Monthly Archives: April 2014

Once I get free from this project | What to do

Nowadays, I am busy in developing a project. Well to be honest it’s on my nerves already. Once I get free from this project. I would start trying some exercises to betterify my logical skills.

I would develop atleast 3 apps in a week. One would be for my Android Phone. Second would be in C++ just for the sake of refreshment.

The third and last would be in Java, my favourite programming language. Then I would continue my work in ASP.NET and would remove all the bugs that were present in the VBoard project, that was shared publicly under The VS Org. 

Moreover, I would be helping out some other developers earning some rep and further more, I would try to develop some enterprise level softwares too. For that, I would be using ASP.NET and sometimes I would develop Windows 8.x apps using HTML, CSS, jQuery (Although JavaScript was allowed, but I used a plugin and converted it to jQuery). 

I will post the code for that on github for download and usage, or I would teach others how to do that. 

What one requires to be an inventor | Software Developer

I listen to my fellows saying they’re the software engineers. Some saying they created a game by editing the source code of the Award Winning game series Grand Theft Auto and then turning it into a local city’s crisis game and blah and blah and blah, wait one more blah. But I can it in their face, the fear of getting questioned for What language was the code written in? What were the changes that you made and how? What is the DirectX usage in it? They would get their hairs ripped off by their own hands I swear.

I’m a software developer but I confess I know nothing about a programming language, all that I know is that all methods have to return a value in the data type of what it was set it to be unless its data type is set to void data type. But wait, what do I need to create a new software or a new item for the public to love my art, my level of skill? It isn’t the Visual Studio for developing the software, it isn’t the version of the programming level used in the process.

Actually it is the main idea, or the theme of the project. The innovation used for that project. The basic idea of how it would help you and others whereas it would leave behind other softwares of its own kind. That is the thing that leads us to a new invention. OS are of many kinds and before Windows ever got developed, there were many command-link OSs in the market and were being used up. Why did Bill Gates develop Windows? What made him believe that he can create something different?

It was that idea, that theme that he had at that time when he was about to develop the Windows. Not the programming environment, what we call SDK (Software Development Kit).

Walk on your own path, and let fame follow you.

We have heard alot about Einstein, Newton, let’s skip it and talk about Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Lary Page. You guys must know about that even better than Newton. Really, who wants to read and learn Physics when you can learn programming language in a simple and easy way. But, have you ever tried paying some time to read about their life cycle instead of the net worth? I am sure you never had even thought of doing so. Why? Because all we people are interested in is the money. 

But, Mr. Bill Gates (richest person on Earth as per March, 2014) did try his best to learn the Computer and its working technique when he was just 15 – 16 years old child in his school-college Library. At just 13 he knew what Lisp is, what FORTRAN is, what Machine Language (nightmare for the new generation of developers) is. Mark, founder of Facebook, youngest billionare, invented a chat for himself to talk to his dad at his Dental clinic. Lary page, founded Google as a project for his Ph.D. There are many other examples for us in our daily life. They never thought of being famous, they never talked about money. They did what they liked and then they got it all in their hands. They walked their way, fame followed them. 

We people on the other hand, are following the way fame is walking on. I would definitely count myself in this group. We people, when write a simple program to execute and show a ‘Hello World!’ message on screen, we brag in happiness. But, is that it? The main thing we people should worry about while doing something should be how are we going to help our fellows by this? Microsoft is helping out other people in many ways, I; as a developer, am being helped by them in source code, I get a lot of help from them in every aspect. Their software development tools, their social work. 

Facebook, connecting people at every corner of the globe. Google, helping people gain knowledge. Mr. Julian Assange, co-founded WikiMedia project to help people get all information in one place. Jeff Atwood, developed Stack Overflow just to help his fellow developers get help in their buggy code. 

That’s the path of success. They got fame when they didn’t want it in the first place. All they were doing was what they wanted to do, not what fame needed in them. 

The first thing we should do must be to take a note on what and how’s our work gonna help others. Newton, when apple fell on his could have eaten it up, but, he tried to find out why did apple fall on him, Ironically: Maybe trying to tell people not to sleep under an apple tree, who might get hurt sometime.