Thoughts & Stories

By Amitosh Swain Mahapatra

The State of the GSoC Payments for India 2017

One of the very interesting part of Google Summer of Code is the payments. It’s a large factor that will motivate you to continue your project amidst the very hot and humid Indian summer. Setting up the payment correctly is a really nervous experience, as the questions asked during sign-up are bewildering. I aim to answer some questions that came to my mind while signing up to Payoneeer. If you are new to GSoC, I hope this will be helpful for you.


GraphQL is a query language which allows clients specify what data is required, and exactly the same structure of the data is returned from the server. It provides an excellent alternative to traditional REST API designs. Depeloped internally and subsequently released publicly by Facebook, it is now being increasingly used in many websites such as Github.

Monitoring Network Usage of a Linux Machine

If you are on a Linux Workstation and are wondering what process is eating away your bandwith, or need to keep track of your VPSs monthly bandwidth usage, I am going to show you two effective tools for this purpose.