in News on Jun 21, 2011
TCS has announced that it is planning to hire 60,000 staff in the upcoming fiscal year – just 10,000 down from 2010/11’s 70,000 new additions. Meanwhile, rivals Infosys and Wipro are also said to be on a hiring spree, rubbishing rumours that Indian offshore software development is unable to move forward in a changing market situation.
in News on Jun 20, 2011
Right after Drupal 7 was released in the beginning of the year, the talk started about what Drupal 8 should look like. One of the changes many Drupal developers would like to see is dubbed ‘smallcore’, a slimmer and smaller out-of-the-box experience of the Drupal framework. But it seems like smallcore advocates have opened up a can of worms, or much rather, a box of LEGO bricks.
in News on Jun 15, 2011
Thanks to this Washington Post article, we have finally heard some good news about the American labour market. Mumbai-based business process outsourcing provider Aegis is hiring – in New York. While outsourcing jobs are experiencing salary hikes in India, the U.S. market currently set free a lot of talent, causing the former outsourcer to outsource its outsourcing.
in News on Jun 10, 2011
Agile is both much loved and frowned upon. I say do whatever you like, but do it right (yes, self-referencing definitely goes!) One of the major points of critique brought forward against Agile is that in the first production cycle, code is hastily written, never corrected, later buried in new development circles, then forgotten about. Glitches galore!
in News on Jun 07, 2011
When Apple previewed iOS 5 yesterday, they set the Mac-related blogosphere on fire. Thank God the iPhone gets a Hardware Camera Button, they exclaimed. Instead of the God, iPhone users should redirect their thank-you notes to Bill Gates. Actually, the new iPhone 5 operating system has a handful of features that Microsoft introduced with the Windows Phone 7 that has been shipping since last fall. Windows mobile application development is already catching up on the iPhone application market, as more and more people realize the innovative potential of Microsoft that was long considered Apple-only territory.