Running Docker in Production?

25 01 2018

James Higginbotham describes nine things to consider when you decide to run docker in production servers.

Developers need to remember that Docker is a tool, not a full-blown cloud native architecture solution. It offers some amazing capabilities, and I’m very happy to have Docker as part of my architecture. But it requires the same effort to maintain a production Docker deployment as any other cloud-based solution (and perhaps even more).

Read more here.


Functional Design vs Technical Design

7 10 2016

Functional design is the kind of design that is agreed between software architects and business customers. It describes what the system has to do in a way that both parties can understand and agree. It might describe user interface requirements, it might discuss database access, it might discuss web services or other forms of communication, it might discuss service level agreements or clustering and redundancy. The point is that it should be detailled enough to become the agreed definition of what the system will do.

Technical design, on the other hand, is the kind of design that is agreed between software architects and software developers. It describes how the system will be built to meet the functional design. It contains detail and terminology not appropriate to business customers but needed by developers. It might describe screen layouts, it might describe database table and column names, it might discuss WSDL or communication protocols and file formats, it might discuss server and operating system versions and dependencies. The point is that it should be detailled enough to enable unit tests, code, configurations, and technical documentation work to begin.

Frank Carver


java; int to int[]

9 09 2016

int[] digits = Integer.toString(num).chars().map(c -> c-='0').toArray();


14 06 2016

DNS Bersama APJII:

dns bersama apjii

UPDATE: this DNS already shut down due to some internal circumstances. Sorry ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

UPDATE Nov 12: it’s alive! alive!

How a script weakness in’s password reset page cost Partap Davis $3000

5 03 2015

The Verge has posted an article of Partap Davis who lost his money being hacked overnight.

While he slept, an attacker undid every online security protection he set up. By the time he woke up, most of his online life had been compromised: two email accounts, his phone, his Twitter, his two-factor authenticator, and most importantly, his bitcoin wallets.

All of those accounts got hacked primarily because his main email address in was taken by the online perpetrator.

For simplicity’s sake, we’ll call her Eve.

How did Eve get in? We can’t say for sure, but it’s likely that she used a script to target a weakness in’s password reset page. We know such a script existed. For months, users on the site Hackforum had been selling access to a script that reset specific account passwords on It was an old exploit by the time Davis was targeted, and the going rate was $5 per account. It’s unclear how the exploit worked and whether it has been closed in the months since, but it did exactly what Eve needed. Without any authentication, she was able to reset Davis’ password to a string of characters that only she knew.

Read the full article here:

Selling Your Chrome Extension to The Devil

21 07 2014

It only took 1 hour for Amit Agarwal to create a Chrome Extention that serves as an alternative to Google Reader. When the extention hit 30000+ users, a person asked him to buy it for a four digit figure. A jackpot for Amit so he agreed.

But, here’s what happened next.

The extension was sold, they sent the money via PayPal and I transferred the ownership of the extension to a particular Google Account. It was a smooth transition.

A month later, the new owners of the Feedly extension pushed an update to the Chrome store. No, the update didn’t bring any new features to the table nor contained any bug fixes. Instead, they incorporated advertising into the extension.

These aren’t regular banner ads that you see on web pages, these are invisible ads that work the background and replace links on every website that you visit into affiliate links. In simple English, if the extension is activated in Chrome, it will inject adware into all web pages.

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Jeff Cogswell is Comparing C++ Compilers

6 11 2013

Jeff Cogswell wrote an article in Slashdot “Speed Test: Comparing Intel C++, GNU C++, and LLVM Clang Compilers”.

He concluded:

It’s interesting that the code built with the g++ compiler performed the best in most cases, although the clang compiler proved to be the fastest in terms of compilation time. But I wasn’t able to test much regarding the parallel processing with clang, since its Cilk Plus extension aren’t quite ready, and the Threading Building Blocks team hasn’t ported it yet.

Read the full article here: