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Building microservices

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Building microservices for highly scalable applications.


Presentation on Starting Up

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Here’s the presentation for the talk delivered to students (too young!) of AIS, Saket. Tried to make them familiar with Start-up phenomenon.

JVM Off-heap Caching Libraries

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Here’s another gem from Snapdeal Engineering blog : analysis and comparison of different off-heap caching solutions and performs benchmarking for their use-c...



Facebook Auto-tagging and Happy New Year!

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Posted some images last week on Facebook and it suggested to tag some friends in those pictures… and, Facebook was damn accurate in recognizing those people!...

Sales Tips for Indian Startups from #PNMeetup

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Here’s the collection of sales tips for Indian startups from the wonderful #PNMeetup session on Saturday (19-Jan) by productnation.  Most tips would be for I...

The 2013

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Continuing with the trend of past years – 2011 & 2012, here come new year resolutions for the year 2013. As the grind and excitement of year 2012 continu...


Minimum Viable Blog Posts

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Blogs are to books what Agile SaaS products are to Enterprise Suites.

Is Timesdeal leak story a marketing super-shot?

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Just read a story about the Timesdeal Coupon leak here and followed by a quick update from timesdeal that they would honor all deals. The problem apparently ...

Nice infographic on how to sell online

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Nice amusing inforgraphic on what, why and where to sell your online products! Covers, rather funnily all online destinations including Craiglist, Etsy, Twit...

Another Facebook Ad pleading for click?

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Spotted one Facebook ad from some Internet company. This is amusing. Can we be plain arbitrary or even mischievous to get better CTR for Facebook Ads? Is thi...

A day with Indian e-commerce for my Inbox

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My Inbox goes for a treat with India e-commerce everyday and here is a typical day with all these e-commerce deals and dealmakers! (personal mails masked int...

SEO… huh? An Experiment with SEO

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SEO (Search Engine Optimization) was never my cup of tea so I thought why not try a bit? I was amazed to see the power of SEO in bringing huge (huge for an e...

Shortest Horror Story

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On a beautiful cold winter day, he was enjoying hot shower closing his eyes as if cherishing the waterfall.


My Book Wishlist

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A collection of must read books on computer science, technology, entrepreneurship, business, product design & strategy. My wishlist from flipkart: http:/...

Amazon’s Hidden Empire

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10 Things I Learned from Failure

Drafts, Drafts & Drafts…

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Number of posts in my drafts section is at all time high! Need to finish off some quickly…

Netflix Cloud Architecture

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Here is an extremely useful presentation by Netflix on Netflix’ cloud architecture and why & how they moved to Cloud.

Scalability Thumb Rules for Programmers (2011)

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Avoid Synchronization. Keep it short. Use lock-free data structures and those in java.util.concurrent.atomic Use Non-Blocking I/O java.nio package for...

Of Poonam Pandey, Dhoni and Anna Hazare …

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In our cricket crazy country, craziest of the things happen. When the cricket is at its peek, some non-cricketing celebrity (read Poonam Pandey) becomes the ...

;And comes the New Year Resolution

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Well, it’s never too late! I, at least, had a resolution not to have the same resolutions this year again. So here goes the list. I would:


Trying Rockmelt browser…

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Downloaded the new Rockmelt browser aka Facebook browser… trying and experimenting with it’s new features #fb #in

Automatically Tag MP3 Music Files

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I have huge collection of music files : around 25% of them not recognizable by their file names or mp3 tags and around 10% of songs probably duplicate. Whene...

Two Android Apps I was missing badly!

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Finally the two apps that were around the top of my wish-list for android are available. Not fully but at least for now it is a BIG relief:

Noida Extension Map

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This Noida Extension Map is an indicative map and does not cover the entire area.

Essential Free Apps for Android/Nexus One

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After exploring my Google Nexus One phone based on Android, I could zero-in to these super-essential android apps available free in android market. These ap...