Thursday, April 27, 2006

into SEED

Today's intro call with Ananth was really exiting. It is good to be in a big company like infosys, but still enjoying the luxury of small company (like work on anything you want (technical) and as much as you want ). It is rare to get this kind of opportunity. Let me see how things go. It is all about making things better and making mutual benefit out of the tasks (me, learning and the company.. towards more business).

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

broken hope

At last I decided to drop from the marriage proposal that was on the way. My family is not at all interested which made me sick. I tried to convince them for some extent. They looked positive at times, But then again negative.

It is painful experience for me after coming to hyderabad. No marriage thoughts again in the near future.

Though i am on bench, I am working with some team here. Today I am introduced to my new boss (he sits in Bangalore). So things are going great on work side. Atleast this one is going fine.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

hyderabad life

It was boring some times, and interesting other times. i met some of my old friends. I was able to drive 30 km (from my brother place to infy campus) within 1 hour. This is something that might not happen in bangalore :-). The roads are big and there are less signals and the traffic always keeps moving which is different from bangalore.

I am into work now (from bench :-) ) Thanks to Srini Rao and suresh for asking me to look into webservices stuff in java.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Digital Harbor

In few days from now I am going to leave Bangalore. It was nice working with Digital Harbor. A place where I lived not just worked. I had all kinds of people. I fought with almost every one in the office (for office work,but often misunderstood). I had elations when my code worked and when things didnt work, it really sucked.

It was altogether a different and pecular experience. From a services background coming to a product company just for a change.... but later on growing love on the product..learning it bit by bit, and again into services team using the same product, I learned and tried to contribute the the product.

The Composite Applications domain is a vast one having bright future. For Digital Harbor, the only concern is what we are aiming at? is it the big pie of the total market, or just want to be a player in the market with few clients? or make ROI look interesting some how and sell it to somebody.

I am not much aware of the long term goals of the company, but this is the right time to make it effective in the market. Like its happening, grab few clients and get good references and get more clients which inturn makes the investors happy and keeps company goals alive.

Regarding the work, I almost forgot my JFC (swings) knowledge before joining DH, in link analysis tool development I reviewed my core java knowledge and made the design with the partial understanding about the component development. we happen to do changes few times interms of design.
Good thing about my contribution in LAT component is that most of the code I have written is left as it is!. LAT is one thing which saw wrath of everyone. nobody liked it at some part of time. There was Brandon who helped in certain aspects of coding.
he was like teacher to me. He is great guy who worked extensively on JAVA and Open Source. I am using Smart CVS now instead of winCVS because of Brandon. And yes i made some of the other developers use the same tool as their CVS client.

Other works involve some changes in ASK and then importantly BOA application.Both were good learnings. in ASK I learned understanding the code (without any docs) and in BOA, a simple design and then implementation etc something similar to all most all SDLC steps.

BOA work is something that interested me much. Becuase I liked it doing as quickly as possible, i stayed all nights in office few weeks.Design concept was easy and good. I had discussions with Bala several times on it.

Gaurav is a nice boss to have. Though we havent talked that often,we were in sync almost all the time in work related thoughts. That is a good learning for me. Its very essential to understand things first before doing anything.

Many guys lent help when I was in trouble. Bhagat,Gaurav,Bala,Ajay, Vikram,Neil, Krishna, Mike,Wes,Russ, Ryan & KK etc. I think if i have to name all of them, it will be the almost DH employee list, :-). In India,All the people (Engineering and QA) helped me lot. Thank you all for your support.

It was great to be in Digital Harbor (No flattery but truth). Good product and great concept. I will be proud to say "I worked for DH" now and in future too.