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WordPress Plus Points

WordPress as a custom install or a hosted solution, provides easy access and setup for a personal blog or a profession website. Large organizations can even use services like WordPress.com or WPEngine's price plan solutions.

The plus points of WordPress Content Management System (CMS) are:

Easy Setup for personal blog, professional portfolio, or a business website.Manage Users with role permissions of Administrators, Editors and Contributors.Publishing options for drafts, review, approve, and scheduling.Easily manage your media files, as well as manage them using slideshows or featured images.Great selection of themes to purchase or use few of the free default themes.Plugins to extend and add featuresAuto Upgrade FeatureSearch Engine Optimized right out of the boxAvailable in more than 70 languagesLicensed under the GPL.
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Git has become a life Saver - Udacity/Bertelsmann: The Blog Challenge

Git has become a life Saver!

For me git has become a life saver and an important part of web development. As each developer brings there own way of programming and keeping "code safe"; its helpful to known that we all can follow same style when we commit our changes to the master branch.

Git makes it easy to review current updates with updates that are already live.

I use git history (git log) feature on almost daily basis to review my changes, before I commit them to feature branch. The git feature branches makes it easy to test out the code in isolated qa-websites that are kept clean from working development websites.

It was a learning curve when I first started in git; but over constant reuse and following some git cheetsheets, I have come to enjoy and love git version control system.

QlikSense - Custom Form Login Screen

Extension of: 
Custom login, logout and error forms for Qlik Sense by RPK
https://developer.qlik.com/garden/5ada5a8f0c313f5c539dc7fd


QlikSense - Custom Login Screen

Install Node on QlikSense Server: URL: https://nodejs.org/en/ Saved at: C:\server-tools\Downloads\Node Installed at: C:\server-tools\Runtime\nodejs\ Keep default options
Create Folder: C:\QlikForm
Clone git Repository and keep updates private: # Open Shell/Bash/Command Prompt cd /QlikForm
# Ref: https://medium.com/@bilalbayasut/github-how-to-make-a-fork-of-public-repository-private-6ee8cacaf9d3
git clone --barehttps://github.com/kreta99/QS-Custom-Forms.git cd QS-Custom-Forms.git
git push --mirrorhttps://github.com/<name>/QS-Custom-Forms.git cd .. (go to parent folder)
# remove other users repo clone rm -rf QS-Custom-Forms.git
# clone witinc private repo git clone https://github.com/<name>/QS-Custom-Forms.git
Get latest copy of login pages:

How to Create an Alexa Skill

How to Create an Alexa Skill Creating an Alexa skill easier than you think. It may seem daunting at first, but if you just follow step by step guidelines, then you will have a Alexa Skill all ready for Certification in an hour.
Steps that are involved in launching your Alexa skill are: Step 1: Design a Voice User Interface
Step 2: Set Up the Skill in the Developer Console
Step 3: Use the Voice Design to Build Your Interaction Model
Step 4: Write and Test the Code for Your Skill
Step 5: Beta Test Your Skill (Optional)
Step 6: Submit Your Skill For Certification
Your Skill is Published.
You will have a live skill, and a development version skill.
Repeat from Step 4 if Updating the development version.

If you want to quickly set up a sample Alexa skill to learn about the basics of skill building and experiment with the Alexa Skills Kit, you can use a quick start template. The quick start template creates a skill with a working interaction model and a default endpoint for testing.

Check o…

KB 294807 - IIS Server - PHP FastCGI 500 Error 0xfffffffe

Resolved issue today of IIS Server - PHP FastCGI 500 Error 0xfffffffe by deleting "Windows Temp" folder files.

We used Cygwin to customize some permissions of "Windows Temp" folder and after few hours the website stopped working.

The search online was giving all kinds of different solution except what I was looking for.

I was hoping the stackoverflow will have answers but even this post didn't cover the issue I was running into.
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15302080/fastcgi-500-failure

Restarting the IIS didn't work, but deleting temp files cleared the issue, but now the problem is how long before the site will go down again?

Hope the issue is resolved for ever, if not; I will update this post later.

Completed UiPath - RPA Developer Advance Training

After a month of training, with late nights and weekends I have completed the UiPath RPA Developer Advance Training.

The Level 1 Foundation Training pretty much covered all the basics of Desktop studio and workflows, only draw back was I started with the default foundation course which was for 2016, and all document reference links where pointing to 2016 version. I didn't understand it during the foundation training and kept switching to 2018 version document/page.

Only after completing the Foundation course that I realized, I was suppose to have started with the 2018 version of Level 1 Foundation Training, but as it was optional I didn't have to retake the 2018 version, the 2016 was good enough for moving to level 2.

The Level 2 Orchestrator 2018.3 Training as good. It gave good understanding of Queue's, Jobs, and schedules and I was able to complete the level two much faster then the level 1.

The Level 3 UiPath Advanced Training was bit tough as it involved the assignme…

Thank you - Grow with Google and Udacity for Mobile Web Specialist Scholarships

It's such a great feeling after completing Mobile Web Specialist Nanodegree from Udacity, sponsored by Grow with Google.

When I applied for the scholarship, I wasn't looking for a new job but still I wanted to improve my understanding of web applications. I wasn't hundred percent sure that I will get the opportunity, but still I choose to apply.

I have to say I was surprised to have received the chance to compete in the first round; I was even more happy to learn that my nephew has also got selected in another scholarship program with Grow with Google.

I went on to complete the Phase 1 and then I got selected in Phase 2 as well. Developing web applications for 15+ years didn't help in making the challenges easy. Every project pushed my limits and made me learn so much more. It was really eye opener to learn about color contrast, web accessibility, image optimization and over all the best approach to delivery the content to the users browser.

I can't thank enough of…