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Drupal vs. Joomla vs. WordPress – my thoughts as of Jan 2011


Drupal vs. Joomla vs. WordPress – my thoughts as of Jan 2011

There is always an ongoing debate about this topic of which one to choose?  Drupal vs. Joomla vs. WordPress.   My thoughts are from business perspective , if you are a developer or technical person you might have a different opinion.  I am writing for small business owners who does not have much technology background.


Basic twitter tips that will improve traffic to your website

Interesting profile

Change the default Twitter logo and use and interesting, clear picture of yours. Give more details such as what you do and have done your interests etc. No long bio info and use keywords that people search to find you. Use a background image with information about services, products you offer also it is not a bad idea to include phone numbers and email.

Meaningful tweets and re-tweets


Ten business benefits of an online community

Companies have a lot to gain from creating their own online community. Here are the top 10 reasons:


14 tips for Website Optimization

Some following tips are derived from the book High Performance Web Sites (O’Reilly) by Steve Souders:


Top PHP Frameworks

1. Yii

2. CodeIgniter


Six basic steps in SEO that converts traffic to business

  • Business Understanding

List of Java Web Frameworks

  1. Action Framework
  2. AppFuse
  3. Baritus
  4. Barracuda
  5. Bento
  6. Bishop
  7. Cameleon
  8. Canyamo
  9. Cassandra
  10. Chiba
  11. Click
  12. Cocoon
  13. Dinamica
  14. Dovetail
  15. Echo
  16. Expresso
  17. Folium
  18. Genie
  19. GWT
  20. Helma
  21. Jacquard
  22. Jaffa
  23. Japple
  24. JATO
  25. JBanana
  26. Jeenius
  27. JFormular
  28. JPublish
  29. JSF
  30. jStatemachine
  31. Jucas
  32. JWAA
  33. JWarp
  34. jZonic
  35. Macaw
  36. Maverick
  37. Melati
  38. Millstone

Say ‘No’ to Drugs, Turn To Sahaja Yoga for Help

The reason why many turn to substance abuse is that they are unable to deal with life’s problems. Or their expectations are unrealistic. Depression and anger, sadness and frustration are further fuelled by drug-dependency, alcoholism or both.

Daniel Goleman, in Emotional Intelligence says that it is the lack of application of intelligence to emotions that makes one lonely and depressed, angry, unruly, prone to worry, more impulsive and aggressive.


Meditation is beyond our mind. (What is Meditation? Part-II)

For most of us, Meditation is an Experience, being in the state of “thoughtless awareness” and is beyond our mind. Therefore, we  neither can define it nor understand it. How can we define through our mind the taste of Apple Juice?

Meditation is above our thoughts and  happens effortlessly , yes, it has to happen spontaneously and it has to happen on our pure desire.


Meditation is not concentration. (What is Meditation?)

Is Meditation concentrating on something?

Is it imagining something that gives you peace or satisfaction?

Is it a step-by-step process to slow down and, eventually, completely stop the incessant activity of our minds?

Not really – they are substitutes for meditation because it is normally very difficult to stop our minds all-together. In reality, meditation is a state of thoughtless awareness. It is not an act of doing – it is a state of awareness - you think when it is necessary and you are thoughtless when there is no need to think.