TWIL - Week #12
This Week I Learned:
- A new version of Employee Info Starter Kit, a basic CRM-like application, built with ASP.NET MVC 4 is out. It's a good resource for developers to learn from and re-use.
- The ultimate guide to mobile emulators & simulators
- 50% of Fortune 500 are using Windows Azure
- Microsoft now offers direct cash payouts in exchange for reporting certain types of vulnerabilities and exploitation techniques.
- The website IFTTT is indeed a good, simple way to start programming. “We always had the idea that IFTTT could be the world’s simplest programming language,” says company CEO Linden Tibbets. “But we don’t call it that because people would have a reaction to the word ‘programming.’”
- If you open a Google Plus link while you have Gmail open and you've set yourself to be invisible in the Chat app within Gmail, you'll be made visible. You'll then see this message several minutes later in Gmail Chat - "Oops! You are not invisible because you're logged into Google Talk from another client, device or location that doesn't support invisibility."
- This Google ad appears to be generated using its auto-translation service. The sign-up button reads "Abhi sign aap karein" which is syntactically incorrect Hindi. Problems with grammar have I too.
- Google heavily relies on data for decision-making. It found out that how an interviewer scores a candidate and how that person ultimately performed in their job did not correlate. Brainteasers in interviews, G.P.A.’s and test scores are worthless as a criteria for hiring. Some Google teams have 14 percent of the team made up of people who’ve never gone to college. An average team has 6 members.
- Headline in Times of India - "TN CM Jayalalithaa announces Amma water plants that will provide drinking water at cheap rates". Nearly seventy years after Independence, a natural resource and basic requirement like drinking water has to be purchased. Is this really Independence?