Christmas trip with Family to Aryankavu in Kollam district, Kerala. Aryankavu shares border with Shenkottai in Tamil Nadu. The famous Punalur-Shenkottai metre gauge railway line also passes through Aryankavu. First day we did a memorable trekking in the forest there. Next day visited Rose mala, a very remote village in the forest. We could see many peacocks… Read More Aryankavu – Kollam
Another trip to Ooty
Spark website provides three options for using a custom log4j configuration for logging. Here I am explaining about the 3rd option
Passing a function to another function as argument in Scala… Read More Higher-order Functions in Scala
One of the many cool features Scala provides over Java is the ability to provide default values for parameters. Such parameters become optional and the callers can invoke the method without providing a value for those parameters. This is useful in cases wherever you overload methods in Java – like constructor chaining, releasing a newer… Read More Optional Parameters in Scala
Learn how to create a MySQL instance in AWS RDS. RDS stands for Relational Database Service which is the DBaaS solution from AWS. It enables you to create database instances in the cloud with just few clicks. Such instances can be made publicly accessible or private so that it can be accessed only by other applications… Read More Creating AWS RDS MySQL instance in 5min
If you are exploring Golang (aka Go) you must have faced some difficulty in understanding the method concepts, especially if you are coming from a Java background which is more statically typed. It gets more complicated when you get into methods with pointers. Tour of Go gives step by step guide with example programs and an environment to edit… Read More Golang functions & methods simplified
My 2017 Calendar with my favourite photos of 2016.
Ladakh – The ultimate travel destination in India, which has landscapes like nowhere else. It was largely unexplored until recent years but increasingly becoming popular nowadays. Traveling/Driving through the region is the most exciting part of the trip. Some of the roads are very narrow, dangerous and scary. You will encounter dust, heat, hard sun… Read More Ladakh Trip
Back in 2008, at the LinuxWorld and Next Generation Data Center Expo, Stateless Computing was suggested as the future in Cloud. A stateless application does not rely on the session state of any kind to process a client request. For such an application you should be able to say that, for any request “this request… Read More What is better than State-less?