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This post summarizes the results of my initial experimentation with SPDY protocol.  In summary the results did not show any dramatic improvement in speeding up loading of my test web page.  My test scenario was with the server on my server grade laptop (NodeJS server, SPDY over SSL)  in Pune, India and the client Google Read More →

A month back I set out on a goal of restarting writing JavaScript.  I am still hanging in there learning more.  The first  application that came out of this goal chain is up and running without any bugs – actively used by around 120 users from around the world (as of yesterday).  A few loans Read More →

Few clicks and some typing later, Kiva Search went into public beta on AppFog (Nodester) cloud. Very cool! , Currently supported on IE10>, Chrome and Safari. Currently Hosted @ Kiva Search on Amazon Cloud Just finished writing my full blown JavaScript search tool for Kiva and I was too excited to keep it a secret anymore .  I have been an involved kiva lender for many years now.  For the last couple of years I have been using the Read More →

If  I don’t restart writing JavaScript I will soon be a dinosaur – the green one with moss all over. Who would have thought?  certainly not me.  Java Script was exciting when it came around first.  Data validations did not require a server round trip  anymore.  It was annoying the IE refused to provide JavaScript Read More →

I have been using Lucene for indexing and searching through deep class structures for many years.  Somewhere along the years hibernate introduced its entity indexing and searching through hibernate-search.  I yet have not started using it.  So for the time being we have rolled in our little custom search engine with Lucene and we pack Read More →

Corporate networks love proxies.  Homes usually not.  A little known secret in developer lives is that some of us sneak out of bed late at night to fix that lonely bug that has been teasing us through the day at work.  You fix it, fire up the build and dang! suddenly maven crapped on you Read More →

[This is an email POST to by blog from my brand new email account.] I am pleasantly surprised at the clean new email experience microsoft has churned out. And frankly the Gmail UI has been getting a bit too boring lately. So I started test driving this email (b**** for the last few days. Read More →

The parts of this post discussing Lambda expressions might not be exact to the current specification syntax under discussion.  Neither are these featured present in currently released JDKs (upto JDK7).  So it is not compilable.  Look at it only as pseudo code to discuss general notions around Lambda expressions in Java. One of the key feature Read More →

In my typical day I juggle around working with half a dozen Eclipse workspaces each organized for a logical group of projects. Some are purely work, some open source projects and some fun learning projects. Work takes priority on a work day. So when it comes calling with a problem I will drop whatever I Read More →

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