Thursday, September 13, 2007

RoR and Scalability

I always had a doubt on the scalability of Ruby on Rails (RoR). I happened to meet a few RoR evangelists from ThoughtWorks at JAX India 2007 and I asked them about it. However, the answers I got were not convincing. Now here is an account of a guy who has encountered actual scaling issues on a production site and is quite honest about it as well!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Use of Recursion!

This piece from Stevey's blog was hilarious! - The engineer has formulated a proof that invalidates one of the most fundamental results in Computer Science, specifically that "recursion" and "iteration" are formally equivalent.
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The anonymous author of the paper has found that there is in fact one thing you can do using recursion that you can't do using iteration, namely: "You can use it to weed out stupid fugging interview candidates."

Monday, August 13, 2007

Yahoo using Google Code..!

There is a really cool syntax highlighter in the YUI documentation. I was wondering how they did it and clicked on the "?" link, that opened an about page that said "dp.SyntaxHighlighter" Version 1.3.0, with a further link to, which redirected to know where? I thought it was very interesting. Kudos to Yahoo! for not having the NIH syndrome!

And also, great job Alex!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

YSlow Benchmarking

I was playing with YSlow for Firebug, a neat little tool from Yahoo!. It is actually a plugin to Firebug which analyses the performance of your web pages. My projects barely managed to get a passing grade :(. It was fun to check the performance of various sites:


Friday, July 6, 2007

Welcome to my Tech Blog

Hi there. I hope to post technical related stuff in this blog. I've named this blog in honor of the first PDA I owned in 2000, the amazing Palm Vx.