Book Review - Java EE 7 Developer Handbook by Peter A. Pilgirm

Java EE 7 Developer Handbook by Peter A. Pilgrim, as the name suggests, is a reference guide and developer handbook for people currently working on Java EE Technology. The book is not for dummies and is definitely not a tutorial; so you must have worked on Java EE 7 technology to really enjoy the book. This book is suited for those who have experience in prior versions of Java EE and want to upgrade their knowledge about the changes that come with Java EE 7. …

First Day in USA

Leaving India was not easy. If there would have been no one, probably it would have been but with Shalank being there, it was not. Also, past one year we all (Mummy, Papa, Shalank, Priti and Calvin, our dog) were staying together. It is fun being part of family, but parting with the family is equally painful. We left India on 14th night. It was my first international flight. Priti has been to Dubai once last year so it was not new for her. I was scared and with Priti’s condition, I felt more responsible. Responsibilities irritate me sometimes. But...…

Book Review - Java EE Development with Eclipse by Deepak Vohra

Java EE Development with Eclipse by Deepak Vohra is the book that one would like to buy and follow if one wants Tutorial/Workshop kind of environment to learn developing Java EE applications using Eclipse IDE and Oracle Weblogic Server. If you want to gain in-depth theoretical knowledge about any of the Java EE technologies, then certainly this is not the book for you but if you want to gain practical knoweldge and answers to questions like “How To?” then this book can surely help. …

Transitioning myself from a Forgotten Electronics Engineer to a Known Software Engineer.

I first had my hands on Computers when I was in Class IV back in 1991 and the language of instruction was Logo, a fantastic beginner language as everything is taught in terms of movement of turtle with commands like FD (forward), RT (right), LT (left), ?? (backward), the combination of which eventually makes a figure - rectangle, triangle, square, rhombus - anything. …

Domain Registration - One Week Headache

Early this week, after I returned from Mumbai, the first thing that I did was to create my site using Github Pages. I soon became excited enough to register a domain and use that for my site. I have been doing some research on the domains but still many things were unclear to me and I had marked them as doubts and placed them safely in a text file saved in a personal folder on my ThinkPad. …

As Touch is to UNIX, New-Item is to Windows PowerShell

Unix has a command called Touch that creates an empty file $ touch touch_test.txt touch_test.txt This command is not available in Windows PowerShell. However, there is a command in Powershell which also does the same - New-Item PS C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Workspace>New-item new_file.txt <br> This will ask you to enter a Type Type: file The output will look something like this: Directory: C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Workspace Mode LastWriteTime Length Name ---- ------------- ------ ---- -a--- 12/15/2012 9:32 PM 0 new_file.txt Try to use Directory as Type. Check it yourself what it does. You can also specify the type inline with the command...…