Lets talk about software development. Recently I have worked to get a team I am part of using a new development methodology called BDD, or behavior driven development. If you develop software at all, and have not been living under a rock for the past 10 years you maybe wonder if BDD is anything like TDD. The answer is [...]
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Posted by Jmaxxz on April 1, 2013
Assessing someone’s technical skill level is a quite difficult thing when one only has 30 minutes. Let me start by saying I am no expert at how to do this, but I would like to share my favorite interview question for assessing a developer’s experience the question is targeted for C# developers. However, most of it the [...]
Posted by Jmaxxz on May 7, 2012
Here is a fun little vulnerability that lets you remotely crash Lotus Notes on demand. Set your Sametime status to a REALLY, REALLY long value without any white space in it (this should work). Message the person whose Lotus Notes instance you would like to crash DONE! Now this does not really crash Lotus Notes, [...]
Posted by Jmaxxz on May 2, 2012
One of the major disadvantages to using a popular CMS like Joomla or WordPress is that the popularity of the platform means that it is also a popular target for black hat hackers. Until recently I was using Joomla to manage all the content on my website during this 5+ year time period my site [...]
Posted by Jmaxxz on March 18, 2012
I finally decided to put my old site to rest (mostly because it was defaced thanks to yet another security hole in Joomla), please bare with me as I move all the content over. I apologize in advance for any broken links.
Posted by Jmaxxz on March 16, 2012
A couple good quotes from a great article from Bruce Schneier. “Security is a mindset, and looking for vulnerabilities nurtures that mindset. Deny practitioners this vital learning tool, and security suffers accordingly.” … “Anyone can design a security system that he cannot break. So when someone announces, “Here’s my security system, and I can’t break [...]
Posted by Jmaxxz on September 26, 2011
Security, it is one of those hot button issues. Lots of companies like to pretend they are security conscious. One particularly troubling trend is the suppression of vulnerabilities which are discovered during development. It is a nice story for a company to be able to go to be able to say to potential users, “We have no known vulnerabilities.” This statement is actually meaningless:
Posted by Jmaxxz on August 30, 2011
A couple days ago I had a fun idea running through my head. What if one could take the standard linq function Concat() and have it “consume” its own output as the input which created the output, a paradoxical call if you will.
This can be represented with the following F# like pseudo-code:
Let y be 1…100
Let x be y.Concat(x)
Posted by Jmaxxz on February 19, 2011
Airborne Mouse is an Android application designed to work with the Logitech Touch Mouse Server. Letting you control your computer with your Android phone. Airborne Mouse is unique in that it allows users to install a single piece of software on their computer and control it with either an iPhone/iTouch/iPad or an Android phone.
Posted by Jmaxxz on February 13, 2011
A couple weeks back I published Jmaxxz.Deet, a software library which brought reference types to the C# language which were guaranteed never to be null. While I maintain that null references are an indication of poor design and should be avoided at all cost, I am forced to admit that Jmaxxz.Deet is not the answer. Over the course of [...]
Posted by Jmaxxz on February 12, 2011