Shamasis Battacharya

724 Added | 4 Magazines | 91 Likes | 5 Following | 19 Followers | @shamasis | VPE #Postman. Tech architect, developer, writer and perfectionist. Developed the @FusionCharts visualisation library.

Check for broken links on your website using a Postman Collection

We are in the process of refreshing the online documentation for the Postman app. As we introduce new documentation pages, we <i>could</i> manually test …

Node.js Child Processes: Everything you need to know

How to use spawn(), exec(), execFile(), and fork()<p>Single-threaded, non-blocking performance in Node.js works great for a single process. But …

JavaScript

Scientists discover plants have 'brains' that decide when to sprout

Researchers are quickly learning that plants are far more complex than once thought. Not only has it been determined that plants are capable of …

National Academy of Sciences

Scientists Finally Witnessed a Phenomenon That Einstein Thought "Impossible"

Celestial Warping<p>According to Einstein’s general relativity theory, spacetime bends or gets distorted when it crosses a massive object due to its …

Physics

Scientists Claim to Have Invented The World's First Quantum-Proof Blockchain

Unhackable Bitcoin, anyone?<p>Researchers in Russia say they've developed and tested the world's first blockchain that won't be vulnerable to …

Bitcoin

Intel’s Compute Card, a credit card-sized PC, will ship in August

Intel unveiled its Compute Card, a credit card-sized device that’s basically an entire PC, at CES this year. At Computex this week, the company officially launched the card with a full list of partners and what we can expect to see from them product-wise. These devices will all be at the show and …

Personal Computers

Not your Grandma's Postman

If you’re new to Postman, now is the perfect time to get started. The growth of APIs right now is mind-bending. Organizations are using APIs to …

Python Programming

Mummy DNA shows that the ancients don’t have much in common with modern Egyptians

This will pave the way for more genetics studies<p>Scientists have extracted and analyzed DNA from mummies that are thousands of years old, and they have found that the ancient Egyptians are actually more genetically similar to people living today in the Near East — countries like Israel, Lebanon, and …

Anthropology

Experts Predict When A.I. Will Beat Humans In Everything

After three years, A.I. will likely beat humans at Angry Birds, according to a major new survey of A.I. experts.<p>After four years, bots will likely be …

( ) => JavaScript Arrow Functions

Arrow functions are one of the new features implemented in ECMAScript 6. According to this survey by www.2ality.com, the arrow function is the most …

How a Total Solar Eclipse Helped Prove Einstein Right About Relativity

On Aug. 21, the continental U.S. will be treated to a total solar eclipse that will dazzle the nation as it progresses from coast to coast , starting …

Surprise! The Universe Has A Third Way To Form Black Holes

When a massive enough star runs out of fuel in its core and collapses, the resulting Type II supernova will produce a black hole.<p>Supernovae that aren’t quite massive enough will produce neutron stars instead, which themselves will make black holes if they either accrete more matter or collide with …

Astrophysics

Is Consciousness in the Physical World? We May Be About to Find Out.

Physicist Lucien Hardy of the Perimeter Institute for Quantum Physics in Canada has an experiment he wants to try. His believes his experiment could …

Consciousness

Mock responses in Postman by using Examples

Postman recently introduced mock servers allowing developers to simulate an endpoint without spinning up a back-end server. Today, Postman is …

Why Developers Are Moving to Yarn

The JavaScript world changes every second. To say a lot has happened in the past year would be an understatement. Among those changes was that …

JavaScript

31 tech pros share favorite IT products

What's to like?Image by Vicki Lyons, Prakash Kota, Julie Ulrich and David LeDouxEvery year we ask IT pros to share their favorite enterprise …

Gear & Gadgets

Using a new domain for each async function in node

10 Sep 2013<p>I my last post I did some performance testing to show how much of an impact try catch blocks have on performance.<p>In this post I want to …

What is the benefit of Functional Programming?

<i>Reposted from my blog at the suggestion of Pablo Rivera.</i><p>I've seen some posts lately trying to come to grips with or warn against functional …

Programming

API developers can simulate a back-end with Postman’s Mock Service

API management company Postman has released Mock Service, a tool that enables teams to simulate a back-end server, freeing up developers who were …

Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to boost the brain to keep up with AI

Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk has a new company — yes, another one — focused on developing the capabilities of the brain through technological augmentation. Neuralink, the new venture, officially broke cover thanks to a Wall Street Journal article today, though it’s been known for some time that …

Elon Musk

Backup and Sync your Postman Collections on GitHub

Millions of developers use GitHub every day to manage and store revisions of projects, making it the largest host of source code in the world. Now …

Unexpected new lung function discovered: Making blood

Our bodies still hold plenty of secrets, and scientists have just uncovered a doozy: the lungs play a key role in producing blood. Until now, this …

Security hole lets burglars knock out your smart home camera

Smart home systems are supposed to make our lives easier and safer — but some of the most popular connected security cameras could make your place an easy target if your neighborhood is visited by a tech-savvy burgling crew.<p>Security researcher Jason Doyle recently published a set of three …

Home Automation

Getting started with Postman and Square’s APIs

Being able to try out an API as quickly as possible is important when learning about its features. One of the tools to help you get up and running …

Simulate a back end with Postman's mock service

Throughout the development process, delays on the front end or back end can hold up dependent teams from completing their work efficiently. Some API …

How to Build RESTful APIs with Node in 10 Minutes

Creating a RESTful API these days is not such a great challenge for a competent developer. But how about having one up and running in 10 minutes? …

Create your custom integrations in Microsoft Flow using our new and improved Custom API experience | Flow Blog

This week we are announcing new features in the <b>Custom API</b> experience in Microsoft Flow. In case you are not familiar with this area, <i>Custom APIs</i> offer …

Software Development

Postman Announces Key Executive Additions Along With New U.S. Headquarters

Postman, provider of one of the most popular API toolchain available, today announced that it has moved its corporate headquarters from Bangalore, …

Write API Tests with Postman and Newman

Software testing is a common practice these days in many organisations, and for even individual developers. Googling around, you'll find a number of …

Analytics for Developers

Postman Integration<p>Push Monitor results into Keen Streams for API-based computation & S3 backups<p>When you activate this integration, we will stream …