The Passionate Programmer book by Chad Fowler is a must-read career book for every software developer. In this article, I show why.
Everyday I get emails from readers of my books and makes me wonder whether I am continuing to make that kind of impact.
134 people have asked me about why companies are choosing Perl or Python or Ruby respectively. Here’s my take on that.
I was mentioned in a Deccan Chronicle newspaper as a “cyber celebrity” :-)
Lots of people have been asking how isbn.net.in works, so I rewrote that weekend hacked-up code into something nice on top of Rails 3 and other goodies.
I find it surprising on how little time coders spend on their development environment (the “dev env”). A good dev env is necessary for any coder because we do searching, refactoring, editing and updating of code more than just appending new code.
My alma mater, PESIT (in Bangalore), has an interesting proposition for startups – mentor students and get office space in return. The background is that they are working to improve the quality of education in the IS / CS departments. One of the ideas they identified was to work with in-industry programmers who can answerContinue reading “PESIT Offer to Startups: Mentor Students, Get Office Space”
A while back, I released a side-project called http://isbn.net.in – a simple tool for comparing book prices in India. I received lots of feedback, suggestions and praise. I have updated it with fixes for the bugs reported and implemented most of the suggestions. It was interesting to see people writing blog posts and linking toContinue reading “isbn.net.in updates”
Update on 5 Oct, 2012 : Still on Mac applications, but now using the free email mailbox option of my domain registrar Gandi.net + local Thunderbird email folders instead of Rackspace Email. Desktop apps are better for frequently used stuff. No matter how many times web apps lure me into “available everywhere” + “mobile syncing”Continue reading “An experiment to be Google-Free”
I had an itch – I wished there was a simple way of deciding whether to buy a book and where to buy a book. So I created http://isbn.net.in The initial idea I had was to make a bookmarklet that will do everything – it will figure out the unique book number (the ISBN) fromContinue reading “isbn.net.in – One Place to find the best online price for a book in India”