Just caught wind of this article. Turns out the need for software developers to optimize can give away information. Take a look at how this article shows you how to determine the right cookie based on a timing attack. Great stuff, and once again, shows the real need to understand a problem before you go coding up solutions.
Did you see it? Yeah, that was the world growing just a little bit dimmer, as one of the most amazing people in the world passed away after a long struggle with cancer.
So, in a previous post I said I’d likely chose git as my dvcs of choice. Well, it’s been almost 2 months and I find that while I’m very happy with the speed of git, it’s command line is more than I care to understand at the moment. I can get by with just a handful of commands, and on projects that are using git, I’ll do exactly that.
Here’s a great article from Thomas Ptacek at Matasano entitled: Typing The Letters A-E-S Into Your Code? You’re Doing It Wrong!