Abhishek Desai

My, myself and the Internet

Month: June, 2011

Software Products: A Highly Gratifying Business

Developing software products is an amazing business. It is a very risky business with potential of huge profits or losses. As per Nassim Nicolas Taleb, it is a scalable profession. But if your product is good it can be highly gratifying too because nothing beats the appreciation you get from the user of your product.  I […]

iA Inc : You have a new fan!

I have to admit, I am in love with one more company I recently discovered. Let me explain how it happened. I came across following article via my google reader feeds http://37signals.com/svn/posts/2961-really-well-done-ia-writer-video Nothing new, I read the article, watched the video and loved it. But what struck me the most was this sentence in the […]

Bible for Software Engineering Students

Following book should be your bible for developing useful software. "Getting Real" by 37Signals Read it as many times as you can before doing any kind of software development. Yes it is free to read online and it is priceless!

Computer Engineering Students: Get ready for the real world

Recently I interacted with 3 bright students who are just about to start their 7th Semester of Computer Engineering. They have to do a year long industry project. GTU (Gujarat Technical University) provides this weird guideline on how they should do the project. Students have to just understand the project definition in their 7th Semester […]

How do you present your work to clients?

As a software developer or a web designer how do you present your work? And why it is important?  I will give you a real life example. Initially @digicorp when we were naive professionals, we used to present logos to client in a very primitive fashion. We used to attach logos in an email as JPGs […]

Are you staying late or working on weekends to get things done?

Just came across this wonderful excerpt from excellent business book "Rework", I thought I should share. If you are constantly staying late and working on weekends, it’s not because there is too much work to be done. It’s because you’re not getting enough done at work. And the reason is interruptions.  You can set up a […]

Two life changing advices

I have just finished reading “The Black Swan” from Nassim Nicholas Taleb (NNT). It’s a great book if you have the slightest inclination towards philosophy and understanding meaning of life. Let me warn you, language of the book is quite philosophical and technical at times. You may not understand the book in its entirety but […]

Infosys, TCS, or Wipro? (from Susam Pal)

I came across a very good blog post today from Susam Pal titled “Infosys, TCS or Wipro?” http://blog.susam.in/2011/05/infosys-tcs-or-wipro.html A must read for all the students reading my blog. There is also a very good discussion going on “Hacker News” (Don’t tell me you haven’t heard of it!!) http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2628318 Check it out and be part of […]

Newsletters worth subscribing

I am not a big fan of newsletters coming in emails. I mostly unsubscribe them as soon I receive but recently I am finding few newsletters worth my time.  I recommend following newsletters to people who are like me i.e. loves internet, technology and reading. Now I know (Daily)  HackerNewsLetter (Weekly) Code Project Insider (Daily) The Cool Hunter […]