4 Tools for Increasing Productivity

If you are reading this, you are probably aware of the importance of productivity. In today’s day and age a boost in productivity can help a long way in our personal and professional lives. Better productivity helps us adapt to expectations from a fast changing world. In this blog I share 4 tools that can help you improve your productivity.

Book Review – 101 Myths and Realities @ The Office

Most management, leadership and self-help books tend to give generic advice and suggestions about how to manage your career at workplace. But in life we find that even similar situations require different actions. The main reason for this is that each situation involves different perspectives, people and possibilities. The book, 101 Myths and Reality @ the Office provides a situational view of our work environment. The book deals with practical situations such as appraisals, hike, promotions etc. And for each situation it gives relevant suggestions to employees as well as managers. This will be a great addition to your office bookshelf as an anytime reference.

Goals for 2013

Before I share my goals for the first half of 2013, here is an assessment of my 2012 goals. Around mid 2012, I had set out with some goals to learn a JavaScript, CSS and HTML5 as part of UTM URL Generator project. You can check out those goals here. Around November I reworked some of the milestones of that project and completed most of it recently. The main intention of the UTM URL Generator project was to learn the basics of few technologies.

HTML5 Local Storage – 5 Useful Tips

HTML5 Local Storage is a browser based key-value database that is available for client side applications. Java programmers (like me) will find that  HTML5 Local Storage is very similar to HashMap (or Hashtable). It is important to remember that Local Storage is available to client side applications even across browser restarts. In that context, Local Storage is similar to cookies. But unlike cookies, Local Storage is not accessible to the server side applications. Also cookies provide very limited storage (4 KB).

HTML5 Local Storage based preferences for the URL Generator project

The release 2 (R2) of my URL Generator Project is now ready. You can check it out at the usual location. I am happy to share that this revision was completed on time as per my revised project plan. Of course the announcement was delayed a bit. The main additions to this version of the URL generator are HTML5 based Local Storage, a simple usage of Object-oriented JavaScript techniques and jQuery.