Fashion in Technology

Posted by in Engineering Management, Startup, Technology

Like how the fashion industry works, where people try to stick around to the latest trending clothes, the tech industry is also moving on similar lines. Recently I was talking to someone:

Dev: We are moving to Angular 4 from react.
Me: Why?
Dev: It has got a lot of improvements, which would be nice to have. And everyone is moving towards it.

Now, this is the problem with the industry. People without even understanding ...continue reading.

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Engineering is expensive!

Posted by in Business, Engineering Management, Startup, Technology

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Often I have come across instances where business people come up with the set of requirements which should be done as this will save so much of their time. But that’s their perspective.

Building a solution using technology is fair but one should be very wise when implementing things via that. This blog post is to help you understand why engineering is expensive, and what all things you should consider when building something using technology. ...continue reading.

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Security Checklist for your technology

Posted by in Devops, Engineering Management, Startup, Technology

I was recently interacting with one of the startups at 91springboard here in Mumbai, who are going to work closely with the governments of different countries. One of the important things which came to my mind is that how are you ensuring that what we are building is compliant. Based on my past experiences at HackerRank where the enterprise clients from fin-tech sector use to ask us to fill their security audit sheet, I think ...continue reading.

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The 90/10 Rule of Business and Technology

Posted by in Business, Engineering Management, Startup, Technology

On 1st of August, 2016 the top 5 companies trending on the stock exchange were all tech companies. Technology has the capability to make things more efficient, It doesn’t replace job function just make them smarter. Sometimes this causes the redundancy in roles and sometimes generation of new role.

From my experience, most of the business needs can be catered by the very basic technology solutions which exist. Generally, it is said to be 80/20 ...continue reading.
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Configuring without CM

Posted by in Devops, Startup, Technology

Configuration Management is one of the best things you can have in your infrastructure. It gives you a clear picture of what and where things would be running, it gives you the capability to involve the software design principles in your infrastructure design. But there are times where you don’t actually need CM, because they come with some overhead. For organizations, who don’t want to adopt to a full-scale CM can use something like FSS ...continue reading.

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7 level security classification model

Posted by in Devops, Technology

When you start building your infrastructure, your servers cross communicate with each other which brings in lot of security risk. To reduce this risk you should have some way to organize/classify your servers. The idea behind this model is to define how critical is the server from the security point of view. Hence, this level model works very well.

Server Class Level Description Example
Public + Subnets behind Level 0 Any server in our infrastructure
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Building peaceful and scalable infrastructure

Posted by in Devops, Server Side, Startup, Technology

This is the first of the series of blog post on building peaceful and scalable infrastructure.

Every DevOps dream is to have a stable infrastructure so that he/she can sleep peacefully without having to worry about systems going offline. From my experience if you cover up following areas in your infrastructure. You can sleep peacefully.

1. Design/Architecture

The better you know your components in your infrastructure, the better you can design it. There are multiple ...continue reading.

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