DevOps

Google Apps: Creating a Workflow Based Expense Tracking System

Reading Time: 5 minutes In my last example on Google Apps within the enterprise, you had seen how easy it was to implement a Leave tracking system with the help of Google Apps. In this post, we would look at the introduction of workflow in an expense system and also how easy it is to embed the system in your existing Google sites infrastructure. Note:- This example enhances the Continue Reading

Simply OAuth-ing for Twitter

Reading Time: 4 minutes All right, I am the hottest twitter application called TweetDekk (replace it with any hypothetical name) and I want you to give me your twitter username and password so that you can send tweets using me. Sounds scary? May be it was not that scary a year back when Twitter had not moved to OAuth. However, now many of us would not dare to share Continue Reading

Preparing a Leave Tracking System in less than 30 minutes with Google Apps

Reading Time: 3 minutes On one of our fun filled iBAT sessions, we decided to build something which would be quick and also have business value for Inphina. Amongst the top candidates was a leave tracking system. Inphina is an Agile organization and believes that when one has to take a leave then one has to take a leave. But, our accountants also need the records for accounting and Continue Reading

Creating a Management Dashboard with Google Apps in 10 minutes

Reading Time: 4 minutes All of us have had situations in which, the enterprise that we are working with, would like to have quick snapshots of the various metrics on the dashboard. These should not only be readily available, but also be refreshed with real data in real-time so that the latest on the health of the organization/business is at the fingertips. We had a similar situation when we Continue Reading

Case Study: Migrating an Enterprise Application to Google App Engine

Reading Time: 1 minute Recently at Business Technology Summit 2010, Inphina presented the journey notes of migrating an Enterprise time-sheet and invoicing application to the Google App Engine. The presentation talked about the Business context, Evaluation criteria, Bottlenecks and pitfalls that we faced during the migration and the Conclusions. We received a great response at the conference and have already helped few organizations prepare a blue print for migrating Continue Reading

Comparing Google App Engine and Amazon EC2 on Business Drivers

Reading Time: 4 minutes In our last post, we compared the leading cloud vendors on technology. In this post, we would like to look at the business benefits of moving to either GAE or Amazon EC2. If you believe the recent hype in the cloud space, including the Gartner reports then you would see that the cloud is here to stay. What would make sense is to keep a Continue Reading

Mailing Google Docs As Attachment On Google App Engine

Reading Time: 4 minutes Our application works with Google Spreadsheet API to update spreadsheets. The application now needed to send mail with an attachment of a google spreadsheet. We posted our query on google docs community here and on Google app engine here and there were no clear directions of implementing it. Let’s see how we went about implementing this feature. Google provides its spreadsheet API and it allows Continue Reading

Preparing Seed Data for Your Application on Google App Engine

Reading Time: 3 minutes For the past few weeks, we have been getting requests on our website about the way we generated seed data for our multi-tenant application. I thought it would be best to talk about the method that we used as a part of a separate post. If you have been following our blog, you would notice that TE-CON launched the public beta of bookmyhours.com. This is Continue Reading

Comparing Google App Engine and Amazon EC2 on Technology

Reading Time: 6 minutes Recently, at a prospective client, we were asked to make a comparison between Amazon EC2 and Google App Engine. Having recently done fairly large-scale projects on both of them, we think that we could make a fairly valid summarization of our thoughts. With this post, I would like to put our thoughts out for consumption and debate. The three parameters on which I would like Continue Reading

Best Practices for Moving to the Cloud

Reading Time: 3 minutes Recently there has been a lot of interest in cloud. There have been some major developments which have ignited the interest of many enterprises. It would not be late before enterprises start looking around and find that their competitors have already taken the first step towards cloud. Before you get to that situation and start panicking, here are a list of best practices which would Continue Reading

[Updated] Is This the ‘Tipping Point’ for Cloud Adoption by Enterprises?

Reading Time: 4 minutes There are two major events which have happened in the course of the last few weeks. These events have forced enterprises to get up from slumber and take notice of the changing technology dynamics. First, Gartner released their 2010 Hype Cycle covering maturity of 1800 technologies. If you look at the report image, cloud computing as well as cloud/web platform are at the peak of Continue Reading

Managing Wicket Serialization Problem On Google App Engine

Reading Time: 7 minutes There are several problems of using Wicket on Google App Engine. We are porting a Wicket application on Google App Engine and faced several issues. This post will look at the problems we may encounter while working on a Wicket project on Google App engine and how may we overcome them. Google App engine will it play suggests that if you have a wicket project Continue Reading

bookMyHours.com Public Beta Released

Reading Time: 2 minutes bookMyHours.com is a simple and clean enterprise timesheet application offered as SaaS on a subscription basis. The service is ‘rightweight‘ and consists of the most frequently used features so that the organizations do not have to pay for features that they would never use. It is a multi-tenant application which allows and organization to define their custom look and feel. bookMyHours is based on eHour, Continue Reading

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