28 Oct

But ... what is cloud computing?

in Cloud, CloudComputing


There is a certain awe associated with the term cloud. It could be because clouds are so nebulous themselves. But more so because it is used more as a euphemism for resources outside the traditional data centers. They denote almost mythical data centers of companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, etc.

However, there are very concrete ways to describe what is cloud computing. But instead of getting to a definition right away, lets look at a few analogies and different types of offerings from cloud providers. Read more »

03 Oct

Facebook hacks for performance optimization

in Cloud, Facebook, javascript, Performance

Have you ever wanted to know what is behind the like, comment, or other links on facebook? Even if you didn't think about, it is probably good to know how the functionality works and works for hundreds of users simultaneously.

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28 Sep

Our experience at TechCrunch Hackathon

We participated in the TechCrunch Hackathon on 25th and 26th of September. It was a 24 hour continuous hacker competition where more than 450 hackers dissented in San Francisco to show their metal. The environment was great and very invigorating. Here are some clips from the session. Read more »

28 Jun

Lessons from kid entrepreneurs

in entrepreneur, entrepreneurship

Most parents are  painfully aware that summer vacations are in full swing. Just filling your kids' day with meaningful activities becomes challenging. Some choices are free play in the backyard / local neighborhood, watch TV or attend expensive summer camps. Well in reality it is a little of all of these. However, with my nieces visiting me this summer, things have become a little more challenging. There are three girls (including my daughter) aged 7-10 whom I will have to entertain endlessly to fulfill my avuncular duties. OR so I thought. Read more »

25 Jun

Changing face of search with RDF and Facebook - impact on Drupal

in Drupal, Drupal, Drupal Planet, Drupal Planet, Facebook, RDF, semantic search engine

RDFa (or Resource Description Framework – in – attributes) is a W3C recommendation that adds a set of attribute level extensions to XHTML for embedding rich metadata within Web documents.

23 May

Split a large content type into separate tabs (Drupal)

in content type, Drupal, Drupal, Drupal Planet, Drupal Planet, node, tabs

As some you might have experienced, some of the content types in your Drupal site might get too unwieldy because of their sheer size. Displaying a form for the content type of displaying the node is not elegant anymore and the user has to scroll till figures hurt. I had a similar situation recently (attached image with the fields lists all the fields in this 'Event' content type: Read more »

08 May

Selling onDemand paradox and your target audience

in Cloud, corporate IT, IaaS, LOB, Uncategorized

Is it the dizziness from dealing with IT for so long or a new found love for a 3 letter acronym - LOB (Line of Business). Why does every one talk about onDeman and LOB in one breath and one sentence. There are different models of offering an on demand solution. Each of the them could be (should be and is) for a different target audience. While it is correct to assume that SaaS (or applications on demand) is targeted towards LOB, the same cannot be assumed for PaaS and IaaS. Platforms are for developers and Infrastructure is for IT / developers. The fact that IaaS solutions should have a buy in from IT departments is where I find a break in the value chain. Read more »

06 May

Emails could be marked spam if the email server is in EC2

in Cloud, Cloud, CloudComputing, DNS, ec2, email

Its a known fact that all the cloud offerings are different from each other. Weather they are big or small players, everyone is innovating at break neck speed and there is no point in comparing feature by feature because such a comparison could be obsolete before it is useful. I have a personal bias towards Amazon's EC2 because I have spent most time on it, and it seems to be far ahead of rest of the herd. However, I don't find everything easier and nicer in Amazon. Some use cases can be very simple and EC2 would be an overkill or insufficient. One example is if I want to host a website in the cloud. Sure, I could go with a traditional web hosting company, but if my requirements needed me to look at IaaS providers then there are a couple of things to consider. Read more »

25 Apr

State of Drupal: Highlights

in Drupal, Drupal, Drupal Planet, Drupal Planet, DrupalCon 2010

Dries Buytaert gives a state of Drupal talk at every DrupalCon. Here are some of the excerpts from DrupalCon2010, The entire talk is online and I highly recommend you to listen to it. Some of the key highlights of Drupal

  • CVS – RIP. Starting Drupal 8 development, source code will move to Git from CVS
  • 19 different distributions of Drupal are available currently. This phenomenon is mostly unique to Drupal where multiple distributions are available.
  • Jacob Redding has been appointed at the Interim GM of Drupal Association
  • Semantic Web and linked data: Move from WWW to GGG (Global Giant Graph). This is the based on the vision of Tim Berners-Lee. RDF is part of core in Drupal 7. This will enable to mark up different objects with RDF (e.g. products in a web shop application). Essentially RDF lets you turn the internet into a database and reuse data.
19 Mar

Evolution and future of content management systems

in CMS, collaboration, Drupal, Drupal, Jive

History and context Content management systems (CMS) in enterprises have been through a lot of evolution in the last decade or so. Intranet based CMS have gone through from being non-existent to being vital in daily functioning of the organizations. There has been a clear evolution from emails as the primary collaboration tool in late 1990s, along with some state of art file sharing services. The file sharing services were essentially web directories also known as Knowledge management systems.They were a hierarchical directory structure where users could upload files. With WebDav support there was inbuilt version control, conflict management, etc. There was little support for user interaction like tagging, voting, commenting, etc. And then blogs happened to us. Read more »

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