Category Archives: Experiments

Introducing InDash: SMS Dashboard & auto-responder for Nexmo

A couple of weeks ago I built an app for a contest using Nexmo’s SMS Gateway API and Cloudmine’s infrastructure-as-a-service platform. The app allows you to easily setup a keyword-based SMS auto-responder within a couple of seconds! Imagine building your own “Orange … Continue reading

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Conducting an A/B Experiment: TeaBreak’s Homepage

Following our media partnership with Newsline Magazine recently, we found the need to re-arrange TeaBreak’s homepage. We decided to go for a ‘sectioned’ layout, i.e. the home page should feature selected sections or categories (like Politics, Business, etc.) along with their latest … Continue reading

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Running Spring app in Google Appengine

I was playing around with Spring MVC framework and wanted to test it on Google’s AppEngine. (GAE). I found out that the process is not as straight forward as I thought. I was following this article here to configure spring for … Continue reading

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GoDaddy’s shared server v/s grid-based hosting

I have a GoDaddy shared hosting account that I usually use for hosting personal website (i.e. this one) and a few other websites for friends and family. A portion of TeaBreak’s website is also hosted on the account (TeaBreak is … Continue reading

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Version controlling WordPress

Since the time I discovered the full potential and benefits of using version control systems like SVN or Git, my inclination towards using them has transformed into a full-blown addiction. I use it for everything — projects, websites, documents or … Continue reading

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PHP Function to extract anything between two tags

Here’s a small snippet of code that I use very frequently when parsing out webpages or content for specific items. For example on any webpage you need to extract data which is present like this: <html><body><h1>ABC</h1>…. <!– A lot list … Continue reading

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