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07 Jan 2021 . learning .
Notes For SOLID Software Design Principles
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Yesterday I had the opportunity to sit through the talk (virtually) - Becoming a better developer by using the SOLID design principles by Katerina Trajchevska. The talk provided me the opportunity to learn better and revisit SOLID principles for software design. The blog contains notes from the same for me to revise quickly in the future.

Please note that most... more

11 Jul 2020 . learning .
Building GraphQL API In Node.js
12 mins Read


This writeup summarises my experience of building a GraphQL API using Node.js and MongoDB. I’ve found it easy to develop APIs that have CRUD operations of fairly medium complexity and do not have many layers of authorization to access data. It is also fabulous how well all three technologies; Node, Mongo, and GraphQL integrate without any issues. You can find... more

23 Feb 2020 . learning .
How I Handled 1 TB of Data With Python!
13 mins Read


I recently had the opportunity to work on a large dataset (roughly 1TB) and analyze it using Python for filtering data based on some given parameters. In this post, I’ll be summing up how I accomplished the task using Python and used various measures to make the filtering process efficient.

Task Details

We have a large number of gzip files... more

06 Nov 2019 . experience .
How I Applied For Internships Outside India?
4 mins Read


For the past two-three months, I’ve been applying for software engineering summer internships outside India and have, now, accepted offer to spend the time at Mercari Japan. It has been a tiring experience amidst handling a lot of other ongoing stuff.

In the next few paragraphs I would be talking about how I started applying, what was the most effective... more

02 Nov 2019 . experience .
Interview Experience With Google
4 mins Read


In a previous blog of mine regarding completing the foo.bar challenge, I talked about how I completed the foo.bar challenge but what I didn’t talk about was that I was invited for the internship recruiting process afterward soon by Google North America.

How Did I Apply?

Once, I had completed Foo.Bar challenge I received an email from Google asking for... more

31 Oct 2019 . experience .
Interview Experience With Mercari
7 mins Read


It is very exciting for me to have the chance to spend my summers 2020 at Mercari Japan. It was a roller-coaster experience from the point I applied for a Backend Engineer at Mercari Japan to the day I got the offer letter in my inbox.

I would be sharing my interview experiences in somewhat detail in order to give... more

03 Oct 2019 . experience .
I Finished Google's Foo.Bar Challenge
4 mins Read


On June 13 2019, I received the invitation for the [in]famous Google Foo.Bar challenge: sent to those who are deemed fit by Google for working with them.

Why Did I Get The Invitation?

I’ve no concrete idea why I got the invitation. Being a software developer, my searches mostly involve programming related queries and that could have been the very... more

13 May 2019 . learning .
A Better Approach; The DRY Approach
7 mins Read


Dry clothes are really easy to use, store and carry; then there are wet clothes: heavy, stinky and dripping.

Similar is the story for code: DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) is always preferred over WET (Write Everything Twice).

I’ve recently started learning .NET, ASP.NET, MVC, and related technologies, and thereon I stumbled upon the concept of DRY programming; it is a... more

05 May 2019 . learning .
So You Want To Do "Data"?
3 mins Read


Even stronger than Modi’s wave in 2014 Lok Sabha Elections is the drive of every second-year and third-year in KGP going into the field of data analytics; and, sadly, unlike Modi wave it’s here to stay for many following decades.

Data Analytics as a field has seen nothing less of a bubble than what was seen by the Internet in... more

18 Dec 2018 . general .
A Note On Programmers' Frustration
3 mins Read


While solving a problem during Codechef’s December Long Challenge 2018, I happened to notice a drastic improvement in my mood on getting stuck at problems; a minor change in the perspective which helped me navigate through problems more peacefully.

This blog-post will list the two differences in my viewpoint from when I left competitive coding in December 2017 and now,... more