Archive for October, 2007

WS-Security versus SOA over SSL

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

I have had some thoughts recently about the security of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture). When using SOA, the services are often made available using SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) messages communicated using HTTP. Naturally, it is important to keep data secure as it is transmitted from requester to servicer and vice versa. Should one use […]

Multi-User Screen

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Have you ever been jamming away on a Unix host’s command line and wish you could share your session with others? Perhaps you could do so to show someone else something you found on the system? Maybe you want that someone to type a password for you? Or perhaps you need to share the experience […]

irb: Learning Ruby Quick

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

In my previous post I introduced the idea of using irb as a desktop calculator. If you are new to Ruby, however, using irb can have the side effect of teaching you Ruby. Everything you type in irb is a Ruby statement. The response you get from irb is the value Ruby returns from the […]

irb: The New Desktop Calculator

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

One of the things I love about Ruby is that it comes with irb. It is short for Interactive Ruby, and it is a command line tool to interact with an instance of the Ruby interpreter. To start it up just run irb from the command line (Interactive Ruby is a menu option in the […]

Internal Machine Security

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

Sorry for the delay in posts here, but I have been sick the past week, and getting back into my regular routine has been challenging since. Also, rather that just post random musings of the day like many other blogs, I try to provide useful original content based on my experience. However, today I will […]