Finally GSOC’15 came to an end.

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After about 3 months yet another GSOC has come to an end. This is the part of the program that I am sure almost every accepted student would feel sad about. End of those weekly meetings, end of those long chats with your mentors, and a lot more fun. So my project was about adding …


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Serverless Messaging – Sniffing Packets

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For last couple of weeks I have been working on the XMPPLLConnection and Stream management. I have learned about Java NIO (read Non-Blocking I/O). Successfully implemented it in some test tasks given by my mentor and also implemented it to an extent in my project source code. I have been testing my code for incoming connection …


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GSOC Week – 08

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With great help from Florian, my mentor and some research I was able to get the XMPPLLConnection and XMPPLLConfiguration work together.  So a user can now create an XMPPLLConfiguration that takes some basic information about the presence and it can passed to the XMPPLLConnection’s constructor to establish a new link-local connection. User can then call XMPPLLConnection#announcePresence() to …


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GSOC Week – 07

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Got JmDNS Working in the code and tested it with Gajim on a Ubuntu VM. Written and tested POC implementations for announcing presence, discovering presences and concealing presences on the link local network. Currently working on the implementation of the XMPPLLConnection and XMPPLLConnectionConfiguration to enable developers to use this API in Smack to initiate Link-Local …


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How should I flip bits and not burgers this summer?

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Greetings Fellas! Since last two weeks I have been reading a lot of content regarding the questions below as a lot of engineering students are confused about what to do this summer. Should I join HCL CDC this summer for training? Where should I do my summer training training from? How can I get an internship …


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What are the best websites to learn web development for free?

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Greetings Fellas! Codeschool They have learning tracks for wide variety of technologies. It allows you taste different things and switch easily without leaving a big course half way! Which means if you do all the tracks for a particular technology, you become a badass! Codecademy They have a really nice and easy to use interface, …


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How did Ishan get into GSoC 2015?

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Greetings Fellas! This year it was no less than an adventure to get into the Google Summer of Code. February 14 Mifos, the organization with which I did the project last summer applied again. February 22 Accepted organizations list rolled out by google. Something very unexpected, shocking and terrifying happened. Mifos didn’t get accepted. In …


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Retrofit Tutorial – Part 1

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Retrofit An open source library written in Java by Square Inc. for easily consuming REST APIs in your android/java – apps/clients. Why Retrofit? When you want your apps to have dynamic content that updates at regular intervals (short or long) you want to have them talk to a server. Now that you want to talk …


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