MoviePass or MovieFail?

Reading Time: 3 minutesNo body knows the future, but as consumers we can hope somebody like MoviePass can happen anytime and sweep away traditional industries.

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How to start a software career?

Reading Time: 1 minuteYou can get started with a bachelor’s degree in computer science or self teach. Bachelor’s degree will not guarantee a job, but can distinguish from others when too many high-school drop outs are applying for the same position. Self taught professionals have difficulty getting the first job. However it is possible to Crack a job …

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Azure app service – Securing Microservices using HTTPS

Reading Time: 2 minutesMicrosoft Azure App Service provides PaaS (Platform as a Service) model for hosting web applications. Azure supports wildcard based SSL certificates for every App Service we create. Communication to this website is encrypted by using wildcard SSL’s. Wildcard SSL – Free Azure URL All the Azure App services have a default website URLs that looks something like. https://{your-app-service-name}.azurewebsites.com For example If …

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Caching in Microservice – A highly effective way to maximize performance

Reading Time: 3 minutesCaching improves availability, scalability, and performance of Microservices by reducing roundtrips to dependencies. Querying database every time is nonessential. Perhaps we can save our applications a little compute by serving data from the buffer. This is profitable when the nature of data is static, and don’t change very often. Frequently calling dependent Microservices is also redundant. We can buffer their response …

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If this then that

Reading Time: 1 minuteIFTTT is an acronym for “If This Then That“. IFTTT is a new way to connect your services, mobile apps, and IoT devices among each other. Absolutely no programming experience necessary to use IFTTT services. IFTTT is community driven service and it’s absolutely Free. You can setup your own Applets. You can select Applets created by others. …

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Queue centric pattern – failing gracefully in Microservices!

Reading Time: 3 minutesHave you wondered why there are gaps between bridge segments? Because materials used in constructions of bridges usually expands in summer and contracts in winter. Without these “breathing” spaces, the bridges develop deep cracks that could lead to dangerous path holes. Worst, destabilize the bridge support and strength. Similarly, developing tightly coupled Microservices creates friction …

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Scammers are targeting H1-B dependents!

Reading Time: 2 minutesMy H1-B friends, today I averted a scam by an imposter. Scammers are now targeting H1-B dependents on false claims of visa fraud. These calls seem to originate (spoofed) from real USCIS number and are mostly during the afternoons when the husband is at work.

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