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I passed the Cloud exam recently and this is my journey of how I prepared for the exam.

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One of the goals of mine was to get certified in Cloud. When they said, “Everything is moving to cloud” a few years back, I didn’t really understand, but then Microservices architecture gained popularity with Docker and Kubernetes. It changed everything for me as a Software Developer. My organization started the “Lift-and-Shift” migration for the applications deployed in an on-premises environment. I developed a passion for Cloud and Cloud-Native technologies. Therefore, I started preparing for Google Cloud Associate Cloud Engineer Exam and got certified.

Why Google Cloud?

Google Cloud (or GCP) along with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure form the “Big 3…

There are three ways you can break your Singleton class and you must know how to prevent it.

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If you are working in an object-oriented system, then you must be working with one of the Design Patterns as proposed by the Gang of Four (GoF) in their book, ‘Design Patterns — Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software’ in 1994. Singleton design pattern is one such design pattern which we have used in our applications extensively. The Singleton design pattern belongs to the family of Creational design patterns.

Why use Singleton Pattern in the first place?

The main idea behind the Singleton class is to create only one object and not allowing object creation further, thereby controlling the object creation process. …

An average adult makes about 35,000 remotely conscious decisions each day and believe it or not, every decision we make decides our future in some way.

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We sometimes think that being bold is about just having ideas that are outside of the realm of the norm and just going through with it even though that our conscience assures us that it might not work in its entirety. Well, I have always been a big believer in objective thinking. I have been told as well as I can sometimes be detached from my personal feelings and give opinions that are just facts. I am hopeful that I am not the only one like this in the entire world.

I believe that the biggest determinant in my development…

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” — Paul Valery, French Poet

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When we were teenagers, we always used to crave things that the adults could do without giving anyone any explanation. When we enter our 20s, at first, we feel full of energy and sense endless possibilities of shaping up of our future, doing kinds of stuff like solo travel, sky-diving, etc. and having the philosophy of ‘You only live once!’.

Then life hits hard to all of us. Your startup failed. You have your first major breakup. You already have a string of failures. But you also have an opportunity to start again.

There have been some lessons learned the…

Cyrus the Great had rescued people from captivity, helped in building cities, and promoted human rights.

The victory of Cyrus over Lydia’s Croesus at the Battle of Thymbra, 546 BC. Image from Wikimedia Commons

Cyrus of Persia (TK)(Old Persian) commonly known as Cyrus the Great, also called Cyrus the Elder by the Greeks, was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire, the first Persian Empire. Under his rule, the empire embraced all the previous civilized states of the ancient Near East, expanded vastly and eventually conquered most of Western Asia and much of Central Asia. From the Mediterranean Sea and Hallesport in the west to the Indus River in the east, Cyrus the Great created the largest empire the world had yet seen. …

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Abdul Karim Telgi was born in a small town called Khanapur, Karnataka, one of the Southern Indian states. He lost his father when he was young. Kahanapur was a fertile town. The forests had abundant fruit. Telgi’s family included his mother and his two brothers. The brothers would pack the fruits in tin boxes and cane baskets and would help their mother sell their fruits and peanuts to passengers on board trains that halted in Khanapur station. Driven by their circumstances, they were ambitious to improve their condition through education and enterprise.

Telgi paid for his education by selling fruits…

It all started with an online petition by one fan, it ended up being signed by more than 170 thousand fans.

Justice League. Image from WallpaperCave

It all started on the 17th of November, 2017, the day I would never forget, when the most awaited movie of the year, well at least for me and millions of other comic-book nerds, released. I went to the theatres, first day, first show. All the hype, all the excitement, all the aspirations of watching my favourite superheroes in one movie were shattered to pieces in just 2 hours. Everyone understood the forced humour of Batman, the flash-falling-on-Wonder-Woman scene, and the bad-CGI of Superman and Steppenwolf, just cannot be the vision of Snyder.

The movie was a failure critically and…

“Dissolve your ego before it dissolves your self.” — Maxime Lagacé

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You might not agree with me on this but your toxic ego is a huge liability in life. Nope, this is not how I wanted to start this piece but I feel this needs to be addressed at once as ego clouds your judgement, limits your critical thinking, innovation, creativity, and capability to emotionally engage with other people.

From my personal experience, I cannot stress enough how much ego has affected my happiness. I have done things out of rage, acting foolish and it has created a dent in my confidence, made me miserable and guilty. Surely handling ego problems…

“In the social jungle of human existence, there is no feeling of being alive without a sense of identity.” — Erik Erikson

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Human beings are unreliable narrators. We mistakenly think that we are painting an image of the self that corresponds to the reality that we interact with. We completely believe that our identities are unvarying, and from there, we lead ourselves towards the only logical conclusion: the need for a methodical structure that secures who we are so we can sustain this consistency.

We use the mask of specific values and moralities to draw perimeters, defining good and bad, right and wrong and we then live our lives within them, and many men and women have laid down their lives even…


“Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We often seek peace in external sources. Peace, which is defined as stillness, quiet, calm, lack of violence, etc. is seen as a state or concept that may be found somewhere far away from us.

Perhaps on a mountain? By a brook, maybe? In the forests amidst nature? In a yoga class? In your bed with noise cancellation headphones? Philosophers, warriors, and leaders have often spent lifetimes in pursuit of peace. Many of them still haven’t found the answer to the question, where is the peace?

The simple truth, which perhaps takes a long time to realize, is that peace…

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