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  • Revisiting an old post: Harmless Future optimizations for xillions

    Posted on May 10th, 2013 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    Once upon a time, I have written a blog post related to optimizations for X numbers of users: http://cahit.hayalet.net/blog/543/harmless-future-optimizations-for-xillions (opens in new window)

    I have found another good example to this today:

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    Could you catch it?

    Live Tile of Mail application in my Windows Phone 8 device shows 478, the number of new/unread emails.

    The Question: Is it O.K.?

    For me, not.

    What would a possible response be?

    Dudetta! Read some mails and it’ll drop to 2 digits or just touch the tile for god sake!

    This answer is soooo COOL! O-yeah!

    The Question: Why not fix it?

    Possible Answer: Fix what?

    This may be an understandable problem for some and i respect them, however i do it for none of my projects. If i wait a little longer it will hit 4 digits. I just can’t answer users and customers with “Read some of them, just touch it and it’ll clear”. According to “me”, it should have been optimized for ironically large numbers of emails. I am almost sure that it wouldn’t take much time to change the tile design according to the number of digits of unread emails.

    I don’t think that they ever tested the tile for 3 digits, because I am sure that they would find a way to fix it (like decreasing font-size etc..)

    Supporting my old post, i still think that non-time consuming optimizations should be considered even at the first releases.

  • RADYO for Windows

    Posted on September 26th, 2012 Cahit Crcioglu No comments

    RADYO is now available on everywhere you see Windows 8! With this addition, RADYO is now available on PCs, Macs, iPads, iPod Touches, iPhones and will be available on mobile phones running with Windows 8 like Windows Phone 8 and Nokia’s new phones.

    Here is the story!

    Since the beginning of RADYO project, i have wanted it to work on Windows platform too. I couldn’t achieve it because of many reasons. I have needed enough time to make a Windows version and making it fulltime should require some kind of income from the project. Eventhough i have made many plans, those were not feasible at that time for me.

    I had had many oportunuties in the past and i missed all of them for the sake of unknown ones. This time i think i succeeded in catching one of these opportunities.

    I was watching one of the meetings of etohum (a great platform for entrepreneurs or wannabes) that is directed by Burak Buyukdemir. While watching the live video broadcast of the meeting, Melek Pulatkonak (DPE Lead, Microsoft Turkiye) has shown up on the stage and she talked about Windows Phone too. Well, that could be the opportunity for me to bring RADYO to Windows! Finaly?!

    She directed me to the great team of Microsoft Turkiye so i can get more help related to the topic. That was the time i started getting the support of Microsoft Turkiye and after 71 days later RADYO was up and running! RADYO was completed on June 2012. After days full of nightmare on the beta of the Windows 8… I was developing an application on an unfinished operating system! How scary is that?! How possible is that?

    Well (: Not that scary, not that impossible. With the amazing support from Microsoft, i was able to develop the application and it was also great to see how the bugs in the Windows 8 betas got fixed quickly.

    I have not developed for Windows platform for 11 years and coding+porting RADYO for Windows 8 took only 71 days! This duration was not only composed of coding, it also includes Quality Labs meetings in Microsoft office, learning the new platform and surfing through community forums. It was almost impossible for me to get an access token because of the time left for the acceptance; i haven’t even started it! (access token is a code that lets you get your app on the store before almost anyone). Actually i did get it! Microsoft Team was quite patient and kind.

    To make this long story short, I might not be able to bring RADYO to Windows this soon without Melek Pulatkonak, Microsoft Turkiye. (I think they wouldn’t want me to write their names one by one here; so i thank to all of them one by one eventhough they represent Microsoft.) and Burak Buyukdemir. Thank you!

    RADYO for Windows is a huge opportunity and i hope everything will be and will stay OK!

    RADYO succeeded in being one of the first projects available in Windows Store and a blog post related to this took place on official Microsoft Turkiye Blog: http://blog.microsoft.com.tr/windows-8-magaza-turkiyeye-acildi.html

    I am happy to see that i finished what i started, now it is not an unfinished bussiness (:

    (Including RADYO at the rightside of the screen, this screenshot is shared by Selcuk Uzun,Microsoft Turkiye on Microsoft Turkiye Blog)

    On the date of this post, RADYO is the most comprehensive and advanced radio entertainment application available on Windows Store.

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  • Bir Geleceği Yakalamak

    Posted on April 28th, 2009 Cahit Crcioglu 1 comment


    Bir Geleceği Yakalamak

    Cahit Çerçioğlu

    Nisan, 2009


    Türkiye internet sektörüne hızlı ve güzel girdi. Türkiye insanı teknolojiyi seviyor. Türkiye üniversitelerinden mezun olanlar ya işletmeci ya yazılımcı oluyor. Elbette başka bölümlerden de mezun var, ama Türkiye de pek çok farklı meslekten, bilişime kayma olduğunu hatırlatmak için bu şekilde bir cümle kurdum. Tek başına bakıldığı zaman elbetteki bir anlam teşkil etmiyor. “Yazılımcı Oluyor” kısmında, olmakla kasıt, iş bulmak değil, o eğitimi almak anlamında. Fakat benim şöyle bir görüşüm var; bitirdiğiniz bölümün ünvanını, o işi iyi yapana dek haketmezsiniz. Evet “Yazılım Mühendisliği” bölümü mezunuyum denir tabii ki, özgeçmişe de yazılır. Kocaman MBA yazısını görmek, göstermek insanların hoşuna gider. Fakat Türkiye’de, teknolojiyle ilgili bölümlere bakacak olursak, çoğu yazılımcı olarak büyüyor. Bilkent, Odtü gibi özel projelerle öğrencilerine destek veren okulları ve Tübitak gibi kurumları bunun dışında bırakıyorum.

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