What I learned from effective managers of massive teams and from my own experience managing large teams
After rapidly scaling teams from 0 to 50+ four times in the last 3 years, I believe this is the only way to structure your engineering team.
When does one need to rebuild a system from scratch? The answer, perhaps is, almost never.
In this article, I discuss communication, which I believe is the most important aspect of your role as a people manager.
The 7 different personality types in software engineering - a guide for managers and software engineers
Today I discuss what I learnt from trying different team structures to optimise engineering delivery.
In here, I discuss the 7 qualities I look for in my hires - Predictability, Empathy, Autonomy, Adaptability, Growth potential, Ownership and Problem solving.
During the last year, Affectv has experienced rapid growth. We have doubled the engineering team in the last 8 months. This is a compilation of some of the things I learnt about the hiring process.
In this article, we will cover the process of cookie mapping (or cookie syncing) and how advertising companies use it to exchange information with websites and advertising platforms to serve relevant advertising to a user.
A 10 minute guide to building your own url shortener i.e. a service that lets you shorten a long url to a shorter url that takes up less number of characters.
An unofficial Apache Pig tutorial for the beginning and intermediate user which covers the basics of Pig and moves on to the more advanced concepts.
Working demo of a summarization module I wrote a few years ago. This webapp lets you create summaries of large pieces of text.
I spend a great deal of time working on the Terminal. Here, I list my must-have console applications for email, www browsing, and programming in Linux, Windows and Mac OSX.
A 5-minute guide to setting up replica sets on MongoDB. Covers downloading, installation on various flavours of linux, editing the config file and initiating replica sets!
This article explores a number of ways of performing a find/replace and compares the various implementations for different sizes of the find/replace list and input text.
Sets are an important concept and extremely useful in various computer science applications. We take a look at some of the ways a set data structure can be implemented.
This article shows you how to use the command line tool nmcli to manage your wireless networks. If you prefer cli over gui, go ahead and take a look.
Heaps and Queues can be a powerful data structure. This article goes into the implementation of a binary heap and extends the data structure to act as a priority queue.
This page contains a list of resources for people interested in NLP. It includes links to research material, university software and datasets.
Here we look at recursive functions in Python, and explore some ways of avoiding the maximum stack depth limit by using alternate functions like reduce().
In this lesson, we’ll learn how to add standard GUI elements like the statusbar and the toolbar.
An application to emulate Windows 7 shortcuts on Windows XP and Windows Vista.
This bit of python code returns all palindromic subsequences in the input string. Nothing to see here, I was just having a meh moment.
A person’s URS is a phrase that could be used instead of his/her usual name in all circumstances, which makes it absolutely clear who he/she is. ex. Bhagat Singh was executed by the British in 1931.
This is an ongoing project to develop a set of classes for Natural Language Processing. Some code would be ported from the NLTK project.
Of late, I have been working with Java. One of the issues that I faced was XML parsing. With so many libraries available, I decided to stick to jaxp. What follows is sample code to Tree walk over the nodes.
Learn to modify the wp-syntax plugin to display a header. This is very useful if you want to include, say, the file name of the code snippet you are syntax highlighting.
The following snippet combines the various opera mbs into one mbox format which can be used by other email clients like Evolution to import mail.
Transliteration is the process of converting a word from one language to another while retaining its phonetic characteristics. This application lets you convert a word from any major Indian language (currently supports Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit and Bengali) to English.
Deeb0t is an IRC chat bot capable of making meaningful conversation with other users. It also responds to commands issued by its owner.
I wanted a wordpress plugin to manage a list of ToDos and display them on my blog. Having found none quite suitable, I decided to write it myself.
A collection of Wordpress templates that I designed over the years. Released as open source under the Creative Commons Attribution License.
Some Winnie the Pooh wisdom. Sometimes you learn a great deal from reading books for young children. Just a quote from the Hundred acre woods.
This article tells you how I configured my ubuntu linux based laptop to connect to the internet over GPRS. I own a Nokia E51 and I used a USB cable to connect it to my laptop.
The following snippet returns the euclidean distance between two places on the globe using the Yahoo Maps API.
This article shows you how you can use the Devanagari script (Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit) in Latex.
Yammy is an app that allows you to decode and view not only yours but other’s archived YM conversations. You don’t even need a password!
DocTagger lets you automatically classify text documents. Use this as a starting point to write apps that can sort through volumes of unorganized data.
This plugin is capable of displaying two graphs - Posts per Day and Comments per Day for the days of the week.
This snippet draws a bar graph that tells you your twitter posting frequency per hour in the last 24 hours.
Sourceforge does not allow php mailers. Software like bbpress which use the mailer to send newly registered users their password fails. This article will describe how I went about solving this problem.
BlogCrawler enables you to save your entire rediffblogs blog to disk along with all the comments!
The following code illustrates the use of FindWindow API. This program blanks out the ad in Yahoo Messenger buddy window
This piece of code shows you one way of replacing emoticons with their images. It uses a Hashtable (hashmap) to do a find replace.
Yux is an alternative Yahoo Messenger client for *nix systems. What distinguishes Yux from other clients is that Yux attempts to match the look and feel of the official version of the Windows client.
Today we’re going to take a look at two very important development practices - Code documentation and Code Versioning.
In this lesson we’ll take a look at Windows Resources. You’ll learn to add an icon to your application, add a menu, and version information. You’ll also learn to include a very important kind of resource - the Dialog resource.
This is an ongoing series on win32 programming on the Windows PC. In this article, I introduce the subject and discuss ways of getting in touch.
In this lesson you will be introduced to the event-driven programming model. You will learn how Windows uses messages to communicate with applications, how event based programming works, what callback functions are, and while doing this create a basic windows application.
This tool will show you the raw YMSG (Yahoo Messenger) packets passing through your machine. Developers and non-developers can use this to understand the YMSG protocol better.
This code illustrates how you can use unix socket programming to scan for open ftp ports accepting anonymous logins in a given IP range.