Tag Archive: xml

Google Reader – back with a bang!

Google Reader

I am totally excited & thrilled about this!!…. Looks like the Google reader team heard all my cribs ! Recently, a totally new version of Google reader was released, and it looks great ! Its compact, loaded with features, and I feel like I am in full control of what I would like to read!

Whats new ?

  • Totally new UI – its much more user-friendly compared to the old interface
  • The subscriptions are listed neatly on the left side, and the news items are displayed on the right side. Only 2 panes. Pretty much like bloglines. No more 3 pane layout!!.
  • There are two views – expanded view, and the list view which is some what similar to Gmail.
  • The Add Subscription feature is cool and is very intuitive.
  • The ‘Settings’ screen is totally re-done, and is very neat. Now, you can finally delete all your feeds in one go!! (This was not possible in the earlier version!!)
  • Lots of other features!!

I will start using Google reader (again!!).. I feel that its much better now, and if all goes well, I am thinking of totally switching over from bloglines!

Kudos Google Reader team !.. way to go!

MCP bootcamps again

Like I had mentioned earlier, we are supposed to take up the MCAD certification exams. I have already cleared one of the exams (70-305 – Developing and Implementing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual Basic® .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio® .NET), and now its time to take up the next set of exams. So, back to bootcamps again.

Today we stared with the bootcamp for the 70-229 elective exam (Designing and Implementing Databases with Microsoft SQL Server™ 2000 Enterprise Edition ). The boot camp goes for two days.

The next bootcamp is for 70-310 exam (Developing XML Web Services and Server Components with Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and the Microsoft .NET Framework ), and is planned for Monday.

So, 4 days back to back in classrooms. So, in a couple of weeks, I would be MCAD certified.