A Short History of Desktop Operating Systems

Posted August 23rd, 2014 | Author | 7 Comments »

  At the beginning of this millennium, the PC/OS wars had practically ended. You used Windows everywhere. Only some companies like Mindfire, which worked on Apple Mac development, had any use for platform diversity. Everybody bought Wintel – because you had to. Software was made for Windows only in most cases, so being on anything

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What Have These Two People Done?!

Posted August 21st, 2014 | Author | 26 Comments »

  Two Mindfireans recently achieved commendable personal milestones, and it inspires everyone around. Saurabh Agarwal Saurabh will be attending Mobile App Europe from September 29 to October 1, at Berlin, Germany. He will be presenting  on October 1 on “Tackling Fragmentation in the Mobile App World“. Saurabh found out about the conference, discussed topics and

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Thoughtful Programming Can Save Days. But Do You Have Time For It?

Posted August 19th, 2014 | Author | 3 Comments »

  Today I will share an experience in the effects of inflexible software, actually caused by hard work! We use a SaaS service for our payroll process. Last month, we needed to add a salary component for selected people. We decided that instead of adding it as the pre-defined “Bonus” component, we would name it

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Entry-level/Fresher Salary at Mindfire Solutions

Posted August 13th, 2014 | Author | 18 Comments »

  Quietly. Quietly, Mindfire has created one of the best packages for freshers, nationwide. At Mindfire Solutions, we have always believed in providing industry-leading packages for talent. We have raised the bar in 2014 with a lucrative pay package and other elements that will surprise you. 1. Salary Our uniform entry-level salary for all 2014

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Thank God It’s Friday – Mindfire Style!

Posted August 12th, 2014 | Author | 4 Comments »

  At Mindfire, we recently had a proposal to have one day of the week as “Work From Home” (WFH) for everyone. A day working at home would allow a day’s escape from the commute. It would enable flexibility in planning personal stuff, including spending time with family. The ideal day was Friday. Practically, it

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Pre-paid Salary: The Shocking Result of Our Poll

Posted August 11th, 2014 | Author | 5 Comments »

Few days back I wrote about salary traditionally being paid after work is done (end of month), and how it could possibly be paid in advance of the month as pre-paid salary. After that, we ran a poll with 600+ people inside Mindfire. This was not an academic poll – it was an actual serious

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Product Engineering and User Experience process.

Posted August 6th, 2014 | Author | No Comments »
Product Engineering

What is Product Engineering? Product engineering is known as the process to develop or design, system or a device such that the product is treated as an item for sale or to be used by various people. When a product is being developed, there is a lot of work and technology involved in the development

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Why is Salary paid after Work is done?

Posted August 6th, 2014 | Author | 9 Comments »

Since my first job a couple decades ago, I have always been intrigued by a tradition in the world of work. It is so embedded in our minds and expectations that we don’t question it. Salary for a month is always paid at end of that month. Sounds simple, right? But my question is: why?!? Why

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How to Approach Automation?

Posted July 14th, 2014 | Author | No Comments »

Automation, in true sense, relieves the person from manual efforts by regulating the repetitive tasks to an extent. Automation is the preferred choice in most industries and software may also be brought into the circle of automation, but without deviating from its actual definition. Automation should not become a costly affair for an engineer to

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Why Automation – Is it worth?

Posted May 27th, 2014 | Author | 1 Comment »

Automated testing is need of the hour. Possibilities of the automation, apart from custom manual testing, are being analyzed for every other application now-a-days. It is preferred to manual testing due to several factors such as improved accuracy of tests, wider test coverage, more reliable results and above all, it saves time and cost rapidly.

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