Thursday, April 23, 2015

Developer Contest by IDUG

There is a new opportunity for all the XML developers offered by IDUG. IDUG offers a search for pure XML Superstar. Search for pure XML Superstar contest is meant for developers and database administrators familiar with any database. However the questions asked in this contest are more from DB2 9 and pure XML perspective and hence they have tried to provide relevant link to the multiple choice questions which they have asked, where ever possible. The XML Challenge offered by IDUG contest is designed to recognize developers who will shape the XML landscape of the future. If you're a student, then you can leverage your entry in your job hunt. If you're already in the professional ranks, you can gain some well-deserved recognition for your XML skills. This competition consists of five different contests aimed at students and professionals alike. Each contest offers its own recognition and set of prizes. The range of skills encompasses those with a passing interest in XML and database technology to those with hardcore programming skills in DB2. Before participating, you will first need to take a Quick Quiz, a short questionnaire that requires no prior XML or database experience to complete. You only have to take the Quick Quiz once.

You can choose the contest from given below:

  • Video Contest: Invent a creative use of XML, XQuery or DB2 and record yourself doing it.
  • Gadget Contest: Develop a downloadable gadget or widget leveraging DB2. 
  • Query Contest: Use XQuery to find five answers. The best queries win the best prizes! 
  • Ported App Contest: Port or develop a new app for DB2. Enter as an individual or assemble a team. 

  • XML Contest: Win by building useful, user-friendly XML apps from scratch. Enter as an individual or assemble a team.

Earn participation points for each entry. A special prize will be given to the contestant—the “XML Grand Master”—that amasses the most participation points.

Take up the opportunity from IDUG and become a XML superstar with various prizes and offers.

Are we alone in universe..?

The universe is vast. You and I or anyone else cannot imagine how huge it is. There are billions of galaxies out there each containing billions of billions of stars. Even if 1% of all these stars have a planetary system like our solar system, that means millions of cases and the chances are pretty huge for another life form, be it intelligent or not. It is almost harder to think that we are the only one. It is naive to think that since we haven't found any other intelligent life near us then there is no life form in the universe. The nearest star to our earth is 4 light years away. That means the image we see of that start is from 4 years ago, that is how far it is and that is just the closest start.

Is there any other Civilization in Universe

Why we haven't communicated with any other civilization yet? If the civilization would exist right now in some other galaxy, it would take millions of years for the signal to arrive - have you considered that. And what makes you so sure; we haven't received any signal from other civilizations? Maybe we are just stupid enough not to recognize such signals, as we think that every life form out there must fit in our earthly standards. Maybe if we would start to think more open-mind we could find more unbelievable miracles of our universe out there. I wouldn't be surprised, if some kind of life would exist also in our own Solar system – for Example on Titan, and I would be even less surprised if we wouldn't recognize those life forms at first.

Travel in India Career

Guys these are two different areas known as Banking and finance. Banking and finance are already matured in almost all developed/developing countries. Even in India it is matured and stable, where as travel is growing in a faster pace as the purchasing capability and Indian economy starts booming. As far as technology is concerned it hardly matters whether its travel project or banking project and end of the day you will get paid a good package if you are good at technology. What makes a difference is that if you are an entrepreneur and planning for new opportunities OR you are a GIG of share market and looking for instant heavy return then yes off course TRAVEL IN INDIA is a key to success to make serious business.