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Our values!

almost 8 years ago | Biju Bhaskar: Thoughts on enterprise application development and more...

Finally we came up with the values to support our vision as an Application Development organization (Note that this is different from our firm's values).To take us to “Excellence in Software Development” we would like to base our activities on the following core values… 1. Delight our users with simple, fast and valued solutions 2. Consistently exceed sponsor expectations 3. Inspire our colleagues 4. Understand best practices. Embrace next practices 5. Demonstrate software craftsmanship 6. Create the best place to work, rich with fun and passionBut, what are values? They are … what’s really important to an organization, as Konrad Knell explains in his blog. They are the essential and enduring beliefs – a small set of general guiding principles, not to be compromised for short-term expediency. Each value should be a piercing simplicity that provides substantial guidance to the members of the organization. They cannot be copied or dictated; they are what is authentically believed by the most in the organization.Every word in each of the six sentences above matters. Now you can imagine how difficult it is to come up with it. The good thing is that we were able to share and confirm with the whole group that these are the right values for us to focus on.I will write about these values and what it means for us in my upcoming posts…

क्या लिखें

almost 8 years ago | Surbhi Bhati: Clean Desk, Jammed drawers

आजकल बोझिल सी लगती है ज़िन्दगी,हमारी दिलचस्पी हो गई है कुछ कम,दिल के आवाज़ को मिल नही पाई जब जुबांतो सोचा चलो कुछ लिख ही चलें हम,पर आख़िर क्या लिखें,कैसे लिखें कुछ ऐसा, जो घर कर जाए लोगों के दिलों मेंकरे दे मजबूर उन्हें सोचने परऔर शायद हमें जानने के लिए भी,क्या हम लिखें, की कितनी हसीं है ये दुनिया,और देखना चाहते है हम तमाम रंग-ओ-रूआब इसकेया फ़िर लिख दे की बहुत हो गया अब,और हम तंग आ गए हैं इसकी आज़माइश से...या लिख दे हम उन रिश्तों के बारे मेंजो देते है हमारी शख्सियत को वजूदया हम बात करें उन बे-मतलब रिश्तों कीजिनका ना होना ही शायद होता बोहोत खूबक्या हम ये लिखेंकी हम में है ललक कुछ कर दिखाने कीया फ़िर लिख दें की ठहर सी गई है हमारी ज़िन्दगीऔर हम उम्मीद खोते जा रहे हैं ,इसके आगे जाने कीऔर ये तो लिख ही देने दो हमें,के किस कदर हम डूबे हैं उनके प्यार मेंपर शायद ये न लिख पाएं हमके सोचते हैं , कब तक खड़े रहें इंतज़ार में ..लिख तो बहुत कुछ देते हम,जो लिखना ही होता हर मर्ज़ की दवा,पर ये एक ख्वाब की शुरुआत तो है ही शायद,और जो इसकी तावीर हो जाए,तो बात ही क्या...

Python Hidden features

almost 8 years ago | Lakshman Prasad: becomingGuru.com

Image representing stackoverflow as depicted i...Image via CrunchBaseWhat are the Hidden features of Python, a stackoverflow question asks. Thats a very nice thread in Stackoverflow, as of this writing has 94 answers, many very nice ones. With the kind of community on SO, how could it be any way else. Here are the 2 submissions I made to the the question. #Simulating the tertiary operator using and and or. #and and or operators in python return the objects themselves rather than Booleans. #Thus: In [18]: a = True In [19]: a and 3 or 4 Out[19]: 3 In [20]: a = False In [21]: a and 3 or 4 Out[21]: 4 #However, Py 2.5 seems to have added an explicit tertiary operator In [22]: a = 5 if True else '6' In [23]: a Out[23]: 5 And here is the other one: #Creating dictionary of two sequences that have related data In [15]: t1 = (1, 2, 3) In [16]: t2 = (4, 5, 6) In [17]: dict (zip(t1,t2)) Out[17]: {1: 4, 2: 5, 3: 6} Reblog this post [with Zemanta]