browsers.

According to IDC,Android and iOS Combine for 92.3% of All Smartphone Operating System Shipments in the First Quarter While Windows Phone Leapfrogs BlackBerry.

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 Image Credit : IDC – Press Release

Also Check this report.  http://www.icharts.net/chartchannel/worldwide-smartphone-os-share-2012-q1-2013-q1_m3zryyngc

Mobile device have reduced screen size,So let’s tackle these issues one at a time and create a road map for mobile web development:

Implement Mobile Stylesheets

The first step to adding mobile support to a website is including a special stylesheet to adjust the CSS for mobile devices:

One approach to including mobile stylesheets involves detecting the user agent string with a server-side language such as PHP. With this technique, the site detects mobile devices and either serves an appropriate stylesheet or redirects the user to a mobile subdomain, for instance m.facebook.com. This server-side approach has several advantages: it guarantees the highest level of compatibility and also allows the website to serve special mark-up/content to mobile users.

Alternately, the easiest approach involves detecting the mobile device on the client side. One of the earliest techniques for including mobile  stylesheet’s media type, for instance:

<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”site.css” media=”screen” />
<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”mobile.css” media=”handheld” />

The first site.css targets desktops and laptops using the screen media type, while the second mobile.css targets mobile devices using handheld.

Since mobile devices typically have smaller screens, we can target handheld devices by detecting screens that are 480px and smaller:

<link rel=”stylesheet” href=”mobile.css” media=”only screen and (max-device width:480px)”/>

Use Advantage of HTML 5


<input type=”tel” />
<input type=”email” />

These input types allow devices such as iPhone to display a contextual keyboard that relates to the input type. In the example above type=”tel” triggers a numeric keypad ideal for entering phone numbers, and type=”email” triggers a keypad with @ and . buttons. For complete list of HTML 5 input type click here.
SPECIAL IPHONE / IPAD ENHANCEMENTS

Take a look at Sencha Touch, jQTouch and iui. These three Javascript libraries allow you to better interface with the iPhone, and also work on similar devices such as Android. Additionally, keep an eye on the much anticipated jQuery Mobile which has just been released in alpha.

For creating special iphone-icon. Save a 57 x 57 pixel PNG somewhere on your website, then add this snippet within your <head> tag:

<link rel=”apple-touch-icon” href=”/customIcon.png”/>

Hope this post helps you to make a mobile centric site. All comments are welcome either any suggestion,feedback or any query.

Must have skill for Web Developer

6 Sep
It’s hard to know where web development will go in  next 5 years, but those who follow standards bodies or at least read tech blogs have a much better understanding of upcoming changes and growing trends.It’s not enough to follow the industry. Web developers must also understand their users and how they use the product. Analytics tools like StatCounter and Google Analytics and Clicky are my favorites for gathering basic metrics of user interactions.

 

1: One of the “Big Three” (.NET, Java, PHP)

Unless there is a radical change in the development world , most developers will need to know at least one of the Big Three development systems — .NET (VB.NET or C#), Java, or PHP — for the near future. It’s not enough to know the core languages, either. As projects encompass more and more disparate functionality, you’ll need to know the associated frameworks and libraries more deeply.

2: Web development

Web development is not going away anytime soon.  Companies have been demanding more and more who really know how to work with the underlying technology at a “hand code” level. So bone up on JavaScript, CSS, and HTML to succeed over the next five years.Web developers must be able to code. This is supposed to sound obvious. An effective web developer must be able to write syntactically valid HTML, CSS, and even JavaScript.

3: Soft skills

Soft Skill is must for  every developer.They are being brought into more and more non-development meetings and processes to provide feedback. For example, the CFO can’t change the accounting rules without working with IT to update the systems. Writing code is not the only thing that a developer should know, he/she should be able to present what ever they have written.

4: Agile methodologies

Many small companies are either adopting Agile or running proof-of-concept experiments with Agile. While Agile is not the ultimate panacea for project failure, it does indeed have a place on many projects. Developers with a proven track record of understanding and succeeding in Agile environments will be in increasingly high demand over the next few years. Few people thinks that it is only for project managers but they are not true. This is one of the important skill that every developer should learn.

5: Domain knowledge

Hand-in-hand with Agile methodologies, development teams are increasingly being viewed as partners in the definition of projects. This means that developers who understand the problem domain are able to contribute to the project in a highly visible, valuable way. As much as many developers resist the idea of having to know anything about the problem domain at all, it is undeniable that increasing numbers of organizations prefer (if not require) developers to at least understand the basics.

6: Testing

All web developers must be able to test their code in multiple browsers. It’s easy to test for our own personal browser of choice and ignore the rest, but the web is about diversity and the browser landscape is very diverse.

JavaScript testing also falls under this category. Developers must use tools to detect and debug scripting errors. Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer all come with built-in developer tools that allow you to step through JavaScript and execute code in an interactive console.
If you are going to write code, you must be prepared to make sure that it works.

Yahoo Unveils New Logo

5 Sep

The New logo from Yahoo! . Not with much difference much. Mayer’s doing every thing to take Yahho to next level.