Best Code I Ever Shipped: Raghavendra Nagaraj


Raghavendra Nagaraj believes that inspiration needs to come from within for one to consistently deliver better work. When Raghavendra was working to modify an existing client’s application to make it more scalable, he was able to cut down the processing time by a whopping 85%! That too by changing only 1% of the original code!

The trick, Raghavendra realized, was to invest time in figuring out what needed to be changed. Read on and be inspired to write YOUR Best code! Continue reading »

Internet of Things OR Internet of Systems?


I have been thinking about Internet of Things (IoT), the concept and technology that is going to dramatically change the world we live in. I think of it as “Facebook of Machine Networking”.

Let’s start where it all started.

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The Most Important Skill to Become a Successful User Experience Designer


Many people, from different backgrounds, non-designers, non-technical folks, ask me sometimes – Can I become a user experience professional?

This made me think, what is the most important skill one would need to become a successful user experience professional?  Is it a Master’s degree in UX or IX from a reputed institute? Or deep knowledge about the principles of UX?  Excellent design skills? Communication? Technical expertise? All of the above? Continue reading »

With the right balance, everyone wins!


A team that works well together is usually the core of a good project. But it’s often a tough to get people working coherently with each other if the project has multiple components or if the teams have to work across different locations. It’s also said that tough times bring out the best in people and what you’re going to read now will make you believe in that. Continue reading »

10 Things You Will Relate To Only If You Studied Engineering


A wife asks her husband, a software engineer…

“Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk, and if they have eggs, get 6!” A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk. The wife asks him, “Why the hell did you buy 6 cartons of milk?” He replied, “They had eggs.”

Don’t be alarmed if you didn’t find that joke funny. In all probability, this one was written by some smart literature student (picture dreadlocks, campfire and drum circle) who loves to pick on people who don’t easily get the semantics. Nice going, mate! Continue reading »