Development Tools Archives

  1. A Skeleton Key of Unknown Strength

    Very detailed article from Dan Kaminsky who is a well-known security researcher, black hat speaker and has special interests in DNS security. This article discusses the recent glibc vulnerability (CVE-2015-7547) and some of the possible attack vectors including mitigation strategies. I particularly share the view in the last couple of paragraphs where Dan talks about the importance on how we as…

  2. Understanding the importance of Containerisation and Docker

    For those who have worked with open-source technologies for some time would know that containerisation of apps and services is not a new concept. I was first introduced to the concept of virtual containers when Parallels formally known as ‘SWsoft’ and now called ‘Odin’ first released a product called Virtuozzo which provided a virtualisation technology that enabled operating system virtualisation. This was a platform…

  3. Microsoft launches Visual Studio Team Foundation Service into production

    I was a bit slow on the pick up of this news, but today learnt that Microsoft have finally launched the Visual Studio Team Foundation Service into production for the general public to subscribe! What’s better and you may not know this, they are also offering up to 5 users for free, and for a limited time…

  4. Windows Phone 8 Launch Event

    Yesterday’s launch of Microsoft’s new smartphone operating system is a significant milestone for the company. Many have been waiting for this day, maybe for some, more so than the Windows 8 launch that occurred last week. Either way you look at it 2012 marks a major year in history for the company – seeing the Windows Server 2012 RTM, Office 2013 RTM,…

  5. Business Connectivity Services (BCS): Understanding Authentication from the Browser

    For those who are struggling with the BCS framework read and write to SQL Server or LOB data source concept using tools such as SharePoint Designer 2010. This video I found is really helpful in providing a comprehensive understanding of the different ways in which SharePoint Server 2010 Business Connectivity Services (BCS) authenticates a users identity and explains the “double-hop” scenario and ways to…

%d bloggers like this: