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A dose of NoSQL

A dose of NoSQL

Some of you know the story and some don’t. NoSQL means Not Only SQL. This is referring to the kind of databases that work on abstractions other than SQL (Structured Query Language). SQL was used with our good old RDBMS (Relational Database Management Systems) like ORACLE (although ORACLE now has a NoSQL offering), MySQL, Postgre […]

The Facebook Dilemma

The Facebook Dilemma

Recent controversies surrounding Facebook over Cambridge Analytica’s wrong usage of data, has made me think. Harvesting personal data and then selling it to others is a very difficult situation. So who is responsible ? Facebook Third party users We, ourselves The onus clearly is a shared one. All of us are responsible for this dilemma. […]

Inside a software company

Inside a software company

There are thousands of software companies in the world. These software companies provide :     Products Services Products Software product development companies, create applications that address a need hole. They solve problems of various kinds. For example: Facebook is a social media company which enhances the social experience and as everyone knows, we humans […]

The death of Software

The death of Software

“Software is eating the world” — Marc Andreessen (August 20, 2011) The case for software today – infinite choices In today’s world, the statement holds true. There is a deluge of software all around us. If you are looking for productivity software, you can choose between MS-Excel, LibreOffice, Zoho and a plethora of others. If […]

Am I on the Cloud ?

Am I on the Cloud ?

Are you using Cloud Computing ? Here are the pointers which indicate that you are using the Cloud. On-demand self-service. Broad network access. Resource pooling. Rapid elasticity. Measured service. On-demand self service This simply means that you get served whenever you demand something. For example, when you type say www.google.com, the Google site comes on […]

Firefox the browser

Firefox the browser

The fire in the Fox – Getting to understand Firefox better I started using Firefox sometime back and have never stopped till now. Although I have used other browsers,I must admit that Firefox is my favourite. Maybe it’s for the reason that I did not try other browsers enough to get attached to them. Let […]

Computers for Students

Computers for Students

Computers for Students For those wishing to study computers, here’s what it takes 1. Passion, Passion, Passion 2. Read, Read, Read 3. Understand deeply 4. Reflect 5. Relate to nature A flair for mathematics would be of help, but not necessary. Computing is as vast as Pacific Ocean. There are so many different branches and […]