Django Tagging

26th June 2008

I confess, I've fallen for the Django framework. It's the most straightforward, hassle free web framework I've used to date and it's the firm foundations of Now I'm sharing the knowledge with fellow n00bs. This tutorial explains how to implement tagging across your project using the much coveted django-tagging framework including tag clouds and filters.

Information Flow in Java with JIF

2nd June 2008

Jif presents an efficient model for data flow control based upon the Decentralized Label Model. In this second article, we look at how Jif can be used to prevent information leaks and introduce some of the core concepts of the language extension.

Read part one, The Decentralized Label Model.

The Decentralized Label Model

23rd May 2008

While programming languages provide support for encapsulation and basic access control there are rarely methods in place to mediate how data flows around an application. This is essential to ensuring that a system does not suffer from information leaks. The Decentralized Label Model and Java Information Flow framework approach this problem by providing a means of statically checking the flow of information around an application, based on policies associated with variables.

In this, the first in a two part series on controlling information flow, we look at the problem of information flow control and how the Decentralized Label Model can be used to minimise leaks.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

16th October 2007

I recently moved into the centre of Edinburgh and the council provide flats in the area with recycling points in the street. As always they come bearing a long list of what you can and cannot - or certainly should not - put in them. I wanted a copy of the lists to put on my recycling boxes in the flat and this is what I came up with. Remember folks, reduce, reuse, recycle.

Day of Legends

25th September 2007

It seems that today, September 26th, is truly the day legends are born. While some may question this bold statement I ensure you I have evidence to back it up. Wikipedia suggests the birthdays of T.S Elliot and Serena Williams along with some I should perhaps leave out - Anne Robinson, Olivia Newton-John. However, it's not truly a birthday I have been preparing to introduce...

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