Author Archives: pristinecrap

easyXDM made easy. Really!

Today’s world is connected. In the early 1950s, the degrees of separation was 6. Today, with all the Facebooking and Twittering it is just 3. Can you imagine? Just 3. Times have changed. Phew! With this connectedness comes the additional … Continue reading

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South Bollywood

You exactly know what this blog post is all about if you have read my tweet. The growing trend in Bollywood is to “go down”. (pun intended but geographically ;-)) The stories are going down, the performances are going down … Continue reading

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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag – The dialogue, not the movie

The highly anticipated, much awaited Bhaag Milkha Bhaag had a grand opening. (pun intended – read the post completely, u will understand :-)) People thronged to the theaters during office hours to see the legend come alive. I too saw … Continue reading

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Play Framework – A simple cookbook

Play Framework is creating a lot of hype but it is still way behind that generated by Bitcoin. Just saying. Anyways, let’s get to the point without beating around the bush. The documentation of Play sucks big (no pun intended … Continue reading

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Play Framework – Good or Bad?

The latest buzz word doing the rounds is Play Framework. It is deployed at high-profile companies such as LinkedIn. Chances are that you would not have heard of Play or Akka (because I hadn’t :-)) When we started work on … Continue reading

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To all my ex-crushes, ex-GFs and one not-so-special-anymore…

I write this post from the bottom of my heart. I have had my share of crushes and GFs over the years. It is natural to love someone and there is no reason to hide it. But at the same … Continue reading

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Solr – Pre & Post 4.0

Solr is the popular, blazing fast open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Its major features include powerful full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, near real-time indexing, dynamic clustering, database integration, rich document (e.g., Word, PDF) handling, … Continue reading

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Solr in AWS: Master Slave Replication & Mitigation Strategies

Solr is the popular, blazing fast open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Its major features include powerful full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, near real-time indexing, dynamic clustering, database integration, rich document (e.g., Word, PDF) handling, … Continue reading

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Amazon CloudSearch & Apache Solr 3.6

With the advent of the “Information Age”, massive amounts of data & information is being added into our lives every second. Gone are the days of MB & GB. Today everything is in the order of TB and PB. Raw … Continue reading

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Hive – A Petabyte Scale Data Warehouse using Hadoop

Web has been growing rapidly in size as well as scale during the last 10 years and shows no signs of slowing down. Statistics shows us that every year more data is produced than all of the previous years combined. … Continue reading

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