Author Archives: Lalit

Rail Pass – Indian Railways / IRCTC App

Rail Pass is a companion app for Indian Railways and IRCTC

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Talk: Bingo – The numbers game!

My talk at Causal Connect Asia 2013, Singapore on the importance of Anlaytics in Game Design.

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Talk: Bingo! – Design to Win

My Talk at The Startup Festival 2013, Bangalore.

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Free Enterprise and Community

“In a free enterprise, the community is not just another stakeholder, but is, in fact, the very purpose of its existence.” — Jamsetji Tata Today is Jamsetji Tata’s 174th Birth Anniversary. He showed that it is so much important that … more

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The Nature of Ambition

— Incidental Comics

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Talk: Making Hit Cross Platform, Cross Device, Multiplayer Games

My talk about the success story of our hit title Bingo Bash at NASSCOM GDC 2012 at Pune.  

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MySQL Union is column name and data-type agnostic

I stumbled upon a rare care while working on one of my projects. The data in one of my variables in PHP was being jumbled up. It took an hour of debugging my PHP code till I realized the the … more

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Greedy Regular Expressions

By default the pattern matching in regular expressions is greedy in nature. The regex engine will try to match the largest string possible for the given expression rather than the first smallest match, which may not be desired behavior every … more

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Base62: Convert a number to base 62 for short URLs in PHP

Base62 is a PHP class to convert a number to and from any base between 2-62. There is no native function in PHP to convert upto base 62. The native function base_convert converts numbers upto base 36, ie. using 0-9 … more

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XML2Array: Convert XML to Array in PHP

XML2Array is a class to convert XML to an array in PHP. It returns an array which can be converted back to XML using the Array2XML class. It can take a string XML as input or an object of type … more

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