Thursday, December 29, 2005

Leap second' will extend new year celebrations

Next year will be arriving late – thanks to a slowing down of the Earth’s rotation.To compensate for the effect, a “leap second” is to be added to the end of December 31.It means the traditional New Year’s Eve countdown will now end at 00.00.01.The decision was taken by the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service, based at the Paris Observatory.Leap seconds were first introduced in 1972, but this is the first to be applied for seven years.Normal clocks are based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the world standard since 1884, which is tied to Sun’s position in relation to the Greenwich Meridian - the zero line of longitude.The resulting “Universal Time” depends on the rotation of the Earth on its axis.But the speed at which the Earth spins is continually changing, partly due to varying weather patterns and geological disturbances, but mostly because of the friction of tides.This results in a small but continuous slowing down, so that the day is now about two milliseconds longer than it was 200 years ago.Leap seconds were introduced to keep “clock time” and “Sun time” in step.The International Telecommunications Union has recently proposed abolishing leap seconds to avoid the problem of updating communication and navigation systems.But scientists oppose the move. A spokesman for the Royal Astronomical Society said: “Quite apart from professional scientists, such as astronomers, who might be adversely affected by such a change, over hundreds of years the civil time would not longer coincide, even approximately, with the ‘Sun time’ traditionally shown on a sundial.“Even over a few decades, when the error might grow to up to a half minute or so, one can imagine the arguments that lawyers and insurance companies might have about whether an event had occurred just before or just after midnight.“And in today’s modern electronic era differences of seconds between different people’s interpretation of the correct time might sometimes lead to a dispute.”The Royal Astronomical Society has recommended that any decision to change the way time is recorded should not be left to a single professional body but follow a public debate.


Saturday, December 10, 2005

Article on Axis2

I wrote an article on Axis2 message reciver , and it just went online few minutes ago.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Changing Apache Con Axis2 tutorial Title

The tutorial title changed from "Axis2 Tutorial" to "Accelerating Web Services Development with Axis2",

I personally feel the new title is very attractive and thanks Dr Sanjiva for your suggestion !!!


Saturday, November 05, 2005

CSE exhibition

Computer Science and Engineering department university of Moratuwa (I was a student there one year ago) has organized an Excellent exhibition to clebritae its 20th anniversary, it was well organized and really amazing. CSE is the heart of IT industries in Sri Lanka by providing very talented graduate to the IT field, and they are all over the world as well.

Organizing this kind of event very helpful for both graduate and undergraduate to sow their ability to others, I think it will be great if they can continue to have an exhibition in each year.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Synapse and Axis2

Synapse is going to be one of the most succeeding projects in apache without doubt. The most interesting thing is that synapse is completely based on Axis2. In the mailing list there are big arguments on its architecture. For me Synapse is Axis2 module no big difference than that, but when it comes to marketing being just an axis2 module won’t give the right place , I also agree with that there should be something other than just being a module.

I also developed a small synapse toy, to work not just as module, and it has some nice feature like changing rule dynamically (mediator hot deployment) , flexibility of adding third party rule engines and so on,

So my mind I see synapse as two major component
1. Which will drive axis2 (Synapse Engine)
2. Will configure Axis2 (synapse module)

“Synapse drives axis2, the running configuration are populated by synapse module”

Monday, October 24, 2005

Writing a book on Axis2

I wrote two articles to, and they asked me to write a book on Axis2. I did not even think about such an opportunity, I am really happy to do that J . I think that I can get help from all my Axis2 friends.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Article on Understanding Axis2 Deployment architecture

An article I wrote on “Understanding Axis2 Deployment architecture” has gone live yesterday. Unfortunately they did not inform me about that and I got the news from somebody else :)
Any there are some problems with images ,I inform that to the publishers .

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Resume Writing: Seven errors common to an average resume

I found follwing list from the Web , I think that will be useful for wring a good CV .

1. Too wordy. A résumé should be one page in length (one side only), or two pages at the most. A résumé is primarily an introduction - in the same way an advertisement is primarily an introduction - and should be under conscious control every inch of the way. Basic outline: Position Desired; Summary of Qualifications; Education; Skills; and, Employment.

2. Contains salary requirement. This is a big mistake. If you list a salary requirement it may well appear, to someone who has yet to appreciate your real value, to be too high or too low, and you may never get the chance to explain or elaborate. The thing to do is first make a favorable impression, and evoke some corporate response. There will always be time later to negotiate your salary - after the company decides it likes you and wants you and you're in some kind of bargaining position. It may be that their offer will not require negotiation.

3. "Me-oriented" Excessive use of the word "me", or "I" and prominent use of the phrases such as, "I seek," "my objective," etc. are to be avoided. Employers want to know what you can do for them. You must lead off with and elaborate on your benefit to the employer; plays up to what you think are the employer's objectives.

4. Assumes too much reader comprehension. This takes the form of listing and explaining numerous accomplishments, courses taken, etc., not necessarily related to your position objective.

5. Contains unnecessary and confusing information. (Different from being too wordy). You must be specific. Everything in your résumé should support and point to a single skill/expertise. In advertising, the simplest ad is best. No ad, no matter how high-powered, can sell several concepts at once. Neither can a résumé.

6. Stiff, formal language. Don't be flip, but make it readable. Aim for your audience and the people you want to impress. In short, communicate.

7. Includes personal information. Do not include any personal information. Name, home address, and home voice phone that's it.

Friday, October 07, 2005

WSO2 team

we are the WSO2 team

Thursday, October 06, 2005

WSO2 party @ Dr Sanjivas' home

All WSO2 members are here in Sri Lanka these days , having board meetings and technical meetings.

Yesterday night we had a very special events @ Dr Sanjiva's home , he gave us a dinner , It was really cool , thank you very much for that .

As usual we had a very enjoyable time there , and I did not forget to get pictures ,

Dr Sanjiva , Dims and James Clark

Ruchith is trying to play the Piano , in the wrong side and luckily the chair can withstand him.

Everybody is having nice discussion one guy is doing NON-stop eating.

This toy always like to play with toy , see how he is doing that its really nice , I feel time has come to (to what)

WSDL in 5 minutes

I am not WSDL guy , but I feel the following document is realy cool for the people who are new to the area.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Open source involvement in Sri Lanka

I had heard the term Open source a few years ago, but I did not have clear understudying about that and I did not know how to contribute to open source community.

By accident I had a chance to work in Axis2 from the very beginning of the project, and at that time I did not think that Axis2 would be such a useful and competitive open source product. Now I think that I have good understudying on open source and I really love to open source since it make me happy, I can do what ever I want and I can share that with others and can get many many suggestion from the community to improve what I have done.

Some times ago open sources was just a dream to us (to Sri Lanka) but we are so luck that a great leader in open source came to Sri Lanka and stared to oxygenate open source form Sri Lanka too who was non other than Dr Sanjive Weerawarana. He was and is the crystal behind Sri Lanka open source community.

We are so proud to say that Axis2 to is almost Sri Lankan contribution, not only that there are lot more WS implementation done by Sri Lankan software developers, and they are used by all over the world. So we are so proud to say that being a very small country we have done more that we can do ,

In Apache Software foundation Sri Lankan open source community only second to US in number vise we have more that 20 apache committers and number are increasing rapidly !!!

We must thank Dr Sanjiva for his great work that he has done for his mother country.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Thursday, September 15, 2005

My First blog in blogger

This is my first blog in Blogger , and I feel this is better than blog line

I will continue posting :)))