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  A HTTPS client and HTTPS server demo in Java


In this post, I will create a HTTPS server and HTTPS client demo which can establish HTTPS communication between a server and a client using Java. This should be very useful when we want to test our understanding about SSL communication. We will use both a detailed SSL client and a simple HttpsURLConnection as the HTTPS client. Before creating the actual HTTPS server and HTTPS client, we first need to generate the keystore and truststore to be used by the server and client. To generate the keyst...

   SSL,HTTPS,JAVA,DEMO     2015-10-23 09:04:36


  Should All Web Traffic Be Encrypted?


The prevalence of free, open WiFi has made it rather easy for a WiFi eavesdropper to steal your identity cookie for the websites you visit while you're connected to that WiFi access point. This is something I talked about in Breaking the Web's Cookie Jar. It's difficult to fix without making major changes to the web's infrastructure. In the year since I wrote that, a number of major websites have "solved" the WiFi eavesdropping problem by either making encrypted HTTPS web traffic an accou...

   Web traffic,Security,HTTPS.Encryption,Wifi     2012-02-24 05:02:58


  A New Billionaire’s 10 Rules for Success


Bob Parsons (below) may be best known as the man standing next to the “GoDaddy Girls,” the busty spokesmodels for his online registration company, GoDaddy.Com. Gerry Images Today, he has a new catchphrase: billionaireSource : http://blogs.wsj.com/wealth/2011/06/24/a-new-billionaires-10-rules-for-success/ The possible purchase of his company by private-equity firms Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and SilverLake Partners for more than $2 billion would make him the latest dot-com billionaire. It is...

   Programming,Billionare,Work,Hard,Dream     2011-06-27 07:40:00


  How Java Application Developers Can Build Secure Internet Based Apps?


There are few compiled solution tested by experts to guide Java application development and maintenance team how they can start safe journey on Internet. Strong encryption, wise passwords, secure hardware are few of the tech tools that should be used by Java app development team to secure their Internet based apps.   The Internet is most amazing yet most risky platform where nobody knows either they are doing safe transaction on Internet or there is some dog watching out for data packets t...

   JAVA APPLICATION MAINTENANCE,JAVA APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT     2015-09-16 02:13:17


  Essential skills any web developer should have


As a web developer, besides writing HTML code, there is much more to do before the site can go live. You may consider about user experience, device compatibility, security etc. To be a good web developer, you should acquire some essential skills for web development. Below we list some of them. Some of them you may be familiar with a long time ago, but definitely some of them you may not be so familiar with or even never hear about before. Interface and User Experience Be aware that browsers imp...

   Web development,User experience     2014-03-21 06:44:49


  Facebook fires a few Chinese employees


There is a big news happening in the Silicon Valley in past few days. Facebook fired a few Chinese employees for bringing outsiders into Facebook's campus and canteen on a charged basis. It's well known that tech companies in Silicon Valley provide attractive welfare to their employees. We often heard about the news that lots of free service(including free food, free laundry, free massage etc) are provided to employees to encourage them to stay effective when working. This is good news and welc...

   Facebook,Chinese employee, Chummy     2015-09-03 07:39:05


  The Greatest Hacks of All Time


Reader's advisory: Wired News has been unable to confirm some sources for a number of stories written by this author. If you have any information about sources cited in this article, please send an e-mail to sourceinfo[AT]wired.com. In 1972, John T. Draper discovered he could make free long-distance phone calls using a whistle from a Cap'n Crunch cereal box. The whistle emitted a 2,600-hertz tone that got him into the internal authorization system at the phone company. With another noi...

   Hack,Greatest,All time     2012-02-29 05:05:42


  Convert JKS to BKS using keytool


There are lots of questions(question 1, question 2) on Stackoverflow about how to convert JKS keystore to BKS keystore(a keystore format provided by BouncyCastle) using Java keytool.  The reason why this conversion gets lots of questions is that BKS is not a keystore format supported by Java SE, it's a third party keystore format. To convert JSK to BKS, the BKS provider has to be downloaded first. And a few more options needs to be added when running the keytool command. The typical co...

   JKS,BKS,KEYTOOL,JAVA,SECURITY     2016-07-14 03:49:52


  How to play with cross domain request


What is cross domain request In simple, cross domain request is to request resource from other domain in one domain. Note, the "other domain" doesn't just mean domain name only, it includes much more. If the protocol, domain name, port is not the same, two domains will be considered different.  Below example describes what is considered as different domain. http://www.a.com/a.jshttp://www.a.com/b.js               # Same domainhttp://www.a.com/lab/a.js &nb...

   FRONT END,JSONP,CROSS DOMAIN,CROSS ORIGIN,CORS,DOCUMENT.DOMAIN,WINDOW.NAME     2016-11-06 00:48:54


  Backend-as-a-service?


As the list of *-as-a-service’s continues to grow, I thought I’d throw one into the mix. What about the idea of a backend-as-a-service (BaaS)? The recent surge of client side Javascript frameworks along with the attractiveness of simple RESTful APIs has created an environment where server-side interaction can be reduced to simply database interaction (including validation and some computation). But why stop there? What if the server-side of the equation was simply a RESTful, schema-les...

   Web design,Backend,Service,BaaS,Client JavaScript     2011-12-29 09:07:38