Programming & Idiots

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning. – Rick Cook

Of Windows Forms, Transparent Controls & Beautiful Code

How do you make an old war-horse like the Windows Forms  let you create transparent controls that new technologies like HTML5 and WPF enable ‘out-of-the-box’? By re-coding of course! Windows forms have a special appeal to .NET developers as they have been around for ages and are very easy to code for beginners and pros alike….

When IPL Meets Mathematics

Chalking out an algorithm to rank the teams in Indian Premier League is not easy, considering the ever-changing format of the tournament. But when passion meets leisure, anything can happen over a PC! I have always been a fan of the Indian Premier League, right from its inception in 2008. Though it has been in the…

Windows Phone 8 versus Microsoft-Android

This post is in response to a debate between Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols and Matthew Miller titled “Nokia’s Android X: Madness or Genius for Microsoft?“. It seems to me that all of SJVN’s arguments are based on the fact that Android dominates the mobile device market share. Let’s see if having a huge chunk of market share…