Abhishek Desai

My, myself and the Internet

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Weekend reading for you

Well I have something really good for your weekend reading and motivation. Couple of articles from an America entrepreneur and billionaire Marc Cuban. For those who don’t know him, here is some introduction from his Wikipedia page:Mark Cuban (born July 31, 1958)[3] is an American entrepreneur and the owner of the National Basketball Association’s Dallas Mavericks,[4] Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures, […]

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 […]

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.

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!

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 […]

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