Technology

Smart and Stupid Alexa – My Experience

Smart speakers such as echo or google home, have enabled us to do wonderful things with speech. Instead of just plain commands, they can also start a smooth conversation with you and do tasks for you, such as ordering food, making payments, reading news, listening to music, reading books, telling jokes, entertain your kids and a lot more stuff.

programming

Optimistic Boolean Functions

Every developer encounters situations on a day to day basis where he has to write a code that flows based on some condition, and every condition eventually resolves to a Boolean. When conditions become complex enough to be part of flow control constructs like ifs..whiles..whens we tend to extract them into a method with meaningful… Continue reading Optimistic Boolean Functions

programming, Testing

Test Driven Bug Fixing – Guidelines

XTreme programming advocates that developers should do things in a certain way, to be able to function smoothly and eventually have a shorter time to market. It is opinionated and strict about developer practices. One of those practices is doing Test Driven Development.

AWS, Technology

Managing credentials with AWS KMS

How and where do you store your secrets? Well, I am not talking about your personal secrets 🙂 , but here secrets mean your application credentials such as database passwords, account information or any other unencrypted data that you want to store securely. Problem : Credentials should be kept in an encrypted and secure manner… Continue reading Managing credentials with AWS KMS

computer science

Readable Code : Just like a fairy tale

Geek Narrator

Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves. – Alan Kay

Writing code is simple. Yes, you read it right. It is simple, but writing code as readable as a fairy tale is an art.And art is not simple. Now why should we write readable code? Because our code is for humans first and machines later. If you are working alone that’s fine, but if you are working in a team (in most cases yes) you need to collaborate with your team members.

To achieve that, you need to write code which is easily understood by others.If your code is a puzzle for others, its not a good code. It might be working correctly, it might be very efficient but not readable.Now the chances…

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