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Understand your users while testing highly scalable systems

  AND We bagged a #testing project from a multimillion-dollar client BEFORE writing a single test case!!! Here is the most amazing story about how thinking ahead of your client can be a huge advantage. How do you ensure that your product will work well? The obvious answer is “Rigorous testing.” Isn’t it? Any amount of testing will be ineffective if it...

How to Create Graphs for Similar Entity Search

How to Create Graphs for Similar Entity Search We demonstrate the application of graphs for data analysis and similar entity searches based on the connections. The interest in graph algorithms has increased tremendously as they are explicitly developed to gain insights from the connected data. Analytics on graphs can uncover the workings of sophisticated systems and networks on a massive scale...

Tutorial of Data Analysis in Python + Jupyter Notebook

“Torture the data, and it will confess” — Ronald Coase   You've probably heard “Data is the new oil”.   Yes, in the 19th century the industrial revolution happened because of oil. A similar industrial revolution is happening in the 21st century because data and Data Analysis is a key aspect of this revolution. In data analysis, there is a term - Exploratory data analysis...

Best tips for building massively scalable web API platforms

"Will you be able to build a web platform that can deliver 60,000 requests per second, with a sub second response time?" This was the requirement given to us in a customer meeting.   This was our opportunity to build a challenging project from scratch and I think I can say very confidently that, very few companies and people get such opportunities....

How to do Data Extraction from PDFs – for First Timers

How to do Data Extraction from PDFs - for First-Timers Data Extraction from PDFs can feel like a locked vault sometimes. You might end up googling multiple times and still end up nowhere. Don’t worry, we have been there and done that. That’s why in this Blog we share our learning to save you a ton of time! Our Approach When PDF...

Going global with amazon MWS-API

Introduction Amazon  MWS provides a complete (well, almost complete!) web-based solution for retailers and makes it very easy to handle operations. However, a significant number of challenges emerge as one starts selling on multiple marketplaces. It is not just about localization and formats, there are a lot more differences in the way different marketplaces provide information. Getting a global view...

Code bloat and Performance

  Code bloat and Performance The best line of code written is … the one that is not written. Background Computers in various forms and shapes are increasingly touching everyday lives. Various applications and software solutions to support these are churned out every day, resulting in a huge amount of code. In such applications, performance is an un-written, but basic need. If it’s not...

NoSql Databases – Document Stores

In the last article, we analyzed the concept of key-value stores. Moving ahead, let us now go into the details of document stores or document databases. What is a NoSql Databases/ document store/ document database? In the introductory article on NoSql databases, we discussed that the relational models are not suitable for domain-driven data modeling or aggregate-oriented data modeling. An aggregate is a...

NetSuite development: Getting off the blocks…

Recently I have had a chance to work on NetSuite development. It took me some time to get familiar and then start doing development in NetSuite. In the process of learning NetSuite, I referred to a lot of websites, and NetSuite documentation. I have now started getting a better handle and confidence in how things work in NetSuite &...