My ideal job posting

This post is a translation of something I wrote in French for Human Coders. They asked me what would be the ideal job post from a developer's standpoint:

How whould you write a job announcement attracting good developers? Most recruiters complain that finding the right candidates is an ordeal.

Filter Rails JSON input with route constraints

Following the recent YAML parsing vulnerabilities in Rails, I decided to act on an idea I had a few months ago: using route constraints to define strict API contracts in Rails.

5 easy tips to accelerate SSL

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SSL is slow. These cryptographic algorithms eat the CPU, there is too much traffic, it is too hard to deploy correctly. SSL is slow. Isn't it?


PilotSSH: manage your server in a few touches

I just released Pilot SSH, a server administration application for iPhone. So, why another SSH application? Aren't there dozens of these already?

Harden Wordpress using database permissions

Here is a small idea that I would like to throw into the world: most web applications use only one database user for most operations (installation, administration, common usage). Couldn't we harness the database to protect a bit your data?