PHP

PHP Extensions – How and Why?

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In this short post we will quickly see: How to write PHP extensions? Why to write PHP extensions? However before you could understand what we are going to disucss, I will recommend you to read one of  my previous post How does PHP echo’s a “Hello World”? – Behind the scene . In this post I discussed in brief the backend architecture of PHP. Assuming you have read the previous post, lets discuss on how to build our first PHP extension: Every PHP extension is built out of minimum of 2 files. Configuration file (config.m4) which tells us what files […]

Life

Internship in Swiss : Part 1

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One thing which every IITGian starts dreaming about after getting into IIT is a foreign trip in 3rd year. With a strong record being maintained by pass out seniors, every junior have this strong belief “I will get an intern in Europe” However in past few years the scenario has changed. Students no longer limit their mail spams only to europe. Australia, Brazil, South Africa have emerged as new favorites outside europe. Like many others, I too had this belief and I was one of the luckiest to have got an intern at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. Though the time when […]

Life

Life in Bangalore after IIT Guwahati

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Bangalore, Bangalore, Bangalore !!! This was what everyone wished for in their final year at IIT Guwahati. Everyone wanted to get a job in one of the multinational firms in Bangalore and like everyone else, this was what I longed for and got too! After a long wait for my joining letter,  I was finally asked to join my present employer on 21st June, 2007 and if I can recall correctly, it was on 19th June, 2007 that I landed in Bangalore. First trip to Bangalore (2002): It wasn’t for the first time, that I was visiting Bangalore. I came […]

Music

Me, Music and Guitar : How it all started : Part 1

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A things I can’t live without, apart from my parents, love and friends will be guitar and music that will make to the list. But I was never a born musician. There were friends of mine (Amit Chandra aka Candy and Navneet Singh aka Noni) from school days who used to play old country stuff along with Lucky Ali and K.K. but I was always a part of audience then. My first real introduction to music was done while I was preparing for JEE examination (25th December 2002). By then Candy and Noni had moved from the world of Lucky […]

Web Development

How to integrate Google Friend Connect – In Pictures

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I am probably one of the luckiest (if this is the case) to have got google friend connect invitation a couple of minutes back. And it really took me a few minutes (< 10) to setup Google Friend connect on Gtalkbots. In Pictures: http://google.com/friendconnect Try out, if it clicks for your and others, you might get loads of traffic.