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August 18, 2016 Leave a comment

 

PHP

Starting with PHP 5, the object model was rewritten to allow for better performance and more features. This was a major change from PHP 4. PHP 5 has a full object model.

features in PHP 5 are the inclusions of visibility, abstract and final classes and methods, additional magic methods, interfaces, cloning and typehinting.

PHP treats objects in the same way as references or handles, meaning that each variable contains an object reference rather than a copy of the entire object. See Objects and References

Features

Visibility : The visibility of a property or method can be defined by prefixing the declaration with the keywords public, protected or private.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HTML

How do you improve the performance of a website.

  1. code unification :Each CSS file must be loaded before the page can be displayed in an internet browser.
  2. compress css and javascript files:We can compress a CSS file by removing unnecessary spaces, comments,
  3. Using sprite images instead of multiple images
  4. Always put javascripts at the bottom of the page.

What is bootstrap ?

Bootstrap is CSS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web. Current version of bootstrap is v3.3.6.  Bootstrap also comes with two preprocessors: less and saas.

 

Bootstrap uses 12 column grid system. Bootstrap’s grid system is responsive, and the columns will re-arrange depending on the screen size

 

What new features has been added in bootstrap 3?

  1. New Glyphicons icon font!
  2. Smallest file size.
  3. New grid system.
  4. its uses CSS compressors (Less/Saas)

Difference between container and container-fluid in bootstrap?

.container has a max width pixel value, whereas .container-fluid is max-width 100%.

.container-fluid continuously resizes as you change the width of your window/browser by any amount.

.container resizes in chunks at several certain widths, controlled by media queries (technically we can say it’s “fixed width”

because pixels values are specified, but if you stop there, people may get the

impression that it can’t change size – i.e. not responsive.)

 

Tell me latest jquery version ?

Latest version of jquery is  V-3.1.0 (11-8-2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Difference between html5 tag and normal tag ?

HTML5 tag are called as semantic tags.

A semantic element clearly describes its meaning to both the browser and the developer.

<article>

<aside>

<details>

<figcaption>

<figure>

<footer>

<header>

<main>

<mark>

<nav>

<section>

<summary>

<time>

 

Difference between live and bind function in jquery.

 

The bind() method attaches one or more event handlers for selected elements, and specifies a function to run when the event occurs.

 

The live() method was deprecated in jQuery version 1.7, and removed in version 1.9. Use the on() method instead.

 

Some new fautures of css3?

 

  1. border-radius (border-radius: 25px;)
  2. box-shadow (box-shadow:3px 3px 3px 2px #797979;)
  3. Text Shadow ( text-shadow: #aaa 2px 2px 2px;)
  4. Multiple Backgrounds

.container {

/* fallback */

background: url(image/bg1.png) no-repeat;

 

/* modern browsers */

background: url(image/bg1.png) 0 0 no-repeat,

url(image/bg2.png) 100% 0 no-repeat;

}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Transition

We can add animation to an element using transition. We need to specify these parameters.

  1. transition-property
  2. transition-duration
  3. transition-timing-function
  4. transition-delay

 

div {

width: 150px;

height: 150px;

background: red;

/* For Safari 3.1 to 6.0 */

-webkit-transition-property: height;

-webkit-transition-duration: 2s;

-webkit-transition-timing-function: ease-in-out;

-webkit-transition-delay: 1s;

/* Standard syntax */

transition-property: height;

transition-duration: 2s;

transition-timing-function: linear;

transition-delay: 1s;

}

 

what is closest in jquery ? What’s the difference between .closest() and .parents(‘selector’)?

.closest() method begins its search with the element itself before progressing up the DOM tree, and stops when current element matches the selector.

.parents() Begins with the parent element, get the parent of each element in the current set of matched elements

What is json?

JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation. JSON is language independent, lightweight data interchange format. JSON data is written as key value pairs.

Eg :”name”:”Selva”

Explain position property in css?

The CSS positioning properties allow you to position an element. There are four different positioning methods: Static, Fixed, relative, absolute.

 

 

 

Difference between $(this) and this in jquery?

Keyword ‘this’ is a native DOM element. $(this) is a jQuery object that allows you to call functions such as .addClass() on it.

Will HTML5 canvas supported in IE ?

HTML5 canvas is not supported in IE version less than 9. ExplorerCanvas(excanvas) a JS library is the option to render HTML5 canvas for IE6, 7, and 8.

what is jsonp?

JSONP is nothing but JSON with padding. JSONP is mostly used in RESTFull APIs(Cross domain request). JSONP is a simple trick to overcome XMLHttpRequest same domain policy. (As you know one cannot send AJAX (XMLHttpRequest) request to a different domain.). JSONP request appends the callback function with URL. Eg: http://www.abcs.com/example.php?callback=simplecallback

Whenever the server receives the callback it will return the data. The data can be accessed using that call back function.

A simple implementation of JSONP request.

//

(function() {

var flickerAPI = “http://api.flickr.com/services/feeds/photos_public.gne?jsoncallback=?&#8221;;

$.getJSON( flickerAPI, {

tags: “mount rainier”,

tagmode: “any”,

format: “json”

})

.done(function( data ) {

$.each( data.items, function( i, item ) {

$( “” ).attr( “src“, item.media.m ).appendTo( “#images” );

if ( i === 3 ) {

return false;

}

});

});

})();

// ]]>

 

 

 

How do you create a simple plugin in jquery?

Sample plugin creation code is given below:

(function($){

$.fn.showLinkLocation = function() {

return this.filter(‘a’).each(function(){

$(this).append(

‘ (‘ + $(this).attr(‘href’) + ‘)’

);

});

};

}(jQuery));

 

// Usage example:

$(‘a’).showLinkLocation();

 

List out some CSS Frameworks for creating responsive templates?

Bootstrap

-> Bootstrap is mobile first framework. It includes predefined classes for easy layout options, as well as powerful mixins for generating more semantic layouts.

 

Foundation 3

-> Foundation 3 is built with Sass, a powerful CSS preprocessor. “Pricing Tables” is an interesting componenet in foundation 3. Pricing tables are suitable for marketing site for a subscription-based product. It also offers super cool features like Right-to-left text direction support.

 

Skeleton

Skeleton is a small collection of CSS files that can help to rapidly develop sites that look beautiful at any size, be it a 17″ laptop screen or an iPhone.

 

YAML 4

YAML 4 is built on SAAS. You can check the documentation in the above link.

 

ResponsiveAeon

Responsive Aeon is a simple, fast, Intuitive css framework. It contains almost 120 lines of code and only 1kb minified.

 

 

 

 

 

What is the difference between canvas and svg?

<canvas> is an HTML element which can be used to draw graphics using JavaScript. This can be used to draw graphs, create animations etc.

The <canvas> element is not supported in older browsers, but is supported in recent versions of all major browsers.

The default size of the canvas is 300 px × 150 px (width × height). But custom sizes can be defined using the HTML height and width property.  The declaration is as follows.

<canvas id=”animate” width=”250″ height=”250″></canvas>

SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is based on XML markup language, for describing 2D vector graphics.

Can you explain the difference between cookies, sessionStorage and localStorage.?

LocalStorage stores data with no expiration date, and gets cleared only through JavaScript, or clearing the Browser Cache / Locally Stored Data – unlike cookie expiry.

Local storage and session storage are perfect for non sensitive data. The data stored in localStorage and sessionStorage can easily be read or changed from within the client/browser

so should not be relied upon for storage of sensitive or security related data within applications.

Data stored in the SessionStorage is only available for the duration of the browser session (and is deleted when the window is closed) – it does however survive page reloads.

In cookie, we can store 4096 bytes of data. Data stored in the cookie can be hacked by the user, unless the site uses SSL. We can also prevent injections like Cross-Site Scripting (XSS)/Script injection using httponly in the header.

Explain about quirks mode?

There are three modes used by the layout engines in web browsers: quirks mode, almost standards mode, and full standards mode.

Quirks mode is turned on when there is no correct DOCTYPE declaration, and turned off when there is a DOCTYPE definition.

However, invalid HTML – with respect to the chosen DOCTYPE – can also cause the browser to switch to quirks mode.

 

 

What is meant by hardware acceleration?

It means the graphical rendering is done on dedicated hardware (your GPU / graphics card) rather than your CPU. Hardware acceleration generally produces more fluid animation.In general you should always enable hardware acceleration as it will result in better performance of your application.

This will usually be a higher frame rate (the number of images displayed per second), and the higher the frame rate, the smoother the animation.

How can you load css resources conditionally?

Using CSS media querises we can load CSS contidionally. If you want to load the stylesheet for the device less than 600px, then you can declare as below.

<link rel=”stylesheet” media=”screen and (min-width: 600px)” href=”small.css”>

This style sheet will only load for screen size less than 600px.

Difference between article and section tag in HTML5. How can you nest them in your document?

The section element represents a generic section of a document or application. A section, in this context, is a thematic grouping of content, typically with a heading.

So basically the section element should contain related information bunched under a common heading.

The HTML5 <article> element represents a complete composition in a web page or web application that is independently distributable or reusable, e.g. in syndication.

This could be a forum post, a magazine or newspaper article, a blog entry, a user-submitted comment, an interactive widget or gadget, or any other independent item of content.

We can nest article inside a section tag and vice versa. This is completely legal interms of HTML5.

What happen when you dont use doctype?

When omitted, browsers tend to use a different rendering mode that is incompatible with some specifications.

Also HTML5 tags such as < article >,< footer >, < header >, < nav >, < section > may not be supported if the Doctype is not declared.

 

 

 

 

What are data- attributes good for?

The data-* attributes is used to store custom data related to the page or application.The custom data can be used in JavaScript to complete events or animations.

Which set of definitions, HTML attributes or CSS properties, take precedence?

CSS properties take precedence over HTML attributes. If both are specified, HTML attributes will be displayed in browsers without CSS support but won’t have any effect in browsers with CSS support.

How do I eliminate the blue border around linked images?

in your CSS, you can specify the border property for linked images:

a img { border: none ; }

However, note that removing the border that indicates an image is a link makes it harder for users to distinguish quickly and easily which images on a web page are clickable.

 

Explain about HTML5 local storage ?

There are two ways to store data in HTML as objects locally :

 

  1. localStorage – store data across session acess
  2. sessionStorage – storing data for current session only

Data will be stored in key/value pair format.

example:

localStorage.empid=”420″;

sessionStorage.companyname = “Thiruvarur info tech ”;

 

explain CSS media queries ?

CSS media queries are used to develop responsive templates for different layout of screen, print, mobile , tablet or any other resolutions

 

CSS media queries can be added in 3 ways as like CSS style sheet :

 

Internal stylesheet :  <style type=”text/css”>

@media only screen and (max-width: 600px){

/* rules apply to the device resolution is 480px or less  */

}

</style>

Imported stylesheet :   @import “tablet.css”   (min-width: 800px) and (max-width: 1200px);

External stylesheet:  <link rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” href=”deskto.css” media=”screen and (min-width: 1200px), print and (min-resolution: 300dpi)” />

 

 

explain css inheritance ?

Inheritance propagates property values from parent elements to their children. The inherited value of a property on an element is the computed value of the property on the element’s parent element. For the root element, which has no parent element, the inherited value is the initial value of the property.

<div class=”firstClass secondClass thirdClass fourthClass ” > </div >

what is javascript inheritance ?

In simple terms, inheritance is the concept of one thing gaining the properties or behaviours of something else.

Inherited children inherit their parent’s behaviour To say A inherits from B, is saying that A is a type of B.

In JavaScript You must use a special object called prototype.

function Animal() {}; // This is the Animal *Type*

Animal.prototype.eat = function () {

alert(“All animals can eat!”);

};

 

function Bird() {}; // Declaring a Bird *Type*

Bird.prototype = new Animal(); // Birds inherit from Animal

Bird.prototype.fly = function() {

alert(“Birds are special, they can fly!”);

};

The effect of this is that any Birds you create (called an instance of Bird) all have the properties of Animals

var aBird = new Bird(); // Create an instance of the Bird Type

aBird.eat(); // It should alert, so the inheritance worked

aBird.fly(); // Important part of inheritance, Bird is also different to Animal

 

var anAnimal = new Animal(); // Let’s check an instance of Animal now

anAnimal.eat(); // Alerts, no problem here

anAnimal.fly(); // Error will occur, since only Birds have fly() in its prototype

 

explain javascript associative array ?

Associative arrays are where we can associate a key string with a value string

JavaScript objects are also associative arrays.

i.e the property  emp.Name can also be read by calling emp[‘Name’]

We can access each property by entering the name of the property as a string into the array

it refers to accessing the DOM elements of HTML also [as object or associative array]

 

 

 

explain JS Namespace ?

Namespacing is a technique employed to avoid collisions with other objects or variables in the global namespace

and also helps to organize blocks of functionality into easily manageable groups that can be uniquely identified.

JavaScript doesn’t  builtin support of namespacing but using objects and closures we can achieve a similar effect.

javascript Namespacing patterns :

1)    Single global variables :

var myApplication =  (function(){

function(){

/*…*/

},

return{

/*…*/

}

})();

 

2)    Object literal notation :

var myApplication = {

getInfo:function(){ /**/ },

// we can also populate our object literal to support

// further object literal namespaces containing anything

// really:

models : {},

views : {

pages : {}

},

collections : {}

};

 

 

 

 

 

 

3)    Nested namespacing :

var myApp =  myApp || {};

// perform a similar existence check when defining nested

// children

myApp.routers = myApp.routers || {};

myApp.model = myApp.model || {};

myApp.model.special = myApp.model.special || {};

// nested namespaces can be as complex as required

 

4)    Immediately-invoked Function Expressions :

// an (anonymous) immediately-invoked function expression

(function(){ /*…*/})();

// a named immediately-invoked function expression

(function foobar(){ /*..*/}());

// this is technically a self-executing function which is quite different

function foobar(){ foobar(); }

 

5)   Namespace injection :

// define a namespace we can use later

var ns = ns || {}, ns2 = ns2 || {};

// the module/namespace creator

var creator = function(val){

var val = val || 0;

this.next = function(){

return val++

};

 

this.reset = function(){

val = 0;

}

}

creator.call(ns);

 

// ns.next, ns.reset now exist

creator.call(ns2, 5000);

// ns2 contains the same methods

// but has an overridden value for val

// of 5000

 

 

 

 

Type of webservice ?

there are two types of web service….1. SOAP [Simple Object Access Protocol] Webservice and 2. RESTful [REpresentational State Transfer] Webservice.

SOAP is a messaging protocol , REST is a design philosophy , not a protocol.

SOAP:

you define your interface in a .wsdl file, which describes exactly which input parameters are expected and how the return values will look like

there are tools to generate the .wsdl files out of java class hirarchies. JAXB for example

there are also tools to generate java objects/classes as part of eclipse for example (don’t know the name in the moment).

SOAP is very strict. Every request is validatet against the wsdl before processing.

A good but not so easy to start with framework for SOAP WS is Apache CXF

 

REST:  (no hands on experience up to now, feel free to correct and improve 😉 ):

a way to access a webserver or web application to retrieve data from or send to it.

it’s only negotiated, how it is accessed.

common is something like this http://server.domain.com/app/type/id=123 to retrieve object of type type with id=123 very intuitive, but no automatic validation of requests.

The main advantages of REST web services are:

  1. Lightweight – not a lot of extra xml markup
  2. Human Readable Results
  3. Easy to build – no toolkits required

SOAP also has some advantages:

  1. Easy to consume – sometimes
  2. Rigid – type checking, adheres to a contract
  3. Development tools

 

 

 

What is namespacing?

In many programming languages, namespacing is a technique employed to avoid collisions with other objects or variables in the global namespace. They’re also extremely useful for helping organize blocks of functionality in your application into easily manageable groups that can be uniquely identified.Namespacing Fundamentals

  1. Single global variables
  2. Object literal notation
  3. Nested namespacing
  4. Immediately-invoked Function Expressions
  5. Namespace injection

 

Single global variables

One popular pattern for namespacing in JavaScript is opting for a single global variable as your primary object of reference. A skeleton implementation of this where we return an object with functions and properties can be found below:

var myApplication =  (function(){

function(){

/*…*/

},

return{

/*…*/

}

})();

Object literal notation

Object literal notation can be thought of as an object containing a collection of key:value pairs with a colon separating each pair of keys and values. It’s syntax requires a comma to be used after each key:value pair with the exception of the last item in your object, similar to a normal array.

var myApplication = {

getInfo:function(){ /**/ },

// we can also populate our object literal to support

// further object literal namespaces containing anything

// really:

models : {},

views : {

pages : {}

},

collections : {}

};

 

 

One can also opt for adding properties directly to the namespace:

myApplication.foo = function(){

return “bar”;

}

myApplication.utils = {

toString:function(){

/*..*/

},

export: function(){

/*..*/

}

}

 

  1. Nested namespacing
  2. Immediately-invoked Function Expressions (IIFE)s
  3. Namespace injection

 

  1. Explain about css specificity

 

  1. what is the use of box shadow and tell me the syntax.

 

  1. how to acheive rounded corners in css3.

 

  1. How will you improve the performance of a website.

 

  1. What is the use of sprite images.

 

  1. What are the different font formats and how will you include in your css stylesheet.

 

  1. What is responsive web page layout.

 

  1. What is fluid layout and advantages of it ?

 

  1. What do you know about css animations. Will you do css3 animation if we give google access?

 

  1. what are the css frameworks you know. have you ever used any css frameworks like LESS SAAS?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Difference between HTML4 and HTML5?

 

  1. What is the use of canvas ? have you ever used it.

 

  1. What is the main difference between canvas and svg?

 

  1. What are semantic tags in html5. What is the main advantage of it.

 

 

 

  1. How will you add a jquery to your page.

 

  1. What is the diiference between javascript and jquery?

 

  1. Tell me the difference between document.ready and onload function in jquery?

 

  1. how can u apply css in jquery?

 

  1. Can you dynamicaaly add a div using jquery ?

 

  1. What are filters in jquery?

 

  1. What is an anonymous function in jquery and how will you define it?

 

  1. Have you ever heared about MVC in javascript?

 

  1. Javascript or Jquery which is faster ?

 

  1. How can you animate using Jquery?

 

  1. Tell me the use of is() , eq() methods in jquery?

 

  1. Why we use index() method in jquery.

 

  1. Tell me jquery.noConflict() method.

 

  1. Have you ever contributed any plugin?

 

  1. Tell me what are the Jquery UI you know. And how can you customize them.?

Back to Yuvan Shankar Raja

August 18, 2016 Leave a comment

Solli Tholaiyen Ma Lyrics From Yakkai

Movie : Yakkai
Song : Solli Tholaiyen Ma Lyrics
Music : Yuvan Shankar Raja
Singer : Dhanush
Lyrics : Vignesh Sivv

Kaana Poona Kadhala
Naana Kenji Kekkuren
Poona Poguthu Kadhala
Solli Tholiyen Ma
Veena Neram Poguthu
En Maanam Kappal Erudhu
Thaana Vandhu Kaadhala
Solli Tholaiyen Ma

Nee Ok Solli Tholanja
Thara Kuthu Poduven
Illa Venam Solla Thuninja
Solo Song ah Paduven

Unakku Wait Panni
En Body Weak Aaguthu
Basement Shake Aguthu
Heart-u Break Aguthu
Loveahh Sollaathathaale
Nenju Lock Aaguthu
Current Illatha
Oor Pola Dark Aguthu

Vaaram Onnula
Kanavula Vandha
Vaaram Rendula
Manasulla Vandha
Moonam Varame
Rathathilayum Neethan
Ada En Maa En Maa

Nalla Pakkura
Koocha Padamanee
Nalla Illikira
Loveh Solla Mattum
Yenma Moraikkura
Sariye Illamaa
Ada Poo Ma Poo Maa

No No Summa Sonnenamma
Unakkaga Poranthavan
Nan Mattum Thanma
Un Kooda Vazhave
Thinam Thorum Saguren
Kaapathu Kadhala
Solli Tholaiyenma

Poona Poguthu Kadhala
Solli Tholiyen Ma

Unakku Wait Panni
Wait Panni
Wait Panni
Unakku Wait Panni
En Body Weak Aaguthu
Basement Shake Aguthu
Heart-u Break Aguthu
Loveahh Sollaathathaale
Nenju Lock Aaguthu
Current Illatha
Oor Pola Dark Aguthu

 

Overview of HADOOP

When we look into the structure of this framework , we find that it is divided into HDFS and MapReduce.
The two hands of Hadoop framework
i.e. HDFS and MapReduce are Hadoop Distributed File System- the storage hand and the processing hand respectively. This skeleton divides the total data into smaller blocks and circulate them in assemblage through the junctions called nodes in the network. The JAR is sent to the nodes where the data needs to be worked on. Here the nodes responsible for those data residing near them work faster in transferring them.

big-data
Hadoop  carries  four programs  of  study.

They  are :
-> Hadoop Common
-> HDFS
-> Hadoop YARN
-> Hadoop MapReduce

1. Hadoop common acts as the information centre that contains the collections of Hadoop libraries.
2. HDFS is the storage part of high band of frequencies.
3.The YARN organizes the properties that line up the user’s function in an assemblage.
4.MapReduce is the processor that processes all sets of data.

Hadoop is such a frame that can store and circulate huge data files without minimum error. Hence it is highly scalable.

1.This software costs very less for storing and performing computations on data in comparison with the traditional databases.
2.Accessing with different kinds of business solution data is done by Hadoop with ultimate comfort. It has been proving to be its best in decision making.
3.It helps in social media, emailing, log processing, data warehousing, error detection etc.
4. Since it maps the data wherever it is placed so Hadoop takes very less time in order to unfold any data. It hardly takes an hour to work on large petabytes of data. Hene, it is super fast.

Hence, the companies using Hadoop are able to gain far better insights. Whenever a data block goes from one node to another in the assemblage of the network, each  block gets copied to each node and even if the data is lost, we will always be having a backup copy of it. Hence, fault occurrence is really very low.

 

Too many passwords? Solution coming soon

March 14, 2014 Leave a comment
Internet users may before long have a secure solution to the modern plague of passwords.

Internet users may before long have a secure solution to the modern plague of passwords.

HANOVER: Internet users may before long have a secure solution to the modern plague of passwords, in which they can use visual patterns or even their own body parts to identify themselves.

Developers at the world’s biggest high-tech fair, CeBIT, say that one of the biggest frustrations of having a smartphone and a computer is memorizing dozens of sufficiently airtight passwords for all their devices and accounts.

“The problem of passwords is that they are very weak, they are always getting hacked, and also from a user point of view, they are too complicated, everybody has 20, 30, 60 passwords,” said Steven Hope, managing director of Winfrasoft from Britain, the fair’s guest country this year.

“They all have to be different, no one can remember them, so everybody writes them down or resets them every time they log in. They don’t work in the real world today.”

Passwords have proliferated so much that it’s a daily struggle for users to cope with so many of them.

And as millions of internet users have learned the hard way, no password is safe when hackers can net them en masse from banks, email services, retailers or social media websites that fail to fully protect their servers.

Many simply throw in the towel and use no-brainer codes like “123456” and “password” – which are still the most common despite how easily they can be cracked, CeBIT spokesman Hartwig von Sass said at the event in the northern German city of Hanover.

In response to the vulnerabilities and hassles of the antiquated username-and-password formula, Winfrasoft has developed an alternative based on a four-colour grid with numbers inside that resembles a Sudoku puzzle.

Users select a pattern on the grid as their “password” and because the numbers inside the boxes change once per minute, the code changes too, making it far harder to hack.

“There is no way anybody could see which numbers you are looking at. You see typing numbers but you don’t know what the pattern is because each number is here six times,” Hope said during a demonstration.

Biometric data offers another alternative to seas of numbers, letters and symbols.

US giant Apple has already equipped its latest generation iPhone with a fingerprint reader to boost its security profile.

But a group of European hackers, the Hamburg-based Chaos Computer Club, demonstrated that the system could be pirated using a sophisticated “fake” fingerprint made of latex.

Japan’s Fujitsu turned to the other end of the hand and has developed an identification system based on each person’s unique vein pattern.

At its CeBIT stand, the company was showing off its PalmSecure technology on its new ultra-light laptop computer which has a small sensor built in.

Meanwhile Swiss firm KeyLemon has developed a face recognition system using a webcam.

The computer registers parts of the face, “the eyes, the eyebrows, the shape of your nose, your cheekbones, the chin…” a company spokesman said.

The person must then only sit in front of the screen to be recognised and gain access to the computer.

The system, already used by some three million people according to the company, still has a few kinks however so users must remember to take off their eyeglasses, for example, or have consistent lighting in order to pass the identity test.

“Face recognition and fingerprint recognition are additional safety security features, they will never have only face recognition or fingerprint recognition” but rather use them as a crucial backup to passwords, he said.

How to Hunt for a Job Using Social Media

March 14, 2014 Leave a comment

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Securing a job is the tough part, but scouting an open position? All it takes is a strategic scroll through your favorite social media accounts.

Sites like Twitter and Facebook can be fun and frivolous, but they’re also viable business opportunities. Plumbing through accounts, hashtags and personal pages could help launch next potential career.

Want to find a writing opportunity in a town near you? Just look up a hashtag on Twitter. Want to stay up to date with a company’s career openings? “Like” them on Facebook. Want to create a beautiful resume that’ll catch a recruiter’s or hiring manager’s eye? Head over to Pinterest.

Here’s how to land your perfect job via social media.

1. Twitter
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In 140 characters or less, Twitter can help you find your dream gig. It’s teeming with job applications and professional networking pages, if you know where to find them.

a. Searches: Use that search bar to look for terms that apply to the job you want. For best results, type in words like “jobs,” “hiring” and other specifics that apply to your desired field and location; for example, “writer” and “New York City.”

b. Hashtags: Typing #jobs and #hiring will result in a plethora of tweets from those seeking employees. Employers who want to cast a wide net will often tweet out job applications, with accompanying hashtags.

c. Tweet often: Though it depends on your career of choice, tweeting is a great way to network with like-minded folks in your profession. Follow businesses and people you’re interested in and don’t be afraid to send them the occasional tweet. (On that note, make sure your Twitter account is polished and professional).

d. Follow away: There are dozens and dozens of Twitter accounts dedicated to posting job applications. Go to the search bar and type in “jobs,” then click “People” on the left-hand side. You’ll soon see all the Twitter accounts with “jobs” in the username and can gleefully press the “Follow” button.

2. Facebook
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Facebook is an undeniable social media juggernaut. According to its representatives, these are the top tips for trying to get a job through Facebook:

a. “Like” some pages: Most companies strive for dynamic social media presences, and Facebook Pages are engagement 101. By “Liking” them, you can get daily updates about their activity. Plus, they will likely post links to available job applications.

b. Private/Public: Take a thorough look at your privacy settings on Facebook, and make sure you know exactly how others view your Timeline. However, you should consider setting your work and education info public, enabling others to see your professional history.

c. Stay updated: Make sure all of your work and education info is up to date and reflects your current position and past experience.

d. Add “Professional Skills:” A few months ago, Facebook added a “Professional Skills” portion to the “About” section. Underneath work and education, add skills you’ve acquired, optimizing your professional appeal.

3. LinkedIn

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Perhaps the most obvious of job hunting sites, LinkedIn is the network of choice for professionals.

a. Connect: Unlike Facebook, it’s a little less creepy to connect with strangers on LinkedIn, because everyone there is looking for networking opportunities. Connect to people who have careers you’re interested in, and search around for those who might only be one degree away from you. For inspiration, check out the member stories portion of LinkedIn’s blog, where users share their success anecdotes about networking through the site.

b. Jobs Board: Not only does the site provide you with advice and connections, but it also has a jobs board highlighting available opportunities in nearly every field.

c. Endorsements and recommendations: There’s a portion of your profile dedicated to glowing recommendations and endorsements from your peers. Try to get as many as you can, and your page’s likability will instantly boost.

d. Share more: According to LinkedIn’s Career Expert, Nicole Williams, sharing articles or content with your network boosts your chances 10 times for getting contacted by a recruiter. When you share content, it proves your knowledge in the industry.

e. List all the things: Your profile is 12 times more likely to be viewed by a hiring manager if you have a detailed list of work experience, Williams says. The more robust your profile is, the more experienced and hirable you look.

4. Tumblr

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You can use Tumblr, that vast Internet playground of GIFs and rabid fandoms, for help in the job search.

a. Search tags: In the search bar, look for tagged terms like “hiring” and “jobs.” It’s a bit harder to separate the wheat from the chaff in the tag-happy blogging community, but you’ll still be able to find plenty of cool companies advertising open jobs via Tumblr.

b. Start Tumbling: This is especially important if you’re the creative type. A Tumblr account attuned to your interests, and full of your own original content, automatically ups your unique appeal to employers. In addition, a good Tumblr following can lead to job offers from employers who happened to stumble upon your site.

5. Pinterest

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Yes, Pinterest is more than just a pretty place to find wedding inspiration and delicious recipes.

a. Pin your résumé: Tired of the standard, one-sheet format? Use a Pinterest board to “pin” your résumé. You can highlight certain aspects of your experience and add photos and links. See Rachael G. King, a social media manager at Sidecar who created a “living résumé.”

b. Follow these pages: For a never-ending well of job tips and opportunities, follow these seven helpful Pinterest boards.

How To Assess Your Performance Before Appraisals

March 14, 2014 Leave a comment

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Self-assessment is very crucial before appearing for your next appraisal. Here’s how you should go about it…
Another year; yet another round of appraisal! But are we prepared yet? Are we certain that we are ready to justify our achievements from last year? Perhaps it’s a yes/no situation. It’s true that one can never be fully prepared for anything, even if he/she claims otherwise. Just like there’s no end to learning; there’s also no end to fine-tune your points before the next appraisal meeting with your reporting manager.
One great way to fine-tune the talking points is to focus on what you did right or things which weren’t in your favour during the last appraisal meeting. Taking some points from your previous interaction, won’t be harmful after all!
We all know that an appraisal meeting is usually an effective tool to give feedback to a candidate on his/her performance. It’s also important to do self-analysis both before and after an appraisal meeting. “After an appraisal, a candidate is eager to find out where he stands among other team members, so that he/she knows their relative performance level. He/she should analyse performance thoroughly post this review in order to improve on all parameters,” suggests Chander Agarwal, joint managing director, TCI.
Agarwal believes that an appraisal meeting is a learning experience for both candidate and an organisation; such meetings provide an opportunity to discuss factors that influenced candidate performance during the period under review. He states, “HR departments also share management’s expectations from the candidate during such meetings, so that they can enhance their performance in the next appraisal cycle. These meetings can also be used for grooming candidates for leadership roles.”
You can assess/measure performance in some of the following ways, as Agarwal points out:
. By doing objective review of his/her performance against preset targets
. By preparing a list of achievements and what couldn’t be achieved during the period under review
. By taking feedback from peers/team members on their performance
. By keeping a track of the overall team performance
. By comparing your performance vis-a-vis performance of others in the function/team, as performance level of others has an impact on your performance.
With your performance varying from year-to-year, it’s practical to think that your appraisal meeting will also have different discussion points; but the basics always remain the same, according to experts. An employee can prepare on these basic talking points and can use some of the learning from his/her past appraisal meeting.

Marketers to Increase Digital Marketing Spend in 2014

January 9, 2014 Leave a comment

Most companies will be giving their digital marketing a boost in 2014, as new research from ExactTarget reveals that two thirds of marketers plan to increase their investments in digital marketing this year.

The study found that 61 percent of marketers plan to increase their investments in data and analytics, 60 percent plan to increase spend on marketing automation and 58 percent will spend more on email marketing. In addition, 57 percent of marketers say they will invest more in social media while another 57 percent will increase their investment in content management.

Additional insights from the ExactTarget study reveal that the top priority for marketers in 2014 is to increase conversion rates, followed by increasing and improving brand awareness and collecting, measuring and using behavior-based data.

“We are in the third wave of the Internet revolution where everything and everyone is connected; this is the Internet of Customers,” said Scott Dorsey, chief executive officer, ExactTarget Marketing Cloud. “As the number of connected devices and mobile phones continue to skyrocket, marketers are investing aggressively in digital to connect with their customers in entirely new ways across every channel and every device.”

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