Monthly Archives: February 2011

Technical Certifications are like a TAX!

Just like many other Software Developers and Network Administrators, I was wondering whether Certifications in a particular technical domain will be advantageous in a way. Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Red-Hat and countless others have their own set of certifications to assess, evaluate & justify a candidate’s skill set. But to be honest, ‘Certifications are like TAX [...]

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Rain expected in the crunch-game

India’s cricket match against English side is under threat from high above. It is supposed to rain and the match maybe reduced by a few overs I believe. If it was China hosting the event, they would have surely taken care of the Clouds by using some form of chemical dispensers, as they did during [...]

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Serializing Objects in JSON format

Serializing data/objects using XML is quite a standard way over the Web. But, XML has it’s own set of disadvantages owing to which I tried serializing objects in JSON format. It seems .NET has in-built support for doing the same. One simply needs to use the JavaScriptSerializer class available within ‘System.Web.Script.Serialization’ namespace. using System; using [...]

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Interesting puzzle about Apples and Numbers!

My friend asked me this question earlier today. "Arrange n^2 apples in a square. From each row find the largest one and let A be the smallest of these. From each column find the smallest one and let B be the largest of these. Which one is bigger, A or B? Give reason." The obvious [...]

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How the overflow arises!

I looked up scripting languages and saw the unlimited precision capability of the integer format. It immediately made me think how overflows are handled in C! C language uses 16 bit to represent variable type int. Most significant bit is used to represent the sign  If the most significant bit is zero then the value [...]

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