Yes, 1,021,789! That’s the number of travel searches you did, dear users, on 90di.com in the last month.
We are ecstatic to reach the million search mark. And thank you all all for it. We love you for it. And hope that you celebrate with us, by doing more searches on 90di.com, and by spreading the word about us to your family and friends.
We believe in our model, and think its the best model to exist for travel bookings using the Internet.
We would also like to thank our partner Airlines on this occasion.
Indian Railways, we would request you to help us more, by being open. Give everybody an API. It will allow innovation to happen in this field. And people will love you more. Also allow us to make some commercial use of it.
Our Bus partners, we thank you.
Also open source software communities, we love you. We thank:
1. Linux: Where we develop, host and run our stuff.
2. Java and its eco system with lots of other open source libraries, created by the erstwhile Sun. Oracle, please-please don’t screw it up.
3. Apache web server – You never crashed in some 4/5 years of run! Need anything be said in your praise. We love you.
4. Tomcat and Jetty: We have used both of them, in various mixes at various times.
5. GWT: Thanks Google and GWT team for building such a cool piece of software. That said, the roadmap does look uncertain, and we will be forced to move to JQuery, or such, if you don’t dispel the doubts with actions in terms of some solid releases.
6. Demo Recorder: Its a brilliant piece of software to record stuff on linux. And it has helped us saved the day, during one presentation, when Internet connection died.
7. libevent: In our experience, libevent provides an excellent base to serve requests, if you want to code in C/C++, with perhaps 1/3rd the memory requirements of Java and twice as fast.
8. Eclipse: The IDE we use to generate our Java code.
9. vi: The best editor in the world, if you conquer it. For those, who have not had the pleasure of using it – Its the editor for coding C++, and shell scripts, and what not!
10. Memcached: The fastest way to cache some objects, and any thing. With the lowest possible memory & CPU footprint.
11. subversion(svn): For help managing our source code control (I know, I know, some people might say “You are not on ‘XYZ’ yet!”. The answer would be ‘will the change the shoe if it pinches me some where, not because some celebrity said, it pinched him!’)
12. MySQL: The best open source RDBMS, in the world.
Also, although not open source, we would like to thank Amazon AWS, for providing the best cloud services in the world. Which allows guerilla fighters, to more effectively compete with the corporates with armies!