Because of constant badgering from loyal isbn.net.in users (Navdeep, Chinmay, Hari, Sandip, Vidyaraj, Kartik, Vivek, Arjun, Leo, Ravi and others), I finally had to dedicate a weekend to fixing up isbn.net.in. However, instead of just fixing up the old code base, I rewrote it to use Compojure instead of the deprecated Noir library, and … Continue reading Revamped isbn.net.in
I once happened to attend a RubyConfIndia talk by C42's Steven Deobald who said: data > functions > macros > compilers That kind of stuck in my head even though I didn't know what it meant at that time. I understood it only after learning Clojure and "The Clojure / Lisp way". I realized it … Continue reading Learning Clojure
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.
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 to … Continue reading isbn.net.in updates
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) from … Continue reading isbn.net.in – One Place to find the best online price for a book in India