Category Archives: Programming

Something Refreshing for a Change

By | February 12, 2020

Can I just say how much I appreciate good software, for a change? Jenkins is cool stuff, even if it is built on Java. Also, it’s complicated to get a project building, but, then, getting a project deploying automatically is a complicated thing.

How 4 Chinese Hackers Allegedly Took Down Equifax | WIRED

By | February 11, 2020

While the operation had a certain degree of complexity, Equifax itself made their job much easier than it should have. It should have patched that initial Apache Struts vulnerability, for starters. And an FTC complaint from last summer also found that the company stored administrative credentials in an unsecured file in plaintext. It kept 145… Read More »

Nibble Stew – a gathering of development thoughts: How about not stabbing ourselves in the leg with a rusty fork?

By | January 9, 2020

When faced with this kind of pointless and harmful routine, one might suggest not doing it any more or replacing it with some other, more useful procedure. This does not succeed, of course, but that is not the point. The reasons you get back are the interesting thing, because they will tell you what kind… Read More »

IMHO: The Mythical Fullstack Engineer – Stack Overflow Blog

By | October 17, 2019

It’s my experience that the above MVFE is pretty uncommon. The profile describes a person with skills requiring thousands of hours to master, but who doesn’t take part in the holistic decision making process. By nature, the value of a fullstack engineer stems from their ability to make competent unilateral decisions (decisions without asking anyone… Read More »

.NET Core 3.0 concludes the .NET Framework API porting project · Issue #130 · dotnet/announcements

By | October 15, 2019

With .NET Core 3.0, we’re at the point where we’ve ported all technologies that are required for modern workloads, be that desktop apps, mobile apps, console apps, web sites, or cloud services. That’s not to say that we don’t have any gaps or opportunities for new technologies, but we generally believe we won’t be finding… Read More »