"LFY May 2011" tag
Securing Database Servers

Securing Database Servers

With the ever-expanding data requirements for Web applications, database administrators often configure security parameters at the OS and database layer. Unfortunately, administrators seldom consider implementing security at a network layer to protect the…

Broken Window

Joy of Programming: The ‘Broken Window’ Theory

It is common to see software projects fail. One important cause is ‘design and code rot’. In this article, let’s try understanding the causes, in the light of a popular theory. Development projects…

Exploring ZODB

Exploring Software: ZODB, a NoSQL Database

Let’s explore how to use ZODB, a NoSQL database, from Python, with an example that stores and retrieves ‘album’ and ‘track’ data from the database. Most of us are accustomed to using a relational…

CodeSport

CodeSport (May 2011)

Welcome to CodeSport!  In this month’s column, we continue our discussion on memory access errors. In last month’s column, we had discussed a set of questions that could prove helpful to our student…

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