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  How to prevent next HeartBleed bug?


How to ensure the security of open source projects is a concern for many open source users including individual users and companies. But it's not an easy task to ensure the security of open source projects. Because everyone can see the source code, there is much higher possibility that a bug may be found by someone. Once a bug is disclosed, people may exploit it and do evil things, this may cause loss of money either for individuals or companies, some of the bugs may even have big impact to the...

   Open source,HeartBleed,Security     2014-04-24 09:07:05


  Difference between Beijing and Silicon Valley on innovation


The fundamental difference between Beijing and Silicon Valley is not the sky color, but the fact that on one side the young people are talking about buying a new house, a new car and getting married, while on the other side young people are talking about how to change the world. Now and then we can read from the newspaper or the Internet that a Silicon Valley company is valued over 1 billion US dollars. Also we can see many famous US IT brands on the Internet such as Google, Facebook,Twitter, Am...

   China,Silicon Valley,Innovation, Comparison     2013-06-24 03:09:54


  Esmerelda's Imagination


An actress acquaintance of mine—let's call her Esmerelda—once said, "I can't imagine being anything except an actress." To which the retort was given, "You can't be much of an actress then, can you?"I was reminded of this exchange when someone said to me about Go, "I can't imagine programming in a language that doesn't have generics." My retort, unspoken this time, was, "You can't be much of a programmer, then, can you?"This is not an essay about generics (which are a fine thing and...

   Programmer,Go,Immagination,Complaint     2011-12-31 23:38:13


  Esmerelda's Imagination


An actress acquaintance of mine—let's call her Esmerelda—once said, "I can't imagine being anything except an actress." To which the retort was given, "You can't be much of an actress then, can you?"I was reminded of this exchange when someone said to me about Go, "I can't imagine programming in a language that doesn't have generics." My retort, unspoken this time, was, "You can't be much of a programmer, then, can you?"This is not an essay about generics (which are a fine thing and...

   Programmer,Imagination,Lack     2012-02-08 10:31:09


  Fab CEO: Why we choose Tencent in China?


Today one important news is that Fab completes its D round fund raising with 150 million US dollars. Regarding this round of fund raising, Fab CEO Jason Goldberg explained : "If Fab wants to do business in US only, then it's not necessary to raise so much money.". Also from the investment of Tencent and Itochu from Japan, China and Japan will be Fab's new market of expansion. Why does Fab choose to cooperate with Tencent to expand Chinese market?(There was news that Alibaba was also contacting F...

   Fab,Tencent,Alibaba     2013-06-19 03:05:03


  Is Singapore a good place for startups?


Singapore is long time being considered as a perfect place for living and investing given its beautiful environment, warmly climate,  well-polished legal system and well-known richness. Its government is relatively young and open-minded. They like to take new challenges and embrace new technologies. It's the first country to open its government data to the world online. Many of you may consider that Singapore would be a perfect place for you to start your next startup. But the tr...

   SINGAPORE,STARTUP     2016-03-09 09:06:32


  How to secure an Ubuntu Apache web server


Securing server software is not a straightforward task. Not all of our operating environments are the same, leading to a variety of potential security vulnerabilities. However, using a few basic configuration and security options, you can stay a little ahead of where you want to be. 1. Fail2ban Fail2ban is a Python-based intrusion prevention software that detects and blocks malicious IP addresses from multiple unsuccessful attempts at software logins. In other words, if someone is attempt...

   Unix server security,Log,.htaccess,Cache     2011-12-27 09:25:32


  Why would a developer invest time in your startup’s platform?


The notion of developing a platform is highly addictive for technology founders. It ticks every “this is awesome” box and its drawbacks do not become evident until after you’ve already overcommitted.When you’re sunk deep in your idea, you start seeing the infinite number of directions it might go. It could be used for creativity or education or advertising or television or personal productivity or anything.Possibilities are exciting.You soon realise you can’t make good on them all...

   Platform,Invest,Attraction,Sell point,Developer     2011-10-31 10:49:37


  Crazy! 618 million daily active users on Facebook


Facebook released 2012 Q4 financial report. Facebook total revenue in the fourth quarter of 2012 is $1.585 billion, an increase of 40% over the same period last year, about 23% of the total revenue are from mobile advertising. Net profit is $64 million, down 79% over the same period last year.Now Facebook monthly active users reach 10.6 million, daily active users reach 618 million. The daily active users from mobile are more than the daily active users from desktop side the first time.In the e...

   Facebook,Financial report,Mobile     2013-01-31 03:13:06


  Are older people better programmers?


Peter Knego states something interesting: “It's official: developers get better with age. And scarcer.”. He uses reputation and other metrics from StackOverflow to corroborate his point. His summary is: Number of coders drops significantly with age. Top developer numbers, at age 27, drop by half every 6-7 years.Developers in their 40s answer roughly twice as much and ask half the questions compared to colleagues in their 20s. It seems younger generation learns and older generation teache...

   Programming,Age,Experience,Skill,Advanta     2011-07-28 09:02:23