Hiring Ninja Developers – or Not!

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Hiring Ninja Developers – or Not!

Look at the following excerpt from LinkedIn: What is your current salary? “It is 350,000 INR” What are you expecting?“I have an offer of 800,000 INRI am looking for 1,100,000 INR” He was a full stack developer with 2 yrs experience Sandeep Kochhar on Linkedin, October 2019 The author, Sandeep Kochhar, further narrates that the […]

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Agile Isn’t an Excuse for Poor Quality

Agile is not poor qualiity

In a group of friends (all of us in the 20+ years experience range), one of us casually commented that one cannot expect good quality with the use of Agile processes. The argument alluded to how Agile methodologies prescribed cutting on elaborate requirements documentation, and starting to code even before having the complete design in […]

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Why Drupal 8 is the Right CMS for Your New Website

WordPress, Drupal and Joomla are the top 3 leading CMSes. Having played with all 3, our recommendation is to use Drupal for any new websites that you need developed. Background Before we jump into the reasons, let us tell us where we are coming from. Acism.com and a few other sites that we created for […]

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Kommbox 2.4: End of Free Plan and FS Quota Utilization

Kommbox is set out on an exciting path. The release 2.4 which is coming out on the first day of May 2016 is a small part of it. End of FREE Plan From May 2016, we are discontinuing the perpetual free plan. The existing customers who are on our free plan do not get affected […]

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Kommbox 2.3: Summary tasks, Time-bound tasks and Close Incomplete

Kommbox version 2.3 is now released. It sports a few major enhancements in the task functionality, which will make work management easier for our users. Summary Tasks As the number of tasks under a Kommbox grows, one needs a way of grouping of related tasks. This is best accomplished by summary tasks, which are now […]

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Wrath of the Javascriptians

Javascript soldier

The latest attack on tech-earth is from planet Javascript. Like many of their predecessors such as Java, C — these Javascriptians also have set their agenda to rule the entire world — everything from the browsers to servers to mobile apps to desktops and any other devices inbetween. Not long ago, Javascript was recognised as […]

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Kommbox 2.2: One Time Setup Wizard and others

We are looking to welcome the new year with the next release of Kommbox. Happy to release 2.2 today, with the major additions described below. One Time Setup Wizard Through research, we found that account administrators need help while setting up Kommbox for the first time. First time is when they are very new to […]

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Thanks to the Makers of FREE Software

This week is the thanksgiving week, and this blog post is to express our gratitude to the free software makers. Your contributions have made our lives more beautiful, easier, more efficient and much more. Starting with the legendary Linus Torvalds, there are countless contributors to free software. We have great quality yet free accounting tools, […]

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Fighting the Email Monster

This is the third and concluding part of a 3 part series about the Email Monster. In part 1 and part 2 we saw how it eats into a company’s bottom line and top line respectively. In this last part, we cover the various approaches in which we try to deal with it. We’ll also […]

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Kommbox 2.1: Secret Comments

Kommbox version 2.1 is already live. The major addition in this release is the secret comments. Secret Comments Some times, the users assigned to a kommbox want to communicate something within themselves by excluding other users of the same kommbox. The requirement often is to have a comment which is visible only to internal users, […]

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