Internet of things. I guess it was inevitable. Sooner or later I knew my toaster and freezer wouldteam up on me, and become participants in a DDOS attack. It seems that time is almost upon us.
Hackforums just had a post by one of their members which ‘gave’ the sourcecode for a botnet, dubbed Mirai, to the world. A prelude to dark times. Hang on to your hats, ladies and gentlement. The internet is in for a bumpy ride.
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The larger the codebase for any given piece of software becomes, the harder it becomes to maintain. Among the things we can do to keep down the complexity of our codebase are things like testing, standardized commenting, linting our code and adhering to clean coding guidelines.
As an avid admirer of beautiful api’s and audacious abstractions, I find there is an overabundance of toolsets nowadays, each one boasting a higher developer productivity boost than the previous. So, how can we actually try or benefit from these toolsets without having to rebuild our entire application stack from scratch?
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