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More Thanks

We wrapped up the first half of term in my third-year software engineering class with a talk from Seth Hardy, a local computer security expert. As always, I...
February 14, 2009

GSoC Videos

Done something cool for a Google Summer of Code project? Now you can show the world: they’ve set up a YouTube channel for demo screencasts and the like.
February 13, 2009


Mozilla Labs just announced Bespin, “…an open extensible web-based framework for code editing that aims to increase developer productivity, enable compelling...
February 13, 2009

Maybe Some People Can’t Afford Free

In response to comments on my post about MTEST that said, “People should use open source tools instead,” I can only reply, “If some people can’t afford cheap...
February 12, 2009

Security Humor

One of my students posted a suggestion for a book title that made me think of this XKCD cartoon:
February 12, 2009