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Bulk update (change) author in wordpress posts | Posted on by Anuj Varma

I needed to update all posts in a certain CATEGORY. The update involved changing the author name for each of those posts. Here is what I had to do to bulk edit the name of the author on all the … Continue reading


All I wanted to do was display all the SUBCATEGORIES under a category (along with their titles) – and list the posts under each subcategory. With the power of wordpress plugins, I figured this would be trivial. It led me … Continue reading


SQL Server Consolidation–issues to consider | Posted on by Anuj Varma

It is natural for an enterprise to end up with a large number of sql server databases – each hosted on its own silo server. This is an obvious waste of server resources – and usually, is the starting point … Continue reading


It is easy to mess up on the AWS calculator. Here are the top 4 things that I have gotten wrong on various occasions.  Whenever I work with customers keen on doing their own pricing, these are the things that … Continue reading


Binary tree (count nodes) interview question | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Given a LEFT and a RIGHT property that returns the underlying LEFT tree and the underlying RIGHT tree respectively, find the total count of the nodes in the tree. class BinaryTree<T> { private BinaryTree<T> left; private BinaryTree<T> right; public int … Continue reading


Google Chrome’s Wizdler Extension | Posted on by Anuj Varma

SoapUI used to be a quick way to parse WSDLs and test out the exposed services listed in that WSDL. It required a 100MB download -and an underlying java runtime to run. A simple plugin from Google Chrome (an extension … Continue reading


Building your app with PhoneGap build and AppPresser | Posted on by Anuj Varma

I am guessing you are familiar with AppPresser and have installed all the required plugins on your wordpress website.  Now, you are ready to build an iOS app that leverages what you did on your wordpress site. For this, you … Continue reading


Certificates, iOS , Apple and Windows | Posted on by Anuj Varma

If you are on Windows, generating the required certificates for signing your iOS app can be a bit of a pain. OpenSSL is a utility that addresses everything needed to get the certificates generated and uploaded to your Apple Developer … Continue reading


Visualizing EDMX files (entity framework data model) | Posted on by Anuj Varma

Ever wanted to reverse engineer a code-first Entity framework model ? Or simply generate a diagram from an existing model?  Try the Entity Framework Power Tools.   Power Tools


SwitchySharp–Proxy Manager for Chrome | Posted on by Anuj Varma

SwitchySharp is an advanced proxy manager for Google Chrome. It lets you switch between multiple proxies – detect whether your traffic is going DIRECT or through a PROXY (check the GLOBE icon on the extensions toolbar).