Saturday, April 25, 2009

Guide to SDLC

I was looking through to find guide for SDLC around internet. The best reference I found is at the following url:

It does a good job explaining the different SDLC models

Friday, April 17, 2009

Installing Netmeeting on Windows Vista

Netmeeting no longer comes with Vista. However, a lot of us still need to communicate with our counterparts using older windows.

The following site provides the instruction and links on how to install it on Vista:

Here is the link to the actual Microsoft Website for the patch:

Here is another article indicating they were able to install without the patch using compatible mode:

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Software Testing Resources

In trying to understand software testing to improve the reliability of my software development. I have searched and found some resources.

The one most interesting is the Software and Testing Magazine at A free subscription (softcopy) is available from the website.

Another good resource is the QA forum found at

When we discuss software testing one of the things that come to mind is Unit testing. If you are using Java, you can just JUnit to perform the test and if you are using .Net, you can use NUnit. However, being from a Pascal background, I still find it a bit difficult to change my mindset to embed testing in my codes.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Changing Backspace to Delete

When we telnet into some of the unix servers, we need to either press delete or control backspace to delete characters. This is sometimes very inconvenient. The trick to change the backspace to delete is to type the following command:

stty erase ^H

Note that when you set the stty, press the backspace (which is represented by ^H here - on windows telnet command prompt, it will appear as ^?

This works for Sun Solaris and HP-UX - in korn shell. I found that Linux already knows backspace is delete.

Here is an article talking about this.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Retrieving IMEI from your phone

IMEI - International Mobile Equipment Identity - all mobile phones have their own unique IMEI number (can be shown by dialing *#06# on phone.

There is a thread on retrieving it using J2ME here but did not really have a software solution. I found another article but only applies for Windows mobile here.