Database Performance

March 23, 2019

Here is a summary of relevant statements from “Use the index, Luke”, pertaining to database indexing.

Preface

  • The separation of concerns—what is needed versus how to get it—works remarkably well in SQL, but it is still not...
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Cryptocurrency Speculation

March 10, 2019

My earliest recollection in the cryptocurrency space was a discussion I had with a colleague in 2012, who had described Bitcoin as an anonymous means of buying shady goods and services online (Bitcoin is not truly anonymous). Almost 6 years...

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Principles by Ray Dalio

December 25, 2018

Lately, I’ve felt that I’m spending a lot of time on computer science and software development and not enough time on self-development. This is not aligned with my personal goal of becoming a more well-rounded person. Hence, I decided to...

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Postgres User Group Meetup (MVCC)

October 3, 2018

There was a Postgres User Group meetup at Pivotal Labs today. The talk was about MVCC (Multi version concurrency control) in Postgres and why COUNT queries are slow. It seemed interesting enough, so I made my way towards King and...

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Elevate Toronto

September 25, 2018

The VP of Engineering at Loblaw Digital graciously offered me a corporate ticket to attend Elevate Toronto, a week-long tech conference that celebrates Toronto’s tech ecosystem. I have compiled a short summary of my key takeaways from the various presentations.

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Effective Java (3rd Edition) by Joshua Bloch

June 3, 2018

With the release of the 3rd Edition of “Effective Java” a few months back, I decided to re-read it and compile a few notes for future reference. These notes only represent points that are specifically useful to my development as...

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Java User Group Meetup (Structure101)

February 22, 2018

I attended my very first Java User Group meetup today held at Free Times Cafe near College and Spadina. The meetup room was packed, and most of the attendees were senior java devs. The presentation was about bridging the gap...

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Intelligent Investor

January 21, 2018

I’ve compiled a list of my learnings from the book “Intelligent Investor” by Benjamin Graham.

Commentary on the introduction

  • Intelligent investor : Being patient, disciplined and eager to learn. Harness your emotions and think for yourself.
  • Don’t let the...
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Hello!

November 3, 2014

Welcome to my blog. All of my older blog posts can be viewed here.

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