State of Technology #54


#architectureJava Tuning in a Nutshell – Part 1

#codeMathematics for Computer Science (pdf) – latest full course material/book from MIT

#design60 Examples of Responsive Website Design


#essayIs Facebook making us lonely?

“If you use Facebook to communicate..—by using the “like” button, commenting on friends’ posts, and so on—it can increase your social capital.  Personalized messages, or what Burke calls “composed communication,” are more satisfying than “one-click communication”—the lazy click of a like. “People who received composed communication became less lonely, while people who received one-click communication experienced no change in loneliness,” “


#mobileWhere is energy spent inside my app – eprof (a fine-grained energy profiler) design details (pdf)

“Eprof sheds lights on internal energy dissipation of these apps and exposes surprising findings like 65%-75% of energy in free apps is spent in third-party advertisement modules”


#saas – Ideaschema takes your ideas (on product, sales, support, engineering) and converts into comics. Very high value!

#serviceIs Twitter just a modern day complaint department?

The ‘blog’ from 17th Century suggests the infrastructure lifecycle is for about a decade


#toolCollection of Software Engineering Tools from Microsoft Research



#tweaks n’ hacksA lightweight reusable water bottle that can be folded




‘Believe you are the baddest ass in town-and you suck!..Be able to keep two completely contradictory ideals alive and well inside of your heart and head at all times. If it doesn’t drive you crazy, it will make you strong. And stay hard, stay hungry and stay alive.’ – Bruce Springsteen, SXSW, 2012


About Nilendu Misra
I love to learn, create and coach. Things that I do well are - Communicating ideas - verbally or through words and diagrams; Problem Solving - Logical or Abstract; Very Large Scale Systems; think about 'Frighteningly Simple' approach first. Things that I intend to do better are - Establishing Stringent Process; Exchanging Tough Feedback; Keeping up with my reading or To-Do list to be able to completely relax.

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