TWIL - Week #14
This Week I Learned:
- Chrome DevTools can list the event handlers registered on any element. Visual Events is a nifty bookmarklet that shows the events attached to each of the elements in a webpage.
- MiniProfiler is a minimal but very effective tool for .NET and Ruby applications. It's targeted primarily for data access performance problems and supports ADO.NET, Entity Framework, LINQ-to-SQL, and other data access technologies.
- The size of the Indian e-commerce market last year was estimated to be only between $1-2 billion. These estimates exclude $6-7 billion worth of travel bookings that are made online. Amazon's 2012 revenues were over $61 billion
- Irony - Hewlett-Packard won a Rs 400-crore technology outsourcing contract from public sector lender Corporation Bank, beating India's largest IT firm Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro. The contract is for switching and managing the bank's core-banking software from the current version made by Chennai-based software company Polaris Financial Technology to Finacle, made by Bangalore-based Infosys
- AT&T joins Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Facebook, Google in making money from your usage data (location, web browsing history, etc.) . There is research to show that 87 percent of all Americans could be uniquely identified using only three bits of information: ZIP code, birthdate, and sex, so even anonymization of data may not prevent a privacy breach.
- Google paid AdBlock Plus to get its ads whitelisted