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February 27, 2014

Car Safety via Smart Phone

In one of my earlier blogs I had indicated how a smart phone application that is connected to my car can provide additional options for safety of the car against theft. The idea is that I can optionally switch on a feature that prevents the car's engine to start unless the smart phone is in close proximity. Optional because there will be valid cases when my smart phone may not be around like having given my car on loan to a friend. The same feature can be an add-on to the keyless entry that some of the cars support today.

It is interesting to note that MasterCard is exploring similar idea to provide additional credit card security. And Mahindra is using similar concepts to provide service notifications ahead of time.

The kind of applications that we can build with smart phones and the sensors all around us will only increase with time.

January 28, 2014

Global Implementations & Rollouts: Some best practices -4

This is the fourth blog in this series.  If you are reading this blog directly I would recommend reading the earlier blogs so as to appreciate the thought flow in this series.
In this blog I will be talking about how in a Global Implementation  the Test Strategy, Test planning and testing itself can yield the vision and objectives of the program.

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December 13, 2013

Mobile Apps for Dynamics AX

Business is getting challenging as well as exciting. MS Dynamics products are adding mobile apps into its arsenal which I believe is not only a competitive necessity but will also add to the fun of doing work.

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October 31, 2013

Global Implementations & Rollouts: Some best practices -3

Welcome to my third blog on Global Implementation: Best practices. I promise this one would be shorter than the 2 earlier ones.
I was talking on the topic of Development in part 2.

I would like to continue and place a few more best practices which can be adopted so that the development plan & strategy is conducive to program road maps

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October 18, 2013

Integrated Vehicle Management App (Part 2)

In continuation to our idea of Integrated Vehicle Management application, where, in Part 1 of this blog we discussed about the options that such an application can provide, let us now look at how do we access the vehicle sensor data in our smart phone application. The pace of technology advancement and its penetration into our lives is ever so fast. Programmable cars look like the next fad for the Automobile industry and we are pretty enthusiastic to have the opportunity to program these cars. "Programmable cars", the industry itself seems huge with many players trying to carve a place as it looks like the next major breakthrough for the Automobile industry.

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Integrated Vehicle Management App (Part 1)

Now is the era of smart phones and apps that run on them. While doing our own work on Windows Phone 8 we were debating on what kind of application to build. An idea came based on the experience of one our team members. He had recently bought a vehicle and given a 3 months wait period. During these 3 months, he and the dealer had no clue on where the vehicle is and if it will really get delivered in 3 months or earlier or later. What if there was a way to track the status of construction of the vehicle? Similarly what if after purchase we could keep a tab on our vehicle via the application itself? Thus was born the idea of an integrated vehicle management application.

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October 3, 2013

Challanges in a Multi-vendor Project

Over the past 6 years I had the opportunity of working in multi-vendor projects. Apart from the complex nature of projects which is typical of multi-vendor projects, there are business and competitive aspects between vendors which present numerous challenges. This blog tries to analyses the structure of project teams in conjunction with multi-vendor setup and the challenges posed.

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September 30, 2013

Some points to consider to leverage the benefits of MVC and jquery more

This article explains some real time issues that one may face while working with MVC and jquery. And accordingly the corresponding resolutions. These points if taken into consideration then may help a new developer leverage the benefits of MVC and jquery more.

In case any suggestions are there please let me know, I will more than happy to include them.

For the full article please refer to this.

Some interesting HTML5 recommendations


We know that the technologies around Software and IT are among those which are changing very fast. And being associated with these technologies, it is very important for us to keep ourselves acquainted with these changes and modifications.

In case of HTML also, with the introduction of HTML5 standard, there are several new features and capabilities added. To glance a few interesting HTML5 recommendations, please refer to my article.

A quick peep into the AngularJS


In the world of web application development, currently one of the most talked capabilities is to have dynamic web pages. That is, binding data to page and collecting data from the page should be quick and also easy. And we are very fortunate to have JavaScript frameworks like Backbone (from individual contributor), Knockout (from Microsoft), AngularJS (from Google), etc. These frameworks embrace the strengths of the HTML and CSS and provide MVC design approach at the client side.

To have a quick peep into AngularJS, please refer to my article here

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