Archive for July, 2007

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Ten Things Your IT Department Won’t Tell You

July 31, 2007

Ten Things Your IT Department Won’t Tell You – WSJ.com:
Admit it: For many of us, our work computer is a home away from home.

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Yet Another Operator Overloading Abuse

July 30, 2007

If you’ve worked as a C++ programmer for long enough, I’m sure you have plenty of stories about operator overloading abuse. Today, Jake Wyland shares the worst abuse he’s seen to date ...read more

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HTTP Authentication Woes

July 25, 2007

HTTP Authentication may be RESTful, but it’s not very USEful. Read more

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Prevent Session Hijacking in Web Application

July 25, 2007

Trying to prevent session hijacking is a pain in the butt, especially since replay attacks by-pass pretty much any mechanism you can put into place (aside from using HTTPS). I’ve read suggestions about using things liked hashed (with a salt) User-Agent strings that get appended to the url and checked, in addition to the actual session id (coming from a cookie). Anyone have a particular idea that works well, or have any suggestions on things that really should be avoided? See  more at link

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The ICFP Programming Contest

July 25, 2007

The ICFP Programming Contest is a programming competition to be held the weekend of July 20 – 23, 2007. Link

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Top Ten Must Read Books for the Java Developer

July 20, 2007

A list of the most important Java programming books ever published. These books are must-reads for every professional Java programmer, no matter their specialty or experience level. Link

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101 Ways To Know Your Software Project Is Doomed

July 18, 2007
  1. Management has renamed its Waterfall process to Agile Waterfall
  2. You start hiring consultants so they can take the blame
  3. The Continuous Integration server has returned the error message “Fuck it, I give up”
  4. You have implemented your own Ruby framework that uses XML configuration files
  5. Your eldest team member references Martin Fowler as a ’snot-nosed punk’
  6. Your source code control system is a series of folders on a shared drive
  7. Allocated QA time is for Q and A why your crap is broken
  8. All of your requirements are written on a used cocktail napkin
  9. You start considering a new job so you don’t have to maintain the application you are building
  10. The lead web developer thinks the X in XHTML means ‘extreme
  11. ……

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