Friday, April 18, 2014

Marketing email campaigns

Marketing email campaigns require HTML formatting and images. To make it simple, this is a tool - http://mailchimp.com/

Good results using mailchimp

Tejas Bavishi


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Computer Hardware - High Spec Computing

If you are looking specific version of hardware and software for a short duration, and you do not want to purchase hardware and software, you can buy the virtual instance on the Amazon EC2 cloud.

I regularly use the virtual instances and when done, switch it off. So pay only for the duration I use.

http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/


Tejas Bavishi

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

SPM - Performance Monitoring & Alerting

SPM is a performance Monitoring and Alerting tool. It is a rich visual tool and available for Solr, Hadoop, JVM and Redis, etc.

The tool is available as SaaS as well as on-premise, brilliantly done.

http://sematext.com/spm/

Tejas Bavishi

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Docker container for OSS

This is a fantastic open source project. Docker container is a open source container for any x86 hardware and Linux kernel. It can be used to wrap Java apps, create and automate test environments, build private PaaS environments.It is build once and run anywhere including cloud environments, VMs, laptops, etc

Docker has a great eco system built around it.

Still to explore this new technology, but is very promising in the OSS space.

Thanks
Tejas Bavishi

Saturday, February 15, 2014

GUI tier - Adobe Flex

I recently came across Adobe Flex as a easy way to create GUI interface for enterprise applications. From what I have seen, there have been several advanced GUI tier technologies. And now, for Java, there are good options evolving for Rich Internet Applications.

Some options are:
Vaadin
Adobe Flex
JSF
Sencha
And the list goes on...

Adobe Flex is easy to implement as a GUI and the accompanying Flash studio IDE makes it efficient for fast RIA development.

Also, the Flex app is automatically compatible on variety of Mobile Devices, Tablets, Web browsers and Desktops.

The documentation and video tutorials are free and very good. http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/videotraining.html#day1

Happy reading

Tejas Bavishi 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Heroku integration with SalesForce.com

Heroku cloud has a new exciting feature - https://www.heroku.com/1

What this means is that the customer database on SalesForce.com can be directly accessed by apps deployed on Heroku. This is a very interesting feature to be released in 2014.

--Tejas Bavishi