Code Design Template For Apache POI Based Excel Writers

In this blog post I will be proposing a code design template (in Scala) that I have come up with in a very short but fulfilling experience working on a small project based on Apache POI. If you have ever worked with a library like Apache POI, you might have…

Understanding Factories To Create Actors In Akka

In this blog post, we will be discussing factory pattern use cases and implementations in Akka to create actors. Factory of Actors As we already know, in order to create an actor, we need to instantiate an object of akka.actor.Props class with all the configurations needed to create…

Rescheduling Akka Schedulers

This blog post is an afterthought of myself working on Akka Schedulers in an official project. The objective here is to convey the challenges that one may face while working with scheduling/rescheduling Akka Schedulers. On this journey of ours to understand scheduling/rescheduling Akka Schedulers, we will be discussing…

Many-To-Many UX Design Considerations

In this blog post, we will be discussing a UX design challenge that I encountered while working on small ReactJS application at work and pertaining design considerations. TL;DR: The post discusses UX designs that were considered progressively so as to come up with a reasonably intuitive UX design to…

Multi-Container System Design: A Case Study

Case studies are great opportunities to learn from anytime. While textbooks and reference materials servers the purpose of introducing the concepts, definitions and methods, it is case studies that really teaches us on how to apply these in real world. In this blog post we will be discussing the architectural…

Whitelisting Based Selective Sync In Dropbox - Part II

This is a follow up post to it's Part-I counterpart where I explained both the white and black listing approaches for selective sync in Dropbox. This post intends to describes two different approaches to setting up whitelisting based selective sync on your host machine. These approaches apparently differ on whether…

Whitelisting Based Selective Sync In Dropbox - Part I

This is going to be a series of two blog posts wherein I would be discussing an approach alternative to Dropbox's Blacklisting Based Selective Sync. Yes, I am talking about Whitelisting Based Selective Sync in Dropbox. This approach for selective sync though is not natively supported by Dropbox but may…