Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Useful mysql stuff...

Here's a compilation of my day to day use of mysql related stuff...
  1. Resetting root password in mysql
    - Goto this page https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MysqlPasswordReset

  2. To give privileges to a certain user in mysql
    - grant all on *.* to username


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Finally... IE on Linux / Ubuntu...

Great..... It works... :)

Initially, when I needed to run a few IE specific sites on my Ubuntu installation, I spent quite some time searching around google, and some more prominent linux sites... But I did not hit success...

Today however, my search bore fruit... I found IEs4Linux project, and its so damned simple.

I am still running Hardy (not Interpid) on my desktop, and wine (the default). I picked up the instructions, kind of updated them myself to work in my hardy, and bingo.. it installed and works...absolutely.

Here's what I did -

  1. Found this page for installation instructions on Ubuntu :
    http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Installation:Ubuntu

  2. Run the following commands -
  3. sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install wine cabextract
  4. And then run this -
  5. wget http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/downloads/ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
    tar zxvf ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
    cd ies4linux-*
    ./ies4linux
  6. The last one would open a dialog box and would ask you basic questions about what version do you want, choose what u like and bingo.. it would start installation...

  7. Within minutes, it automatically downloads some files from here and there, and is done.

  8. It just works...

Monday, December 1, 2008

Agile : What is, Comparison, Transition...

Generally on Agile Methodology -
1. Agile methodology home page - http://www.agilemethodology.org/
2. Manifesto of Agile methodology - http://www.agilemanifesto.org/
3. Working with Agile methods - http://www.agileadvice.com/

Some links on Comparison of waterfall and Agile development methodologies.
1. http://agileintro.wordpress.com/2008/01/04/waterfall-vs-agile-methodology/
2. Youtube -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XokJLWp7icI
3. on Agile Advice - http://www.agileadvice.com/archives/2006/05/waterfall_vs_ag.html


Some links on the transition from Waterfall model to Agile methodology...
1. Agile Blog: Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile - Some tips
2. From Udayan
3. Scrum Alliance
4. A Presentation

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