PHP – An Annoying Tryst

It has been a few months since I’ve started working primarily in PHP and I am actually liking the language a lot! I like the simplicity and symmetry found in C style of solving problems, and PHP has got liberal amounts of that kind of resemblance. I have even come to terms with the clutter of all unorganized functions, considering all the positive aspects of PHP programming. (more…)


9 Optimizations to make your Linux Desktop fly like a Rocket!

This article is the result of notes I’ve prepared during tweaking, twisting and optimizing ubuntu variants over the last few years. In case you use any other distro, some of these settings may not be applicable to you. For best results, these changes must be done on top of a fresh installation, otherwise chances of things breaking increase a bit. Each step is optional – In case of software removals, do it only if you are not going to use the concerned software. Be careful before making any changes and know exactly what and why you are doing that. (more…)


PHP-FPM vs node.js – The REAL Performance Battle

Even after my last article about PHP and node.js benchmarking, my search for the holy grail of performance truth still continues. However, I do understand now that pitting PHP running on apache against a stand-alone node was a bit unfair with PHP for it was limited by what the apache configuration could handle. (more…)


PHP vs node.js: The REAL statistics

When it comes to web programming, I’ve always coded in ASP.NET or the LAMP technologies for most part of my life. Now, the new buzz in the city is node.js. It is a light-weight platform that runs javascript code on server-side and is said to improvise performance by using async I/O. (more…)


How to create a custom email plugin for WordPress

Last week, I suddenly stopped receiving email notifications for my openshift hosted blog. I came to know after some reading that commonly used cloud hosts such as openshift, aws, etc. are usually blacklisted by most email servers, hence its not a good idea to use them to send mails. (more…)


An Introduction to Go – Elegance with Power and Simplicity

Whilst I usually try to stick with only “bread-butter” languages (i.e. php, python, java & C#), my last project involved the Google appengine web app written in Google’s own flagship Go language. (more…)


The REAL way to make Eclipse run faster on Ubuntu

If you are still one of those people who are frustrated with the crawling speed of eclipse IDE (especially after the recent clunky releases of Juno/Kepler), then you are in good company! Most of the advice you might have read until now for speeding up Eclipse must have involved tweaking the following parameters in eclipse.ini file: (more…)