ApacheCon US 2009 and Barcamp Apache

I was at the Apachecon US 2009 from 2-6 November 2009. Lot of inspirations. A lot of thoughts of doing something for the community and guess what, I’m now stronger on how much money OpenSource involves..! The conference’s platinum sponsors was Microsoft. I’m not astound because Microsoft also funds the foundation since long time! Many […]

gettinig PDF form field names

If you have a PDF and want to fill the pdf programmatic-ally, You can but you need those pdf’s form fields. Here’s a simple Java Class which can help you. I am using iText as my PDF library. import java.util.HashMap; import java.util.Iterator; import com.lowagie.text.pdf.*; public class iTextSample { public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception{ […]

Does outsourcing reduce quality? A self observed study

This year I sat for my UK and US visa both from the same city i.e Kolkata(Calcutta). From a general management perspective, there are some points I observed between the processes each country’s consulate has adopted which I’d like to share and ask you a question in the end. Both countries have outsourced their visa […]