Hey Young Developers: Board the train!

After I posted about “The World Is an Open School”, I came across a great post by Romin Irani on some valuable ways to learn while building great things on your own. To top it up, I stumbled on an amazing post by MBA grad who is a Googler now on why and how managers should try to get hands dirty to add value to organizations! I want to add two cents to it and talk a bit about some platforms where you can train yourself, compete and build stuff – and in this post specially focused on programming (But do read the two posts mentioned earlier).… Read the post

The World Is an Open School!

Talent demand and availability of cloud platforms have led to a unique way education is offered. As long as you have a descent internet connection, no matter on which side of earth you are hiding, you can educate yourself at almost no cost or a fraction of cost of education in schools. The best part is anyone in this world can attend courses from best universities of world like Stanford, MIT and such!… Read the post

Virtual product sampling

Retail organizations sample their products before they launch.  The sampling process basically involves having a physical sample manufactured and reviewed by product designers/creators. Product might undergo change based on look, feel, ergonomics, aesthetics and performance of product’s physical sample. The process is iterative at times and leads to lot of waste not only in material, but also in terms of delay and longer product life-cycles.

With emergence of image processing technologies and close to real life graphics, there are ways you can live without physical samples.… Read the post

StackOverflow Careers in India: Why this Kolaveri?

StackOverflow and StackOverflow Careers

I am huge fan of StackOverflow. I am nowhere to a good programmer envisioned by Joel, but from the day I have found StackOverflow I have fallen in love with it. I have used in past other Q&A websites which were similar but paid and charged insane money, but the quality of answers was rather poor! The day I noticed that they have a “Careers 2.0” or “StackOverflow careers” website, I admired the concept even more.… Read the post


CDNs like Akamai are quite popular in caching and delivering the data using edge servers. This has been a topic in my project which was more misunderstood than understood :)

CDN is useful part of any CMS system which deals with volumes of big files and users across globe- a typical sign of an eCommerce website!

So, here is some light on CDN : http://www.sitepoint.com/content-delivery-networks-cdn-get-to-the-edge/… Read the post

Book review: “Just spring integration” by Madhusudhan Konda

A good treat for a beginner 

Disclaimer: I received this e-book for free for writing a review of this book. I have thoroughly read this book and understood concepts before I wrote the review.

When I started on a new integration project and my first one, I picked up “Just spring integration” by Madhusudhan Konda, hoping to navigate my way through a stack of terminologies and patterns developed by enterprise integration world!… Read the post

Portland startup weekend day 3 #PDXSW

So I finally caught up on some sleep and back from zombie state to write about #PDXSW finally! Day 3 started at 9 in morning, Dave my co-developer had stayed back whole night closing loose ends in our Android app. We had modules working as such and we needed to integrate with server through day! We had some bugs of course here and there, but we got overall a basic prototype working for MVP (Minimal viable product).… Read the post

And one more: Cloud foundry!

After hanging around with Google App Engine for a while, finally some kickstart on Cloud Foundry! I think it’s  a great tool and good for anyone wanting to start with cloud deployments in general. Check out the first article on how to get started and be in cloud: http://www.sitepoint.com/get-in-the-cloud-with-cloudfoundry/… Read the post