Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
It's more than year of my encounter with source code of some real life application.(Thanks to KDE) I had never before seen such huge source code. The guidelines on techbase were so comprehensive that I didn't even realize that I had started fixing imperative bugs. The best part was that KDE had all types of applications, under various categories like multimedia, education, games etc. So I could try my hand on many different applications and recognize my interest.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
KStars is desktop planetarium application under KDE Education Projects. Majority of the KStars users are students and amateur astronomers who are always eager to see real time images of sky objects. To realize this demand I have developed appealing QML interface to enable users to browse through image database of community of astrophotographers which contains more than 1,00,000 (number is increasing everyday) real time and very high resolution images along with various information related to them. The images are fetched from astrobin.com using astrobin API.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Like I promised in my last post I have come up with something interesting done today (ofcourse it has to do with coding ;-)) There is feature called "What's Interesting..." in Kstars which suggest interesting Sky Objects to user to view on the basis of night sky conditions and equipment available to her. Its really useful feature added by Samikshan during GSoC 2012 to help beginner astronomer. You can learn more about how "What's Interesting..." (WI) works here.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
It has been almost two month I have started contributing to Open Source Software Kstars. It is a planetarium program using the KDE Platform. The thing I liked most about Kstars is its purely based on algorithms, and coding in Kstars needs bit out of box thinking unlike other multimedia softwares. The documentation of Kstars from it's official site really helped me a lot to start up from ground zero.