Thursday, July 12, 2012

"plz give codez..."

or "How to try to get the work done by posting questions"

Hold your hat because this may have some ironic content.

Well this post is going to be mostly about discussions in groups on LinkedIn. And specifically about questions asked in the groups. It seams to be a tendency for freshers from certain countries to try to get the work done by asking help from others. Seriously, LinkedIn is a professional networks site, but that does not mean that the professionals there are suppose to do your work for you.

It is almost amazing to see that some does not have the capability to think just 2 seconds before posting a question or the capability to search either the group in hand or to use a search engine (like Google!) to try to find an answer.

Well lets narrow down to Java because that is my field at the moment. Lets be honest. Getting to know the basics for Java, it is not hard to find resources online. For crying out loud, I think Oracle's (Sun's) documentation  and tutorial online is far better then what can be found for C# (Not that I looked recently). Despite of this, groups on LinkedIn is filled with basic questions, why?

Some examples:
Give me codez (or I do not know anything, but please do the job for me):
"Hi All, I want to learn Collection framework. Will you please tell me the sources where I can get the "Easy to Understand" and "With Examples" and "Real Time Scenarios" ? Need Your Help !!! "
Well, the short answer is, "Google it!!!". To search for this will give more answers than someone is willing to spend time explaining in a group discussion. To answer this I would probably Google for the sources as I do not bookmark these kind of things. I will not give you examples. And certainly to give real time scenarios will make me write a lot, which I am not willing to do for the effort put in in asking the question.
How can we create array of vector or array of arrayList,please reply
Actually a student. But come on, aren't LinkedIn a network site for professionals. Should a question really be a question where the obvious answer is, "See the API documentation" or "We are not doing your homework here!".

Another one:
i am a java fresher...can u suggest how the interfaces given to developers to program...? if possible give some real time examples.....@thanks in advance
How should I give you an example of how this is done? Should I make a movie out of how to check in into SVN created interfaces and show how a newbie check it out and start working?

Here is a different one, but requesting the docs instead of code:
can anyone explain me ,what id maven?also provide me docs.thanks in advance
Or some links and docs:

Please send me best javafx links and pdf. Thanks in advance.
Some Basic Java and API questions:
What is the difference between String Buffer and String Builder?

Abstract classes and interfaces

What is synchronize keyword? Why we use synchronize keyword in java?

what is system , out and println in system.out.println()?and how it works?

What is the difference between HashTable and HashMap?
Ok, here it is:
Java™ Platform, Standard Edition 6 API Specification,
Trail: Learning the Java Language

Language difficulties (or do you think you are in a chat for kids?):

Proper English seam to be some kind of standard. Look at this reply in a thread about an exception in Struts-1
hello "---" wt prob in struts2 ur nw in struts2 ok no problem wt u use eclipse or net bean i hav nt much knowledge in struts1 bu i m working in struts2

plz frnds, tell me.....
Again, in a networking site for professionals, should you really write in a way that teenagers do in a chat?

About interviews:
Hello, In an interview i faced the question "What is your project architecture?"can u plz help me the correct answer
Well, maybe if you do not know what you have done the last couple of years, maybe you should not have that job. One thing that I can tell you is that I have no clue how you worked during those two years.

And people posting jobs under discussion? I do not even want to go there...

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My experience with Binero 2.0 (so far...)

Well, for those who do not know, Binero is a Swedish Webhotel, which I use for a small site, and also administer another.

They brag about being "Best in Test" and having an awesome support all days a week through phone and email.

Well according to me, if they are best in test, how bad are the other ones? If the support are awesome, why is it impossible to reach them by phone, (if you do not want to be in a phone queue listening to some stupid 80's computer game melody forever)? And why does it take a full day to get an answer on a mail you send?


They also lifts out their "OneClick" solution as you avoid sitting with long installations. However, it does not really work. And then you have to wait to get an answer from the support that does not really help.

In my example, I wanted to migrate my small site to 2.0 to be able to test Umbraco for the other site. Well to not think of the headache to migrate, which I will describe later, when finally migrated I tried to install it. Well did it work?

Not really. Trying to install Umbraco on the Windows platform, you have to choose domain and then application to install. Guess what! The only thing I can do, is to read the message that the chosen platform does not support this. Well, creating a subdomain for Linux instead, Umbraco is not an option anymore.

What does the support say, that I have to create the subdomain on Linux!

Ok, I did not actually write that it was Umbraco I was trying to install and since that should be on Windows. But after replying to the mail 21 hours ago, I still have not got any answer to why this does not work.


Ok, back to the migration, which is a story it self.

I started it early myself, since this is an option. then it says, migration will start 24th at 10:49, then nothing happens, this is what I see when I log in. Then I sent a mail about this, and what I wrote and when I can not tell, because of later problems. Anyway, the support took their time to answer, like 6-8 hours. (Because calling is not an option "There is many calling right now....").

Reply was something like "We are sorry about this, but we can not give any estimations of how long it will take, but no longer then the end of next week"...

What!, can it take more than one week to move a -NET site with not that many pages? After a long time, at friday, I get a message that a technician will reply to me with a better answer. He did, monday, with the short note that it was stuck in a state that did not tell them it did not work.

Then the actual migration. For the site there was no problems actually. There was just ONE inconvenience. My mail address disappeared. I wrote the support about it (from another address), No reply at all, then I wrote after 6 hours, that this is bad, and maybe I should blog about it....Well when I got home, there was an account again. But all my old mails were missing, and still are. And Binero is all quiet, no reply at all on the task.

The ironi in this is that they are trying to take the customers from another webhotel, that had mail problems a while ago.

On top of it, in the migration an invoice that was already paid was copied as not paid to the new account.