Totally forgot to post here last week so this week it’s a special, bumper, ‘rollover’ edition of link goodness. Here we go…
- We’re hard at work putting the finishing touches to our second generation API right now. The new API uses OAuth as opposed to HTTP Basic for authentication, so OAuthPlayground popped up at just the right time.
- In the latest Clean Coders episode, ‘uncle’ Bob Martin talks about the architecture of “web-based accounting systems”!
- Nicholas Henry published an article on the Firsthand Web Design blog called Rails is not your application.
- The 2012 Turing Lecture will be coming to our home town of Edinburgh.
- We don’t use node.js right now at FreeAgent but if it’s something you’re interested in, The Node Beginner Book looks like a great place to start.
- Do we need another browser? The people at Raven certainly think so. Anyone used this yet?
- We’re big fans of AWS here at FreeAgent (we use S3 in production and we’ve been playing around with EC2). Amazon have expanded their regions with a new one in Oregon, USA.
- If you find yourself unable to keep on top of your gems in your Ruby app and you want someone to just tell you when new versions are available, maybe Gemnasium is for you.
- If you’re using plain MD5 hashes for passwords, take a look at BozoCrack to see how secure they are.
- Finally, we reminisced about the good old days of writing Hungarian Notation, that tactical nuclear weapon of source code obfuscation technique. I particularly like the MSDN guide examples:
int* pbsy = &rgbsyHash[(wHash&077777)%cwHash];
And on that note… laters.