• Coding - PHP - Web Development

    PHP: The All Times Survivor

    Whenever a major improvement happens in web technology, whenever a new framework or a language is introduced in the web development market, PHP’s death is declared immediately. I have been witnessing a recent popular belief that PHP is nearing its end due to NodeJS becoming the new “darling” of the developer community. To me, this belief is a naive statement comes from lack of knowledge on the history of programming languages since the story of PHP is the greatest survival story of the entire computer science history. Over the years, many people have declared the death of PHP against a…

  • Angular - Frontend - React - Web Development

    React vs. Angular: Choosing the Right Framework in 2024

    “Angular or React?” has been one of the most important questions in software development for the last decade. As a developer who had worked in full-stack fashion for a long time myself, my story of frontend started with Angular but had slightly moved towards React. Since I have actively participated projects in both, I wanted to write a comprehensive comparison between these two. Let’s explore the key aspects of each framework to help you make a decision, if you need to. Brief Overview: Developed and maintained by Facebook, React is a component-based library that deals mainly with the view layer…

  • C# - Cloud Computing - Coding - Python - Redis

    Remote Caching in Scaled-Out Cloud Applications: A Case Study with Redis, C# and Python

    A few weeks ago, we were discussing a problem with my team mates and a colleague raised a question about a very basic distributed remote caching problem which was about an application scaled out across multiple instances, managing how data is cached can become a significant challenge. Let me take the shortcut and directly jump into the problem. Consider a scenario where you have multiple instances doing the same job and you need to cache the result of a function which takes about 30 seconds. This function’s result needs to be cached to avoid redundant executions across different instances. The…

  • Angular - Coding - Frontend - Web Development

    Using SignalR with Angular

    In a previous blog post, we discussed how to create real-time web applications using SignalR and React. If you have already gone through that, you would know the magic of SignalR in pushing instant updates, allowing users to receive data in real-time. In this post, we’re going to apply the same concept but with Angular. Setting Up the Server with SignalR Just as a quick refresher, SignalR provides an easy method to communicate between the server and the client in real-time. We start by installing the appropriate NuGet package: The hub, as described before, acts as the communication centre. Here’s…

  • Architectural Design Patterns - Design Patterns - Software Architecture

    Architectural Design Patterns 8 – Serverless (Function as a Service – FaaS)

    Today’s topic is a quite popular one, a fuzzy word getting more and more popular once it used to be a niche architectural pattern only. When we think about building software, a lot of the time and energy is spent thinking about where and how it will run. Serverless architecture, also known as Function as a Service or FaaS, helps this to change. Instead of planning the environment to run, developers mainly write functions and let cloud providers like AWS or Azure handle where it runs. Briefly describing, Serverless is an architectural model where cloud providers fully manage code execution.…

  • C/C++ - Coding - Programming Languages - Rust

    Rust: A Modern Time Challenger to C++

    For developers of my generation, C++ was the go-to language. It was everywhere, especially when you needed to write code that is fast, efficient and object oriented. C++ gave us the control we need to use every bit of performance and also extendable language to adapt modern programming techniques. We didn’t really think that one day there would be another language that could ever challenge C++ in what it did best. To me, C++ is still the king of all programming languages. However, Rust is not a rival to undermine. In this blog post we will see some details about…

  • Coding - Golang - Programming Languages

    Go Language: A Modern Take on System Programming

    Today, I want to talk about a new generation language which gains ground among developers. Go also popularly known as Golang, an open-source programming language created at Google by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson in 2007. It was specifically designed to improve programming productivity in the era of multicore processors, networked systems, and massive computation clusters. Go’s syntax is quite simple. It has a blood from C as C++, Java, C# etc. but they removed semi-columns as opposed to the traditional C type languages. A simple program to print “Hello, World!” in Go looks like: Since its beginning,…

  • C# - Coding - Frontend - React - Web Development

    Using SignalR with React

    Recently, I had the opportunity to work on a project where React and SignalR were integrated. This experience was quite insightful, and I am eager to share my learnings about this effective combination. SignalR is a library provided by Microsoft, designed to add real-time functionality to web applications. This means that applications can automatically push content to connected clients without them requesting it. Imagine a chat app where messages pop up instantly, or a stock monitoring tool where data refreshes in real time SignalR would be a good choice. Combining SignalR with React offers a dynamic platform for real-time web…

  • Architectural Design Patterns - Design Patterns - Software Architecture

    Architectural Design Patterns 7 – Domain-Driven Design

    Domain-Driven Design, or DDD for short, isn’t about code at first. It’s about understanding the main business inside out, and then designing software that speaks the business’s language. Think about a hospital system. Before we write code, we would talk about patients, doctors, treatments, and appointments. By diving deep into the “domain” or the core of the business, we create software that feels like it was tailor-made for it. DDD is super useful for businesses with unique rules and ways of doing things. Let’s take insurance as an example. They’ve got tons of rules on who gets covered, how much…

  • Azure - Cloud Computing

    On Azure Functions and Serverless

    There’s no shortage of tools and technologies to make developers’ lives easier In the world of cloud computing, and one such offering comes from Microsoft which is Azure Functions. Here, we’ll unravel the magic behind Azure Functions and explore why it’s becoming a favourite for certain architectures. At its core, Azure Functions is a serverless compute service. “Serverless” might sound misleading, as there definitely are servers involved; however, the idea is that the responsibility of server management, scaling, and infrastructure concerns are taken away from the developer. This allows us to focus on writing and deploying our code. Azure Functions…