Archive for February 27, 2011

Top 3 Job Skills That The Emerging Cloud And Web Services Demand!

Emerging Cloud computing and web services are pushing the web space to get more and more traffic and users. Social networks such as Facebook and MySpace have millions of users on their servers and the patterns of the usage, likings etc. are very interesting to track and understand. These new hapenings on the web have completely changed the way people and especially engineers think and work. There are new requirements from technologists and here is a list of top 3 requirements in the online space at the moment.



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  • Data Mining – Online space is vast and huge. Lots of patterns exist and the ever growing server farms and mammoth cloud infrastructure demand advanced data mining techniques to decipher key hidden. Large database engines like Hadoop, Google Mapreduce etc. offer hundreds of terabytes of database and experts on such systems are always in demand.

  • Business Intelligence – Large data from the online space attract more intelligence and business strategists. Data mining require experts who can understand the business patterns and understand the next potential business white spaces. 

  • Analytics and Statistics – Web services and cloud are attracting humongous traffic and people in to your business. Companies want automated web analytics to get the trend and statistics. What ever trend/statistics collection that can be automated are being automated. Frameworks such as Ganglia monitor distributed systems and provide analytics of the happenings.

Great Developer SDKs and Libraries To Accelerate Software Development

Here is a list of 10 Software SDKs and Libraries that could help you in accelerating software development. There are many such frameworks available, this is a partial list. In the coming days, we plan to list such great libraries.


Eltima provides visual Java/SWING Components Library and Extended Java Components Library. It will greatly extend the set of components available in standard visual library, bringing a whole lot of new ways to present your creativity to your customers and clients. Make your software look different! No routine coding – utilize your resources wisely! Based on standard components, this collection supports all Java Look and Feel such as Windows, Motif, Macintosh, etc, and adds new styles to your software, buttons, color dialogs, search fields, and more.


PDFTron (PDFNet)

The complete PDF library. Flexibly implement and create powerful PDF solutions and applications that can generate, manipulate, view, render and print PDF documents.

IP* Works! Internet Toolkit

The most comprehensive suite of components for professional Internet development. For more than a decade IP*Works! has been powering connectivity solutions for almost every Fortune 500 and Global 2000 company as well as thousands of independent software developers worldwide. A robust framework including more than 40 enterprise-class controls, IP*Works! enables rapid integration of any major Internet communications protocol or technology including: FTP, HTTP, SMTP, POP, IMAP, SNMP, LDAP, DNS, RSS, SMPP(SMS), XMPP (Jabber), SOAP, WebDav, and more!

BlackIce TIFF SDK / ActiveX Development

The TIFF SDK/ActiveX is a complete set of easy to use tools that helps application developers and programmers create applications with sophisticated TIFF processing capabilities. The TIFF SDK is compatible with the following development languages: .NET, VB.NET, C#, J#., C, C++, Visual Basic, Delphi, MS FoxPro, and MS Access.

Software Verification – Java Memory Validator

Java Memory Validator provides automatic memory usage analysis of applications as they run. There is no need to recompile or relink your application. Java Memory Validator works with information provided by the Java Virtual Machine Debugger Interface.

RedGate – SQL Compare

SQL Compare can compare and synchronize SQL Server database schemas. It lets you save time by automatically comparing and synchronizing database schemas. You can easily eliminate mistakes migrating database changes from dev, to test, to production.


It enables your web site to display massive amounts of dynamically generated data quickly and easily through a visual interface.  Built with 100% managed code using C# and provided with extensive samples in both VB.NET and C#, this high performance charting control also contains a feature rich data access and aggregation system with calculation support.


JxCapture provides a comprehensive screen capture API for Java applications, and gives the ability of capturing screen both into image and video format.You can capture any graphic element on the screen, whether an entire window or just a single object on it, and save the results for further use.


A multi-platform document, medical, and photo imaging SDK that helps in Scanning and compression, Viewing, annotation, and printing, Image editing and processing, Comprehensive OCR capabilities, Plus PDF, DICOM, and vector support.

Table Library – Scientific Applications

One of the most commonly used Java GUI widgets is the JTable. JTable’s framework is extremely flexible and powerful, yet lacks the functionality which is often required in modern applications. Our table library attempts to make  these missing features available to Java developers.

Top 10 Gadget Websites That Gadget Addicts Love!

Are you a gizmo freak? Well, Gadgets are loved by all and some of the best places to track Gadgets are listed below.







  6. PCWorld





12 Free Alternatives To MagicDraw UML, Free Alternatives To Enterprise Architect

UML Drawing tools are essential for any software designer. Tools such as MagicDraw, Visio or Enterprise Architect are great but comes with a price tag. If you looking for a good free tool to do your UML models, we recommend that you consider the following list of Free UML Modellers. There are about 12 such free UML tools such as StarUML, ArgoUML, BOUML etc.


12 Great Free and Open Source UML Modelling Tools



12 Great Free and Open Source UML Modelling Tools

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