Ayan Ray

Thoughts on Software Engineering

Category: General

What is Software Engineering?

As the famous entrepreneur and investor Marc Andreesson said, Software is Eating the World. From the wide-spread use of the computer, the inter-network…

Defining Agility

Agility is very important to me. In terms of computer science and managing application project management, from design to completion…

Design Patterns: Gang of Four

So I felt like writing a new blog post rather than using tumblr or any of the billion other micro…

Application Transparency – The Need for Proper Feedback

I was working on a mobile app today that we were handed from another firm that lacked in a core…

Define Your Workspace

I have recently started at a new design agency and have had to become re-accustomed with productivity tools I use…

Useful Word Building Tool: AyanRay.com Dictionary

Sometimes, when I can’t find something that fits my needs, I build tools for myself to use to fit those…

Custom PHP Install on Dreamhost Shared Hosting

I like to share what takes some agitation to figure out and doing a custom PHP install on Dreamhost was…

Getting Things Done: The Personal Wiki

One application of David Allen’s Getting Things Done principles is the personal wiki (google Monkey GTD). Although the book is…

Productivity and Motivational Tip: Time Cost Table

I’m not sure if this is a standard tool, but I created it for myself to start seeing where my…

Code Agitation – The Perils of Duplication

Recently, I noticed something funny in a code base that I view seldomly. I was scrimmaging through the code of…

10 Reasons to Start using WordPress (in general)

I have almost finished configuring my blog to my liking and let me tell you that I am really liking…

New Blog

Hello everyone! As you might be able to tell, I have a new blog. I have finally resorted going back…

Japan: Mount Fuji and Typhoons

Last weekend, I finally got a chance to go to Mount Fuji and it’s famous amusement park, Fuji Kyu Highland….

AS3: Apple’s Leopard Time Traveller Tutorial

Okay I lied, this isn’t really a tutorial. This is just everything you will hopefully ever need to create this…

Happy New Years!

Been a long time since I posted something up on my blog! I have been a busy busy person but…

What have I been doing…

Lately I have been pretty busy. I am experimenting with an application development called CakePHP. Damn its fine. Today I…

School is over… at last

Well it’s that time of the year again. Sleep deprived, food deprived, friends deprived… all at the cost for a…

Google on Accountability

Years ago, this kinda video would not become so mainstream. Today however, is a new age of technology and globalization….

For all you soccer fans… or Osama fans

Today was my first day at CBSA, Canadian Border Services Agency. It was great. Met some new people, did some…

Future Inspirations

After much deliberation, I have made a temporary decision NOT to pursue internet law. Frankly, it could be interesting, it…

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