Author: Ayush Prashar

Options in Rust

To be or not to be, that’s an Option! Many programming languages have the feature where they intend to depict a Null. Null as a value conveys that either it is currently invalid or currently unavailable. Such a state is important in a programming language. It’s a perfectly valid use case to convey the validity of a value. But still, the inventor of Null, Sir Continue Reading

Rust – References

In my previous blog, we discussed how Rust performs memory management. Interesting as it is, the concept of ownership does come up with a few obstacles when it comes to programming. For instance, if we use a variable as a parameter to another function, Rust doesn’t allow us to access the same variable in that scope anymore. For more details as to why that happens, Continue Reading

RUST – Ownership

One of the very distinctive features that make Rust stand out among the other languages is the way it does memory management. Memory management in C happens by either declaring a variable or by allocating a chunk of space at runtime. The same then can be freed using explicit function calls. So basically the control resides with the developer which may result in error-prone code. Continue Reading

Distributed Transactions and Saga Patterns

In a Knolx session organized by Knoldus, we discussed the idea of following Saga Patterns. For that to be more accessible, I’d like to share the session with the help of this blog. Service-oriented architecture has given us enough advantages to be a predominant architecture in our Industry, but it can’t be all sunshine and rainbows. There are use cases where monoliths are not only Continue Reading

Apache Solr : Did someone say search engine?

Apache Solr Solr is the popular, blazing-fast, open source enterprise search platform. It is one of the easiest ways of developing sophisticated, high-performance search applications. Based on another  Apache product Lucene, Solr provides developers with capabilities such as advanced full-text search capabilities, scalability, easy monitoring and much more. This blog intends to get you started with Solr and helps you interact with a Solr server.

Unit Testing – The good, bad & ugly

Unit testing is common to all the codes that we write. We all do it, so it’s important to understand the most “looked forward” (sarcasm) aspect of development. However overlooked and underestimated, Unit Testing forms the most important part of any development cycle and hence it’s worth delving into. So let’s begin. So the big question at hand is, what is Unit Testing? “A unit test Continue Reading

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