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Blog Archive for johnm during December 2005

Elliotte Rusty Harold has touched off a small war in his response to Martin Fowler's recent entry on so-called Humane Interfaces. One facet of the debate is an example comparing the equivalent "List" classes from Ruby (Array) and Java (java.util.List). Java's list class has 25 methods while Ruby's has 78 methods. Martin uses that fact to conclude that Ruby's list class is somehow more "humane...
Pete Freitag writes up 20 ways to Secure your Apache Configuration. Now, all 20 tips are useful to help make Apache less insecure but they certainly don't make an Apache installation actually "secure." First off, note clearly how many things you have to go out of your way to turn off. That is, look at all of the extraneous, insecure junk that is installed and configured as part of a default...
Sun's open-source evangelist, Simon Phipps says that "the Verilog source code, tools and more behind the UltraSPARC T1 (the "design point") will be released under an OSI-approved open source license next year." They will supposedly be trying to create a hardware development community around SPARC computer architecture via OpenSPARC.net. Given that the SPARC architecture has, like MIPS, been...