Abhishek Gupta

The Sun won’t set at NIT Durgapur !

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OpenSolaris 2008.11 Mini-Book

Posted by abhiitechie on May 17, 2009

The Getting Started with OpenSOlaris 2008.11 mini-books were recentlyOpenSolaris released. They are available in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

You might notice that there is a difference between the content of these books. They are composed by three different documents, and only the ones in English, Simplified Chinese and Japanese have them all. All other languages have only one document.

The books have a pretty basic approach, so they are aimed at people who doesn’t have much experience with the OS. This makes them perfect to be indicated during basic courses and presentations.

It seems that the 2008.11 version of these mini-books will be available only in the digital format.

Download:

OpenSOlaris 2008.11 mini-book (English)

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I love my College

Posted by abhiitechie on April 27, 2009

Durgapur in presently one of the hottest cities in the country crossing mercury levels of over 45 every day . Very difficult for students to carry on their exam preparations under intense heat waves . All this is happening but the library goers like me are not even slightly affected . Why So ? Because we have an Air Conditioned Reading Room in our institute’s Central Library providing just the kind of respite the students are looking for and avoiding getting roasted in the hostel oven . I really love some aspects of my College , infact many of them and the Library is on top of everything . I love my College and I love my Library .

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Talk on Glassfish and J2EE

Posted by abhiitechie on April 25, 2009

For a long time I was due for a Technical Session in my college . The month of February was jam-packed with helluva lots of fests and events and that was the sole reason that I did’nt wanted to squeeze my demo in between all the different fests and events . Web being my expertise , so a Talk on Glassfish and J2EE was looking the most feasible option for me as I did not had much time to prepare for the talk. 

Further trouble came when I found that the  date later went on to clash with the Mukti treat . When I publicised about the talk on the mailing lists and groups people told me that I was a block (dumb) as I scheduled the talk on the same evening as the Mukti treat . But I went on through my initial plans as I felt that work always comes above and over anything  and everything in life.

It was class test times for most of the students so the gathering was as expected limited with just about 25 people sitting I went on to start the talk . The talk was attended by students of Computer Science and  IT  1st, 2nd and 3rd year. It’s great to see a diverse audience, shows you really are reaching out to everyone, and for me the success of this talk meant a lot of confidence to do future talks in this semester. I wanted everything to be perfect. From the past week, I had been observing some of our faculty lecturers carefully, trying to understand the art of holding the interest of your audience throughout the lecture, how some lectures turn out to be boring, while others keep you glued to the teacher. We all know we hate slide reading, we hate too much theory, bookish language.. but there’s a lot more to it. Body language, being friendly and casual, relating your audience and yourself with the topic, visualization of ideas, giving examples, case studies and most importantly, involving your audience, making it interactive and not just one-way traffic. 

My audience for the first time in the college properly understood what the term Web Server really means and also got the abtract concept of Web 2.0 and Semantic Web technology . 

I had already made up my mind that this particular session will witness a much better demonstration as compared to the last demo which was somewhat very uninteresting . So I demonstrated them about how to make a real world bloger application using the popular JRuby-on-Rails and that too using Netbeans IDE which which made the whole thing very very easy and fast .

I also showed them use of Servlets and JavaBeans with respect to Http Session States.It was not a long session unlike the last one as I had to attend the Mukti treat and also my audience had some tests the following week . So I wrapped up the Session in an hour . A pretty nice experience again . Now I really consider myself really grateful to GOD for making me do all these things . Now I really feel more confident presenting knowledge and information in front of public.

 

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No more waiting …… Its time to move on …….

Posted by abhiitechie on April 25, 2009

Hi friends , I am really sorry as it is no masala news or its nothing to do with a heart-break or something of that sort , its me moving on to just another blog . My previous blog at Sun Blogs which had become pretty much established and also got some recognition at Sun internal portals and aggregators has for some weird reasons not allowing me to log in. I waited patiently for a long time with no posts (becoz I was pretty obsessive about it), lots of service desk raised and closed during this period but nothing helped me.

So now  I think that’s enough and  its time to move on to another one and here it is. This is my first post to my new blog and looking forward to be very active in future .

Oracle acquires Sun and me being the Campus Ambassador of Sun at NITD campus has lots of questions to answer and also to prove that Open Source evangelism of Sun products in the college will not die . The next session will see lots of Talks and demos conducted in the college.

I am coming and I am coming very HARD !

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