Tag Archives: Programming

Hashing passwords

If there’s one thing that really annoy me, it’s when I forget my password at some random website, ask for a password reminder and get my old password sent back to me in clear text in an email. This shows so many levels of ignorance in the people that developed the system, that I immediately feel like… Read More »

Node.js, is this the next big thing?

Although I did briefly notice node.js a few months back, it didn’t really catch my interest until I saw this video; Node.js: JavaScript on the Server. I’ve been developing JavaScript on the client (browser) side more or less for the last 5 years. And I didn’t enjoy it too much right away, but with libraries like jQuery, Prototype,… Read More »

C++ vs Java performance; It’s a tie!

So a while back I came across this Java vs C++ performance benchmark. It was kind of dated and as the Java VM continues to improve (in addition to the C++ compiler I would presume), I thought it would be interesting to rerun the tests to see what we would end up with. So this is what I… Read More »