Category Archives: User Experience

The false security of Notifications


it’s like jumping into my car and every time i see the dashboard every light in there is brightly lighted up – to the point that one day i stop caring. eventually, someday something will fail – i just hope it’s not the day when I am driving to someplace in an emergency.

Most of our Notifications and alerting strategy is more than a brightly lit Dashboard. We cant any more tell what’s gonna fail when.

It’s a false hope we live with.

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stories and artificial intelligence


Ravi Pal aside from being a dear friend is someone I respect a lot; he is a technologist who wows me every time I talk about something. I recently came to know he has been writing a blog. I managed to read only 1 post till now and the very first post is amazing. I’d to share with […]
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Squares pegs in Round holes


This is a part 2 of a series of articles I have just started to write. I spoke about Think Clients (SPA) and CMS and what sort of problems do we have. World Wide Web had a boost back in 2000s and then more recently there has been a huge surge on web frameworks and more […]
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Internet body approves corporate web suffixes


Internet body approves corporate web suffixes – http://pulse.me/s/i87x

Internet Filter Bubble


I have been a part of a project/product where we did have similar discussions and ensuring that people are getting information relevant to them. The filter bubble that Eli Pariser mentions in his talk is exactly what we did try to build in our product and are even trying to do so today. We pick up programs that people have selected and we then pass on content based on the selections.

Eclipse takes a leap with Marketplace


Eclipse Market place – The experience of working on the marketplace was simply wonderful, something that I am not familiar in the Java world of development. Kudos to the Eclipse team to get this one going.

Flex is easy to start with


I asked my nephew to use Flex instead of JSP for his college project, and here is what he has to say after a few hours of work in Flex. woow nw im enjoying using flex… making use of containers, Accordion, TabNavigator… many more stuff, displaying things in alertboxes having nice fonts… so many options […]
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Performance | Advanced DataGrid rendering


In one of my projects there were some custom needs where we wanted to display values in cell based on the data passed. This led us to write custom ItemRenderer’s. Considering that we were creating multiple instances of Containers like Canvas, Box with-in led me to thinking how would Advanced Data Grid, respond to this […]
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Icons for Flex – and these are free!!


“Silk” is a smooth, free icon set, containing over 700 16-by-16 pixel icons in strokably-soft PNG format. Containing a large variety of icons, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy. And all for a low low price of $0.00. You can’t say fairer than that…

Colloborative working model using BlazeDS


Flex using BlaseDS provides a messaging framework that allows you to publish and subscribe to messages. In his recent post Christophe Coenraets has provided an example (includes source code as well), that shows how can you do something similar. I am in middle of understanding the architecture, hoping to build an article that explains how […]
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