Top Google Chrome Extensions

Writing by on Saturday, 5 of February , 2011 at 1:40 am

I’m slowly switching to Google Chrome because it provides more real estate (particularly when I use my 13″ laptop). Another reason is the crappy McAfee icon that just can’t be removed from the Firefox Toolbar and takes one whole row. One thing I would love is if they have Firefox like Search options. Here’s a list of some must have extensions.

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Must have Apps for developers on Windows

Writing by on Friday, 10 of September , 2010 at 10:37 pm

I just got a new Dell E6510 with Win-XP (yeah its 2010!).  Win-XP is almost 10 years old and it’s still kicking! I wanted Windows 7, but our IT Department didn’t have an image yet. So an ancient rock-solid OS is what I got. Believe it or not Win-XP is still the most popular OS. Yes folks, please stop bashing Microsoft.

OK – My Dev box is Linux and my home laptop is a MacBook Pro. Yet, I still feel most productive on Windows. So, as a developer, I must have at least these apps:

  • Web/Net-Apps
    • Mozilla Firefox plus plugins
    • Google Chrome plus plugins
    • WinSCP
    • Putty
    • FileZilla
    • No Machine NX Client
    • VNC Viewer
    • TCP View
    • Skype
    • Synergy
  • Development
    • Apache Ant
    • Apache Tomcat
    • Araxis Merge
    • Eclipse plus plugins
    • JDK 6
    • MKS Toolkit (or some Unix type environment)
    • Notepad++
    • Perforce (or equivalent VCS)
    • SnagIt (screen capture)
    • PDF Creator
  • Microsoft Office 2007
    • Outlook
    • Excel
    • Word
    • PPT
  • Media
    • VMWare Player
    • VLC Media Player
    • Bit Torrent
    • DVD Shrink
    • iTunes
  • Other
    • WinZip, 7-Zip or any archiving utility
    • Google Desktop
    • AutoHotkey

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Top 5 Eclipse Plugins

Writing by on Saturday, 19 of June , 2010 at 11:15 am

Eclipse Marketplace has a variety of eclipse tools and plugins but the following is a list of very useful Eclipse plugins that I must have.

  • Perforce Plugin is a must have for developers using Perforce as their revision control system. Once setup, it provides seamless integration with P4.
  • SQL Explorer Plugin is a nifty little SQL client that allows you to query and browse any JDBC compliant databases. It supports Oracle, DB2 and MySQL and could be extended to include support for other databases.
  • JadClipse Plugin is a must have for seamless integration with JAD (Java Decompiler)
  • FindBugs plugin is used to perform static analysis to look for bugs in Java code.
  • Regex Util (Tester) plugin is used to test Regular Expressions.

The following is a list of plugins you might need depending on the nature of your work etc.

  • Google for GWT development
  • BIRT is an Eclipse Based Reporting Framework.
  • Tomcat allows integration with Tomcat.
  • ADT Android Development Tools is an excellent plugin required for Android Development.
  • Ivy if your application uses Ivy for modular dependency.

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Top Firefox Addons

Writing by on Tuesday, 26 of January , 2010 at 11:04 pm

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Top 5 Programs to install on your Mac

Writing by on Tuesday, 26 of January , 2010 at 10:49 pm

Must have Open Source (FREE) programs for your Mac:

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Shivdev Kalambi is a Software Development Manager, previously a Principal Software Engineer at ArcSight/HP. With over 16 years' experience in software development, he's worked on several technologies and played different roles and contributed to all phases of projects. Non-tech activies include Ping-pong, Rock Climbing and Yoga at PG, Golf, Skiing, Swimming & a beer enthusiast.