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“Good coding skills and the correct attitude can get you hired”

The job scenario in the IT world looks a bit gloomy with the current economic slowdown. But companies like NetApp are all set to buck the trend and continue with ‘smart’ hiring. Diksha…

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An Introduction to Bitcoin: The Open Source Cryptographic Currency

Bitcoin is the new ‘virtual currency’ that has aroused the interest of millions of people, financial and banking institutions, and government agencies. As it is relatively new, much is not known about it….

Demystifying the Mobile Backend-as-a-Service

Mobile and Web app developers now have reason to cheer, with the evolution of the Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) model. This article takes you through its intricacies. Abbreviations like IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and…

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What Are Tizen’s Chances of a Prime Time Smartphone Entry?

A recent spike in the development of open mobile OSs has led to the release of exotic sounding distributions. An OS that is yet to grab the headlines is one that is mobile-optimised…

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“Samsung tweaks Android to enhance the user experience”

After the immensely successful Galaxy Tab 2 series, Samsung has launched its successor-the Galaxy Tab 3 devices-in the Indian market. The company is well aware that the Android platform can take it places….

A List of Developer-friendly Android Libraries

Android, by virtue of being open source, makes it easy for others to create useful libraries. This article lists twelve developer-friendly open source libraries. The Android framework has been written to make the…

A Peek into Open Source Licences

Open source is the mantra of today’s tech world. While it is being used in that personal computer sitting on your desk, it is also being used in the computing systems in NASA’s…

Shubhodip Pal: The Man Who Added the Midas Touch to the Micromax

Cricket tournaments, movie titles, F1 racing, football…Micromax is seen almost everywhere. This is the brand that has grown beyond imagination over a period of six-eight months. It all happened when Shubhodip Pal, the…

An Introduction to Hadoop and Big Data Analysis

Hadoop has become a central platform to store big data through its Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) as well as to run analytics on this stored big data using its MapReduce component. This…

CloudStack: An Overview of the Open Source IaaS Platform

Here’s an open source IaaS platform to set up an on-demand, elastic cloud computing service. It enables utility computing services by allowing cloud service providers to offer self-service compute instances, storage volumes and…

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