Xento is a product based organisation with more than 800 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.

Navratri Celebration

Category: Events, Life @ Xento

Dandiya Ras

It was yet another fun filled evening at Xento, when the entire company came together to celebrate Navratri. We celebrated the occasion with traditional Dandiya Ras and also got a chance to see the dancing skills of our CEO, David Bateman. The evening got even brighter as Dave`s performance prompted the audience to show case their talent and the evening was filled with some very exciting dance performances by our employees. Our in-house DJ Bhushan and Deepak played excellent songs and music which enthralled the audience. The winners of this evening were, Ashwini Gadakh and Semin Firasta, who received the prize for Best Dancers, while Kajal Dimble was declared as winner for Best Costume Contest.


Where there is excellence, explanations are not required

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

Simply Secured

Category: Application Security, Newsletter, Oct-2014

Simply Secured

You all must be having a great time reading articles, books, newsletters and much more about technologies updates and new technologies. How about spending some time on rejuvenating the general implications of “Security” in real world? Indeed it is human tendency to know everything and still do nothing!. Confused?

We all know that in the past years, internet has become a giant web of applications and web pages with number of users increasing everyday over it. We all have the liking for surfing through the web and being the part of this virtual world but many of us turn a deaf ear towards paying well deserved attention to security.

Simple Optimization Techniques

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.


Test Then Code

Category: Newsletter, Oct-2014, Software Quality

We all are doing testing in our day to day life. You must have shopped with a female, how many questions they ask before buy? Even too much bargain. I know, sometimes very frustrated, but if you see at the different side of the coin, they end up with very good deals.
In this article, I am focusing on this kind of approach for doing software testing.

“Test then Code” is the phrase which I came across while reading ISTQB advanced level syllabus. It’s nothing but the requirement based testing strategy.

For any application, most important part is user requirements. If requirements are captured correctly, then we can reduce significant number of defects in initial phase itself. continue