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Today is the 20th birthday of Microsoft’s Visual Studio which has remained the environment of choice for millions of developers around the world. To celebrate this day, Microsoft has launched the latest version-Visual Studio 2017 today. You can download it from here. When I went through my attic now, I found 3 artifacts that were connected to early days of Visual Studio, the below picture shows them: books on Visual Basic 3.0, Visual Interdev 6.0 and a box of Visual Studio.NET 2002. My first contact with Visual Studio was in it’s earlier life when it was called as Visual Basic…

The other day a friend of mine asked me on how he can receive payments online for a small website he is getting developed for an Eye-care NGO in India. Doing some research online and speaking to my dev team I…

Last week I got an invite from SPIN Chennai for an event today organized by eWIT titled “Why API’s rule the world”. The speaker is a young software engineer & budding entrepreneur Swaathi Kakarla of Skcript, an enterprise compression company. In the talk Swaathi spoke on her experience of designing APIs for their Skcript platform, key concerns when it comes to scaling, and some lessons learnt on how to run a API driven business model. She covered on how to encryption in your API interfaces and the need to use a Timestamp. If you interested in building your own APIs for your system, I will recommend you check Apigility, DeployD…