PHP – An Annoying Tryst

It has been a few months since I’ve started working primarily in PHP and I am actually liking the language a lot! I like the simplicity and symmetry found in C style of solving problems, and PHP has got liberal … Continue reading

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9 Optimizations to make your Linux Desktop fly like a Rocket!

This article is the result of notes I’ve prepared during tweaking, twisting and optimizing ubuntu variants over the last few years. In case you use any other distro, some of these settings may not be applicable to you. For best … Continue reading

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PHP-FPM vs node.js – The REAL Performance Battle

Even after getting all the boos and howls from PHP fan-boys after I criticized their favorite language in my last article, my search for the holy grail of performance truth still continues. That was only expected, considering how widely PHP … Continue reading

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PHP vs node.js: The REAL statistics

When it comes to web programming, I’ve always coded in ASP.NET or the LAMP technologies for most part of my life. Now, the new buzz in the city is node.js. It is a light-weight platform that runs javascript code on … Continue reading

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How to customize WordPress mail sending method

Last week, I suddenly stopped receiving email notifications on this blog hosted on openshift. I came to know after some reading that commonly used cloud hosts such as openshift, aws, etc. are usually blacklisted by most email servers, hence its … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Go – Elegance with Power and Simplicity

Whilst I usually try to stick with only `bread-butter` languages (i.e. php, python, java & C#), my last project involved the Google appengine web app written in Google’s own flagship Go language.   Being a polyglot who is always intrigued … Continue reading

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The REAL way to make Eclipse run faster on Ubuntu

If you are still one of those people who are frustrated with the crawling speed of eclipse IDE (especially after the recent clunky releases of Juno/Kepler), then you are in good company! Most of the advice you might have read … Continue reading

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How to make your ubuntu machine thank you for its battery life!

Ever since I bought my Toshiba Dual-core Notebook and installed ubuntu on it, I was disappointed by the fact that how quickly it used to heat up and the battery started draining. Add to the equation, the Indian summer of … Continue reading

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Google appengine tip: How to clear appcfg credential cache

Many a times, it so happens that you need to work with multiple credentials while uploading/downloading apps on Google appengine. In such a scenario, it becomes difficult to switch credentials instantly. For instance, you have just uploaded an app using … Continue reading

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How to host your own mail server using Google appengine

To say that Google brings forth the power of the bosses within easy reach of the tech-savvy masses would be an understatement. First, it took over the world of smartphones with android, and now the buzzword everywhere is Google Appengine. … Continue reading

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