Wednesday, October 31, 2007

On your mark, get set, write code...

Usually, when I'm in a project, I pretty much get a good understanding of the domain and a thorough understanding of the requirements before I start to code. But this time, it's been a totally different story.
We are suppose to deliver a project on Friday and non of us in the team has a enough understanding of the domain or the requirements... we pretty much followed the instructions that the customer gave and wrote an ever changing set of requirements according to an ever changing design. It's an miracle that we made it this far and it would take more than an miracle for us to deliver this on time.
Basically most of us spent 16+ hour work days for the past few weeks because of this issue.
If some one ever ask me how a project should not be run, I'm experiencing the exact thing right now.
But after this, I'm going to be working in a cool new application involving more on architectural work... but my fingers are crosses :D

Friday, October 26, 2007

Prabath's last day

(Picture taken in 2006 September)

40 Months ago, on 1st of July 2004, Prabath and I started work at Virtusa. We both were in the same project for three years straight and passed so many milestones together.

Prabath is a person who can take on any challenge and overcome that in style. Every constraint is just another reason to be motivated for him. He always kept his head up and kept things rolling until he reached his targets.

He's a heartiest friend on whom I would trust my life with.

Today is his last day at Virtusa. His absence would be much felt in the years to come, as a top notch techie as well as a great friend.

I wish him all the best in his life...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Eagle's Ridge - Hatton

Last weekend our team went on a trip to Eagle's Ridge in Hatton. That was like the worst trip I ever went on. All the alcoholics got drunk and brought out their animal behavior and about five or six of us were there with nothing to do but walk around. There wasn't much to see or do. But I managed to capture some pictures.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Coding at last

After a frustrating period of creating documents that doesn't make any sense, I'm back to coding. The design isn't the best but I'm making the changes I feel like to make it more digestible.

When I go through a period of non coding I get so bored and frustrated and every thing gets so miserable. But starting to code is like seeing the sunshine again.