Aravind is back from India after a long trip and shares his thoughts on the weather, philanthropy, education, IT and everything else happening in India.
Teach for India
Folllow Tarun Cherukuri on Facebook
Hindu coverage of Tarun
Dhruv and Aravind try to follow follow follow follow Sukumar's latest thriller Nannaku Prematho. This episode is full of spoilers.
Sukumar's 3 Cs - Concept, Creativity and.. we'll talk about the third later.
3 kinds of moviegoers and how Sukumar impresses them
3 lead roles and how they performed
Supporting cast and crew
3 roles of Sukumar - story, screenplay and direction - how he did
3 favorite scenes in the film of ours
The third C is *---*---*---*
Complaints about th...
Gmail history and pioneers of AJAX
Advent of JQuery
Facebook reverses MobileWeb approach
Praveen concludes that lack of diversity in client side languages forced developers to bootstrap various Server side paradigms as JS frameworks...
Dhruv Vemula and 'Spidy' Sri Atluru talk about the best Telugu and English films they've seen in 2015, and the worst ones..
Telugu films including Baahubali, Srimanthudu, Bhale Bhale Magadivoy, Bruce Lee, Akhil etc.
English films including Avengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World, Mad Max, Star Wars etc.
Other good films we might have missed...
We have a second guest after Spidy at Telugubytes. In this episode, Ravi talks to Praveen, longtime listener of Telugubytes, Software Engineer at Uber & Paypal about his career as Software Engineer and how he got started.
Praveen and Ravi reminisce about their early days of grad school
Praveen explains how he prepared and what it takes to succeed in interviews.
Experience at Uber versus Paypal
Ondemand economy and its implications on future
Follow us at Twitter for updates about the show - @telugubytes, Y...
With iOS9, the discussion on web ads and ad-blockers has gone mainstream. In this episode, Dhruv and Ravi have a discussion on the topic.
Origin of web ads
Newspaper ads and TV ads
Google and Facebook
Ad-Blocking in Firefox and Chrome
iOS 9 content blockers
Facebook Instant Articles
Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)...
We discuss the success of Baahubali and discuss if it can change the way Telugu films are produced and marketed.
Ticket prices and the "range" of Telugu films
Baahubali's production and financing
Remunerations of Telugu film stars
Collections and fan wars...
We chart the rise of SS Rajamouli over the years, from Shantinivasam to Baahubali.
Student No. 1 and the years of obscurity
Inspirations from Braveheart
Dialogues and dramatization
The interval block
Sleaze in the first half
The mass appeal
The pre-interval scene
His best story?
Periods of sustained drama
His influences, inspirations and claims of pla...
Dhruv and Spidy (Sri Atluru) attempt a review of Baahubali.
This episode is full of spoilers. Please watch the movie before you listen. Please!
We sometimes slip into English during the conversation. It's not deliberate. Excuse us.
We sometimes refer to celebrities (cast and crew) in the singular (athadu, vaadu). This is purely because it's a casual conversation between friends. We mean no disrespect - we love and adore them!
How we liked the movie
Talk from the audience
Announcement, budget, marketing...
Dhruv and Ravi's take on trips and planning
Dick Costolo is stepping down as CEO of Twitter
An employee's farewell letter
BBC's worst CEOs of 2014
TWTR stock price in the last three months
What is Twitter?
Microblogging service or a social network
Montly Active Users (MAU)
Twitter vs. Facebook MAU
Chris Sacca's open letter - What Twitter Can Be
1 billion people have tried Twitter, but most don't stick
Is the onboarding process broken?
Are they slow to execute?
What can Twitter do?
Become a protocol -...
El Capitan, the name (hint: Yosemite's half-dome)
OS X Wi-Fi performance
Metal on OS X
Possibilities on Apple TV
Search and deep linking to apps
WebKit content blocker
Apple Music and Apple News...
Sundar Pichai's shoutout to the TV show 'Silicon Valley'
Hooli, the fictitious company in the show
Granular app permissions
Web views can share cookies
Google Now on Tap
Josh Topolsky's article on Google Now on Tap.
Competition: Flickr, Amazon Photos, iCloud photo library, Dropbox
Machine learning for photos
Google Cardboard (VR headset)
Google : RGV :: Oculus : Rajamouli...
Dhruv's thoughts on his Apple Watch
Pricing - is it really worth it?
Fitness trackers: Apple Watch vs. Fitbit vs. others
Dhruv's India trip
Situation in Telangana
Situation in Andhra
Tech scene in Bangalore
Indian tech salaries vs. US salaries
Web apps vs. Mobile apps for Indian startups...
Thoughts on MacBook
Pros and cons
Who is it for?
Competition: Dell XPS 13, Asus and Acer's ultrabooks
Would you buy?
Thoughts on Apple Watch
Would you buy?
Competition: Fitbit, Pebble
What's the best smartphone in the market?
Sorry for the background hiss, couldn't get rid of it completely....
What to prepare:
Linked lists, stacks and queues, sorting, trees and search, hash tables, graphs, strings, dynamic programming
Textbooks: CLRS, Algorithms by Sedgewick
Sedgewick's Algorithms's courses on Coursera.
Cracking the Coding Interview
Programming Interviews Exposed
When to prepare:
How to prepare:
Solving on whiteboards
Resume and projects...
This is Part 1 on our two-part podcast on Programming Interviews. This week, we talk about how we went from hating programming interviews to understanding and appreciating them, and doing well.
Our first experience with programming interviews at BITS Pilani in 2005-06.
How our friend Sankar Tanguturi mastered the art of interviews, and taught us how to do the same.
Our initial hatred for interviews
Why should I study algorithms etc. to interview for jobs where I'll be doing something completely different?...
Pawan Kalyan on Twitter.
Why do celebrities use Twitter? Why not Facebook?
Reach of Facebook vs. Twitter in India
Can we use Twitter analytics as a metric for success?
2014 in tech
Things Dhruv is looking forward to in 2015
Rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning
Internet of Things (IoT)
Virtual Reality (VR)...
Chat about how and why Ravi built his new desktop, and memories of our first computers.
Why did Ravi need a new computer?
When did we buy our first computers?
"Assembled" computers and pirated software
Famous computers at BITS - Russell's media machine
How to pick parts for a modern-day desktop
CPU and motherboard
RAM and SSD
Economics of buying a branded computer vs. building it
How long does it take to research and build one
Breakdown of the cost
Our current work and home setups...
This week we have our first special guest, Sri Atluru (SPIDY), who joins us to discuss about the iPhone event, Apple Pay and where Apple is going in general. We end this episode with a 20 minute long Tollywood ramble about new and upcoming releases. (Disclaimer: All the comments in the end about actors/directors are made in a lighter vein, please don’t consider them as personal attacks on anyone.)
Dhruv buys iPhone 6 and his initial views on the device
Spidy follows up with his views on iPhone and App...
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6+
Would Steve Jobs allowed this mutiple screen sizes?
Move from Apple to Android Guide
How is the authentication done?
How much difference does it make?
Does Paypal need to really fear this?
Some thoughts on the spectacular intro video
Thoughts on this new category and Apple’s approach to it
Expectations and some lackluster music by Thaman (as usual)
In the fourth and the first episode since the beta launch, we thank the audience for their support and clarify couple of questions/concerns from the audience.
iPhone 6 Release
Coming Tuesday the rumour mill is ripe that Apple is going to release their next version of iPhone and iWatch
Dhruv discusses some of the features which Apple is rumored to release in this release.
iCloud Celebrity Photo Hack
Last week, an infamous celebrity photo hack has been the point of discussion by both mainstream m...
Saavn, the Spotify for Indian music that Ravi has great things to say about.
Owning vs. Streaming music - What do we prefer? Where are we heading?
What is virtualization? How does this relate to cloud computing?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of virtualization?
A brief history of virtualization
Major players in server virtualization - ESX, Hyper-V, RHEV and Xen
An intro to storage virtualization and network virtualization
Top three providers of IaaS, PaaS and SaaS
Downsides of cloud
In this episode, Ravi and Dhruv discuss the buzzword-ridden and often confusing term 'Cloud Computing'.
What is cloud? Why is everybody talking about it?
Watch this guy explain "Cloud CDs" and what happens to them when it rains.
Isn't my home computer good enough? How about a server? Why do I need cloud?
Is the cloud model good or bad for small consumers?
What is the difference between public cloud and private cloud?
What is IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service), PaaS (platform-aaS), SaaS (software)?
Why did ...
In the first episode, Dhruv and Ravi kick things off by introducing themselves and talk about podcasting - their favorite podcasts and why they started this one. The discussion turns to Kickstarter, LeBron's move to Cleveland and American sports in general.
Links from the podcast:
Telugu Tharanga, a podcast we found.
Kickstarter, a site that lets you raise money for your products
Hanselminutes, a podcast that we love.
LeBron's move to his old team, Cleveland Cavaliers.
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