This is a walk-through of the steps I personally took in a single year, to begin learning JavaScript. My goal was to be able to get a job in a position where Javascript would be at the forefront of what I do on a daily basis. I should make it clear that my journey wasn’t as smooth as what I’m about to present to you, this should give you a much smoother ride. The inspiration for writing this article is that I’ve been asked how I’ve gotten to the level I’m at in JavaScript in just under a year. (Currently working full time as a javaScript developer at BSkyB.) When I started it would have been great to have a[…]

Making Things Happen is one of the best project management books I have read in a long term, period. You can stop reading now and just buy the book if you want. Scott Berkun also has a very good Blog to follow. Otherwise, continue for a summary of the book, which is unique to me though. This is something that Scott makes very clear, in that project management is different for everyone and should be. He starts out by saying that we need to learn from the past, which Boeing does with something they call a Black Book. This learning from the past also means from different professions. If you think you have difficult project management, watch a kitchen work[…]

In the last few years there has been exponential growth in the number of mobile phone users. Today, more than 60% of total internet usage is happening via mobile phone. Obviously, the reasons include portability, cheap hardware, easy access to the internet and the increased number of services on the internet. With more users on mobile, the optimization of user experience on the phone is essential. For smaller companies, which often do not have native apps due to cost or time constraints, the web app is the key opportunity where they can win customers by providing the best possible experience. If companies have a dedicated native mobile apps, there is a possibility that many users will prefer their web version[…]

What is a Progressive Web App? Why do we need one? How can we build one? Have you ever seen an “Add to Home Screen” banner, like above, while browsing a website? When you click the button, the “application” installs itself in the background. When you open this application that now sits in your app drawer, you can browse the same experience you were doing on your browser, but now right in your mobile phone. What you have now is a mobile app that was downloaded from a web application. All this, without even have to see the face of an app store. Getting the app was so easy! But that’s not even the best part. When you open this[…]

OVERVIEW ; The stylish C-class-based Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV was launched last year and we loved the car when we drove it. It was high time that Mercedes-Benz had a competitor in that segment which till date was only captured by the likes of the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3. It was in August last year, that we first got a chance to see and drive the GLC Coupe SUV and that one caught our attention. In fact, we were told by the folks at Mercedes-Benz that the GLC Coupe will come to India with one more variant. Sadly though we only get the AMG and even though I began this sentence with ‘sadly’, I am not the one to[…]

Skills-based routing allows contact center to route different types of calls — for example sales, service, and payment processing — to the agents who have the skill necessary for that call. When agents are cross-trained, so that some or all have more than one skill, skills-based routing can increase the amount of time agents spend handling calls, offering significant cost savings and improved service levels without additional staff.Implementing skills-based routing adds new workforce management challenges for contact centers. The process of creating accurate forecasts and developing efficient schedules for agents in contact centers that handle only one call type is well understood; achieving the same goals when the contact center handles different types of calls is much more complex. In[…]

OVERVVIEW ; The Baleno is Maruti Suzuki’s performance version of its premium hatchback, a name enhanced by the fact that the RS means Race Sport. This variant is based on the top-end Alpha trim of the current Baleno and is powered by a new powerful 1.0-litre BoosterJet direct injection petrol engine. This one is already exported to Europe and Japan from India, and now the carmaker has launched it in our country. Well, the manufacturer has detuned this engine for the Indian market as against the international counterpart. Nonetheless, the Baleno RS with, 100bhp of power, still becomes the most powerful hatchback from the carmaker. But, does it make an enticing buy? To find out we put the car through[…]

OVERVIEW If you do a simple random sampling of a group of Indians who know how to drive, chances are a majority of them would have learnt driving on an Alto. Ever since Maruti Suzuki first launched it in September 2000, as many as 30 lakh units of this entry-level hatchback have been cumulatively sold in the country. The car’s unique selling points have been its remarkable fuel efficiency, peppy engine, attractive price and low maintenance. Add to that Maruti’s countrywide sales network—you can practically buy an Alto even if you live in the remotest town in India! Yet another reason for its success is that the Alto has been evolving to reflect the changing India. Over the years, Maruti[…]

OVERVIEW ; There are luxury car brands and then there’s Jaguar. The brand is known for a lot of things – exquisite designs, panache, dynamic abilities; and that’s besides the luxury and the heritage it enjoys. I was in fact so smitten by the XFR-S and the F-Type that I had withdrawal symptoms for days after driving. So, a luxury SUV from Jaguar sounded somewhat outlandish. I couldn’t quite believe it at first, but, isn’t the entire world swooning over the form of the automobile? Jaguar had to make the global unveil special, so they got the famous Terry Grant do a 360 degree loop in the F-Pace. Heck, that’s a record in the Guinness Book even before being launched![…]

OVERVIEW ; The new headlights with DRL, LED taillights, foldable ORVMs with turn blinker, sunroof, shark-fin antenna, new alloy wheels and several other styling elements reflect the premium class of the car. With a long wheelbase, Honda City offers great cabin space for the driver and passengers. The sedan comes integrated with eight-speaker stereo system with support for Aux-in and Bluetooth support. The 17.7 cm screen integrates visual Navigation system along with park assist system that displays objects while reversing. A climate control unit for passengers helps keep cabin temperature in check. There are power outlets in the front and rear for gadgets. An instrument cluster with the ‘Econ’ setting, a start-stop button, and several other advanced features find place[…]