Tag: Coding

Adding style to perl code

Perl has always been my favourite command line and web programming language. There is nothing Perl can’t do. The Perl language combined with the large quantities of modules on CPAN (developed by some of the best programmers on the planet) make it the kitchen sink of programming languages. I like to make my code as…

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Are we Solving the Wrong Problems?

Read Sacred Cows, Meatloaf, and Solving the Wrong Problems… by Christofer Hoff

Just as I finished up a couple of posts decrying the investments being made in lumping device after device on DMZ boundaries for the sake of telling party guests that one subscribes to the security equivalent of the ‘Jam of the Month Club,’ (AKA Defense-In-Depth) I found a fantastic post on the CERIAS blog where Prof. Eugene Spafford wrote a fantastic piece titled ‘Solving Some of the Wrong Problems.’

When I first learned C programming the idea that I had to manage my applications use of memory gave me an intense dislike of the language. To this day I refuse to write anything in C., Of course, I use other “C syntax” languages such as Perl and PHP which in the end are written…

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AJAX Toolkits

Ajaxian conducted a recent survery on Ajax toolkits/frameworks. The “winner” was Prototype ( a new one to me ) which is a Ruby-based framework. Wow! I did not realise there were so many AJAX frameworks out there! I use Sajax ( it is simple ) and have been experimenting with Backbase ( too complex for…

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