Wednesday, July 26, 2017

How to bypass Websense Internet Filter at Office, School to Access Programming WebSites

Recently one of my readers emailed me that he can not access any .blogspot or .wordpress domain from his office because Websense is blocking them as personal blogs category. Since we techies, often relied on personal technical experience, tips shared by fellow developers for our work, this feels really annoying, but same time it's difficult to convince Websense guys or local Websense security team to not put such restriction. I was thinking about alternative and done some research on the internet, which tells me that you can bypass Websense filter at school or office by using proxy sites, but this idea doesn’t seem good to me, as they may contain some unwanted piece of crap, which is not good for anyone's computer. Also, if you are working for a decent size company, there is good chance that those proxy sites will also be blocked by Websense. This leaves no option at all to access any technical or programming blog, hosted on a free domain like .blogspot or .wordpress domain. That’s why some blogger prefers to have their own domain name than relying on blogger or WordPress.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Good time to become Java Certified Programmer - 20% discount on ALL Exams

In a nice gesture, Oracle has announced 20% discount on any Java certification to celebrate 20 years of Java. Which means now you can get your Java SE certification at 20% discount, this is almost a saving of almost 50 USD. This is really exciting to all Java developers who are preparing for Java SE 8 certification, 1Z0-808 (Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 8 Programmer) or certified Java developers who are looking to upgrade their certification for Java SE 8. This discount is available to ANY Java certification, including OCPJP 6, OCAPJP 7, OCPJP 7 and OCAJP 8. Now, the big question, how do you get this discount?  Not much, just choose the exam you want to take and register for it as shown below, but don't get late. This offer is only valid till 31st December 2015.