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Why I Hate Frameworks

August 1, 2007

“I’m currently in the planning stages of building a hosted Java web application (yes, it has to be Java, for a variety of reasons that I don’t feel like going into right now). In the process, I’m evaluating a bunch of J2EE portlet-enabled JSR-compliant MVC role-based CMS web service application container frameworks. And after spending dozens of hours reading through feature lists and documentation, I’m ready to gouge out my eyes.” A great post about frameworks. Read more

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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