Abhishek Desai

Me, Myself and the Internet

Month: July, 2011

The old code is a mess, Please let me rewrite it from scratch!

For a programmer what is the most dreaded thing on earth? To work on somebody else's code!  I am sure all programmers would agree with me. It is very hard to work on somebody else's code and you always think you can do a much better job if given a choice to write the code […]

My version of “Getting Your Résumé Read”

I get lot of résumés via email on a daily basis. Mostly they come from our website or people just know my email address from some random database. I almost immediately hit “Delete” in most cases. Why?  Well, here are some of the reasons in that particular order: It is sent to 100 HR email addresses […]

Make it possible for people to work

Peopleware is the classic and a must read book for anyone who has anything to do with Software Development. Especially for the managers. I was just going through it and came across following: In my early years as a developer, I was privileged to work on a project managed by Sharon Weinberg, now president of […]

College Advices Compilation

Once again I have something to share with you all Computer Science students (CE, IT, MCA, BCA, MSc IT etc). I recently stumbled up on an old article while reading “Smart and Get Things Done” from Joel Spolsky. http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/CollegeAdvice.html Joel on Software is one of the best blogs for programmers. His blog and this article […]

10000 things CE and IT students do before graduating

Computer Engineering or IT students of Indian engineering colleges, this list should help you a lot during your graduation years. http://tagide.com/blog/2011/06/things-ics-students-should-do-before-graduating/ Make sure you do at least some of it if not all before you come out of college. All the best.