Famous IT Quotes


UNIX is simple.

Satyam is Asatyam

. The title says it all.

What has gone wrong…

Actually the corporate managers will have target profits to achieve, and they usually distort the numbers (profit minus operating costs) to a small number hoping that the company will do better in future and the numbers can be adjusted. This happens normally but what surprises in the case of Satyam it has gone out of control and that too for years and that too for $ 1 billion…

This is a pure white collar fraud and will the top executives will be brought to justice. This is a criminal fraud lying to investors and share-holders for many years. Will the auditors licenses will be cancelled?. Will they be jailed?. Will be bank which could have co-operated in this fraud will be tried to court?.

Posted in Submitted by rizwan on Thu, 2009-01-08 05:34.

IBM Websphere commerce demo

Saw this good youtube video about IBM websphere commerce presentation.

Posted in Submitted by rizwan on Wed, 2007-08-29 17:06.


Posted in Submitted by rizwan on Sun, 2007-07-22 08:23.


xplanner is the one if you have java hosting, it needs bit of hibernate knowledge to install, its not as easy as xpweb though, but once you do a proper hibernate configuration then xplanner installs smoothly. Xplanner is simple to use, has simple interface and does the basic stuff like iterations and stories and tasks very well.


Posted in Submitted by rizwan on Sun, 2007-07-22 08:17.

hibernate with iSeries and myEclipse IDE

I was using myEclipse and reverse engineering a file on iSeries for hibernate and was using myEclipse hibernate jars. An application which was tested and working with 'identity' generator was not working now and I was digging hard to fix it. I tried the unstable 'increment' and sequence generators. For some reason I was not able to make sequence generators to work although iSeries supports it.

It kept on giving me that the driver (jt400) is not supporting this function (identity generator) .After long struggle I downloaded the hibernate latest 3.2.4 and replaced the hibernate.jar and yep that fixed the problem. So if you are using myEclipse IDE and using iSeries (especially hibernate reverse engineering) then better to replace the hibernate.jar from myeclipse jars with the latest. Also in the .hbm mapping file make sure that you are not specifying the schema attribute as well as full schema in the table attribute in class element.

Posted in Submitted by rizwan on Sat, 2007-07-21 17:44.


XPWeb could be your choice if you have a php environment and the best one in my opinion. Installing is a breeze as usual and the product is mature and reliable. It is more flexible in user management and creating profiles. It comes default with many roles like developer, admin, coach and so on and has the flexibility of creating your own profile if you wish and the access control also works great.

The project planning is perfectly done and creating iterations and stories is a breeze and less painful. You will enjoy creating itertaions for a week and adding the stories and tasks absolutley with less pain and it will make you great to follow the iterations and complete your iterations and thus feeling great abt your methodology and programming. 

Posted in Submitted by rizwan on Thu, 2007-07-19 12:20.

use xpweb as your xp tool

If you are used to extreme programming techniques (agile methodology - if you are new to this then see resources at the end) then you must sure be carving for a xp tool for your programming purposes. Actually you can have some thing called index stories , which you might simply write it on some index cards with story number, priority and description during your initial meetings and creating iterations and so on, writing sticky notes and things like that. (you might also be interested in scrum)

That kind of process works for big teams with big projects and so on. If you dont want to get used to that kind of process why not use a xp tool?.

Posted in Submitted by rizwan on Thu, 2007-07-19 12:09.

font secrets

I am writing this blog seeing from the article from the famous iSeries authority Mr.Joe Pluto. He is well known for his product for modernizing legacy iSeries apps and his famous iSeries articles and lotta books. This time his tech tip on mcPressOnline was about font secrets. I was just curious what was that about fonts in programming . But since I am a big fan of Pluto's writings I read that and it was really useful one.Whew fonts for programmers.

Posted in Submitted by rizwan on Sun, 2007-06-24 14:51.

Quartz Scheduler with Spring

Was using the Quartz scheduler with Spring. It was easy and straight-forward with spring and all it needs was to define the scheduler factory bean in the spring context xml and there you go , when you initialize the context xml the quartz scheduler is automatically started and triggers the jobs that is wired in the spring context xml. No need to call any beans in your application.You wire up your jobs and scheduler to your application. You can see the examples in the spring reference and documentation.

Posted in Submitted by rizwan on Mon, 2007-05-14 12:19.
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