The f-Strings in Python 3.6+

Python has multiple ways to format text strings. The most common being %-formatting and str.format(). These existing ways of formatting are either error prone, inflexible, or cumbersome. And then PEP 498 introduced the f-strings also known as Literal String Interpolation. PEP 498 now gives us a very simple and clear way of formatting strings. f-String is a more readable and concise way of formatting python strings. It is also less prone to error. But it is important to remember that these Read more [...]

Trigger AWS Lambda Asynchronously from API Gateway

AWS API Gateway
AWS Lambda & API Gateway are the perfect partners when it comes to serverless architecture. The default invocation type of AWS Lambda from API Gateway is synchronous. That means the lambda keeps the connection open until the function returns a response or times out. And that is usually required by most of the REST APIs. The API returns a response along with optional data as soon as the request processing is complete. But what if the API is doing batch operations for a longer than Read more [...]

AWS Lambda Function To Launch EMR with Hadoop Map-Reduce Python

AWS Lambda Function
Recently, I have been working with processing of large data sets on the daily basis. I decided to use Hadoop Map-Reduce and wrote mapper and reducer scripts to process the data. The whole process included launching EMR cluster, installing requirements on all nodes, uploading files to Hadoop's HDFS, running the job and finally terminating the cluster (Because AWS EMR Cluster is expensive). To eliminate the manual effort I wrote an AWS Lambda function to do this whole process automatically. Read more [...]

How To Monitor Your Backlinks with Linkody

If there were a list of difficult things to do specifically for content marketing, maintaining a good backlink profile will be at the top of that list.

It’s just so very tiring to do that with so much content and competition on the internet. Surely you have experienced the difficulties associated with earning backlinks or at least seen someone breaking a sweat over it.

And Linkody, a great SEO intelligence software is packed with features and options to make the lives of fellow marketers significantly Read more [...]


The Best Place to Grow Your Small Business is on the Web

Is there any truth to the story of David and Goliath? Is it really possible for one small but determined business owner to conquer the world from a single website? Whether or not you believe in magic, one thing is clear. You can accomplish a great deal for your business on the web than you may at first believe. If you're looking for small business ecommerce solutions for your website, you can easily find and make use of them.

It's Easier Than Ever Before to Grow Your New Business
Even the largest Read more [...]


Google Pixel 2 Hands On & Overview

If you have been on OddBlogger previously, you must have been seeing Pixel 2 leaks from more than 6 months. But it is time to leave those leaks and rumors behind as Google has finally revealed Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL.

This is the final image of Google pixel 2 XL in "Just Black" color.

As we know, Google Pixel's camera was one of the camera in available flagship devices. And this time, with Pixel 2, it is no exception. Although, Google decided to not go with the trend of dual Read more [...]