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Modular password hashing with pwhash

When building web applications, we usually also have to store user authentication data. When doing so, there’s generally two choices: Either we use an external authentication provider like OAuth, or we store passwords for our users in our database. This blog post focuses on how to do the latter correctly. Password hashing basics Before we [...]

Welcome to the thirteenth ##java podcast. It’s Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Your hosts are Joseph Ottinger (dreamreal on IRC) and Andrew Lombardi (kinabalu on IRC) from Mystic Coders. We have a guest this podcast: Cedric Beust, who’s always been very active in the Java ecosystem, being a factor in Android and author of TestNG as [...]

Welcome to the twelfth ##java podcast. Your hosts are Joseph Ottinger, dreamreal on the IRC channel, and Andrew Lombardi (kinabalu on IRC) from Mystic Coders. It’s Tuesday, January 23, 2018. As always, this podcast is basically interesting content pulled from various sources, and funneled through the ##java IRC channel on freenode. You can find the [...]

Welcome to the eleventh ##java podcast. I’m Joseph Ottinger, dreamreal on the IRC channel, and it’s Tuesday, 2018 January 16. Andrew Lombardi (kinabalu on IRC) from Mystic Coders is also on the podcast, and this episode has a special guest, Kirk Pepperdine from Kodewerk. As always, this podcast is basically interesting content pulled from various [...]

Welcome to the tenth ##java podcast. If we were Neanderthals, our lives would be half over by now. As usual, I think, I’m Joseph Ottinger, dreamreal on the IRC channel, and it’s Tuesday, 2018 January 9. Andrew Lombardi, kinabalu on IRC from Mystic Coders is with me again. As always, this podcast is basically interesting [...]

Javachannel’s Interesting Links podcast, episode 9

Welcome to the ninth ##java podcast. If we were using octal, we’d be on the eleventh podcast by now. It’s hosted by Joseph Ottinger (dreamreal) and Andrew Lombardi (kinabalu on irc) from Mystic Coders and, as a guest, Tracy Snell (waz) on the IRC channel, and it’s Friday, 2017 December 29. As always, this podcast [...]

Welcome to the eighth ##java podcast. I’m Joseph Ottinger, dreamreal on the IRC channel, and it’s Thursday, 2017 December 20. Andrew Lombardi from Mystic Coders is with me again. Please don’t forget: this is your podcast, with your content too. You can contribute by using a carrier pigeon and sending us notes encoded with rot13 [...]

Non-Blocking vs. blocking I/O: Go with blocking.

You might have heard or read a various things on the Internet extolling the virtues of writing your applications to be ‘non blocking’. Java offers various libraries that help with this endeavour; Undertow is a java web server that lets you write your servlet handlers non-blocking, for example. XNIO is a more general I/O library [...]

How to use Scanner

The java.util.Scanner class built into java can be used to read inputs. It can for example be used to set up an interactive command line session, where you prompt the user for stuff and your program acts on what the user types in. You can also point it at a file or network connection if [...]

Don’t use raw types.

… just.. yeah. Don’t use raw types. This message brought to you by the color ‘4’ and the number ‘dictionary.’