Are your skills upto date?

I came across this website which rates the Programming languages, Interesting read!. Also helps in finding out if your skills are upto date:

The TIOBE Programming Community index gives an indication of the popularity
of programming languages. The index is updated once a month. The ratings are
based on the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party
vendors. The popular search engines Google, MSN, Yahoo!, and YouTube are used to
calculate the ratings. Observe that the TIOBE index is not about the best
programming language or the language in which most lines of code have been
The index can be used to check whether your programming skills are
still up to date or to make a strategic decision about what programming language
should be adopted when starting to build a new software system. The definition
of the TIOBE index can be found here.

How to dynamically edit a website content on your browser

I was scrolling through a blog and found this cool tip, it lets you edit a webpage online in browser (I tested on Internet Explorer but I think this works with Firefox and Opera as well). Its very useful when you
want to comment/note a webpage and store it for future. You can also edit the website and take a screenshot of it. Here are the steps:

1. Open any website (eg.,
2. Enter this line in the URL of the browser:
document.designMode='on'; void 0
3. Go ahead and edit the website!

See this blog to know more about this idea and various comments on it.

How to move the thunderbird mails to Outlook

I have written a post earlier to do this, I found a new way to do it. This way is better if you have few emails to be transferred from Thunderbird to Outlook. Again, this is not a direct way and is not straightforward. Here are the steps:

1. Open Thunderbird
2. Select all the mails to be transferred
3. Right-click and select "Forward all mails" (or something like that)
4. A new mail window opens with all the selected mails as attachment
5. Send this mail to your own account (Thats why this method is not good to transfer heavy mails!)
6. Open outlook and check mail, dran-and-drop the attached mails to your desktop
7. Drag-and-drop the attached mails from your desktop to Outlook folder.

Done! Take care while moving the mails, better to take a backup.

C++ coding standards at Google

I was going through an interesting blog ( by an ex-Google employee and found this link to google C++ coding standards.

Its good to use it as a reference for good programming tips, or just an interesting go-through. Here is the link to Google coding standards ( )