Aug 24, 2011


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Aug 18, 2011

TCS campus placements

Hi Everyone,

            I wanted to share my experience in the TCS recruitment on dec' 10 in our college campus during my final semister. It contained 3 rounds, Written test, Technical round and HR interview.
            1) Written Test : Completely on aptitude and logical questions. Difficulty level is high for the questions. It was an online test. Be very careful and be aware about the online test rules.
               The questions are mostly from TCS previous papers with minor changes. The basic for aptitude questions is from RSAgarval aptitude book. But the standard of qns is high. How fast and how logically you think, is the key for the success in this test. I suggest every one to practice all the previous papers thoroughly.
The following link contains some TCS papers for your reference: click here for TCS old papers.

             2) Second round is Technical round: One of the senior HRs or Project Managers of TCS wil conduct face to face technical round. As it is campus placement and as we are all freshers, mostly we faced questions on basics only. So dont worry much about this round. There may be some qns about TCS and its policies etc. So have some basic idea about the company as well. Be very confident when answering the qns. Being frank also helps. Try to take the HRs concentration to the subject which you likes most/which you are more confident about. Highlight the same in your RESUME also.
              Dont do night outs on the previous night of interviews. Take a good rest. That improves your concentration. Dont listen to others comments about interviews, and dont be panic infront of interviewer. Be very confident.......Be very confident.......Be very confident.

              3) Final round is HR round: Mostly it is a formality round. Your communication skills and confidence levels matters here. General qns about TCS, or about yourself, your study, family background etc will be asked. Again your confidence matters here. Be prepared with a good answer for the question "Tell me About Yourself". And please dont copy others answers. Every one try to think about themselves and write your own answer.

       Finally, my suggestion is, Dont worry about the result...just face the interview with confidence. Its still your first interview, so you have nothing to loss, more to gain..either job or experience :) . One thing is sure,
If you are selected you are lucky and if you are not, you are double lucky ( I dnt tell u Y)
       All the best guys.

Kishor Chandra N,
Software Developer,
Riktam Technologies. 

Aug 11, 2011

To become a Java web developer

Java developer !

Java development in general is a vast field, today Java is used in many types of platforms, that includes Personal computers, Main frames, Hand held portable devices, Mobiles, Smart cards, Games and many more thing. But the biggest stream of java development that creates more jobs than any other stream is the JavaEE platform. The JavaEE platform is used to create the enterprise applications (It includes web applications as well).
This article is about java web development or enterprise application development. Most of the time when you read a job classified for skills, “Spring, Spring MVC, Struts, Hibernate, EJB” they are for java web development.
So, now it’s clear that you want to be a Java web developer and looking for a jump start. So here are the skills that will get you going.

Step 1 : First thing first, Know the basics, Learn core Java

The first thing you must learn is Core Java. Having a solid foundation in core java will help you when you jump into the advanced java. No matter what Java technologies you plan to work on, you will need to use the core java every day. So it is absolutely must to have a good understanding of the core concepts. Learn the basic programming concepts like variables, branching and looping, logical conditions, data types etc.

Good understanding of core java library is a must

Learn core java library, especially collection framework, Threads, java.lang, packages. If you are targeting the web development, you may not want to waste time on the swing.
Get yourself a good core java book that covers the latest java edition JDK 1.6. (When I was a beginner, I read “The complete reference java”)

Step 2 : Learn to use an IDE (integrated development environment)

While working as a professional, you won’t use the plain text editors to write the code, you will have to know how to use IDE. IDE A.K.A code editor will greatly improve your productivity, and make your life easier. Code editors are used to write, compile, run and debug code. They provide features like syntax highlighting, auto completion, can identify the problems in code even before compiling. These are some of the most common features, but there are many more than just these. I will recommend you to learn eclipse which is one of the most popular IDE amongst java developer, and its free.

Step 3 : your first step toward web development, HTML, CSS and JavaScript

I will not explain what HTML or CSS is, there are plenty of resources available on the internet. But understand, this is the most important parts of any web application. Second most important thing to learn is JavaScript, let me clarify, the JavaScript is not java, the similarity in name is for historical reasons. Get yourself into the world of web applications with this three skills, learn some tutorials on the internet or get some good book.

Step 4 : The java web components, Servlet API and JSP

Almost every web application running on internet or intranet which is developed in Java has their roots in Servlet API. So next thing to learn is servlets. Servlet API is the only standard API for java web application development. JSP is also based on the servlet API. Almost all the web frameworks, like Spring MVC, Struts, Wicket uses the servlet API under the hood. Get yourself a good book like “head first servlet”. Having the solid understanding of the Servlet API is quite important. Understand the core concepts like, life cycle, request, response, filters, session, config, context etc.

Step 5 : Learn a web container

Web container is a run time environment or server that is used to deploy and run the web applications or more specifically Web components (Eg servlets or JSP)
Web containers does not know how to run struts or Spring MVC, they just understand the servlet API, but still you can run them on a web container, because ultimately they are based on the Servlet API. You can learn the tomcat, that would be sufficient initially.

Step 6 : Learn JDBC

Almost every web application will need to connect to a database for storing and retrieving persistent data. JDBC is the standard API for database connectivity. So it is quite important that you understand the JDBC well.

Step 7 : Learn a web application framework and an ORM framework

A web application framework is actually a set of libraries that makes developing web applications easier. Struts and Spring MVC are good choices. If you are just starting, I would recommend going with Spring MVC.
ORM stands for object to relational mapping, they are based on JDBC and used for storing and querying the database. But unlike JDBC, ORM frameworks operates on objects and provides ways for storing and retrieving objects. (But be clear, they are ultimately using JDBC under the hood). ORM frameworks reduces lots of boilerplate code, improves productivity and makes developers life easier. Hibernate is the best choice. If you are just starting, read and understand JPA (Java persistence API) which is the standard java ORM API. You can use hibernate for running your JPA code.
That's it. If you know everything I mentioned above well, you are all set to get a job as java web developer.

Step 8 : What next!

Once you are familiar with the things mentioned above, The next step would be to learn the JavaEE (Java enterprise edition). Learn EJB (Enterprise java beans), JSF (Java server faces) and other APIs that are part of the JavaEE. Get a good book that covers the latest JavaEE edition 1.6


Aug 3, 2011

Excel Shortcuts

Excel shortcuts
Alt and Return: Start a new line in the current cell instead of moving to the next one.
F11: Generate a chart from the currently selected data.
Shift/Ctrl and Space: Select the current row/column.
Alt and =: Total the selected cells.
Ctrl and Shift and $: Format selected cells as currency with two decimal places.
Ctrl and ;: Insert current date.
Ctrl and Shift and ': Paste value from the cell above.
Shift and F11: Insert a new worksheet.
Ctrl and PageDown/PageUp: Move between worksheets.
Ctrl and D/R: Fill cell with the contents of the cell either above (D) or to the left (R).