Security

Securing information is one of the crucial areas of focus in software.

Security needs to work on multiple levels.

From installation to connectivity to all operations performed, a software needs to ensure that the information under its domain is secure.

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Gratitude

Gratitude is one of the emotions that often leaves one with peace.

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Work

The idea behind work is to get somewhere.

Newton’s first law states:

an object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless acted upon by a force

In order to move the needle, it becomes necessary to get rid of inertia.

Scripting

“Scripting” is another one of the verbified nouns produced by the IT world.

The idea of scripting is a powerful one.

It allows for quickly coming up with some code in Python, for example, and running it to produce the desired results.

 

Discipline

In ancient India, a code of life developed that has had remarkable continuity over the millennia.

One of the concepts that came to be is the yajna. The idea behind the yajna (worship) was multifold. One’s life often revolved around the yajna.

On one hand is the personal discipline that came about with the daily nityayajna. On the other hand are the community based yajnas that involved bringing the entire community together.

The latter were events such as the soma yaagas. These brought together the entire village or town in a worship and celebration that lasted days. One of the interesting aspects of this is that the performers of such yaagas are required to be honored members of the community who are debt free.

West to East

Beginning with the Aeneid of Virgil, the older Greek myths of Troy etc were incorporated into the Roman belief system to ensure a continuity from ancient Greece to the Roman empire.

As the ancient period came to an end, the power center of the Roman empire shifted from the Italian peninsula to the eastern Greek areas.

The mythological artifact known as the palladium was believed to have been moved to Constantinople which became the new capital of the eastern Roman empire.

Components

When dealing with multiple components in a software system, one has to be cognizant of how these components interact with each other.

In addition to such an understanding, it is also crucial to run system tests which go run system-wide tests that check all components and how they work together.

Thus ensures the system as a whole functions well.

Transitions

When a civilization faces severe internal problems, the downfall becomes almost inevitable.

This was the case with the Sassanid Empire, which, during the seventh century, was tottering under military defeats, famine and other problems.

This primed the empire, known as Iranshahr, to be conquered by the Muslim Arabs.

Fields

Ancient Indians had devoted their time and effort in a number of areas.

In the scholarly field, the three main areas were those of dharma, brahma (spirituality) and rasa (aesthetics).

Dharma relates to the worldly system of morality and laws. Brahma relates to the spiritual path by pursuing which one attains liberation. Rasa is the unique system of aesthetics that has influenced the elaborate systems of art.