Sheikh Mohammed launches UAE Pioneers

The UAE Pioneers initiative recognising leaders of progress in the society has been launched for its second edition, ahead of the 44th National Day.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, called on the community to nominate “creative citizens” serving their country through their ideas and visions.

“This initiative is an effort to thank and honour these creative citizens who have left their imprints in the UAE’s progressive march, and their contributions will always be appreciated by the people of this country,” said Sheikh Mohammed.

Forty-three people were honoured last year, including the first doctor, inventor, professor, broadcaster, policewoman and other personalities, he said.

“By honouring the pioneers, we want to inspire in every person in the UAE the quest to attain the first position in their field of work and specialisation.

“We want to immortalise their names in history just as they have immortalised the name of the UAE through their work.”

The initiative is part of the National Day celebrations on December 2. Emiratis can nominate themselves or others as pioneers in areas including education, health, the economy, military, sport and innovation.

Click here to nominate for UAE Pioneers



Pamban Bridge Photograhps

The Pamban Bridge ( Tamil: பாம்பன் பாலம்), is a cantilever bridge on the Palk Strait which connects the town of Rameswaram on Pamban Island to mainland India. The bridge refers to both the road bridge and the cantilever railway bridge, though primarily it means the latter. Opened in 1914, it was India’s first sea bridge, and was the longest sea bridge in India till 2010. The rail bridge is for the most part, a conventional bridge resting on concrete piers, but has a double leaf bascule section midway, which can be raised to let ships and barges pass through. On 24 February 2014, the Pamban Bridge marked its 100th anniversary. – Pamban Bridge – Wikipedia



Blog Update Year 2014

For really long time I have not updated the blog, mostly I been busy with other activities and really lazy. There were not much updates this year as I was majorly focusing with the new job and responsibilities.

I have few updates coming soon related to OBD port, photography and electronics stuff. This update is just to break the silence. Below is a picture of my cat “Pixel”




ORM Designer 2 – Why do you need it?

For sometime now I have been busy working with Symfony 2. The more I work with this framework the more I am falling in love with it. There are so many features for which I love Symfony. One such is tight integration with Doctrine ORM.

Symfony comes with set of command line tools which helps you with your ORM entites creation. But it was not visual and is a one shot creation tool and if you need to update or make any changes it was not possible, you need to edit these files definations manually. I was in hunt for a good tool which will make my life easier for managing my entities and its relations. So I was Googling and I found this great tool ORM Designer.


This tool has an amazing intergration with Symfony. You can import the existing entities into the designer and make any changes to the one and export the same back to the project. It supports YAML, XML and best part of all Annotation.

Why do you need it?

  • To be honest it saves a lot of time editing your entities and easily exporting it
  • You get clear view of what you are dealing with and how your relationships are mapped
  • You don’t have to remember all the annotation and it’s constraints
  • Avoid relationships mistakes which I do all the time
  • Error free definitions


  • Easy import of existing Symfony projects
  • Visualisation of Entities and their relationships
  • Organising Entities by Bundles
  • Easy export of modifications back to your Symfony2 project


  • Editors needs more shortcuts and easy to copy paste fields across entities
  • Drag and Drop Features
  • Should remember the imported source file, and facility to update modification from the source file
  • They should be seriously thinking of a different pricing model. USD 400 is lot of money !! Make it cheaper so that It can reach more developers.

Why do you start using ORM Designer today as they offer 14 days fully functional trial version. Share your feedback how it goes 😉