Monday, September 29, 2008

Google Logos

To get various Logos of Google pls click this below link:
http://www.google.com/intl/en/stickers.html

Google's 10th Birthday_World-Changing Ideas


Hi, On the Occation of Google 10th BirthDay, it has provided a good Opportunity to show case ourselves:
On Wednesday, Google announced its 10th birthday celebration endeavor, called Project 10^100 (pronounced "Project 10 to the 100th"). In a statement, the company said it was "asking our users to send us exciting ideas for ways to improve people's lives," adding that it has "committed $10 million to turn up to five of the best ideas into reality."
Google said it would be considering ideas in the categories of Community, Opportunity, Energy, Environment, Health, Education and Shelter, as well as "Everything Else."
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Friday, September 26, 2008

Software Testing Tools

Benefits of Automated Testing:
Reliable: Tests perform precisely the same operations each time they are run, thereby eliminating human error
Repeatable: You can test how the software reacts under repeated execution of the same operations. Programmable: You can program sophisticated tests that bring out hidden information from the application. Comprehensive: You can build a suite of tests that covers every feature in your application.
Reusable: You can reuse tests on different versions of an application, even if the user interface changes.
Better Quality Software: Because you can run more tests in less time with fewer resources
Fast: Automated Tools run tests significantly faster than human users.
Cost Reduction: As the number of resources for regression test are reduced.
Choosing the right tools for the job and targeting the right areas of the organization to deploy them can only realize these benefits. The right areas where the automation fit must be chosen.

To read more on this article pls clk this link
Below are the various Test Automation Tools developed by various vendors on Functional,Performance and Monitoring Testing:

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Country Codes

India international country codes & city calling code:
India country code: 91
International City Codes for calling India India city code:
Ahmedabad -79
Amritsar - 183
Banga- 1825
Bangalore - 80
Hyderabad- 40

like for other Countries and Cities pls click this below link:
http://www.1areacodescountrycodes.com/international_country_codes_city_calling_code_india.htm

STLC Process

Software Testing Life Cycle(STLC) consists of six (Generic) phases:
1. Test Planning
2. Test Analysis
3. Test Design
4. Test Case Execution
5. Reporting
6. Verify and Close

Test Planning: The Software Test Plan (STP) is designed to prescribe the scope, approach, resources, and schedule of all testing activities. The plan must identify the items to be tested, the features to be tested, the types of testing to be performed, the personnel responsible for testing, the resources and schedule required to complete testing, and the risks associated with the plan (Outcome: High Level Test Plan)
Test Analysis: Once STP is made and decided upon, next step is to delve little more into the project and decide what types of testing should be carried out at different stages of SDLC, do we need or plan to automate, if yes then when the appropriate time to automate is, what type of specific documentation I need for testing (Outcome: Detailed Test Plan)
Test Design: In this Phase we will start creating test case formats and test cases. In this stage Risk assessment criteria is developed. If you have thought of automation then you have to select which test cases to automate and begin writing scripts for them. Test data is prepared. Pass / fail criteria are defined here. Schedule for testing is revised (if necessary) & finalized and test environment is prepared(Outcome: Test Scenarios, Test cases, Test scripts, Test data)
Test case Execution: In this phase we will execute the test cases which were already developed(it might be any type of testing). (Outcome: Actual Output and Defects in any…)
Reporting: The bugs are reported to the development through Bug tracker or any Bug Tracking Common Data Base like Lotus Notes (Outcome: Bug Reports and Metrics)
Verify and close: Verify the Bugs which are fixed and retest the Application. While at closing Phase we have to execute remaining stress and performance test cases, documentation for testing is completed / updated, provide and complete different matrices for testing. Acceptance, load and recovery testing will also be conducted and the application needs to be verified under production conditions and delivered to the customer. Finally the application will be in maintenance mode once it went to the Production (Outcome: Customer Expected Software Application )

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

What is meant by Maintanance Number in QTP

There are two types of QTP 9.2 licenses: Seat and concurrent.
The seat license is specific to the computer on which it is installed. Each installation of QuickTest Pro requires a distinct permanent license key.
The concurrent license is specific to the organization on which it is installed. Each license entitles the company to one additional concurrent user running automated testing tool. There is no limit to the number of QTP 9.2 installations around company, but a special concurrent license server regulates the number of computers that can run a copy of QuickTest Professional at any time.
so...
In case of seat license, QTP 9.2 maintenance number identifies the customer. The license key based on the maintenance code supplied with trial version and locking code generated on computer on which QuickTest Professional is installed. In case of concurrent license, QuickTest Pro 9.2 maintenance number identifies the customer and how many concurrent users the license support.
The same QTP concepts applies on Winrunner maintenance number

Testing Phase(Dev+Testing)


Monday, September 22, 2008

Duplicate Driving Licence

Duplicate Licence is issued in case of loss, theft,or on mutilation:
We recommend you to keep the photocopy of your licence safe, particulars of licence noted with you so that you may not face troubles in case of loss/theft. It would be easier to locate about your licence particulars from the record. If you can not provide the particulars it is advisable to go ahead for fresh licence instead of duplicate of licence.
What is the procedure to get a duplicate licence?
You will require :
1.Application in Form .
2.FIR of the lost licence
3.Challan clearance report from Traffic Police (in case of Commercial licence renewal).
4.Necessary fee (340/-)

For duplicate licence you have to approach the issuing authority and the particulars will be verified from their records. The validity of duplicate licence will be the same of your previous licence. The original issuing authority will issue your duplicate licence.

Find Out the Number?

Below are three identical dice in three different positions.Determine what number is on the opposite side of the four.

Friday, September 19, 2008

CEO's bold experiment: Management by democracy














ABOUT VINEET:
· Joined HCL as a management trainee in 1985. Named president in 2005, and Now CEO.
· Holds bachelor's degree in technology from G.B. Pant University ('83), and an MBA from XLRI-Jamshedpur ('85) in 1985. Both schools are in India.
· Likes adventure sports. Has done glacier trekking in the Alps of Europe and in New Zealand.
· Favorite scuba destination: Hawaii.
· Favorite books:
ü The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb;
ü The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations by Ori Brafman and Rod Beckstrom
· Favorite city is New York.
· Favorite country is New Zealand
This Interview was in December-07:
India is the world's largest democracy, so it seems fitting that the New Delhi-based information technology services giant HCL Technologies is attempting what may be the most ambitious effort yet at installing a workplace democracy. That may sound impossible, but so did running nations as democracies in past centuries.
CEO Vineet Nayar, has written a case study about HCL's experiment for the Harvard Business School. He spoke to USA corporate management reporter Del Jones about his bold experiment and why he believes that in the future, democratic companies will outperform the command-and-control dictatorships that have persisted since the industrial revolution.
Q: When can I vote my boss in or out of office?
A: That would be a disaster. Rather, business should borrow from democracies the concept of reverse accountability. Just as elected officials are there to serve the public, management should not be commanding employees to create value.
Q: Sounds like a recipe for anarchy and chaos.
A: Employees aren't free to do whatever they choose. But if they want to collaborate with someone in Hong Kong, they don't need permission from hierarchy.
What we are changing is leadership's accountability to the employee. Employees remain accountable to the organization. What changes is the loss of command and control.
Q: Be honest. Shouldn't leaders have ultimate power, even if it's in their back pocket?
A: Command and control is the easiest management style. It may not be the most productive for the company, but it is very easy. The democratic, accountability model is very difficult on management, but it's very productive. Leaders must see themselves differently.
Q: If employees can't vote the executive bums out of office, then what can they do in a corporate democracy?
A: Any of our employees can open a trouble ticket on anyone in this company, on (human resources), on payroll, on a manager, on anyone. Those with trouble tickets have to respond. It's like a customer opening a trouble ticket. A response is required. Otherwise, some departments can become gods in an organization, because they control the power.
Q: What do you do to respond to your employee constituents?
A: I volunteered to display the weaknesses of my 360-degree feedback for all employees to see. A lot of people said I was crazy to make it public. I encouraged my senior managers to experiment with the same idea and overcome the fear of having their flaws exposed. We launched it with a positive mindset, not an evaluation mindset.
If you launch it to unlock value, for the purpose of collaboration, people love it. You don't destroy the hierarchy, you increase the accountability of leadership to employees the same way as it is in a democracy.
Q: Sounds like workplace democracy is just a version of putting employees first. What happened to the customer always being right?
A: In our business, employees are the products. Customers come to us for our employees. When we say employees first, customers second, what we are saying is that we as management will create systems and methodologies to nurture employees and allow them to create more value than anybody else can create.
People used to say the customer is always right, but we have moved away from product to experience. It's a different paradigm.
Who creates the value for the customer? Who does the customer want to deal with? Who is the organization for the customer? The employee. What kind of company does a customer want to deal with? The one where the employees are most important.
Q: Nation democracies have been around since ancient Greece. If workplace dictatorships were not best, why have they persisted for so long?
A: In manufacturing, it's been command and control, because it is a single process.
In service companies, especially knowledge-based service companies, the value gets created in the interface between the employee and the customer. When you travel on an airline, it is not the CEO who makes a difference.
Q: What about shareholder democracy?
A: Management started becoming more accountable to shareholders 20 years ago. Companies have only become better.
That democracy, or reverse accountability to shareholders, has brought positive energy into the stock market, and a huge amount of value has been created. It has not created chaos.
Shareholders are not telling business what do, but it has created a higher accountability. The same principle applies to employees in knowledge businesses. It unlocks energy, ideas and growth.
Q: Do you know of other companies that have tried workplace democracy?
A: I'm not aware of any. A lot are in the process of understanding it and trying it, especially our customers who have seen the change in our employees.
Q: What do you do with the employee underperformer, the slacker?
A: There is no difference in the way we handle underperformers. Sometimes, you still have to let people go. People have more opportunities to succeed in this environment than they do in command and control. They gravitate toward their natural strengths, rather than being suffocated in a job they are not aligned with.
But if they underperform despite the enabled environment, the outcome is the same as a command-and-control organization.
Q: How about weeding out bad managers?
A: If I constantly get feedback that I'm a poor manager, I'm going to look at other options, such as becoming an individual contributor in a technical role. I will gravitate to that area because of the feedback. Then, maybe I start excelling at something else.
With this system, you come to know whether you are a good manager or not, whether you have good communication skills. You can work on your weaknesses, but most people I've seen gravitate toward their strengths.
Q: You have workers all over the world. Will workplace democracy be easier to implement in some countries than others?
A: India for centuries has been a command-and-control society. We even control our kids for 10 more years than you control your kids, at least until age 27 or 28. We run their lives until they get married. Similarly, the workplace in India is very command and control. I believe it's easier to introduce workplace democracy in Europe and the USA. As a society, the U.S. is more open to feedback. It gravitates more easily toward its strengths

Interview with N.R. Narayana Murthy, chief mentor, Infosys

http://www.ciol.com/cybercast/videocast/?plid=nrn_11Dec07

Google Chrome browser is here!

Google Inc. has launched Google Chrome, a new open source browser intended to create a better web experience for users around the world. Available in beta in more than 40 languages, Google Chrome is a new approach to the browser that's based on the simplicity and power that users have come to expect from Google products.

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20 things you didn't know about Windows XP

You've read the reviews and digested the key feature enhancements and operational changes. Now it's time to delve a bit deeper and uncover some of Windows XP's secrets.
1. It boasts how long it can stay up. Whereas previous versions of Windows were coy about how long they went between boots, XP is positively proud of its stamina. Go to the Command Prompt in the Accessories menu from the All Programs start button option, and then type 'systeminfo'. The computer will produce a lot of useful info, including the uptime. If you want to keep these, type 'systeminfo > info.txt'. This creates a file called info.txt you can look at later with Notepad. (Professional Edition only).

2.You can delete files immediately, without having them move to the Recycle Bin first. Go to the Start menu, select Run... and type 'gpedit.msc'; then select User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Windows Explorer and find the Do not move deleted files to the Recycle Bin setting. Set it. Poking around in gpedit will reveal a great many interface and system options, but take care -- some may stop your computer behaving as you wish. (Professional Edition only).

To get in Detail Click here

How to Bond with Your Customers

Customers are the lifeline of any business. Letting your customers know that they are important and that their concerns and fears are your own can make you their trusted confidante. How better to bond with others than by being a confidante?

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Developers are not good testers, what is your openion?

The heading of this post itself is saying Developers are not “Good” testers…but they can do it but not as efficient as Individual Software Testing Team.

The Main reasons for Developers not becoming a “Good” Testers are:

· Misunderstanding of Requirements

· Optimistic Thinking about themselves

· Overlook about their work and not taking a serious about their silly mistakes.

We can make this Topic as Good debate…what u say J

Now come to the point, when the developers misunderstood the requirements, then they never get the correct output(Customer’s) even though they test the application thoroughly. If they understood Requirements correctly? Then there is a probability of overconfidence on their work in developing the application and overlook on the bugs. So obviously they are not good at testing.

The way developers and testers test the application is entirely different, because testers test the application, to make it fail in any way but developers test it to show it is working correctly.

But developers can test the criticality in the application, because they know where and when the problem occurs and where to concentrate more. So developers should do UNIT Testing very thoroughly.

What is the conclusion……?

There should be an Independent testing Team to test the Application even though Developers test it…Testers responsibility is to make the baby smart…

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Truth in packaging

Three boxes are all labeled incorrectly, and you must get the labels right.
The labels on the boxes read as follows:
[box 1] nails
[box 2] screws
[box 3] nails and screws
To gain the information you need to move the labels to the correct boxes,you may remove a single item from one of the boxes.
You may not look into the boxes, nor pick them up and shake them, etc.

Can this be done? If so, how? If not, why not?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Consolation Prize -India’s Road to be a super power

India’s Road to be a super power
-The Best Preparation For Tomorrow Is Doing Your Best Today
The Indian Democracy is the most powerful and the largest Democracy in the world. But For 61 years we have been a developing nation. Even we are among the top nations of the world in terms of GDP and have 10 percent growth rate in most areas. Our poverty levels are falling. Our achievements are being globally recognized today. Yet we lack the self-confidence to see ourselves as a developed nation I and everyone believe Indians got their first Vision to get the Freedom in 1857 when we are doing war against the British and achieved it. To become India a developed Nation, every Indian citizen should have a vision about their Dreams and should work together to achieve the Dream of becoming a super Power in the World. So we must be strong in each and every field like economy and Military etc… and these must go hand in hand and should not like pulling down the other, because Only Strength Respects the Strength.

Before discussing the points to become a Super Power, Let’s recall our strengths…
The Latest, Abhinav Bindra (Congratulations) gave us the first ever individual Olympic Gold Medal and recently India was taken an initiative to start a game with a slogan called “Cricket ka Karm Yuddh” with Lots of star players, celebrities, fancy stuff and with lot of Money spent, at this moment we need to thank our great minds at BCCI for IPL matches. The Ist ever Afro-Asian Games were held in Hyderabad, A total of 2,000 athletes and officials from almost 75 countries of Asia and Africa participated in it and 2011 Cricket World Cup will be held in the four Asian Test cricket playing countries India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and the final match is scheduled to be held at Mumbai in India. It gives us a symbolism that, India is climbing a mountain in Sports and making its own importance in the world.

In any Country, Science and technology are the main drivers of economic growth and forms the
backbone. Today it is being increasingly realized that the only way to improve the nation’s
competitiveness is through better science and technical education. Many Universities were established in the era of 1857 only. The most well known scientists who engaged in globally competitive research belong to this era. Scientists like M.N. Saha, C.V. Raman, Birbal Sahni, J.C. Bose, P.C. Mahalanobis, S.N. Bose, P.C. Ray and S. Ramanujan inspired an entire generation of students. To impart the Science and Technology, Indian Government came up with many National Institutes like IITs and more than 200 universities and over 1200 colleges. India is becoming a major global knowledge production hub with over 150 foreign companies setting up their R&D centers in India. The ISRO has become the most successful satellite launching place in the World.
In India, the Agriculture is the most prominent sectors in its economy. Agriculture and allied sectors like forestry, logging and fishing accounted for 16.6% of the GDP in 2007. We are the first in milk production. We are number one in Remote sensing satellites. We are the second largest producer of wheat. We are the second largest producer of rice in the World.
Yet we lack the self-confidence to see ourselves as a developed nation. So what need to do more to get this self confidence to see India a Developed Nation…
Indians need to encourage Customer Based Economy. When it is Consumer/Customer Based Economy, it leads many Technical Innovations and Indian companies start producing world class products which first gets sold in India and anything extra gets exported. But today manufactured products inside India are exported and whatever is left is made available to the Indian consumers. Reason, exports bring more money than selling within India! Suppose 1 Indian rupee = 1 USD, then why Indian manufacturers would want to export their goods, because either way the returns are the same. So the first and foremost thing is need increase the Indian Rupee Value. Need to increase the Forex Cash Reserves. Now many people are showing interest to go foreign Countries to study, when India is having their own Educational Institutes, why should we go there. India is the youngest country in the world with over 70% of its current
population being below 35 years of age. Develop a Knowledge based education and encourage them on innovations. India must spend more money on Innovations to see India a Super Power in the World.
Agriculture sector needs to strengthen as it is most prominent sector in Indian economy. From 1947, share of agriculture in the GDP has declined in comparison to the growth of the industrial and services sectors. Rivers need to be interconnected to serve the agricultural needs. Improvising Methods needs to bring into agricultural works and encourage them to do agriculture. We should concentrate on rural development also. Indian IT industry will hit badly, if it continuously depend on USD. Instead Indian IT has to concentrate on developing core system products which has market both inside and outside India. If Indian companies
can manufacture operating systems (OS), compilers, databases, browsers, media players and etc., just imagine the size of the market they can rule. Media Should be positive towards Indian Development and it should not elevate week the points like Terrorism etc. Corruption needs to eliminate in every sector. India need to maintain the International Affairs and should be bold enough to put check on the other countries when there is symptom of threat.
So India need to develop more in missile and army power and more innovative Ideas should encourage. Development should be at least in Proportion with the Population in all the aspects then there will be a maximum possibility to see India as a Super Power Nation in the World.
Now every Indian Citizen is eagerly waiting to see India as a Developed Nation. So contribute your selves in every activity to develop India.
-saleem SK

Prize Winning Essay by Prasad TVVKR

India’s Road to be a Super Power

For any nation to be a super power it should be able to influence and guide rest of the world economically,technologically and politically.The dream of making India a super power is possible only when it develops in these areas.India to become a super power it has to overcome many problems and challenges it is facing from many years.In the process of making new India the developments should happen from the grass root level starting from the individuals.The individual development should happen in terms of literacy,employability and percapita growth rates. We can not forget the importance of a well educated community for the development of a nation.But after many years of independence India still facing the illiteracy problem where we need to concentrate.The other major problems facing by Indian individual are poverty,low percapita income.The reasons for this are due to population and over dependency on many traditional sectors especially on agriculture by large pool of people.The dependency on these traditional sectors should be decreased because of the limited potential for growth in these areas.It is time for India to go for second green revolution to meet the food requirements of the growing population.In adition to education and employability government should take care of basic amenities like health care and housing. In this process the government should increase transparency in governance through acts like 'Right to Information act' and should take the responsibility to ensure the reach of government schemes and policies to the needy.
Apart from individual growth nation as a whole india has to maintain good consistent GDP growth.Now Indian economy is facing many problems like inflation ,lack of global brand identity for Indian products which is needed .For India to be a strong economy nation Indian corporates has to build global brand for their products.For this Indian companies should start innovating through strengthening their in house R & D departments instead depending on other foreign companies for technology.But indian companies are facing talent crunch because of the poor standards in higher education.For this Indian government should develop higher education system aligning with industry standards.For sustaing good economic growth developing infrastructure should be of prime focus with out which we can not see a developed nation.To copeup with the dream of making India a super power we should cut the technology dependancy on other countries.Especially we should focus in the areas of defence and space research failing which can challenge our soverignity in future.India should invest more in future technologies like nano technology,biotech,robotics,artificial intelligence and supercomputing keeping in view for the potential growth in these areas.To fuel the economic and industrial growth reforms in power and energy sectors are required.Investing money and research in power sector and renewable energy resources can change the prospects of future India.With the growth in economy and technology sectors we should be cautious with social divides like rich-poor and digital divides between Indian community.
Inaddition to economic and technology growth to see India as super power we should have a strong hold in international political arena.For this we should use every opportunity to promote India as the representator of third world developing nations.India should be strategic in international affairs by maintaing good foreign relationships and try to be a permanent voting member in United Nations by using it's identity as largest democratic country.India should be serious about the internal and external threats from terrorists and neighbouring countries and should not leave any option to put check to them.
India being second largest populated country having youth population more than the population of many developed nations can see tremendous growth if these young minds are well capitalised.To realise the dream of making India a super power we should have proper vision as said by Abdul kalam.If all capabilities India is having are well co ordinated and used properly with proper vision the day India becoming a super power is not so far.
-Prasad TVVKR (HCL)