Following PDF is one of the best guides to API design I had encountered online. Document is called: “The Little Manual of API Design” by Jasmin Blanchette from Trolltech, a Nokia company. It includes platform-neutral guidance as to how to create an API for an application or service. You’ll find the very important suggestions and ideas, as long as guidance before starting an actual coding of the API. [Read more...]
It’s always hard to come up with good questions for employee spotlight interview. Following is the list I’ve compiled over time. [Read more...]
Couple of photos from Toronto 2013 ice storm. [Read more...]
What other image formats are there, besides JPG, BMP, and GIF? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each? Which ones are replacing web images of the future.
In this article, I’ll talk about PNG and WEBP, two image formats which are gaining as much popularity as JPG and GIF. [Read more...]
This is just a quick look at the advantages and disadvantages of wireless networking, taking in account a wireless technology available as of December 2013. [Read more...]
As of 2013, following are the top 3 manufacturers of desktop computer motherboards. [Read more...]
For the purposes of this article, I’ll be referring to most powerful non-distributed computers in the world. Rank is based on a Rmax value (score measured using the LINPACK benchmark suite). Measurements are in petaflops (quadrillions of floating point operations per second). Following list is a current rank as of November/December 2013.
This is my take on Android Permissions. In this article I’ll try to describe permissions which are often associated with security or other risk and very often used by applications available in Google Play market. [Read more...]
I get this asked quite often, so here is a simple example of using MySQL command for replacing one string with another in multiple rows: [Read more...]
I guess you’re here because you’ve updated to 4.3 and lost the root access to your HTC One. This is simple to fix, just follow below instructions. [Read more...]
This article illustrates how to create MySQL database containing entire Wikipedia out of downloaded Wikipedia XML dump (enwiki-latest-pages-articles-multistream.xml)
This is how to fix it in Eclipse: [Read more...]
There are two linux tuning scripts I would recommend to anyone who wants to tweak MySQL installation for the best possible performance. [Read more...]