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I’ll be a coder ’til the day I die!

24 Nov

“Where do you see yourself in five years?

I’ll be a coder ’til the day I die!”

The reason why this coder was sitting in for an interview was because; he had recently left his previous handsomely paid job of a development manager for being a coder. This may be the story of many developers, coders who join teams in order to become managers. But at another point of time, they realize that their learning in terms of creating has completely ceased. That is when employees turn bitter and often exhibit resentment for the company and especially for their work.

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Underpaid Developers: Is There a Solution?

23 Nov

Here’s a scenario: My grandfather claims that he is an excellent cook. We don’t really have any chefs around for testing, and there is no cooking license anywhere in the world. This makes him lucky, because he is a terrible cook. I always felt as if I was in a mortal danger with the kind of food he cooked and the way we had to gulp it down our throats.  The elders would make an excuse and disappear. And yet, my grandfather considered himself the best chef of the world.

I always thought why? Did he ever taste the food he cooked?

Similarly, in the professional world we come across many developers who consider themselves excellent in their work.  But in reality they don’t really know where exactly they go wrong.

“I have been working for the same company from the past ten years. I am over worked, exhausted and underpaid. What should be my next step?” an XYZ developer.

With ten years of experience this particular developer should have been flying high in terms of salary and position. Instead of asking for advice, he would have been offered excellent salary and excellent position. But being stuck at one particular position and at the same company, there must be problem somewhere there.

There are many IT professionals especially developers and programmers, who claim that they have excellent technical skills but are underpaid in IT Industry. Search for one and there will be thousands out there complaining.  Just sitting at a café during lunch hours one can easily come across many.

You must be thinking what exactly has this situation to do with my grandfather being a terrible cook.

My post at CodeWeek

The dot-pk Bubble Burst

4 Oct

Are you a Pakistani?  Or more appropriately, are you a Proud Pakistani? Then you must be aware of the dot-pk boom. How many of you have changed your domain to dot-pk? Or are you still waiting for your turn in that queue. Because, the dot-pk revolution has made its mark across the World Wide Web by changing the image of Pakistan at a remarkable speed.

As I quoted earlier,

Where print lacks, electronic rules.

But this timeI would like to spin the quotation and say,

Where print and electronic lacks, ONLINE rules. Dot-pk rules.

The dot-pk tide is taking everything and everyone in its folds. Transforming the era for generations to come and making every Pakistani proud of himself and his ‘Land of Pure’. Let us take on a ride today, where we will present various Pakistani companies who have deliberately and consciously joined the DOT-PK tide.

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State of Software Industry in Jinnah’s Word

1 Oct

The great people who founded, fathered, and led this nation, left the world at a time when Pakistan was only in its initial stages. This week we have brought in front of you an exclusive interview carried out on behalf of Software Industry. We present to you our Founding father…

Wait a minute. Did we just quote founding father!!

Yes! Time to be surprised because today we have for you Mohammad Ali Jinnah, who will enlighten us on the State of Software Industry, where it stands today and how to make it prosper in the leading world markets.

My post at CodeWeek

Software Engineers are FREE All The Time?

9 Jun

It is actually amazing to see how people working on the computers are completely idle most of the time. Yes, I am talking about you. And your spare time is the main reason why you are staring at the screen right now and reading this article.

This goes around in almost all the IT companies or companies where there are computers. You will often find people walking around with huge coffee or tea mugs in their hands. That is the reason why we observe them playing table tennis or basket ball in their offices backyards, and winning bets while eating samosaz and rooh afzah in order to beat the scorching weather.

Most of them belong to the IT world and have a large sum of spare time. Is this is a statement?

But seriously, think about it. How come do they have spare time?

If I am wrong in any of my claims above then you have to move forward and point a finger at me. because you might be one of them I am referring to. AND guess what you never knew what people think about you at your back. I finally brought it in front of you CONGRATULATIONS-

My Excuse- The Truth IS Out There.

Note: These results have not been plagiarized from any other website or book. But if you find them anywhere else the responsibility of plagiarism lies completely on your shoulders. Why? Well I honestly don’t have an answer to my vague statement.

read the rest at CodeWeek

Blast you, Farmville

9 Apr

“Blast you, Farmville. The most addictive of Facebook games is hardly even a game.” Times And now this not so game has entered the real world. Oh don’t worry; it is not the scorching heat which you will have to suffer. Because Farmville has decided to enter the real world through MSN and Yahoo where more and more Sheppards await.

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To All The Party Animals Out There:Get Your Tickets NOW :d

19 Feb

Below is a set of methods for a wannabe who wishes to pursue his/her career in a successful attendance of high profile concerts, fashion shows and, last but not at all least, dance parties. Now I am here to help you all, but hey! I don’t give advice for free and never perform any extraordinary deed without a plan, for, in back of my devilish mind there are ulterior motives, which you need not to know.

This article is for that insignificant sole who does not have any sense of self-respect, or dignity. In short, a high profile looser.

P.S if you do then please skip to the next article, do not waste your insignificant time.

So, open your peewee eyes close your gigantic mouth and listen carefully. In order to be successful there are many methods involved which are as follows.

P.S if you fail in all, try them again, and then again and again, for life asks for a lot of hard work and effort.

Quest: 1

1.       Discovery of a pass or a ticket. (free of charge, obviously)

Tactic 1:

This method is the easiest one possible, all you have to do is to spread your hands right in front of you, fall on your knees, tears, one or two and BEG!!!!!!

(Beg only those who have the object of success) somebody somewhere will show some pity and take you along. But the requirement is to be as “Lichar” and “chichar” as you can be. Dash around and call whoso ever you can think of, let your imagination go wild. Don’t look back, success is what lies ahead, either succeed or die, there is no turning back.

Caution: you might end up getting slapped and spat at but please do not squish your hope like a tomato, these emotionless warm-blooded mammals do not understand your feelings. Otherwise 100% success guaranteed.

But even if you don’t succeed, please don’t come to me with weeping. I have another method for you.

Tactic 2:

This is the easiest way out; all you have to do is to spread the word around, adding the fact, that you’re single. Guys complain that this technique is a total failure. To them I will only advice, use your common sense, times have changed there are many single women seeking single men, and single men seeking single women, and many men seeking single men, and single women seeking single women. So go for it. But even then you don’t succeed, and then I am sorry to declare the fact, that you are a total disgrace to our society and its morality.

Please don’t come to me, weeping. I have another method for you, I guarantee you success will be on your doorsteps.

Tactic 3:

The next method is very significant and complex since it requires a lot of experience and expertise.

Make friends, lots of friends, of every make, model and number, no matter who they are, your motto should be to “meet more people”. The rest will become very easy, invitations will flock around you. But by that time you will be too old and no longer interested so please skip to the next method.

Tactic 4:

This method is usually acquired when all the rest are a total disaster.

This method has a very powerful and a supreme persona involved, and the method involves only one thing to be performed every passing second, and that is to

PRAY, PRAY and PRAYYYYYYYYYYYYY…………………….. HAVE HOPE ONE DAY YOUR PRAYS WILL BE ANSWERED.

If all these methods fail then I am sorry to announce that you are a worthless, insignificant and a hollow cocoon, which can never move forward in life.

Now since you have already wasted my precious time and your time is of no significance please kindly skip to the next article. But if you still need more methods consult the book 1001 ways of success.

(This Article was published in Gen-y International, written by me :)….cheers)