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Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Introduction

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For most of the websites across the Internet majority of traffic is provided by search engines ( Google , Bing , Yahoo, etc) regardless of website focus. Therefore, if your site cannot be properly located and indexed by the leading search engines, you are missing out on the best opportunity to drive targeted visitors and potential revenue. This blog will be the first in the series of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) blogs and will focus on what SEO is and why it is needed.

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Comparison of HL7 Interface Engine

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HL7 is an ad hoc standard open to all those that develop healthcare data processing systems. It tries to address the problems caused by different types of healthcare data available within and across healthcare institutions all around the world by standardizing data interchange between these institutions.

There are various tools out there that can be used to implement an HL7 interface engine, but the three tools that grabbed our attention the most were Mirth, Iguana and HAPI with Hibernate.

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Deerwalk Picnic at Lakure Bhanjyang, A Memoir

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For an urbanite like me who immediately reaches for his phone after hearing a tweet, 27 November 2010 was a welcome change. This day, we at Deerwalk went picnicking near Lakure Bhanjyang. And there, when we heard tweets we looked towards the trees. We were a wild bunch with only one thing on our minds, “to have fun”, and we got more than what we had expected.

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Deerwalk Kalinchowk Hike

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The date was the 14th of November, and the Deerwalk hiking crew was preparing for yet another adventure. We set offto Kalinchowk, at a height of 3788m. As we progressed, we encountered beautiful, scenic landscape. We headed to KhadiChowr. You would be forgiven for thinking it was Khasa, what with the Chinese goods galore. From there, we walked to Mudey, a small bazaar at the top of a hill.

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Agile Development at Deerwalk

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Development methodologies adopted during a project’s lifetime can have a significant impact on the quality, efficiency and timeliness of the implementation. Here, at Deerwalk, we have embraced Agile Development, adapting it to fit the needs of projects that encompass many different industries and technology stacks.This has allowed us to become extremely adaptable and agile; we can easily keep pace with changes in the requirements or accommodate requests for new features from the client. This is one of the main reasons Agile Development has been successful in gaining a significant traction in the software industry.

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The Holy GRAILS of web application development

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Architecture design for a web application plays a great role in its scalability and robustness. So, it is very important to choose the right technology available for different aspects of the application without compromising much on the resources spent on doing so. We recently worked on a web application which targeted a large user base and needed to be platform independent. It integrated a number of popular social networking services but also incorporated other services. The development was done on Grails, a framework of Groovy and jQuery, a library of JavaScript. HTML and CSS was used for creating the user interfaces and the database was MySQL.

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Rafting at Trishuli

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Summer was at it’s peak in Kathmandu and there was no clue of monsoon. We were all tired by summer heat, so it was a great opportunity for some water sports. Rafting was on the minds of most of the people here in Deerwalk including me. A trip was planned earlier but was canceled due to project deadlines. So, I planned to organize a rafting trip for the next weekend. Accordingly, we fixed 5th June, 2010 for the trip. The office atmosphere suddenly changed after knowing about the rafting plan and a sense of excitement aroused among all of us. All together, twelve people were ready to go. The team consisted of Anjan, Lakesh, Aabhushan, Krishna, Rajendra, Nimesh, Janni, Sushma, Arati, Pritesh, Sagar and me, Sumit.

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Banking for the Unbanked

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Only one out of five consumers in Nepal has access to banking channels. In partnership with Kumari Bank, one of the leading banks in Nepal, Deerwalk is launching Mobile Banking solutions targeted at both the banked population and the unbanked mass in the country.

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