ScreenToGIF is an handy tool to capture your desktop screen movement into GIF images.

The tool is a portable open source tool with very simple easy to use user interface. You can download the tool from here.

Usage is very simple. Extract the downloaded zip file and you will find an exe file in side extracted folder named ScreenToGif 1.0.exe. Execute this file and you will find a window frame on your screen. (See image below)

Adjust this frame to the screen area which you want to capture and press Record button. Once recording is started, you will get Pause and Stop buttons.

When you are done recording click Stop. After that you can see preview and also edit frames of GIF. Once you are done you can save GIF image.

This is a sample GIF image I've generated using ScreenToGIF.

I won't go more deeper.You can explore more advanced options of the tool on your own. :P

There are several desktop programs available to record screen. However I've come across a web based tool to record screen. There are few more tools but I found this one more handy.

It allows you record your screen without installing any software on your system.

Steps are as follows:

Are you a fan of Notepad++ ? (Me too ..:P). Here is a cool Notepad++ trick for programmers. You can compile and execute you programs using your favorite editor. How? Let's see. ;)

1) Install and configure JDK:(If you have already installed JDK then skip this step.)

Download and install latest version of JDK from this link if you are not having Java already installed.

Set PATH variable to point to JDK binaries. Check this link.
To check whether PATH is set properly fire 'javac' command in CMD and the output should look like this:

 2) Install Notepad++: (Skip is already having Notepad++)

Download latest version of Notepad++ from here and install it.

This post is with little higher tech hotness. Traditional Database management system are pretty good at handling data using SQL. However is you hve massive amount of data (in Terabytes) then query processing gets very time consuming unless you are having proper hardware and infrastructure. By introducing Big Query Google allows you to process your massive amount data using Google's extremely powerful hardware. Google Big Query allows you to process this large amount of data using SQL like syntax. Of-course they are charge you on usage basis but it eliminates need of purchasing your own hardware.

Know more about Big Query here.

You can access BigQuery by using a browser tool or a command-line tool, or by making calls to the BigQuery REST API using a variety of client libraries such as Java, PHP or Python. There are also a variety of third-party tools that you can use to interact with BigQuery, such as visualizing the data or loading the data.

You can get started with Google BigQuery by following simple steps. Check this link. Google provides free Quota for Big Query project. You can checkout pricing for Big Query here.

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