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?

VLC For Win8: building the new compatibility layer

As you can see, we are doing a KickStarter for the Windows 8 (WinRT) port of VLC media player. The goal is to take our existing code, which already works on Windows 8's "desktop mode", and make it run on WinRT, the "Metro" interface.