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WarrantyTrack launched

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

It brings me joy to finally make the WarrantyTrack software public. I hope this project turns out to be the most leading open source project of its kind.

I’ve hosted this project on sourceforge and it is ‘GNU GPL’ed. Here’s an introductory video to the software. Please look forward to more news on this product.

You are encouraged to try it and send me your feedback so that we may make this a better project.

The WarrantyTrack project has a fantastic roadmap and I hope to reveal this soon.


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Mastering LAMP development

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

First, it is nice to see our past participants making great progress in software development. Well done to all of you!

Now in this batch I hope to introduce CodeIgniter and Joomla. So it’s going to be a little more hectic than usual – smiles…

For those of you who are new to this, read on to find out what you can do after successfully completing this programme.

In short, it’s about converting your skills into cash!

Do the following attributes describe you?

  • You are either an ambitious school-leaver, undergraduate, or post-graduate student keen in taking up software development as a career
  • You are clever at problem-solving and simply enjoy it
  • You like to design websites and web applications

If you belong to any of the above groups, you definitely need to take advantage of this training programme. It’s not just a programme – it’s rigorous, fast-paced and work-oriented.

What is offerred…

  1. Intensive training on building PHP applications/websites.
  2. A thorough grounding on working with MySQL database servers – this includes writing SQL and working with PHPMyadmin.
  3. Client-side scripting using JavaScript, with an introduction to JQuery.
  4. Working with OOP techniques, and introduction to CodeIgniter and Joomla
  5. Introduction to graphics with InkScape and Gimp
  6. Comprehensive coverage of XHTML + CSS
  7. Hands-on activities and training, based on real-world projects.
  8. Introduction to working with the Ubuntu OS

What happens after training?

Those who successfully complete this programme will be:

  • able to instantly apply to programmers’ positions at leading organisations.
  • able to do freelance work, even by staying at home.
  • eligible to work as on-call developers with Marha Online, or be suitable for fixed employment positions with us when there are openings.

Commencement: 20th June, 2011 – reserve your place now!

Course duration: 30 sessions x 3 hours each.

Schedule: Mon, Tue, Thu – 9:00AM to 12:00 noon.

Eligibility: you need to have ALL of the following:

  1. Be very comfortable with learning in English.
  2. Be at least 16 years old.
  3. Have a basic knowledge of working with computers. Priority will be given to those who demonstrate their programming abilities.
  4. Be WELL-DISCIPLINED, committed, honest and hard-working.
  5. Be a self-starter who can take a little instructions and use his/her initiative to complete a task.
  6. Have basic math skills and ‘intelligent’ problem solving skills.
  7. You also must have your own laptop.

Restrictions: This is NOT for those busy people who are already in any kind of full-time work.

How to apply:

If you’re interested in pursuing this programme, simply send an email telling us about yourself, to:, or call 0722.980.688 for any clarification.

Happy learning!

TWENTY seconds from you…

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

In order to better understand customer needs, we’re trying to see what Operating system YOU use MOST.

Please participate in this poll and let us serve you better.

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New language workshops

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Finally, after a lot of brainstorming and evaluations, we’ve decided to put Visual Basic into our books of history. Thanks to the Mono platform and Apache servers, we now have more choice with ‘cross-platform’ languages and tools.

So with this in focus, we’re directing our language training workshops to the following:

  1. C/C++ : This is primarily based on the G++ compiler. And the availability of this compiler on nearly all platforms makes it possible to compile the code with little or no change for various Operating Systems (OSs).
    Once you’re ready with the basics, you can move on to GUI coding with various platforms like CodeBlocks, for example.
  2. Mono (C#) : Want to develop .net apps on Linux? This is the way to go. You can easily take Windows projects to Linux and vice versa with (often) zero change.
  3. PHP+MySQL : I don’t think anyone needs to know the benefits of using this superb combination of tools for web-based apps. In reality, it doesn’t have to be web-based applications. We’ve built systems running on LANs over browsers. They can be nearly anything from Accounting to Payroll and so on…
  4. Pascal : We mean FreePascal for obvious reasons. A very few people know the power of Pascal because of the ‘VB hype’. But in reality, once you get the grip of Pascal (which is probably the easiest language to learn), you can move on to Lazarus, and build Delphi-style applications.

Should you need to attend any of our workshops in the above areas, please feel free to contact us.

Happy learning


Saturday, December 12th, 2009

After much planning, evaluation and brain-storming, we’ve decided to implement our official blog using Word Press.

What’s “Empress”?
In one word it’s “branding”… But really, we had to come up with a name for the Word Press installation on Marha Online. So initially we thought of mpress and instantly came up with the ’em’ prefix to indicate ‘m’ for Marha… Thus Empress!