Coder Read #20131217: Building Your Own ARM-based Server

Building a tiny ARM-based server

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Building a tiny ARM-based server

About a year ago, a no longer functional NAS device made by Western Digital came into my hands – a MyBook World Edition. This is a rather old, low-powered, ARM-based file server… and even though it is considered obsolete by today’s standards, I knew the moment I got it that I would very much enjoy hacking it to do my bidding :-)

//users.softlab.ece.ntua.gr/~ttsiod/arm.html

A Practical Exercise in Web Scraping

Yesterday a friend of mine linked me to a fictional web serial that he was reading and enjoying, but could be enjoying more if it was available as a Kindle book. The author, as of yet, hasn’t made one available and has asked that fan-made versions not be linked publicly. That said, it’s a very long story and would be much easier to read using a dedicated reading app, so I built my own Kindle version to enjoy. This post is the story of how I built it…

https://www.petekeen.net/a-practical-exercise-in-web-scraping

eBay:remote-code-execution

Last week i’ve been searching for security issues on eBay websites. This time I found a controller which was prone to remote-code-execution due to a type-cast issue in combination with complex curly syntax. Since this techniques are less known and less discussed I found it interesting enough to blog about it. The vulnerable subdomain was the same where I found an exploitable SQL injection last year which is located at //sea.ebay.com . I will introduce you to some cool techniques, so let’s stop wasting time….

//www.secalert.net/2013/12/13/ebay-remote-code-execution/

Why It’s a Good Idea to Be a JavaScript Developer, and What it Takes to Be One

So, I’ve been trying to hire another JavaScript developer at Cloudera for a while now and the effort has proved to be rather daunting. Finding really good JavaScript developers who know their stuff is hard! If anything, it’s driven a very simple point home to me: it is a good time to be a JavaScript badass…

//www.clientcide.com/deep-thoughts/why-its-a-good-idea-to-be-a-javascript-developer-and-what-it-takes-to-be-one/

Optimizing loops in C for higher numerical throughput and for fun

We had here, in LShift, this typical C-vs-Fortran discussion which prompted me to follow up on it. In this holy war I stand by C and believe that a lot of opinions supporting the alleged superiority of Fortran in numerical throughput come from poor understanding of what actually can be done on the C side.

//www.lshift.net/blog/2013/11/27/optimizing-loops-in-c-for-higher-numerical-throughput-and-for-fun

From Object Oriented Programming to Functional Programming – Inheritance and the Expression Problem

https://github.com/Dobiasd/articles/blob/master/from_oop_to_fp-inheritance_and_the_expression_problem.md

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