Branch Count using Intel Pin Tool

Having read this blog post you will be able to create your own tool to count the number of branches. You will also be able to learn the  fundamentals that you would need to do any program analysis using the Intel Pin Tool. The following guide assumes that you have set-up the pin tool using…

Intel Pin Tool; Setting up in 5 easy steps

This is the beginning of the Intel Pin Tool Series. Most of the online resources regarding Pin Tool waste the valuable time of the reader by not getting to the point directly. I intend to present a clear blog series which will help a beginner to familiarize with the Pin Tool in no time. Having…

And the roof fell down. Yep. Here in Boston.

Before I go in to the story, let me briefly tell you the reason behind this blog. A lot of students have asked me about the PhD application process, and settling into a new city/ country to start their studies. As a Sri Lankan student I didn’t find a lot of resources and if it…

Add Matplotlib Percentage Ticks to a Histogram

Matplotlib provides an easy way of converting your yaxis to percentages. It’s just a one liner But the issue is you can’t space the yticks as you want them to be. Usually you can do this by setting yticks (ax.set_yticks). But the issue is, python converts the axis directly to percentages, only after setting the…

Adding a Heatmap Overlay Over React Native Map

React Native Map  is the go to option if you’re trying to implement a map within a react-native application. I’m certain that you’ve been devastated to find out that React Native Maps does not officially support a Heatmap overlay. However,  based on the great work of pjamrozowicz,  I have forked the react native maps (v0.21.0), and added…

Submitting a Serverless Application to AWS Serverless Repository in 5 easy steps

Submitting a Serverless application to AWS Serverless Repository can be a tedious task since there isn’t a lot of documentation available. There aren’t any review processes in the submission process and only the SAM (Serverless Application Model) template is validated. Furthermore, SAM template verification is strictly enforced by validating the syntax; i.e. cloud formation template…

Slappbooks: Accounting Application on a Serverless Architecture

Serverless application development has never been easier.  With the introduction of the Sigma IDE  by SLAppForge, Serverless application now takes much less time. The post intends to explain the full development process of a lambda function using the Sigma IDE and by the end, you will understand the advanced functionality provided by the IDE. Need to…

Mapping Country Enum Values in NetSuite

Oh boy, is this the article you’ve been searching across for a while? It doesn’t really surprise me because NetSuite provides very little documentation for webservices integrations. On top of that, NetSuite makes a developers life very easy by its internal id game. So If you’re really interested in mapping country enum values easily, you’ve…

ReactJS: Handling Data Flows Between React Components

When developing a React app, the separation into react components allows to manage the code easily. However, it poses an additional problem of data flows.  Since React only supports one-way data binding, it might be confusing for a beginner. There are three ways in which data flows can occur within react components: Parent to Child,…

Serverless: Revolutionizing Application Development in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Serverless architectures are applications that depend on custom code executed in ephemeral containers.  One might think that ‘Serverless’ literally means that there are no servers involved. However, Serverless comprises of two different areas which overlap with each other. Applications that depend on 3rd party applications/ services to manage server side state. These types of services…