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Originally posted by Ashok Mash:
� Usually, not always, but most of the time, Indian food is mostly north Indian food (chick peas, potato, garam masala and a lot of coriander) where as Kerala food (different from general South Indian dishes like Chicken Madras etc) would have plenty of coconut, prepared in coconut oil etc and of course, rice instead of roti or prata

I beg to differ with you when you say that Indian food is mostly north Indian food - India is not just the north - India spreads from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Gujarat to Arunachal Pradesh - the cuisine varies from the coast to the interiors, and from state to state, language, culture, religion etc. Beef and pork are consumed in states like Kerala and Goa cutting across religions. More exotic meat is consumed in Manipur and Nagaland.

Gujaratis prefer sweet in their food. Bengali food for the most part can be quite bland - but some the dishes can be very spicy.

There is great variety in Indian food and sweets
18 years ago

Originally posted by Joyce Lee:
I love Indian food! Any recommendations for North and South Indian food? The more spicier the better. Just spotted a few Indian restaurants and would like to try out the food there some day. Indian food which I usually eat are naan, chicken biryani, tandoori chicken and roti prata, and, of course, all served with hot spicy curry.

Found some promising dishes like chicken makhni and lamb korma at http://www.rajputfoods.com/menu/dining_menu.htm.

The spiciest of foods is found in Southern India - Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu where fiery chillies and masalas are generously used. Chettinad cuisine from Tamilnadu is usually pungent and spicy and very tasty. So is food from Andhra Pradesh - the first time I tried some spicy Andhra food - my eyes watered and my insides were on fire. Also, coastal food can be quite spicy - Goa, Maharashtra, etc.

Any specific food items that you may have in mind?
18 years ago
After a long time it's great to hi-quality pace bowling, and England has two of them in Harmison and Flintoff (since the days of Willis and Botham). Flintoff appeared larger than life in the 2nd test - 2 1/2 centuries, 7 wickets and two catches. He was matched by Warne who got 10 wickets and scored 42 in the 2nd innings till he got out in comical fashion (just shows how liquid pace can intimidate...)

After the exit of Walsh, Bishop, and Ambrose, Allan Donald, Wasim and Waqar - are we seeing two fast bowlers of the highest quality who can initmidate the best team. The reason Australia scored many easy victories in the past 6 years was because of lack of quality opposition bowling. Flintoff's over in which he got rid of Langer and Ponting was unforgettable. Just as Australians target the oppostion captain, here was the Australian captain being targetted by England.

After 8 series, the Ashes is no longer one-sided - it's being fought hard now - and none can predict who's going to win...but one thing's for sure - some the finest cricket is being played in this series
18 years ago

Originally posted by Scott Ambler:


Unfortunately, the RUP marketing rhetoric tries to connect itself to the UML via the names (both have Unified in them), and the fact that they each sort of originated from Rational (now a subsidiary of IBM). The RUP claims to be "use case driven", although you really want to be requirements driven (see The EUP Best Practices for a discussion). So, there's some pretty good reasons why people seem to comingle use cases into the UML.

- Scott

One of the disciplines of RUP is Business Modeling:
The aim of business modeling is to establish a better understanding and communication channel between business engineering and software engineering. Understanding the business means that software engineers must understand the structure and the dynamics of the target organization (the client), the current problems in the organization and possible improvements. They must also ensure a common understanding of the target organization between customers, end users and developers.

The RUP's business modeling workflow explains how to describe a vision of the organization in which the system will be deployed and how to then use this vision as a basis to outline the process, roles and responsibilities.

Aren't Requirements - functionality, business processes, workflow, org structure, user hierarchy, etc. captured in Business Modeling? It speaks of business use cases and business entities and concepts such as Activity Based Costing, Business Architecture, etc.

The Business Use Cases and other information gathered (org structure, users, workflow etc.) are all inputs to Use Case modeling (the essential/detailed/effective use cases) that provides detailed undestanding of the system to be developed

So when RUP/UP is Use-Case driven, wouldnt it include the entire Business Modeling discipline- Vision, Feasibility analysis, Business Use Case Model Business Architecture, Use Case Model, etc?

My personal viewpoint - RUP by itself is a behemoth; a lone individual trying to conquer RUP may well be trampled underfoot. Since any process needs to be tailored specifically towards a project, an understanding of RUP is required before one can have the confidence to tailor - just as RUP was not built in a day, undestanding RUP cannot happen in a day - it's going to take time and concerted effort of some dedicated folks
This site has useful info - http://www.service-architecture.com

18 years ago
80s music? - well there's music from the heavier side:
Iron Maiden
Dream Theater
Yngwie Malmsteen
18 years ago
After going through all the posts, I am adding my thoughts:

>Estimation is a black art (still is!)
>Estimation is an empirical science
>Estimation is in the eyes of the beholder
>Estimation figures are not sacrosanct (most times - planned and actual values may differ)
>No two methods are likely to yield identical values
>No two entities (individuals or companies) may come up with the same set of estimation figures

Having said all this, one must still estimate. Even when using the best tools, best methodology, and the best individuals who are using it, there is pressure from management, from sales and marketing to clinch the deal at any cost (which may require shaving off a fair amount from original estimates)

FPA - by its very name, one needs to be a functional expert to carry out this estimation - i.e. understand the functionality (Business Rules/Workflow/etc) in order to arrive at estimates

Barry Boehm's SLOC-driven estimates resulting in COCOMO II have been arrived at empirically. However, changing technologies, new fads, shortage of time to deliver, competition, management focus, and a myriad other issues all have impact on estimation. SLOC's will now need to be revised for .NET, web services and SOA - the big companies are swearing by the last two-named!

"Fundamentally estimates are really only good guesses, so you should treat them as such" - Scott Ambler - I'd like to paraphase - educated guesses - education derived from experiences that relate to technology platforms, vertical expertise, expertise of available resources, and others

Another option is to estimate using Use Case Points. If one were using UML, functionality is captured using Use Cases - from which are derived the Analysis and Design models, Implementation Model, Deployment Model, and Test Model - In fact a disucssion on Use Case Points (which doesnt seem to have much visibility) would be useful

Hi Tauqueer

On IBM's site, there are two exams on RUP:
Essentials of Rational Unified Process
Essentials of Implementing Rational Unified Process

at - http://www-8.ibm.com/software/in/rational/training/rec_curricula/#PM

Which exam are you referring to? (i.e. RUP 639)