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Node.js and client app are the future of webdeving?

Recently we had to try a new technology. As expected, we did hit edge case quickly. After analyzing thoroughly, we had to ditch part of the stack.

But, I had developed much interest over Node.js, Redis, WebSocket and client app technologies lately and I hope that they'll take the lead.

Some frequently asked questions about these technologies:

What is Node.js?
It is set of JavaScript libraries around Google’s V8 JavaScript engine, written by Ryan Dahl in 2009.

Why Node.js is picking up?
With Node.js, it’s easy to write web server in pure JavaScript. We can totally eliminate another language interpreter layer by programming the web server to handle the request directly (For example, in LAMP, PHP is required to handle the requests. But, in Node.js based server, no such layer is required).

Is Node.js a right choice?
It depends. Though few developers may find it easy to adopt, others may find it difficult to write quality code in event-driven asynchronous style. When there are lots of mod…

Think Different - truth and creative people behind

Here's to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify and vilify them.
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things.
They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as crazy, we see genius.
Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
-- Think different, Apple's TV commercial Kids of Mac toys often attribute everything to Steve Jobs. But, I recently happened to read the people and story behind the inspiring "Think Different" ad. I think, everyone must read it--to be inspired.

Prapanchan's Humans, Angels, Devils - article of the year

Tamil writer Prapanchan is writing மனிதர் தேவர் நரகர் (Humans, Angels, Devils) in Puthiya Thalaimurai magazine every week. His writing style is amazing. I liked all the series, but close to my heart are his take on Kanimozhi/Karunanidhi and memories related to Kumudam magazine in which he has quoted Haiku of Issa:
A world of grief and pain:
Flowers bloom;
Even then ...

Masala programming

Recently I came across some code snippets and it's full of mess, lacking fundamentals, lacking basic code separation... That made me to wonder why some developers aren't learning the basics before trying anything.

Koodankulam - another ISRO? And best critic from John Rubert

Mahendragiri ISRO is situated close to my hometown and now Koodankulam...

When ISRO was started, there were no industries. At that time, everyone was happy about the project as many believed that it would create more employment opportunities. (As per some conspiracy theories, Kanyakumari was sidelined for being Congress-fort then). Later on few guys got job there... and later on they complained that they're been transferred to other place for being local guys--by Anti-Tamil seniors.

Few months ago, an Engineer from Secundrabad who's working in ISRO joined me in train. The guy shared some information... he's recruited/recommended by his Secundrabad colleague, his ambition is to work in NASA, his job is just to check meter and make a note of it..., many guys have similar boring jobs... Anybody who's complaining IT guys should talk to these ISRO guys!

ISRO is a big example on how Indian government is spending crores of rupees lavishly. Majority of the projects--according …

Who is S.P. Udayakumar, (Koodankulam anti-nuclear) activist of the year

I greatly admired S.P. Udayakumar  (Koodankulam anti-nuclear activist) for his calm and composed response; it is usually not easy to reply moronic Narayanasamy and moronic Ponraj (advisor of Abdul Kalam) who're always blabbering irrationally. By wrongly judging from his sober and humble look, I'd thought that he's an illiterate villager from Koodankulam. But, recently I came to know that he's studied in USA and worked as a professor there. My respect for him greatly increased when I compared him with other exhibitionist NRIs.

Here are the details that I collected...

Name: S.P. Udayakumar
Age: 50
Native: Nagercoil
Family: Wife Meera running SACCER primary and middle school, 2-sons


M.A. (Peace Studies) from Notre Dame University in the United States (1990)Ph.D. (Political Science) from the University of Hawaii (1996)
(Past) Occupation 

Research fellow at Kirwan InstituteProfessor at Governor's School of Public Issues and the Future of New Jersey at Monmouth Univer…

Stupid Times of India demands 100 crores!

For some time now, I was wondering why Times of India is reporting against to Tamils, especially on death penalty and Mullaiperiyar dam. Today, I came to know that it’s demanding 100 crores from The Weekend Leader for unhiding the truth with Rising emotions, falling objectivity, the truth behind Mullaiperiyar coverage in Chennai newsrooms authored by Radhika Giri.
Fore more information, refer Savukku: Is Times of India, an anti-Tamil newspaper?, Death of neutrality in Mallu fanaticism, Demanding 100 crores