Archive for June, 2010

All Is Well

Posted: June 25, 2010 in Fun

jab code ho out of control
to mouse ko karke hold,
mouse ko karke hold, Enter daba ke bol….
Aal izz Well………

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I recently read article while surfing regardomg WordPress Security. While doing research for my work  I came across a bunch of great WordPress Security tips that all WordPress users should use. Surprisingly, a good majority of these tips are not usually followed. Below is a list of the top 5 tips that most WordPress administrators do not do, but should:

1. Don’t use the admin account – The default user account that is created with every installation of WordPress is the admin account. Unfortunately the entire world knows this, including hackers, and can easily launch a dictionary attack on your website to try and guess your password. If a hacker already knows your username that’s half the battle. It’s highly recommended to delete or change the admin account username. (more…)

We use a lot of open source libraries and components in our daily business. Open source libraries provide us a big advantage regarding time to market with our products. Every time when we are facing a problem in our software (problem is related to business domain to implementation domain difficulties) we first look into the open source world if someone has already solved that problem or even parts of it. Sourceforge, codeplex and google code (to name a few) are often the first pages we visit to look for code samples, libraries and frameworks. But how can we find the needle in the haystack? (more…)

Web Services are the key point of Integration for different applications belonging to different Platforms, Languages, systems. It wouldn’t be wrong if you call Web-services as the “Rendezvous point of the Business”.

I’ve been using HTTP and SOAP since several years new. REST is rather new. SOAP revolutionized RPC and loose coupling beyond the restrictions posed by earlier protocols. However off late I have been giving APIs and interfaces considerable thought and am leaning a lot more towards simple HTTP based APIs with an XML or JSON response format as opposed to SOAP. Let’s try to discuss all the aspects one by one. (more…)