Month: April 2013

My Journey From a Public Sector Bank To redBus

So here I am writing about a shift from being a government officer to a software engineer. I graduated from IIT Rajasthan(Electrical Engg.) in august 2012 and due to my fate I got selected in a public sector bank through campus placement. This bank quoted a huge CTC in front of us. They included everything in that and we got baffled by looking at the quoted CTC and then I made a mood to join it. I appreciate Bank for taking such a good effort in our training in CBD belapur (Navi Mumbai) and one week in NIBM pune. We enjoyed a lot in our training and seriously I learnt a lot there and my presentation skills got a charm from being in dark. Then after training we all were posted at the individual branches. I got a posting in Indore (Madhya pradesh).  I thought that Bank hired IIT graduates for something worth but my feeling got changed when I laid my first step in that branch. There were lots of people and lots of noise everywhere. Then there was a guy sitting who was a typical Government servant. I reached to him and said all the necessary things and he told me with anger to sit and wait. Then I realized there was no respect for us. I came to know that I have to sign on vouchers and I have to fill documents and I have to do everything related to computers right from copy paste to sending mails. They don’t know how to send mails but it’s not the fault of them it’s about generation gap. So after graduating from IIT my job was to sign on vouchers. That was not the work I was looking for and on the very first day I made a mood to leave this place. I Somehow managed there for 7 months and I used to curse myself about joining this Bank every night. Then I studied hard and passed the interview for Redbus and I got selected for a post of software engineer there. Now I am very much concerned about me and my life and want to do something big in this field of software. I want to say about Bank that It helped me shaping my presentation skill but they had ruined the status of IIT’s.

A Book Search Engine in Nodejs

So here it is a result of my learning nodejs and express framework. Journey for this started from my thing about books. I am fond of novels and so I thought let’s build a search engine for books where I can see at what price they are on various merchant websites. I thought this can be good for my learning nodejs. So I learnt nodejs and learnt how express framework works with node. I learnt the request response chain in nodejs and it was a nice experience for me. I have used isbndb.com for isbn database and fetched everything from that and I have also used google book api a lil bit. Sometimes this book search engine will not function because of isbndb.com (They have a problem of handling multiple request at the same time). But don’t worry reload it… 😉 I have hosted this engine on appfog as it is a nice hosting for nodejs. The site is live at here … If you are interested in how this functions then feel free to look at the code on github. The github repo link is Github.

Feel Free to use it and modify it to fit your needs.