Sunday, February 25, 2007

Sun Tech Days 2007, Hyderabad - Day Two

Day Two - 22 Feb 2007

Well after the rockin day one, the Day two started with once again a keynote session by da
Blacky. Dis time its not jus da same old tech speeches by famous techies.After the Oracle Key
note on developing technologies,ther was Java Jacket Ipod Nano giveaway. Java Jacket was given to da top performer on the stage among 6 who were randomly chosen by da host. The winner was a girl frm Vizag who has stolen everyone hearts with her "Annamayya Keerthana". The winner was decided by the level of applause they got frm audience. Its was really fun. Then a Ipod Nano was given away to a lucky one who took part in referring his frnds abt dis event. As usual i came out with empty hands...!

Then da day two tech sessions were started. We hav attended the One VM, Many Languages session. Its was awesome. It gave insights on future virtual machine tech wher u can interleave the Scripting and Java programming. Following dis ther was Java Puzzles session. He has shown around 6 - 8 puzzles and was quizzin the audience for da answers. Actually i hav got da answers for almost 5 among them. Initially i felt shy to go to da mike and speak out da answer and later wen i was ready 2 da mike, everyone else felt shy to listen 2 me. The geek who answered da first puzzle accurately with ascii values was given a 100 $ bill by Raghav(the host for dat session).

Asusual after coming out of da session with empty hands, we made them busy in da lunch session .After the lunch we came across a loooooong line into the univ track session. We stood in dat and with few cd's and survey forms entered into da hall.

The first session was " What's Going to Happen in the Next 10 Years and What you Should Know as a Student Today". Its was really an important session for students like me who r confused how to build their career and wat their priorities must be. The main points the host made in da session were

- Importance of innovation
Many developing countries like Philippines,Vietnam r beginning 2 posses da same skills wat indians r possesing nw (i.e. The English Speaking Abilities and Grip on Technology). If dat is da case why shud da US market or other companies outsource their tech projects to india wher da countries like Vietnam and phillipines hav much cheaper currency rates? He said its da innovations dat come out of the country r their future. He suggested all da students to be passionate towards technology, show fast learning skills and more importantly show innovation. Come up with innovative ideas, start a company. Even companies like Google, Amazon were once startups. The more the startups , the more chance of them being ended up in da scale of Google, Amazon or Yahoo.

- The First Step to innovation is to learn da previous innovations
He adviced the students to join da active open source communities and learn how da earlier innovations took place. How da source code of highly performing Solaris or Java JDK were written. Understand the technology, buid ur imaginations with da help of it.
This session was da most inspiring and student oriented. Following this ther were sessions on
Java 2D and Sun Univ Program.

Finally left the Hicc with a cool Java Coffee Cup n heavily loaded material in brain to think abt it.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Sun Tech Days , Hyderabad 2007 ... Day one!!!

Well its over...!!! The Third day concluded few hrs back...!!! Comin to da my review abt da event..let me jus giv a brief overview of da event 2 those who r hearing abt Sun Tech Days for
the first time.

Sun Tech Days is a worldwide developer conference conducted by Sun Microsytems inorder to update the developers and students worldwide abt the latest trends in Information technology,latest advancements in technology, and da future of Open Source Movement. As a part of da wordwide tour, luckily dis time its held in Hyderabad.Dis time da number of attendees are more than 5k and ther was live satellite streaming in Delhi and Pune.Its a three day event with sessions on various technologies..

My experiences...

The Day One - 21 Feb 2007

Well i was always been a fan of Sun Microsystems as i luv da way they brand da technologies...The venue for dis event is Hyderabad International Convention Centre. Hav 2 accept dat its truly world class!!! It has highly sophicticated equipment and spaciour seminar hall which can easily accomodate more than 5000 at once. Right frm da moment we entered the hall and took our seats, we started experiencing da Sun Branding. The Sun Tech Days stage, da Sun Balls running around da audiences, the laser projected Sun logo running all over place on the walls.Then da lights turned off and da 4 large LCD screens activated, ther comes the splashing into of Sun Microsystems and its technologies. It was really mind blowing.Following the intro ther comes the Host of da show...a US blacky more than 6 feet tall n with a "Guru" style body language. Da way he hosted da key note was awesome.There were a brief speeches by Sun Micro India head Mr. Bhaskar, followed by B. Ramalinga raju, and Rich Green( Sun Vice President). Rich Green gave his insight on the evolving Web 2DotO followed by a rapidfire demo session on da hot technologies of Sun.

Later da big hall was split up into two sections to facilitate two tracks simuntaneosly. Track 1 was more of Java EE where as Track2 concentrated on Java SE and simultaneouslyTrack 3 for Java ME,Track 4 for Open Solaris.

We attended the Track 1 initially which was a session on Project GlassFish, an open source project to device the new Java EE 5. It was truly an odd one off all sessions. The speaker Carol McDonald doesnt seem 2 hav gud command on the topic she was presenting. Underestimating da audience she started the Q n A session. As everyone knw indians r rock solid wen in comes 2 technology, they flooded her with ques and she literally gav a blank face n gav it up finally!!!

"Dear Sun Team we love u for ur technologies but dont underestimate standards of indians"

Anyways frm then da session were truly world class. The speakers were truly amazing and presented their technologies with excellent command and answered the audience questions with amazing ease.I have attended da session on Java Derby, followed by Application Development in Solaris,Opensourcing Java etc...

Finally after streneous tech sessions, there comes da mind boggling show of 'KK'. His songs choice was fabulous and it made even da geeks jump around da dias.The final impression on day one can be stated in a single word "Truly World Class". The way they handled the 5k+ crowd was excellent. be continued(watch out for day two)
Yahoo Messenger for Windows Vista

Yahoo has started developing a brand new version of Yahoo! Messenger, specially created for Windows Vista. They say the new software is built from scratch and it aims to combine the reliable and easy-to-use features of Messenger with the cutting-edge experience of Vista.

The new version is not available just yet, but they have published a set of 4 screenshots, and they simply look amazing. You may check them out below. Click the thumbnails to enlarge.

Sports widget, tabbed conversations, chat window, contact list.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Which search engine do u use for ur web search???


Well hav u ever thought are ther any features that Google Search is missing???


But these felas found out few things and basing upon them they devised a new search engine...surely u wil be surprised if u hav a look at it...

The moment u hover over the below link, u wil start experiencing Snap!!!

Try it out n hav fun...

Snap Search