Monthly Archives: November 2009

Negotiate only once

The Security Now podcast, episode #223, had a great discussion of a vulnerability in TLS. It was kind of difficult to get a real feel for the exploit from the verbal description. There’s a pdf available here which covers the exploit in … Continue reading

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Burning bright

Java 2 v5.0 Tiger by Herbert Schildt   An interest in Clojure has got me spending more time with the Java platform. While I was in Cambridge library I came across this book, which is a brief introduction to the … Continue reading

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Google that

Planet Google: How one company is transforming our lives by Randall Stross   This book examines the company that currently dominates much of the web, looking at how it became so successful by the invention of the "algorithm" and the many … Continue reading

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Oh, I say!

The Joy Of X: How algebra shapes our daily lives by Michael Willers   An interesting layman’s introduction to algebra, including a brief history of algebra and full of interesting little problems together with their solutions.

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What a lot of developers!

After many years of reading about it, I eventually got to go to the recent Microsoft PDC. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to go as a delegate, but as an exhibitor on the Red Gate booth. It was amazing to see so … Continue reading

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How many dwarves?

Coders At Work by Peter Seibel Great interviews of "some of the top programmers" of our time. I really enjoyed the interviews of Brendan Eich, Douglas Crockford, and Simon Peyton-Jones. Peter Seibel has done a lot of programming in Common … Continue reading

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You can depend on this

Dependency Injection by Dhanji Prasanna A great book on dependency injection with good coverage of Spring and Guice. It started from the beginning with a discussion of the motivation behind dependency injection, and then covered the difference between the setter … Continue reading

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