Monday, August 6, 2012

JMeter - a brilliant free and open source load testing application

Apache JMeter is indeed a great tool to test performance both on static and dynamic resources (files, Servlets, Perl scripts, Java Objects, Data Bases and Queries, FTP Servers and more). This is very handy in doing say concurrent user testing, benchmarking performance with CPU and Memory usage stats. Very useful while deploying your app on Amazon EC2 or similar cloud infrastructure.

Apache JMeter

Here is a brief but good tutorial on YouTube.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

iDoneThis - Simple But Great Project Management Tool

iDoneThis is too simple but effective tool to manage tasks well and it is a must for projects. iDoneThis server sends a simple mail asking each member about what they did that day. A simple 60 seconds responding to this email will give a consolidating digest on a calendar view to visualize well.

iDoneThis was founded in NYC startup incubator WeWorkLabs. It's currently in Angelpad, a San Francisco incubator founded by ex-Googlers

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Nokia 808 - 41 Mega Pixel Camera Phone VS DSLR

Ever since Nokia launched its 41MP Camera Phone - Nokia 808 PureView, there has been a lot of curiosity among people and even there were comparisons with lower Meg Pixel Cameras. Even the advanced DSLRs such as Canon 1D Mark series or Nikon D3X who have full frame Sensors have lesser Meg Pixel capabilities. So, does it mean, Nokia 808 is a winner here? No, certainly not. Even the basic DSLRs with much lower Mega Pixel capabilities will easily out smart the 41 mega pixels camera of PureView 808. But, in Smart Phones, Nokia 808 certainly has an edge over others, picture quality is awesome and comparable to a point and shoot Cameras. Definitely can be used as a second camera who is always with you where ever you go. But, Hey Nokia, you should have put WP8 on it rather than Symbian!!
Nokia 808 PureView