Saikiran Yerram

Google Inbox needs UX TLC

I recently downloaded the Google Inbox app because Apple’s native email app feels like a relic compared to the newer email apps. Inbox looked sleek, is gesture friendly and had good reviews on the App store. Lastly, it is from Google, so what could go wrong! However, there is an unpleasant twist to this story!

This post highlights two glaring . . .

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September 03, 2015

RESTing securely

Friends don't let friends write insecure code

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Django is a powerful python web framework, which follows the DRY (Don’t repeat yourself), and batteries included philosophies. At @Kipinhall, we are proud to use Django because of the rich ecosystem it offers via plugins & its ever expanding community.

Recently we created a provisioning API for 3rd party apps to access our course data, . . .

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December 18, 2013

ngCalendar with event indicator

Now that I know directives, I feel invincible.


This is somewhat advanced AngularJS and I skip a whole lotta information related to basics on constructing directives. Thinkster has excellent tutorials about AngularJS and directives to get started.

Lets face it, Angular directives are tough. I thought it was a insider joke and only the authors knew how to write directives. But the . . .

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November 25, 2013

Making Django Fasssst

99 problems & performance is one of them

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Back in late April 2013, when we released the Alpha version of Kipinhall, we found that even simple DB queries took around a second to execute. Though the user experience was still admirable, something didn't stick. As the number of concurrent users increased, the site started to degrade in performance. It became apparent that we had the . . .

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September 29, 2013


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