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Sai Surya wrote:After working in Singapore for almost 4 years, now I am seriously thinking of going back to India, here are my view points. These are purely my personnel observations and I did not mean to offend any community or individual.

1. The fundamental question, why any company needs to recruit a foreigner? There are so many factors involved i.e., cost, availability of skill set, social and political.
Recruiting a foreigner involves cost to the company and time. Time and effort required to bring individual from their country to Singapore. Their EP needs to be processed etc. So they prefer to recruit a local.

2. The problem with recruiting local (Singaporean / PR) is CPF contribution from employer. This is signifcant cost to the company assuming contribution is at graduated rate! Moreover, PRs are the people who have migrated few years back on high salaries (like me ). They obviously demand more salary.

3. Another reason recruiting PR is social and political reasons. If company's development centre is located in China, they need people who speak Mandarin or Cantonese. Surely, Indian people cannot communicate in Chinese Lots of jobs in Singapore requires Mandarin speaking in additional to coding skills

4. Recruiting Singaporean is beneficial to companies. Firstly, the salary expectation is lower for them because they are native people in Singapore land. The basic needs like housing, car (which are most expensive) are inherited from their parents. So they are comfortable with 3k to 3.5k. In addtion to that, preparing Indian food is expensive not like local food. For $2 you can have good local food. If you want to have south indian or north indian meal it costs at least $8.

5. If company really want to recruit foreigners (few in number) because of rare skill set (like Storage tech, MQ-Series, Tibco, Documentam or whatever), they recruit from top indian consultancy companies for short term. These consultancy companies will take care of transport, accommodation etc so client Singapore company need not to worry about these things.

6. If company really want to recruit foreigners in bulk (say, 100-200 people for big projects) indian consultancy companies comes into picture again. Either they outsource to India, or do bulk import.

7. Locals especially Singaporeans REALLY UNHAPPY about foreign talent here in Singapore. So government and local companies prefer recruiting locals and providing training to them. There are lots of Singapore forums shouting on foreigners to go away

8. Companies and teams prefer locals because local people can mingle them socially.

9. My observation is, there is no value for certifications, even with experience + certification. The criteria for recruiting is cost, social, language and political reasons.

10. On top of all these things, our Indian guys needs only those people who can 'remember syntax'. I attended few interviews here in Singapore and only Indian guys took my interviews. I lost job offers because I cannot remember syntax and API. Unfortunate

If any one who is working in Singapore thinks any of the above points are wrong, please correct me.

What you say is quite right.
9 years ago

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Working ar home is great.
9 years ago

Shashank Ag wrote:You probably need to set chinese locale in the very main method from which swing application starts.

Yes. I think so.
9 years ago

Hauke Ingmar Schmidt wrote:

Liu Xing wrote:

Kothari Ankur wrote:can anyone give me a good tutorial on symbian c++? i need to find the cell id using that, i have tried reading some tuts from nokia but i found them too tough.....

Symian is being dead.
Please try Meego.

The list of devices running Meego is ... quite short (0 plus the showcase N900 and the notsogoodasannounced product Wetab - did I miss some?) while Symbian still accounts for around 40% of smartphones, the quite recent N8 the first one using Symbian^3 (the version number is being dropped now).

But true, Symbian is de facto being reduced to the OS of Nokia phones solely where it was multi-vendor before. And the future seems not easy going for it.

(For the original question: I may have the chance to look it up within the next few days. Please have patience. A more specialised forum might be better suited.)


But Symbian is going for low end.

Meego will go for high end.

I think in 2008 there are not so many Android phones.

But look at today.

How will people at that that time predict that Android will be so strong today?

Look at the mobile devices list?

No. That is for hardware.

Sorry, I am just a software developer, I just look at the codes.

There are no more developers commit the source code on Symbian any more.

But at Meego, so many updates and sources code commit nowadays.
9 years ago

Oliver Chua wrote:Hi,

In your, add this

so you can see the sql statements

I've tried recreating the problem but it worked fine for me.
Below are the log entries when creating the table and inserting a record

CREATE TABLE "Individual_Simple_Entity1"

insert into Individual_Simple_Entity1 (booleanField, id) values (?, ?)
binding 'true' to parameter: 1
binding '1' to parameter: 2

in the db, the value of booleanField becomes 1

Thank you very much.
You are quite right.

John Todd wrote:Oreilly "Learning Python, 4th Edition" is comprehensive guide for Python.
It covers Python 3 too.

I also like this book.
9 years ago
Oreilly's webisite is very suitable for you.
9 years ago

Kothari Ankur wrote:can anyone give me a good tutorial on symbian c++? i need to find the cell id using that, i have tried reading some tuts from nokia but i found them too tough.....

Symian is being dead.
Please try Meego.
9 years ago

Ankit Garg wrote:Shanky, as far as Oracle's site say, you don't need a voucher to give the exam now. You can still give the exam if you buy a voucher i.e. from vouchers that were released before the new policy was made. The exact cost of the exam is not given in INR on Oracle's site, so the actual price may vary at places...

I don't like Oracle.

Cameron Wallace McKenzie wrote:

Java Development Fundamentals = 16%

It really looks like the fundamentals of coding are really where you might want to spend some more of your time. Head First Java is a great book for learning the fundamentals of Java. The SCJA Guide is really that, a guide to understanding the key aspects of the SCJA exam, but it's not really intended as a how-to guide for learning Java from the ground up.

I think it's just a matter of practice. I'd even suggest picking up a used first-year Java book from a local university and just go over the exercises they have in the backs of the chapters. I think all you need is some more time programming, and just hacking out code and doing code problems, and the rest of the stuff will quickly fall into place.

Good luck!

-Cameron McKenzie

Thank you Cameron.
10 years ago