Book Review: Steal Like an Artist

The author Austin Kleon shares 10 ideas for a content creator creating content in his book Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative. The author’s advice is relevant to all forms of content creators like videos, audio, blogs, paintings, and others. The title of the book might make you feel that the author … Read more

Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air

When breath becomes air is a book by Paul Kalanithi about his life, experiences, and his ordeal with a terminal illness. The book is very emotional, especially the Epilogue written by his wife. Tears flowed through my eyes and this makes more sense for someone who has in their life encountered life-threatening diseases or gone … Read more

Book Review: Everything Is Out of Syllabus

Everything Is Out of Syllabus is a book by Varun Duggirala who has worked in MTV and other media houses in the entertainment and media industry. In this book, he is trying to list out his experiences, his mistakes, his decisions, and how they shaped his life whilst laying out wisdom that one can incorporate … Read more

Book Review: The Almanack Of Naval Ravikant

My cousin gifted me this book which I long wished to read. This book is a collection of Naval Ravikant’s ideas, and thoughts he posted on multiple places like Twitter, his podcasts, interviews, and other places. Naval is a famous Angel investor based in the US and his interests lie in Science he believes in … Read more

Book Review: Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life

This book is all about secrets to longevity i.e living longer. The authors do a case study of people living in a place called Okinawa in Japan which has a higher average life expectancy than Japan and the world. Authors highlight ideas that contribute to increasing in the life expectancy some of which are: Focusing … Read more

Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck

The book The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson is a book about managing your problems and failures. I can aptly call this book a Problem Management manual. The author talks about looking at problems from a different perspective. A perspective where you want to solve them rather than avoid them. … Read more

Book Review: The Psychology of Money

The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel is a must-read book on personal finance. A lot of times decisions on personal finances, investments are done using the historical data of the market analyzed on a spreadsheet. But what we forget to consider is the human intervention in the functioning of these markets. This human intervention … Read more

Java 17 – Sealed classes

Prior to Sealed Classes feature there were two ways a developer could prevent a class to be extended: 2. by making the class package private where no one outside the package can access the class and hence no one outside the package can extend the class. The first approach is very restrictive but the superclass … Read more

Execute around Aspect with @annotation pointcut in Spring Boot

Aspect oriented programming (AOP) is a programming model where we write independently executable code which adds additional behavior to the existing code without modifying the existing code. Wikipedia defines AOP as: In this article, I will show you how to execute certain code around the execution of a method which means I would execute some … Read more