Thoughts & Stories

By Amitosh Swain Mahapatra

GraphQL

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.

Invoking Executables from PHP, Safely

PHP is a versatile language, but often we face the need to execute an external program to accomplish a task, not easily done using PHP.