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Xento is a product based organisation with more than 600 IT Professionals including 350+ PHP Professionals working with a healthy dose of creativity and innovation. We promote an open atmosphere, where team members freely voice new ideas and are involved in all phases of our growth. At Xento, working is not just work; it's fun. Nurturing individual talent, fostering team work and recognition are the key elements of the Xento Culture.

Xento Engineers Yield Astonishing Results!

Posted by: Xento Systems | Category: Awards, Continuous Improvement, PHP Development

Shaunak Sontakke receiving 'Coding Centers of Excellence' award for Xento.

It indeed takes a lot of hard work to bring a vision into reality. With Sachin Savale and Shaunak Sontakke in the lead, Xento moved a step forward towards the glory. We feel immense pleasure in announcing yet another achievement of our honors at the Code Gladiator Event. Xento felicitates Mr. Savale and Mr. Sontakke for their splendid efforts in representing our company at the finals and achieving their respective titles.

Sachin Savale, one of the perfect PHP coder in our organisation made to reach the finale of Beat The Leader competition. This event was about competing with other algorithm junkies to write the most perfect code. The evaluation was based upon certain factors including Attempts, Marks, Memory Usage, Time Complexity, Code Size, etc. By presenting the most optimized PHP code, Sachin’s cipher remained unchallenged for last four days of the event. Later, his code lead the championship on the fifth day for his PHP base being most optimized among the codes in JAVA, C, C++, Python, C#, and other languages.

Says Sachin, “Reaching the finals itself is an achievement, till the last day of the competition nobody challenged my PHP base. All the lessons learned and skills gained were implemented for this triumph. It was an amazing experience to confront the best programming talent of the nation. I feel proud.”  continue

India’s Coding Center Of Excellence

Posted by: Xento Systems | Category: Awards, Continuous Improvement, PHP Development

Xento Code Gladiator Runners Up 2016

27 May, 2016. Another edition of India’s Biggest Coding Arena “Code Gladiators 2016” wraps in Delhi. The magnificent competition is organised every year by TechGig which attracts the best programming talent in the country. It is basically a month long coding spectacle with 34 different technology tracks where thousands of companies and lacs of people participate. Xento takes pride in announcing that we are awarded as India’s one of the biggest coding champions by defeating the top talent from across the nation. The Code Gladiator’s India’s Coding Centers Of Excellence Runner-Up Trophy gives testimony to the talent and witness the most perplexing PHP coders in the company.

The TechGig’s colossal fest consists of online as well as onsite rounds, in which participants join the coding baffle and challenge the techies. Though this competition is well known for being extremely fierce, we as a growing organisation of skilled PHP, JavaScript, C#, .Net, Java and Database Engineers, could make it to the top-5 for maximum participation and code submissions. Programmers at Xento discovered that despite easy scaling of the event, it’s level of difficulty and challenges stands firm for appreciation. Our developers successfully submitted their solutions using different algorithms to complex problems posed during the competition. And smoothly sailing through the sea of hurdles is deeply overwhelming for our organisation.

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Unit Testing and its Importance

Posted by: Mayurika Parmar | Category: Continuous Improvement, Software Quality

Unit Testing - a software development process

Application is developed, assigned to QA. QA creates a sheet full of bugs to be fixed and shares with developer. If you are developer, you would ask QA various questions – What the heck is this? How in the world could this happen to me? Why did this happen? We have tested our “application”, with every possible scenario on “browser”. Bugs are popping in, and we are fixing them. It takes quality time to fix those bugs. Probably more time to fix bugs than developing the piece of code. Quite a few times, client reports silly bugs which is embarrassing.

It might be the same bug you fixed weeks back, or yesterday itself. Debugging is sometimes not taken seriously. When in hurry, instead of checking whole application, QA as well checks the known areas with a few random clicks on the site pages. This is frustrating for clients / end users. Have you worked in to this sort of the problem which is faced by many? There is a solution for this – UNIT TESTING, to get out of miserable life, to make lives better. continue

Where there is excellence, explanations are not required

Posted by: Shaunak Sontakke | Category: Continuous Improvement, Newsletter, Oct-2014, Xento Values

Be The Real Deal

Excellence is self-explanatory. Where there is excellence, explanations are not required. Where explanations are given, we rarely find excellence.

What’s okay is okay and what’s not okay is not okay. However, we have a tendency to explain, justify, and give reasons to prove things as okay when they are really not. Hold it. It’s not good for our healthy mind to behave in this way. Once we develop this tendency of using our mind to make what’s not okay to look okay, we press our own self-destruction button. The mind that gets trained into justifying lack of excellence, learns to settle for compromises – it learns to live with compromises.

If we have scored 88 out of 100, the fact remains that we are short by 12. Whichever communication we try, we cannot make up for the 12. We shouldn’t try to justify that 88 as 100. Instead we should figure out what caused 12 less and try to learn from it. Explanations can never make up for the shortfall. Losers make excuses and explanations. continue

Simple Optimization Techniques

Posted by: Milind Chavan | Category: Continuous Improvement, Newsletter, Oct-2014, PHP Development

Optimization technique is a way through which we can make our system faster and feasible. Its not a burden on any developer, its just a practice which we need to follow at the time of writing code. It makes code:

  • Cleaner
  • Easy to understand
  • Provides performance efficiency on server
  • Efficient for web-server and database server
  • Saves execution time
  • Saves memory consumption, etc.

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The Talent Story of the iPod: How one great employee can change the world

Posted by: Sujeet Kumar | Category: Continuous Improvement

The Talent Story of the iPod: How one great employee can change the world

Whenever we talk about success of any business or any organization, there is also human capital story involved in it which most of us do not know. Apple and iPod has similar connection. When Apple launched ipod it captured 80% of market in its first year itself and driven $ 3 Billion in revenue. But the story of the iPod is not just a story about innovation. It is all about company’s ability to how you can hire a true visionary.
iPod is one of that product which is vision of only one individual Tony Fadell. In the late 1990’s, Fadell began working on a business strategy that would revolutionize digital music hardware and software by combining the two together into one powerful platform.

Apple was not the first company which Tony Fadell had approached with his idea. Fadell had approached several companies including Real Networks and his employer Philips. None of them jumped at it as fast as Apple who gave the project undivided attention and entire project got completed in just six month.

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