Read ‘Physics of the Impossible’ by Michio Kaku

 

Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel’ explores the popular science fiction concepts in the light of hard scientific facts. In doing so the author explains scientific theories in a way that is very engaging and comprehensible for a layman. Along the way author alludes to interesting details about how the modern scientific theories developed overtime and what are current areas of research which could make the impossible possible. All analyzed concepts are categorized based on how long it might take for human civilization to achieve them if ever.

In my opinion, this is a definite read for only one interested in science or science fiction.

Completed ‘Software Engineering for SaaS’ from Coursera

Completed ‘Software Engineering for SaaS’ course offered by Dave Patterson and Armando Fox, Professors at University of California, Berkeley. This course was offered through Coursera.org

The course started on 13th July and the duration was 5 weeks. Course taught the best practices for developing software as a service. It included weekly coding assignments where a SaaS application was developed using the following technologies:

Server Side: Ruby on Rails (Model: ActiveRecord, MVC View: Haml)
Client Side: HTML, CSS and AJAX
Cloud: Heroku
Software Methodology: Agile
Behavior Driven Development tool: Cucumber, Capybara
Test Driven Development tool: RSpec