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MOOC: ushering an era of auto didacticism

Only the autodidacts are free.”
― Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Author of “Black Swan

nahi jnAnEna sadRushaM pavitraM iha vidyatE”
— Bhagavdgeetha

Software development is one of the professions where its practitioners need to constantly keep themselves up to date with the rapidly changing field. Robert C Martin (Uncle Bob) in his much acclaimed book “The Clean Coder” has this to say:

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Mobile Tech Talk

What is new in Java 9?

Next major version of Java programming language is scheduled for general availability on 21 September, 2017. It is Java 9 (Java SE 9 Platform, JDK 9). Though this new version does not have as paradigm changing features as Java 5 or Java 8, it has got many interesting additions to the language, which has been the venerable workhorse of software development.

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Tech Talk

Benchmarking REST API’s on AWS

Introduction

AWS Lambda is a compute service that runs code without provisioning or managing servers. AWS lambda executes the code only when needed and scales automatically, from a few requests per day to thousands per second. AWS charges only for the compute time the code consumes and there is no charge when the code is not running.

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Mobile Tech Talk

WWDC-2017: what to expect – a developer perspective

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference is scheduled for the week of June 5, 2017. While the event garners global interest every year, it feels extra special this year as it marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone.

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Mobile Tech Talk

10 Cool New Features for iPhone, Apple Watch and Mac

Apple just released a major update for iOS, MacOS, watchOS and tvOS that is not only dedicated to enhancing the overall user experience but also promises a number of cool features. Here’s a quick round-up of what you would find upon upgrading your device to iOS 10.3 and watchOS 3.2:

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Mobile Opinion Tech Talk

#TechTalk: thoughts on Xamarin use cases

The debate about opting for native development versus using cross platform development tools like PhoneGap, Xamarin, Titanium etc., is a perennial one in mobile app development. As with virtually everything in tech, every option has its own advantages and disadvantages.

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What next after Parse passes on: some observations #TechTalk

Parse’s announcement that it will be winding down has surely come down as an unfortunate surprise to a lot of app developers especially indie developers who found the holy grail in Parse. Lot of well known apps have been written with Parse as a backend and there are still quite a few apps with millions of installations that are using Parse as the backend. It appears that Facebook has mercilessly pulled the rug from under these app developers.

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Mobile Opinion Tech Talk

#Techtalk: Swift Recipes: Optionals Not knowing Optionals is not an option!

Why was a Swift developer arrested on the beach?
Because he thought clothing was optional.

Traditionally, we have all dealt with variables as having some value at any point in time during the execution of the program and use them assuming they will contain some value.

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Mobile Opinion Tech Talk

#Techtalk: Swift Recipes: Error Handling – it’s an error, not an exception!

Error handling is one of the fundamental concepts of programming. A program without error handling is like a country without a justice system. Your app will behave in an unruly manner with no one to bring order to the program.Any programmer worth his salt should handle errors in his/her code.

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Mobile Tech Talk

#TechTalk: Unit testing – better to be safe than sorry

Tech folks will agree that Unit testing and test driven development is a good concept but is seldom practiced. Its usefulness and importance is much eulogised by doyens like Bob Martin, Kent Beck et al.

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