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Archive for January, 2011

Do’s and Don’t of Independent Study (IS)



  1.  Try to find a topic of your relevance e.g. if you are a web developer go for web related research, if mobile developer choose any mobile related topic. This will not only help you enhance your knowledge but your burden will be shortened as well.
  2. Create a folder in your PC for storing all research related stuff.
  3. Maintain a file for your hard copy stuff. (I also place the Research Methodologies notes along with this file)
  4. Use to search your topic. You will get a list of research paper here.
  5. Select the research paper you want to get. Simply Google it (with and without quotes try both). Mostly you will be able to find your paper within first two pages of Google search.
  6. While saving the research paper try to put it under a folder named on the conference it is published in.


  1. Try to find a specific topic. I have proposed a general topic for the first time and my proposal got rejected.
  2. Usually authors from developing countries (like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh etc) don’t post pdf’s of their articles. So if you are unable to find article within the first 10 minutes try not to waste you time. Also add that author to you blacklist to avoid any further wastage of your time.

Eclipse: how to open an existing project in Eclipse for Visual Studio Developers

So here are the instructions on opening existing projects into Eclipse.
If you are a Visual Studio developer you are here because you can’t open an existing project in Eclipse. You are probably 5 minutes away from giving up on eclipse and tweeting about how Eclipse sucks.
I was there too.
And then, after attempting it again and again, I finally figured it out. I am going to translate opening an existing project from Eclipse into Visual Studio here. Think about these two IDEs as cars: Visual Studio is an automatic, eclipse is manual transmission.
There are two things you got to know:
A) Workspace = Solution
B) You got to set it by hand
I normally don’t think about the solution because Visual Studio lovingly just creates one for me. If I need to add projects to it, it can be done easily. It makes me happy; it has made you happy too. When it comes to creating solution and project spaces, Visual Studio is like an automatic car: it just does it for you.
But in eclipse you got to do it by hand. Maybe there is a plugin that will make it behave like Visual Studio, but in most distributions you will have to do it manually. It is not hard, but you got to do it. On this issue, eclipse is like a manual transmission car: you got to know and be aware of different gears and when to switch them.
So let’s learn how to drive stick by learning how to set up your workspace/solution and how to add existing projects to it:
Create a new workspace by clicking
File -> Switch Workspaces -> Other

Browse to where you want your workspace (solution) folder to live in, where you have the existing project folder. This is the equivalent of Add Project in Visual Studio.
Add a project to the workspace by clicking
File-> Import-> General-> Import Existing Projects into Workspace

And navigate to the existing project root folder.
And you are done.
Now let’s learn how to switch gears. In Visual Studio you will have your landing page with a list of previous projects. When you click on the project, the solution automatically switches. That is our automatic car. With our stick vehicle, to switch from one workspace(solution) to another you do it by clicking
File -> Switch Workspaces -> >>Select workspace that you want to go to<<
Remember, you got to manually change the workspace(solution). Attempting to switch solutions in the Visual Studio way, that is, by “opening” another project via project import, will result into adding that project into the workspace, not into an automatic workspace switch.
I found the specific instructions on how to open an existing project on this book Android Application Development, 1st. Edition


Best open source project

In my opinion following are the best open source project:-

1.       Blogs

a.       BlogEngine.NET    (

2.       eCommerce

a.       nopCommerce

3.       Image Gallery

a.       GalleryServerPro

4.       CRM

a.       SplendidCRM

Links to search Research Papers

IS Schedule (Spring 2011)

  • 2nd week:- IS proposal approval from Advisor till end of
  • 3rd week:-  IS Proposal Approval from MS Corodinator till end of
  • 4th week:- Approved IS Proposal Submission to Academic till end of
  • 8th week:- Mid Semester Presentation in
  • 12th week:- Final IS Long and Short Reports Submission to Advisor
  • 13th week:- Advisor’s Feed Back on both Short and Long Reports
  • 14th week:- Final IS both Reports Approval by MS Coordinator
  • 15th week:- IS Reports Submission to Academic with CD
  • 18th week:- Presentations

    Conferences Calendars

    Some Useful links

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