Recently during Christmas eve I had stepped into Titan showroom near my house. The sales person was very welcoming and showed my wife all the watches after the customary Covid protocols.

While my wife was browsing the watches, I was talking to the sales guy. He must’ve been in his…

Once a father along with his 15 year old son came to see Buddha. He bowed before the enlightened soul and said “Buddha, my Son is brilliant and is a top ranking student in school but he is very worried and afraid of taking the board exams. I have tried…

Buddha was sitting under a tree.

There was this rich man in town who came to see the Buddha.

The rich man bowed before the Buddha and said “O Buddha, I have come to seek your advise. I have worked all my life and accumulated enormous wealth. I can get…

I was happy for a long time with a simple single program that solved things. The a.out or main.c was all that was needed. The syntax and usage of the language I coded was all I had to remember.

Now I find myself searching endlessly for the dependent Maven artifacts, incompatible versions of them, try to understand some obscure hack deeply buried in a stack overflow comment, read up on API and frameworks that promised something but delivers something else on some open source code that is long abandoned.

Sure, software is eating the world and we are witnessing its onslaught. But that does not mean we have to spend more time on tools needed to solve the real problem than the problem itself.

How do we fix the tools problem ?

When people work together in projects, lots of human dynamics come into play.

There are Engineers who are very bright and can immediately roll up their sleeves to sling code. And there are those who are slow to catch up but can come out with deeper questions that can make…

Our lives are large swathes of events that are of no particular significance and small number of meaningful things. If I ask you to look back from whatever age you are and tell the most important events that brought you to the point where you are right now, you may…

Thalapathy Krishnamurthy

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