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The SQL- NoSQL Debate

SQL and NoSQL are like Tom and Jerry - always fighting but still won't live apart. A new product design is incomplete without debating about these two when it comes to choosing data storage! Both are great at storing data with care and making it accessible when required. That's the common thread that ties them together!! SQL is the traditional...

Happy Republic Day to the land of Unicorns!

With the growing number of startups, India is also known as "The land of Unicorns". In honor of this special occasion of Republic Day, we wanted to take a look at how India has grown into the land of unicorns and become one of the most important startup hubs in the world! The Indian startup ecosystem is flourishing and growing rapidly....

The ultimate guide to making good decisions

Yash was very quiet today. He was engrossed in some deep thoughts as we entered the coffee shop. It did not look like a normal Saturday morning. “I am having second thoughts.” As we settled at the table, I waited long enough for Yash to gather his thoughts. “It looks like I am trying to do something more than I can. I am...

The importance of scalability in software design

The application slowed down when the data has grown, the reports system failed beyond a certain volume of concurrent users, the new feature cannot be introduced without design level change or a simple bug fix needs hard coding rather than a well-developed fix. Every developer comes across these scenarios someday in their career and that’s when the scalability aspect of...

The importance of family support in a successful entrepreneurial career

“Hello Geeta, Nice to see you after a long.” It was good to see her along with Yash. “What brings you here?” I could guess, still, I wanted to hear from her. “Yash has been talking about quitting his job and starting on his own. I am a bit worried about this. He asked me to talk to you. I don’t know how...

Storing data doesn’t always mean SQL

It's a busy day in the office, business-as-usual. The customer is chasing the team for deliverables, which includes database schema design… The development team, counting on their previous experience, doesn't take long to create a design using a well-known RDBMS. The lead ensures the schema is in good-old third normal form… Done! Fast forward to six months down the line...

Why would you solve a problem that does not exists?

“Makarand, I am so excited. As I discussed with you last week, I have been busy all week thinking about the solution I would like to build.” Yash was bubbling with ideas as we walked into our favorite coffee shop for the breakfast. “My new year resolution has given me great strength. Now there is no one stopping me.” “Sounds like a plan Yash. Good that you...

How do I plan a long-term software development project?

Just yesterday, I got the long-awaited message, “The Eagle has landed!” yesterday from our Sales Rep. Eagle was the code name for an ambitious development project we had proposed, and the good news was that we had a go-ahead. I see some exciting times ahead of me, planning and executing this one. Immediately I took out my trusted Checklist I...

Why I don’t make new year resolutions: The Truth

“I am flooded with new ideas.” Yash and I were having our Saturday breakfast at our favorite place along with a very large cup of coffee. “My new year resolution is to take the plunge, get over the fear, and start something of my own.” “Wow, Yash! I am with you. Finally, you made up your mind. I am so...

2021: a year in review

This year was special as we completed ten years as CoreView. It just seems like yesterday that we started CoreView, working on our first project. Also, 2021 was a year of a (partial) coming back to a physical office. We signed up for a beautifully crafted and managed office with a bunch of high-end facilities for the employees. Many things changed...