I’m a big fan of automating repetitive work with a
Makefile, especially when multiple steps or dependency chains are involved.
#dev #make #work
One of the key tenets of information and computer security is the Princicple of Least Privilege; an appliction should only request – and be granted – the minimum permissions required for the role it is trying to fulfil.
The software project lifecycle doesn’t usually end with delivery. If it’s not looked after properly, a project can often still cause you pain way beyond this stage.
#dev #documentation #security #work
I was first introduced to version control systems twenty years ago, first with CVS and then SVN. These days, like most others, I’m using Git. Over the years, various models and strategies have emerged for VCS best practice.
In ordinary times, Edinburgh usually welcomes the world to the International Festival this month. This year was clearly always going to be different.
From skimming LinkedIn posts over the past few months, it’s been obvious that plenty of people are loving working from home. I am, however, not one of them.
I got myself out of the city yesterday evening for a solo adventure, exploring part of a historical route across the Lammermuir Hills.
There’s a popular IT anology of treating servers as cattle rather than pets. Logically, does it then follow that my laptop is a cow?
They say that you should never reinvent the wheel. But what if you could make the wheels better?