Monthly Archives: June 2015

Tools we use to build India’s No. 1 Jobs site – Naukri.com

  Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. - Archimedes   As Archimedes rightly pointed out, to do anything  worthwhile, one needs right tools. We are no exception. Building Naukri.com as India’s No. 1 job site, does require lot of tools. Our engineering teams on a daily basis rely on lot of tools for communication, design, development, deployment and monitoring of our applications.   In this article we will walk you through some of the applications that we use across all teams.   Jenkins - Jenkins is an open source... Read More

Parse Emails in PHP

Problem statement : 1.Extracting information from emails in PHP (eg-attachments), 2. Simulating a daemon using PHP. Extracting information from emails in PHP Email Protocols Popular protocols for retrieving mail include POP3 and IMAP4, sending mail is usually done using the SMTP protocol.Another important standard supported by most email clients is MIME, which is used to send binary file email attachments. Attachments are files that are not part of the email proper, but are sent with the email. In computing, the Post Office Protocol (POP) is an application-layer Internet standard... Read More

The Agile Tester

I have been testing software for quite some time now, I have moved between organizations and also up the organizational ladder. But never have I experienced a role change as great as when we moved to ‘Agile’ model of software development. We are still very young in agile but have made some significant progress in our quest to move out of a ‘Waterfall’ like model to being perfectly ‘Agile’.   The main addition to the role of a tester in Agile is that, apart from the traditional role of testing builds/reporting bugs/regression, the purpose is about getting things done. As a... Read More