Launch of TechTracer

Hi friends,
It bring me great pleasure to announce the launch of my new technology oriented site names TechTracer. The aim of this site would be to promote new technology related concepts and tools to help you in your daily activities.

The vision for this site is to bring into light important aspects related to J2EE, AJAX, Web Services and Java Certifications since I am working in these fields.

You can access TechTracer with the URL’s http://www.techtracer.com or http://techtracer.com

Hoping to have a nice jouney in the world of technology with all you who have been reading posts in this blog and supporting with your advices. Do leave your footprints out in TechTracer too.

🙂

Snapshot of TechTracer :

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SCDJWS – mission accomplished

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Future of Web Preview – CoolIris or Snap?

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Microsoft Office Online and its weird strategy

I wanted to try out the Microsoft Office online as I think this is the first time Micorsoft is giving a try out facility for its office products online. Microsoft is so much succumbed to its propreitary theory that when you try out the office online demo in your Firefox browser, you are shown the message that, the demo can only be viewed only in Internet Explorer 6.0 or later version.

In order to use Microsoft Office Live, you will need to have Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or later running on Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Microsoft Windows Server 2003. You can download the latest version of Internet Explorer from the Internet Explorer downloads page.

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Keen on seeing the demo I closed down Firefox and opened it in Internet Explorer and I was shocked to see what was in front of my eyes. Read the rest of this entry »

Groovy with Grails – Java’s fight back to Ruby on Rails

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Meebo’s new avataar

Meebo is finally out of its Alpha version and has made quite a lot of upgrades on its alpha version. Meebo, right from its launch has been consistently growing on its reputation as the famous web based yahoo messenger for most of the folks who wished they could chat from their office where messenger couldn’t be installed. Meebo has struck on its right course by supporting the 4 major e-messengers viz. Yahoo, AIM, MSN and JabberTalk. This integrated e-messenger which has been one of my favorites right from the moment I had used it now comes with a pop-out messenger feature which make its resemblance to the desktop Yahoo messenger including the drag and drop users into different groups. Its become more richer in its UI and also now supports chat logs much akin to Yahoo. I suppose meebo will be the most wanted messenger as its much easier to open up a web page, log into your favorite account and start chatting. Who would want to waste time in downloading and installing the desktop ones!!

Note: I am all the more pleased because wordpress comes with a built in widget for using meebo and you can even chat with me now right while reading my blog with the integration of my meebo in the sidebar to the right.

Experiencing Mozilla Thunderbird

I never had used Microsoft’s Outlook Express as I did not like using a POP account locally as I thought that it might hinder the performance of my network due to bandwidth consumption. I still do, nevertheless I wanted to try out a POP account access at some point of time so decided to give it a go. Besides gmail takes a lot of time to open in my browser. I have a gmail account and to my surprise, it already has an option to enable POP access to the email access.

I am a frantic user of Mozilla Firefox so decided to use Thunderbird 1.5.0.2 Mail Client rather than going on to Outlook just for the heck of it. And hey, it’s damn simple!! Gmail provides a complete step by step procedure for configuring Thunderbird with its POP and SMTP servers and within minutes I was reading and composing mails from within Thunderbird.

The cheesiest thing about using Mozilla Thunderbird which I later found to my pleasant surprise was that Firefox automatically gets integrated with Thunderbird and you would be able to access Thunderbird from within Firefox. Furthermore I can now configure my Yahoo account also in it. Firefox provides the most wanted facility for me i.e accessing syndications from blogs I frquently visit.

So checking mails or blogs now doesnt require any more waiting for your page to load.  Just log intoThunderBird and have fun!!