7 commandments of an amazing UI

User Interface design creates the first but long-lasting impression about your brand. A neat and intuitive design aesthetic makes it easier for users to take action, as it’s development is centered around users’ satisfaction and the product’s character, thus increasing the chances of long term success. Our UI designers dish …

Decoding Web Design and Development Best Practices

Even though the milestone of 1 billion websites was crossed in 2014, the science of web development has not come to a standstill, but rapidly evolved and sustained. As billions of websites crowd the internet, the question that can’t be ignored resurfaces- what makes a website work? One would think, …

Introduction to Amazon’s new Elastic Container Service

Many enterprises are increasingly moving away from the cumbersome monolithic architecture patterns by adopting the smaller and simpler microservices architecture for their software applications. Due to this, the method that they adopt for deploying their applications and their overall DevOps strategy has changed a lot. A variety of new tools …

Basics of Developing Chrome-Friendly Websites

Google is undeniably the smartest search engine to the inquisitive eyes, channelizing information corresponding to the users’ queries in a single click. Along with precise channelization of web information, Google, through its browser Chrome, also carries the potential to clearly mark the secured and unsecured websites. Thus, Google is focusing …

Go Interface and Polymorphism

Go is a programming language created at Google in 2009 by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson. It’s very easy to learn, and yet incredibly powerful, especially for concurrency. Apps built on this language can perform better than most of the other languages for similar purpose especially against dynamically typed language like PHP, ruby, python., …

Log your slow queries in slack using Rails

This post is inspired by Monitoring Slow SQL Queries via Slack. After reading that, I thought, how we can implement this in Rails. Then after a thorough search, I found that ActiveSupport:: Notifications could help us in achieving this. ActiveSupport:: Notifications provides an instrumentation API to track not only SQL …

5 Lessons Learned with Plug & Play’s Saeed Amidi

When it comes to startups, Saeed Amidi is known as the “hottest matchmaker in Silicon Valley” — and with good reason. After founding the wildly successful Plug & Play Accelerator in 2006, he’s watched as 2,000+ of his batch companies, including unicorns like PayPal, Dropbox, and LendingClub, have combined to …