Friday, July 30, 2010

Last day as an intern at IFS

It's 30th of July, 2010, the last day of another remarkable journey of my life at IFS R&D Internationals as an intern. A day with full of emotions. Really happy after seen following at the back end of my diary, from my training manager Mr. Nalin Sugathapala:

Thank you Nalin, for all the wonderful comments on me.

Following our the few of many mails I received today(30th):

HI Nirmal,

I saw the Linked in request. Give me a bit of time on that pls, will send a recommendation, but want to make sure that it reads well :D Best of luck with all that you do in the future and do let me know if there is anything that I or my chaps can do for you.

nalin (Training Manager)

Wish you all the best Nirmal. And thanks for the letter. :)))
You are such a brilliant and well motivated guy. Actually you motivated me as well. :D :D :D  
Keep up your good work.
Hope you will join with us soon. : )
Again wish you all the very best.

TC and KIT
Subhashini. (Senior SE)

We also felt that sad my friend. Really. Be the best u can be. Bcoz u r a really talented one. Also not to forget keep Ur good personal qualities forever. I’m sure u will. J Wish u all the best dr Nirmal ,from bottom of my heart.
-Ruwani (UCSC)

Hi Nirmal,
     The six months went really fast. It feels like a few days back when I showed you  guys around IFS. It is good to hear that you found your time spent at IFS useful. You can feel free to ask any help from me at any time. I will do my best to help you out.  Thank you very much for the hint on f12 I didn’t know that.
I will definitely add that next time when I do a training. Thank you once again for the hard work you put in and I wish you the very best in your future endeavors.

   Please do keep in touch.   

Kind regards,
    Roger (Senior SE, training dept.)

Hi Nirmal,

It was a pleasure working with you and I hope that we will meet again. Wish you all the very best in your future endeavors.

Keep in touch.

Chanaka (Team lead- Senior SE)

Hey nirmal,
Indeed you were a very good made the environment comfortable for us when we were feeling quite alienated when we came here. We got to know others through you. So indeed it’s sad to see you guys leave today after the bond we have made during the last 3 months. But no matter what happens ,life has to go on. You have great talent mate. im more than sure you can reach limits beyond the sky.So keep it well, and I hope all of you end up in a great place in this time space continuum. Indeed we’ll meet up worries..we can keep in touch.
All the very best bro!!
Miraj  (Uni of Pera)

Dear Friend,
It’s hard even to think that we are missing you, anyway thanks a lot for being such a good friend for us.
WE will remember you with each and every line of code we do in C#. Actually it was the most enjoyable training I ever had in my life. We saw you NOT as a boss BUT as an innocent friend who is trying to help us to settle here.

As you are interested in higher studies, I wish you all the best for them. I surely know that you have more than enough potential to do  significant things for our field….

Sorry If anything wrong is done by words, actions and even thoughts of mine.

I wish to see your innocent smile in the near future……… J

Thank you very much
CHINTHAKA (Uni of Pera)

Hi Nirmal,

It is so sad that u guys are leaving us today… But we really enjoyed the time that  we spent with u.
You are the first friend that we  met @ IFS…You did a wonderful  C# training for us.
 It was  very useful to us  because these days we are working with it.
 Thanks  to everything….

And I wish all the best  to your future.. and also for the Gsoc 2010..
Though you are leaving us today, One day in near future we will definitely
Meet…..I  am sure..

Dananjaya. (Uni of Pera)

We are pleased to have you with us and also impressed with the work you did and the talent you showed.
In my humble opinion you should plan to do the higher studies now onwards and become good inventor one day.
Doors are always open for you. So do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you need any help from us.

Good luck and all the best for your future endeavors.


/Ruchitha. (Senior SE, training dept.)

Thank you very much everyone for wonderful comments and well wishers, really happy to be with such a bunch of people :))).

I have a lot to post regarding my training period, hope to post them soon!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Mid term evaluations of GSoC-2010

It's being a while from my last post, but can't help, I hardly got time to write a post :(.

I had my mid term evaluations of GSoC-2010 in mid July, and I received my results on 17th of July at 01:12 AM through a SPAM mail :D.

Here it is:

Hi Nirmal Fernando,

We have processed the evaluation for your project named Apache Derby-4587- Add tools for improved analysis and understanding of query plans and execution statistics with Apache Software Foundation.
Congratulations, from our data it seems that you have successfully passed the Midterm Evaluations. Please contact your mentor to discuss the results of your evaluation and to plan your goals and development plan for the rest of the program

The Google Open Source Programs Team

This was another thrilling moment to me :). After the evaluation day, I saw following on Derby-dev mailing list, sent by my mentor Bryan.

"I think that the core mission of PlanExporter is to enable the export
of query plan data in a complete and well-structured XML document, with
a documented schema, tested by our test suite.

I think that Nirmal's current patch in DERBY-4587 is extremely close
to meeting that goal. ..."

This boosted me up !! :)
Here's a basic vanilla HTML, that shows a small portion of what I'm doing in Derby.

I have lot of things to post and I'm waiting till I finish my training on 30th of July.
See you soon with a post !