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Coding and Security, Amazon Server, & A Place to Bury Strangers links for 2009-03-23

Waterfalls, Virginia, US

  • While most developers are proficient in several languages, today’s economic climate coupled with advances in technology has meant that oftentimes developers need to pick up a new language quickly. And although most developers are typically fluent in the security issues surrounding their specific languages and do their best to ensure that the code they produce is secure, security vulnerabilities in new language environments may not be as well understood.   

    Enter Fortify, a software security company that has organized security issues by both vulnerability category and by language so developers can easily ascertain the types of errors that have an impact on security.

  • Dave Winer yesterday announced EC2 for Poets, a step-by-step guide to help you create a server on Amazon’s EC2. His how-to is so easy to understand that we had our own server up and running within the hour. Sure, it may not seem like much that this fairly uninteresting page is sitting out there somewhere, but for this writer, it was an amazing coup.
    (tags: server amazon)
  • So the story – the long version – goes like this: A while back, we dropped our name in one of those enter-to-win free-European-vacation sweepstakes boxes at Ralph’s, and craziest thing – like, what are the odds, y’know? – we won! So all we had to do was figure out when to go, and that was when we noticed that A Place To Bury Strangers was touring Europe the first 2 weeks of April. Coincidence? Perhaps. So we decided to follow ’em around – after all, it’s spring break for us, and Widespread Panic’s not touring this year. But the kicker is that That Very Place To Bury Strangers actually took note of our travel plans, and asked us to play with them! Weird, wild stuff.
    (tags: aptbs)
  • Sitting in the internet shack at the Fader Fort, just after a nice set from The Strange Boys. The best band I have seen so far this week is A Place To Bury Strangers, and a close second is Here We Go Magic, who showed up late to the Austinist party at Mohawk earlier today but still had enough time to impress.
    (tags: aptbs austin tx)

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