Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Change at lifeblob

I still remember the day when I put in my papers at Trilogy over 3 years back to start lifeblob. Since then, the journey that Pranav, I and the rest of the team took, was nothing short of a roller-coaster ride! We had a fun filled and exciting period working on something that we believed so passionately about. I hope to share some of the insights and my learnings in the future.

Last week lifeblob was acquired by Printo, and the details can be found here.  I am quite excited about this step that brings together the largest retail printing player in India and an elegant personalized photo merchandising platform, which results in a great and consistent customer experience when they visit Printo both online and offline.

Post this change, the team has already started work to integrate and quickly launch the platform for both online ( printo.in ) and offline (over 15 stores and increasing)  channels.

If you need to reach out to me, you can email me at rakeshxp at gmail dot com or catch me on @xp.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Auto Complete with Redis & Java

Salvatore ( @antirez Redis creator ) recently wrote a nice article on implementing auto completion using Redis Set. Since we use redis at lifeblob and we have been thinking of enabling auto complete for some search options,  I came up with a java equivalent. You can grab it from github.

Sample usage:


Note that I am using Jedis java library since that looks like the only java based redis library that supports ZRank.