Pi-Hole: The sentry at your doorstep

Sorry for writing after such a long time. My R&D pipeline almost dried at the right end while the left end is overflowing. The backlog is getting longer. I promise to start improving my presence over time. So, won’t you like to have sentry at your doorstep to shoo away the bad elements or the unwanted guests? Definitely yes. This is equally important for your digital doorway as well. This is even more relevant as you have started working from home. Everyone at home are now working online and a whole lot of browsing and a whole lot of extra

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Microservices – Panacea or just another pattern?

Microservices is the keyword these days. And it is solving many problems, helping applications become agile and the support team getting better sleep. But, as it is catching the fire, it also raised eyebrows – is it necessary to have microservices in my application? The other day, I faced this question from such an angle. And, here I want to express my thoughts and experiences with microservices. First, let us accept that Microservices is just another design pattern. Each design pattern has a scope and is actually a path or approach to the solution to a design problem. So, microservices

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Why Shift Left? And how much?

The new mantra in town – “Shift Left“. So we wish to shift everything to left (except in the case of right-to-left, we shall do it otherwise). This is called the mantra of DevOps. Left of what? The delivery pipeline. The great thing that we often call CI/CD in the vocabulary of DevOps. The primary concept of DevOps is to reduce friction in the pipeline and enable early feedback to the stakeholders. This is more relevant when the team is using Agile process or methodology. It started with builds shifting left to have early feedback for success of a build.

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Breezing Devops on Bluemix

Bluemix is designed and build ground up taking care of Devops (the way to go for today’s development). It has very minimal task for the developer. As a developer, I remember the pain of going to a continuous integration system 10 years ago. It took so much of effort to convince the operations and infrastructure team to allow us to use a server as build server. And possibly doing all these took a very long time – around a year to demonstrate. The delay was not because of the technical issues, but operational issues took most of the time. Then

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Bluemix: The killer Blue!

IBM is bit new into the Cloud Based PaaS market, but came loaded with arsenals to make the competition blue! No wonder that market statistics is showing people moving from AWS and Azure to BlueMix. The base reason could be the simplicity and presentation. Let us look at few features I found to be so interesting to be put here: 1. Boiler Plates: Boiler plates are the basic application framework ready for extending to bring out a working app in little time. This is a great feature. Today when all startups are trying to grab the market with the leanest

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