What is all the fuzz about IIT Guwahati’s bug bounty programs?

The fuzz started when all leading newspapers published stories about IIT Guwahati’s Bug bounty program, Which is the FIRST Bug bounty program introduced in India by any institute!The brain behind this initiative is K. Mohan Sai Krishna, a fourth year B-Tech Computer Science and Engineering student at IIT Guwahati (Who also happens to be a friend of mine ;) ).I am quoting his blog [1]from here...

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What is the best way to study coordinate geometry for IIT JEE?

Thanks for A2ACoordinate Geometry is easiest part of JEE mathematics in my opinion .Every topic has some basic formulas and then you need to apply them in problems .Here goes a chapterwise analysis-1.Straight lines- Probably the most important chapter of coordinate geometry. Contains hell lot of concepts and loads of formula and techniques. Straight lines form the foundation of coordinate geome...

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What are the things that I should carry to IIT Patna as a fresher?

First and foremost, all your official documents with admission letter. Bring extra photographs(8–10) in addition to what would be mentioned on the site.( You would be needing them throughout the semester)There would be people selling basic necessities like Buckets, Pillows, Mattresses etc. just outside the Boys’ Hostel. If you don’t like the quality pillows and mattresses being sold, ther...

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Which languages should I learn in the first year of my B.Tech in CSE at an IIT?

A2A:First year is mainly about basics of programming. The choice of language isn’t that important. You can choose C or C++ or python or any other popular language. Focus on the basics of programming.Apart from basics of programming, I would suggest to learn atleast one of these languages. You should also be well versed to read and write pseudo code.Along with the languages, make sure to learn...

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How was your own life at Kota?

My 1st A2AAfter keeping this answer for answering later Finally I am writing it. Here is my entire journey of Kota!I Left my home on 9th of august with dreams and tears filling my eyes,My parents expected so much from me I didn't even realise;I cried, I sobbed but all in vain,For it was not in my hands to stop the train;I reached there on 10th surpassing every hurdle coming my way,My father did...

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How good is the club culture in IIT BHU compared to older IITs?

IIT (BHU) was established in 1919. Its a new IIT, but an old institution, older than almost all the other IITs. In its 100 years, it has established a unique culture of its own. The club culture here is a living proof of that. The vivid culture Varanasi offers is an added advantage to that.We have five councils here for cultural, sports, and technological activities, and also for film and media...

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What are some of the most well maintained hostel rooms in IITs/NITs/IIMs or other institutions ?

Well, I am Samarth and this is my hostel room of DIT University (probably my last hostel room ever).I am a bit of electronics guy, so my room was fitted with some interesting electronics hardware made from arduino.(Though I am in CSE branch)Room No - 320, Block-1(Raman)Some Exclusive Services :-24*7 private internet connection (16Mbps)Unlimited supply of Appy Fizz, Centre Fresh, Kitkat, muffins...

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What should be the strategy for preparing for IIT-JEE 2019?

YOU HAVE 2 years that are sufficient if you work judiciously and Religiously.Just take a week off time and read Physics NCERT for 9th and 10th.And solve some crucial topics from Mathematics.Then make some targets for example “I will finish this chapter by reading and solving this much problems given in the book by this day”I don't prefer Time table but I do recommend coaching.It's up to you...

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What is the percentage of droppers being admitted into IIT? Also, would you recommend dropping for the JEE?

There are plenty of droppers, i can say almost 20% are droppers,This thing it is on you, I would like to convey with example:One guy got air 13000 last year got air 1100 this year and one other guy didn't even make to his last air,The point is it is your determination, that how hard you want to get in iit.So the questions on you, do you have confidence that you can study one more year without g...

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How good are hostel and other facilities in IIT Roorkee?

Thanks for the A2A.Freshmen get Rajendra Bhawan, which is arguably the best hostel at IITR.Hostels at IITR have much bigger rooms compared to other IITs. Following are some points regarding hostels and other facilities at IITR-Most of the first yearites have to share room with another roomie. Rooms are allotted based on Jee AIR. Most of the top rankers get single rooms, i.e mostly CSE and ECE s...

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How does it feel to be a female IIT'ian?

Thanks for A2A, Mohit Sinha. :)It feels (to some extent) just as similar as a male IITian to get enrolled in a prestigious institute.Although, in other termsYou feel really alone for first few sems or maybe a year. Since girls are less (also I'm from Mechanical and Industrial department), you don’t have many friends in the beginning. Once the guys around you are convinced that you won't slap ...

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What are your IIT MTech interview experiences?

I attended VLSI Interview in IITk, IITD, Communications Interview in IITD :-Analog circuitsElectronic Devices (EDC)Digital Electronics (flip-flops , state diagrams )In IIT Kanpur Interview they gave me the choice & asked me to choose either analog circuits or EDC . So,I told EDC and Interview went entirely based on my input !In IIT Delhi Interview no choices like that, but all questions fro...

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Did you crack the JEE with only 1 year of preparation?

Definitely yes . following instruments has to optTips for IIT - Jee / Neet /Aims success . Take dummy admission in Delhi . buy standard books for Jee main and advance / Pmt … study with good coaching and teachers . if doubts must discussed with teachers .may hired personal teacher . practices from notes material and more books . check marks in test and doubt clearance must … regular study ....

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Do you feel like a different person after your 2 year JEE preparation?

Yes.After 3 years of my JEE Advanced preparation, I think I’ve changed myself a bit.Problem solving skills: The way I used to solve my JEE Practice problems has widely changed the way I look into real life problems, more seriously, more calmly and I now feel yes I can.Patience: I have learnt to wait and keep thinking instead of being frustrated and being angry.PS: I think I’ll be a BITSIAN ...

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Which IIT campuses and BITS Pilani campuses allow a guy's entry in girls' hostels and vice versa?

IIT Kanpur I think is far ahead in terms for gender equality. Opposite gender is allowed from 6 am to 12 midnight. Though that's what rules say but finding opposite sex in your hostel post midnight is also not blasphemous. Regular visitors, mostly girls are able to sneak into and stay over night (not a big deal people and please don't let your brains divulge into darkness). Often finding your c...

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Do you feel stressful in IIT?

Yes. A lot actually. This would be sure for people who new to the IITs. The things which give stress to the students studying at IITs:AcademicsCompetitionExpectationThinking about the futureRelationships (if any)Other bad habitsMain causes for stress:Negative thinkingHopelessTrying to become someone else instead of realising ourselvesGreedinessJealousBeing introvertMKR

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What did JEE preparation teach you about life?

Well I should say it completely changed me. It changed my personality and my perspective.Success is much bigger than clearing IIT - we all are running a race to be on the other side, but not knowing that there is no other side. Success is derived in each single activity that you do and can not be quantified by one single exam and one single day.Yes I can do anything. The preparation filled with...

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What are your favorite before and after photos?

These are the pictures, just the Morning after Diwali, when the smog was so dense and the garbage of crackers were there on the streets. We, the Team of Taameer decided to clean it.It was 5 am, in the morning and most of us have slept at 1 or later than that because of the Cracker’s noise and Diwali celebrations, we reached the location at 5 am and started it off with our brooms, masks and pl...

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What is the most bizarre lawsuit you know that ever happened in the US?

How about God And His Son Jesus Christ v. Homosexuals? (Link to original complaint).Okay okay, in slightly more detail, Sylvia Ann Driskell sued as a self-appointed “Ambassador” to God and His Son Jesus Christ. She sued Homosexuals — yes, all Homosexuals — in federal district court (district of Nebraska). Generally speaking, she sued for being sinful. But if you’re a masochist (or you...

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What are some of the most annoying or confounding web browser bugs?

I haven’t encountered many outright bugs, as I tend to prefer mature/stable versions of any browser or other software I use. What I have encountered is many failures of a given browser to comply with standards that other browsers rigorously comply with.Every browser varies in it’s degree and manner of standards compliance, which makes it necessary for web developers to compensate using broa...

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How can I add a custom div class to my WordPress child theme?

Are you changing the background through the WordPress control panel under theme options? If so the theme may be set up to rewrite the style sheet based on those settings. You may need to dig around in the parent theme files to find out if this is the case. There may be a file ending in .php that controls this. It would include some sort of script that grabs the settings from WordPress to produc...

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What's the most popular PHP framework in 2016?

If you are asking for 2016 then I would say it is laravel. It is easy to learn, small size comparing to other frameworks and you can build a powerfull web applications easily using it. I do not know if it has limitations but for sure it has pros over other frameworks. In addition to that it has a living full support and documentation which are really very good as a starting point to refer to.

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What is the best way to store files in Laravel web app? (development and deployment level)

Laravel provides an abstraction for the PHP file calls (The PHP Framework For Web Artisans), but you can also access files directly via file_get/put_contents or (for much more flexibility) PHP: file - ManualIn my CMS, instead of storing all files in the same area I store them per user account, with the primary key as the folder name. That way I can make e.g. TinyMCE see only the files that are ...

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What is the best framework for Web App development - Django or RoR or CakePHP?

In my humble opinion Django will go a long distance, so yes it’s more than just a relevant framework & definitely a good investment to learn in the longer run!.Here is how & why?1. Django is time-tested2015 marks the 10th anniversary of Django’s first open source commit. Django was under development for awhile before it was released, of course. Even if it wasn’t, 10 years is a lon...

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How is Laravel/Symfony better than CodeIgniter?

So you don’t want buzzwords?Laravel and Symfony are highly modualrised so you can use only the portions you want and only the portions actually in use are actually loaded at any one time. This means that the “bloat” you were worried about is incorrect. CodeIgniter is a monolithic framework, i.e. it needs the whole framework to work.The services oriented architecure of both means you can w...

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Should I next learn Symfony 2 or Laravel if I have already been learning Ruby and then Rails?

I haven't used Laravel until now, so I can't make a comparison between the two, but I really like how Symfony 2 works. I've started with Zend Framework a long time ago and then moved to Zend Framework 2, until I had the chance to work with Symfony 2 on a larger project. Now my entire outsourcing company is making the switch to it.I can honestly say I will never go back to ZF2 after using Symfon...

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Which is the best PHP framework, for dynamic, fast and ease web development?

Defining the "best" is always subjective to the project, it's developer and the tasks involved. For a personal project or a small scale website frameworks with least learning curve would be good. On the other hand, for a large scale web application learning curve wouldn't matter. Many developers use the frameworks they have learned, irrespective of taking a project oriented decision. However, I...

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What is your review of CakePHP?

★★★★★A little about my background:I've been using CakePHP since 2007, have worked for CakeDC, have helped with some documentation and submitted various tickets over the years.  My background is mainly in Freelancing, but I also manage my own CakePHP team (CakePHP Expert Developers), and am a member of Toptal (Top Developers, Custom Software Development).  I have also written...

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Should I be worried about my work if I don’t like working with frameworks (Laravel, CodeIgniter, etc.)?

Yeah, because the trend is to use frameworks to do a few things :Speed up workRemove need to code the same things over and over ( like db access or filesystem )Reduce the error rates in code by removing the need to code as muchEncourage testing of your apps to reduce the error rate before production releasesLarge knowledge base of similar problems / solutionsThese things exist for a reason / nu...

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Why do PHP developers love Laravel? What are the things that distinguish Laravel from other PHP frameworks?

TL;DR: Because it started at the right moment (when PHP got maturity in OO) with the right set of features (learning from older PHP Framework and Rails) and got traction from the community.Why PHP?I think I can give a different perspective since I don't consider myself a "PHP Developer". I was a Java certified developer back in 2007 and stopped developing for about 5 years. When I decided to go...

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Which are the top PHP (Laravel) companies to work for in Mumbai?

Here are one of the top company of PHP ( laravel ) HK Infosoft - Creating Ultimate Web, Cloud and Mobile Solutions IndiaLaravel is developed with a key focus of writing code syntax which is easy and less expensive. The main good thing about such framework is you can get a web application with a maintainable and friendly code. Create an impressive web application with extraordinary features and ...

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What is the best framework for web development?

Hard to say about the ‘best’ frameworks, as it very dependent on the details of what you are going to develop. But I would like to draw your attention on the opensource java framework, focused on rapid development of enterprise applications - CUBA Platform. It is a fairly new framework that brings lot's of ready-to-use things, common for the majority of enterprise applications, such as secu...

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What is the right approach to consume an API in CakePHP?

It depends where you are going to use the API the most:- In Models: create a Behavior (CakePHP Cookbook 2.x documentation)- In Controllers: create a Component (CakePHP Cookbook 2.x documentation)- In Views: create a Helper (CakePHP Cookbook 2.x documentation)For instance, I use a lot the Amazon S3 API to upload files. The upload logic is part of my models, so I have a S3 behavior. I also use th...

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What is helper in php?

Helpers are exactly what they are called.It’s a little helping hand, continously doing the same task over and over again.Helper classes usually contain tasks that will be commonly used troughout the code. A good example would be the Debug Classes (Most frameworks have one) that will simply dump info about some variable in the screen while also formatting and stopping the execution of the scri...

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What is your most memorable Christmas present as a kid and why?

When I was 14–15 I went through a lovely goth-type phase in which I ONLY wore black clothes, had thick black eyeliner, painted my nails black, had spiky collars… the whole cringe-worthy deal.Naturally, my parents were a bit alarmed (and confused) when their brightly colored Hollister-clad daughter, who only listened to worship music, did a 180 and went into goth mode and cranked death metal...

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What knowledge might save your life one day?

The whatsapp message/email forward which urges you to use “cough CPR” instead of immediately seeking medical help could actually cost your life rather than saving it.If you think you are getting a heart attack do not waste your time trying “cough CPR”. Call an ambulance and try to get medical attention as soon as possible.How to Survive a Heart Attack When Alone HoaxCough CPR - SnopesI ...

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When do you know that the sad things will end?

Sad things are in my eyes, negative situations in your life. Handle negative situations with positivity. Positivity is to be good for yourself AND all other persons in the world. Life is about learning how to become and stay positive, if you master this, you will experience balance and true happiness in yourself and in your life. And the sad things will end, because you have learned from the Le...

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What is the best thing that you learned today?

One of the most familiar vehicle used right from combat to cargo shifting, a helicopter doesnt forget to show its presence whenever the needs be. Upon seeing the ‘Kopp-Etchells effect’ popularly known as ‘The Halo effect’, to a naive, it seems as if God himself has descended to blow his wrath upon the wrongs.Some say, it is the fire within the copter, which fuel its indefatigable roar, ...

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