Profile

Cover photo
gajanan lonkar
Works at Vudu
Lived in Santa Clara, CA
132 followers|116,239 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1's

Stream

gajanan lonkar

Shared publicly  - 
 
a worthwhile read. 
Nick Marsh is the founder at Makeshift. This post originally appeared on Medium. I want to introduce a new concept — ‘talent hacking’. I define this as the creative ...
5
Add a comment...

gajanan lonkar

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
An onion is not just an onion. Each type has its own function. Here are a few more types not mentioned in the chart: http://to.ehow.com/1cHdPZY

Photo: Macey Foronda, Chris Ritter
55 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...
 
This libray looks great.
 
amazing #javascript
Simple, lightweight Parallax Engine that reacts to the orientation of a smart device
14 comments on original post
1
Seth Gibson's profile photo
 
Whoah, Nice! This might be useful...
Add a comment...
 
 
What is Node.js?
 
A lot of the confusion for newcomers to Node is misunderstanding exactly what it is. The description on nodejs.org definitely doesn't help.

An important thing to realize is that Node is not a webserver. By itself it doesn't do anything. It doesn't work like Apache. There is no config file where you point it to you HTML files. If you want it to be a HTTP server, you have to write an HTTP server (with the help of its built-in libraries). Node.js is just another way to execute code on your computer. It is simply a JavaScript runtime.
1
Add a comment...
 
This looks awesome.
 
A powerful toolset for investigating the performance of rich Javascript applications.
http://google.github.io/tracing-framework/index.html
and here is the awesome part:
Features
...
* node.js tracing (experimental)
...
7 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

gajanan lonkar

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
My own letter to OpenStack management

+Randy Bias of +Cloudscaling started quite some stir in the cloud community when he wrote a note to +OpenStack's management saying it should work on building in API compatibility with Amazon's Web Service stack (OpenStack is an open source foundation and code base that powers tons of cloud infrastructure used by CERN, Comcast, Rackspace, and many others).

You can read Randy's note, and the discussion it caused over on Techcrunch: http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/24/an-open-letter-to-embrace-aws-and-what-it-says-about-openstacks-self-serving-vendors/

Lately I've been meeting with a raft of Amazon customers, from Flipboard to SmugMug to Box to others. Heck, a good percentage of the hundreds of interviews I've done over the past four years are with Amazon customers. If you don't know, I work for +Rackspace in a unique role: I build relationships with startups and get to know why they make the technology choices they do (I bring people onto my show that are often hosting on our competitors, whether Amazon, Google, Microsoft because that's the way Rackspace will keep up its competitive edge and not get complacent about the innovation happening elsewhere). 

Not a single startup has told me that they won't go with OpenStack because of API compatibility issues. Rather they say they don't see an innovation alternative yet to Amazon (although increasingly they are paying attention to OpenStack BECAUSE OpenStack has gotten momentum as an innovation competitor). 

Which is why I am writing this letter to OpenStack's management.

If you think Cloud innovation is finished, or that only Amazon can innovate (IE, do new things for new markets) then by all means you should drop everything and make OpenStack 100% compatible with Amazon's APIs. 

But, if you believe, like I do, that we're entering into a new age that demands new technologies (thanks to wearable computing, sensors, and new business demands to personalize service and build new collaborative enterprises -- thanks +Jeremiah Owyang for doing such good work detailing why that's important) then you must dismiss Randy Bias' advice and get back to work on building the future.

This all got very clear to me when I was talking with +MindTouch's cofounder and CEO +Aaron Fulkerson. I've copied that interview here. He's built a system that lets companies radically improve their customer service. It's built on top of Amazon. It's funny to recommend you use a service that is built on our competition, but that's how I roll -- I want you to use the best service, even if it doesn't serve me or my employer well.

After the cameras were off we talked about the infrastructure choices that Mindtouch has made. He told me that nearly none of the technologies underneath Mindtouch existed five years ago. Things like +MongoDB

He told me he doesn't see innovation slowing down at all and he's always looking for a better way to do things. If a new cloud technology came along that let him analyze database entries 10x faster, for instance, he'd immediately consider it. +Don MacAskill, just last week, told me the same thing and told me he wishes that OpenStack would do things Amazon isn't able to do. Later today SmugMug is turning on a two-year redesign and he's bet his business 100% on the cloud and is looking to set a course for SmugMug's next few years and is evaluating what cloud providers are the most innovative. For him it isn't about API compatibility. That won't get him to switch his business over to OpenStack. He would consider moving, though, if OpenStack brought something to the table that Amazon couldn't match (he's very happy to talk with strategists at OpenStack to explain what his business needs in the next year or two).

For both Aaron and Don, moving their entire businesses from one cloud provider to another wouldn't be made just to save a few pennies per gigabyte or because there was API compatibility or even to get better customer support, like what Rackspace offers. The reason they'd move is if there was a 10x improvement to their own business.

That's the challenge to OpenStack at this point.

There are hundreds of companies working together on OpenStack. Including my employer, who has put tens of millions of dollars of investment (since we gifted a large part of the first code base to this open source effort and have since dedicated many employee hours to this). But even with hundreds of companies working together and this investment in code, R&D, and money OpenStack has limited resources.

It's clear we have two philosophies that are conflicting here. One wants those limited resources to be spent on making APIs compatible with Amazon. One wants those limited resources to be spent on making new cloud systems that will have a 10x return for people like Aaron and Don.

If you believe cloud innovation is slowing down, you should listen to Randy Bias because there will be huge value in providing an API alternative, not an innovation alternative, if that is the case.

If you believe, like I do, that we are going to see more change in cloud infrastructure in the next five years than in the past 10, then keep investing in real innovation and keep pushing to bring the contextual age to the world (which will need 10x or even 100x the capabilities of today's clouds -- think about what Toyota will need if self-driving cars become commonplace. The Google self-driving car generates 700 megabytes PER SECOND of data. No cloud today could deal with that level of data throughput, even if you filter it first in the cloud. Heck, lets not get that esoteric. What happens if Nike FuelBand adds three more sensors and sells 100 million units?).

All of the businesses I've talked to want to see an innovation alternative to Amazon. OpenStack is set up to be that innovation alternative, but spending your limited resources on just copying Amazon is NOT what they are asking for and I believe would derail OpenStack's momentum (which is very real, just look at the last design summit which had thousands of attendees, or look at the wins, whether at CERN, Comcast, or other places).

But, maybe I'm wrong. Maybe the next five years won't see a surge in new sensors. Maybe the next five years won't see new wearable computing devices take off. Maybe the next five years won't see demands for new contextual systems. Maybe the next five years won't see demands on businesses to get more data on their customers. 

I'm pretty sure I'm not wrong, because I've met with enough startups to see a new wave of innovation is demanded.

Thanks for listening.

To everyone else, do you have advice for OpenStack's management?

Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions? 

UPDATE: Randy claims I misrepresented him by making him sound anti innovation. I'm sorry about that but you are asking OpenStack to do work that takes engineers away from innovation to do reverse engineering and API compatibility development and testing work.
37 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

gajanan lonkar

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
A bit like a mix of Angular.JS and Tangle.JS, it's Ractive.js for making DOM manipulation, binding, events more reactive / declarative in nature.

Reactive is the new black these days :-)
View original post
1
Add a comment...
In his circles
287 people
Have him in circles
132 people
Sonali Sambhus's profile photo
Vinod Lakshmanan's profile photo
Krishna Mahisbadwe's profile photo
samir pathak's profile photo
Manasi Lonkar's profile photo
Narasimhan Nandakumar's profile photo
Mohamed Asef's profile photo
shubham kunjir's profile photo
Ravishankar Balaji's profile photo
 
Var that = this :)
 
What the heck is "this" in JavaScript? If you want to be good at JavaScript (before being expert) you have to understand this. Watch this video and make your thanksgiving weekend fruitful. #javascript   #nodejs   #html5   #css3   #webdevelopment    
30 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...
1
Add a comment...

gajanan lonkar

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

gajanan lonkar

Shared publicly  - 
 
This should be good.
 
We're excited to announce we'll be hosting a Hangout with some of the great innovators of our time,+Elon Musk and +Richard Branson, in a conversation moderated by Googler +Yonca Brunini. They'll discuss entrepreneurship, space travel, and advice for entrepreneurs around the world. They'll take questions from entrepreneurs at tech hubs like the +Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa, +Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship - Caribbean, and +Virgin Money. We're excited to hear from these two entrepreneurs who embody 10x thinking, and to be inspired by their vision for the future. Tune in on Thursday, August 8th! 

9am California time
11am Jamaica time
5pm UK time
6pm South Africa time
467 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

gajanan lonkar

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
How you can sell like a 4 year old in a toy store
You can read the diologue in the article, but here are the key persuasion tips taken from the story.

First the lessons from a 4 year old in a toy store:
1. Show genuine enthusiasm for the product or service. People see fakers.
2. Build the connection. In this case the boy playing later with his father
3. Future pacing or describing a scene in which the prospect has already bought and enjoying the product or service.
4. Asking the right questions and using answers to your benefit.

Thank you +Eric Barton and +Danny Iny for sharing this!

#salestips   #marketingtips  

Link: http://bit.ly/1e0u6Yu
1
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
287 people
Have him in circles
132 people
Sonali Sambhus's profile photo
Vinod Lakshmanan's profile photo
Krishna Mahisbadwe's profile photo
samir pathak's profile photo
Manasi Lonkar's profile photo
Narasimhan Nandakumar's profile photo
Mohamed Asef's profile photo
shubham kunjir's profile photo
Ravishankar Balaji's profile photo
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Work
Employment
  • Vudu
    2012 - present
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Previously
Santa Clara, CA
Links
Other profiles
Contributor to
gajanan lonkar's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Google Music
market.android.com

Shop music on Android Market and listen instantly using the Google Music app. Google Music is a cloud-powered music player and storage servi

Google Chrome to Phone Extension
chrome.google.com

Google Chrome to Phone Extension enables you to send links and other information from Chrome to your Android device.

10 things your cell phone will do in 10 years
asia.cnet.com

Curious about what your phone will do and how it will look over the next decade? Peer into the cell phone future here.

Google Plus Answers
googleplusanswers.com

Come join the friendliest Google+ forums on the planet!

GO TaskManager Widget
market.android.com

A simple task killing tool for your home screen of GO Launcher EX. Exclude or ignore list: Use the running tab in app drawer to lock apps wh

TechCrunch | Are You Building The Right Product?
techcrunch.com

I was recently asked to spend some time with an early stage startup that has a revolutionary new product. I asked them if they thought they

Samsung Smart Touch Control revealed and detailed - SlashGear
www.slashgear.com

Samsung has officially dropped details on its upcoming 2012 upgrade to the Smart TV world with its Samsung Smart Touch Control, complete wit

Seeking Alpha Portfolio
market.android.com

Real-time news, analysis and stock prices on your portfolio from Seeking AlphaGet real-time news, analysis and stock prices on your portfoli

Exclusive interview: Valve's Gabe Newell on Steam Box, biometrics, and t...
www.theverge.com

By T.C. Sottek and Tom Warren We just sat down for a rare and wide-ranging interview with Valve CEO Gabe Newell, who opened up to The Verge

Inside Look at How Google Builds Its Maps
mashable.com

An exclusive look inside Ground Truth, the secretive program to build the world's best accurate maps.

Open Sourced Zypr Java Client | Zypr
www.zypr.net

The Java client uses Zypr services for navigation, social networking, local search, and Internet radio combined with a compelling, conversat

Computational Investing, Part I
www.coursera.org

Computational Investing, Part I is a free online class taught by Tucker Balch of Georgia Institute of Technology

Microsoft makes 3D navigation mobile with wearable Digits protoype
www.theverge.com

Between the popular Kinect camera and the experimental 3D desktop, Microsoft has been hard at work improving virtual navigation in the three

"Hello, I'm definitely not calling from India. Can I take control of you...
arstechnica.com

Scareware goes offline: fake telemarketers request remote access to PCs.

Samsung unveils Exynos 5 Dual ARM Cortex-A15 chip - Liliputing
liliputing.com

Email. Samsung's next-generation chips for phones and tablets is a powerhouse that can handle display resolutions up to 2560 x 1600 pixels,

Google Offers in Atlanta - $395 for a 7-night resort stay in the U.S., C...
www.google.com

Luxurious seven-night resort stay. More than 500 resorts to choose from. Destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and Australia. Bu

Google Offers in Atlanta - $199 for a two-night weekday wine country get...
www.google.com

Escape to Sonoma County wine country. Superior Room accommodations in Santa Rosa. Wine taste, shop & dine. Enjoy on stays Sun-Thurs. Pla

Why Software Is Eating the World
online.wsj.com

Far from a bubble, we're watching a new generation of tech start-ups realize the Web's original potential, says Marc Andreessen.

YouTube - VazquezSounds Adele- Rolling In The Deep (Cover)
www.youtube.com

Create AccountSign In. Home. BrowseMoviesUpload. Hey there, this is not a commercial interruption. You're using an outdated browser, whi