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Nice Presentation by Jeff Nielsen. Five Key Numbers to Gauge your Agile Engineering Efforts View more presentations from Jeff Nielsen ......

Step 1: Download CouchDB on your Android phone from Android Market Place: info available at: http://www.couchone.com/and... Step 2: Download CouchDB on your Windows machine info available at: http://www.couchone.com/get... Download link: http://dl.couchone.com/dl/6... after unzip, it looks like this: Step 3: Check IP of your Windows machine Note: Your Android phone and Windows machine shall be on the same network ......

I have posted a Poll on Linked IN, to study about the pattern of usage of Voice Message and its awareness. I request you, to kindly spare few seconds of yours to provide your valuable answer. Poll Question is: What do U do, when the Person U are calling is not reachable / not picking & a Voice Prompts u to leave a Voice Message (VM)? You can answer the Poll on Linked IN site (recommended, as it will give very good comparitve analysis) by clicking on this link: http://polls.linkedin.com/p... ......

Finally, The world is evolving towards a new mode of interaction. Where human doesn't haveto give inputs to machines using some input devices like keyboard, mouse, touch etc. rather machines are made capable to understand human body movements and take inputs accordingly. I will like to give it a new name UUI - i.e. Ubiquitous User Interface Some examples of this are Accelerometer based inputs in many devices, Microsoft's new Project Natal for XBOX 360 . Refer my previous blog posts on Sixth Sense, ......

When you think out of the box, this is what is the possibility, you can make something so advanced with something so simple... and that also cheaper than the current available options.... Thanks to Parnav Mistry and Pattie Maes for such a brilliant work they have done. I bet you will not be able to stop yourself from clapping after looking at the video / future. If you can't see the below video, click here --Manish Agrawal ......


Got a good link to convert PDF to Word and that too free. I checked converting one PDF with Image and Page Header / Footer Margins. And bang it goes... it has converted it very nicely. Only trade-off was the size of the document, it converted 386kb PDF file to 1.42 mb MS Word file. But never mind, as the quality of output was very good. To access this tool click here ......

How the future of the mobile web is going to change everything View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: fowa fowaexpo08) If the above presentation is not very clear and is not making sense at few places, you can see the Full Video or Highlights of the Video also ......

An Introduction to Android by Jason Chen. Android is the Open Handset Alliance's mobile software platform. In this session, Google introduces Android and discuss their vision for more open, powerful, and us... Anatomy & Physiology of an Android Patrick Brady (Google) Android has been designed as a modern mobile platform that will enable applications to take full advantage of the mobile device capabiliti... Inside the Android Application Framework Dan Morrill (Google) Android is designed to be ......

Rapid Development with Python, Django, and Google App Engine Guido van Rossum (Google) Learn how to create great web applications quickly on Google App Engine using the Django web framework and th... Painless Python for Proficient Programmers Part I ---- Alex Martelli (Google) Python is a popular very-high-level programming language, with a clean and spare syntax, simple and regular semantics, a large sta... Painless Python for Proficient Programmers Part II ---- Alex Martelli (Google) Python is ......

State of Ajax: The Universe is Expanding Dion Almaer (Google) and Ben Galbraith (Ajaxian.com) The Ajax revolution is complete: Sophisticated JavaScript user interfaces are nearly ubiquitous. Yet, ... Advancded Gadget and UI Development Using Google's AJAX APIs Derek Collison (Google) The Google AJAX APIs can be used to build sophisticated Gadgets and UI controls for your website. For instance,... A World Beyond AJAX: Accessing Google's APIs from Flash and Non-JavaScript Environments Vadim Spivak ......

Building Scalable Web Applications with Google App Engine Brett Slatkin (Google) In this session we'll cover techniques you can use to improve your application's performance when you surpass a sim... Best Practices - Building a Production Quality Application on Google App Engine Ken Ashcraft (Google) Once an app is out of development and has thousands or millions of users, a developer needs to... Working with Google App Engine Models Rafe Kaplan (Google) Google App Engine Datastore Models have a ......

Gears Case Studies: Zoho offline on Gears, Buxfer secure and offline finance with Gears Raju Vegesna (Zoho), Ashwin Bharambe and Shashank Pandit (Buxfer) This talk presents two case studies on Gea... HTML5, Brought to You by Gears Aaron Boodman (Google) HTML5 is a new set of proposed extensions to HTML that radically improve the capabilities of web applications. However, without implementation... Creating a Client-Side Search Engine with Gears Brad Neuberg (Google) Come see how Gears can be used ......

GWT and Client-Server Communication Miguel Mendez (Google) It's a rare Ajax application that doesn't need network access. To the despair of many a developer, though, there are almost as many ways ... Reusing Google APIs with Google Web Toolkit Miguel Mendez (Google) We like to say that GWT brings software engineering to the crazy world of Ajax, and of course straightforward code reuse is a cor... GWT Extreme! Ray Cromwell (Timepedia.org) In this session, see Google Web Toolkit used in exotic and ......

Scott Hanselman has done a great job by Listing out so many handy tools and utilities.. 

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ScottHanselmans2005UltimateDeveloperAndPowerUsersToolList.aspx

It is really very cool..

Thanks Scott.


OpenSocial: A Standard for the Social Web Patrick Chanezon, Kevin Marks, Chris Schalk (Google) OpenSocial is an open specification defining a common API that works on many different social website... Meet the OpenSocial Containers Patrick Chanezon (Google), Paul Linder (hi5), Kevin Tom (iGoogle), Sachin Rekhi (imeem), Max Newbould (MySpace), Manu Rekhi (Orkut), Eric Staats (AOL), Brandon Duncan... OpenSocial Across Containers Arne Roomann-Kirruk and Lane LiaBraaten (Google) OpenSocial provides a ......

Extend the Reach of your Google Apps Environment with Google APIs Jackie Bodine, Ryan Boyd (Google) and Ron Hess (Salesforce.com) Google Apps already gives your organization an out-of-the-(virtual... Spice up Your Web Apps with Google AJAX APIs Mark Lucovsky (Google) Integrating Google Search into a website can be simple using the Google AJAX APIs. Mark will show how a few lines of JavaScript ... Visualize your Data: Google Visualization API The new Google Visualization API lets you access multiple ......

Google I/O 2008 was a big event and exposed many Open Google technologies which can be used for making Internet Applications Fast, Easily & Economically. It shows, at what speed Google is growing itself and making the Internet grow. I will log the Video links, of this event, available on YouTube. I know it is already 5 months old, but I am trying to make a collection of some important ones (according to me), at one place... I will divide it in 9 parts, and here goes the videos for Part 1: Keynote ......

Part 1:Google App Engine enables developers to build their web applications on the same scalable systems that power Google applications. Part 2:Google Software Engineer Brett Slatkin builds and deploys a sample guestbook web app on top of Google App Engine. Part 3:Google Tech Lead Kevin Gibbs walks through the Google App Engine stack: 1) scalable serving infrastructure; 2) python runtime and libraries; 3) SDK; 4) web-based admin console; and 5) scalable data... Part 4: Python creator and Google Software ......

This is a great PDF, written by Ken Schwaber. Summary of it can be taken from the below table:


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