The flock of birds - the definite agile team

Sunday, July 31, 2011

In each winter, flock of birds fly to tropical regions thousands of miles away and return later. You can learn a lot from nature. The software developers, specifically agile teams have adapted lot of the features of these flock of birds. Here are few of those points widely adapted by agile software teams.


Top two unique features of software

The software field is booming. There are so many keen youth entering into software field. But lot of them have step into the fields without knowing the basics. Not knowing the key features of the field or work you are involved (or studying) in as an IT professional or student is pathetic sign. Ok now it’s your turn to check your knowledge, what come to your mind as key features of software (product) compared to most of the other fields. OK, now read on to verify your answers.


Do not let others playing fool with you

Following is a clip prodused by Derana media. We @ Aurora greatly embrace the clip even in the context of the ICT education in Sri Lanka.


Why should you learn English?

Saturday, July 30, 2011


How to add code syntax highlighting to blogger posts

Friday, July 29, 2011

When you blog on small technical things involving HTML or other code example, it is nice to show the code with syntax highlighting. There are few Javascript solutions available.  "Syntax highlighter" is the most popular and stable approach. Here are the simple steps to add it to your blogger blog.


Adding news ticker like twitter update widget to web page

Now most of us have twitter account. Unlike Face book, twitter has indirect usage for social savvy user. Your friends/colleagues/customers may not always directly visit your twitter. Therefore you may better off integrating twitter to web resources like your web site or Face book profile.Twitter has provided standard widgets to share your tweets in your web site or blog. Firstly it looks very common due to wide usage. Secondly, the standard twitter widget may be too big for your web page. You better take control it and put your twitter feed according to your liking.


Cross browser supported rounded corner borders with CSS

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Having rounded corner for borders is really cool feature that was missing in HTML for long. In order to overcome this issue web developers used to use images as borders. It was too much of messy code and performance hit. Now CSS3 is supporting rounded corners. It is not yet fully supported by popular browsers as a standard.


Online HTML encode utility tool

As a tech savvy blogger or content publisher sometimes you like to share some code examples with on line community.  When you publish web content or blog post (in some cases) regarding HTML and JavaScript, you may have encountered an issue. The code that you put up as content is interpreted by the web server / browser rather than published as content for the user.


What do motivate us ? - Myths and facts

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Where the mind is led forward ..

Where the mind is without fear
and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken
up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;


The new dawn in ICT education in Sri Lanka

The wind of change is blowing.....



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