Codility actually rocks…

I’m passing through guided programming courses on Codility these weekends, as much as time allows me. Couple of notes connected to that experience… First, the practices are excellent. They start off gently and then get to really interesting problems. I am writing this under the influence of unexpected solution to the one of them which […]

Python SAR (sysstat) parsing module (pre) released

And now something completely different and as unexpected as the Spanish inquisition! Another release of Python module to PyPi and GitHub. This time it’s a SAR (sysstat service) log file parser. If you are a UNIX/linux sysadmin and not sure what SAR is, head on here, and here for introduction on the subject.

Python packages deployed to PyPi

I am very pleased to announce that Python packages Axigen-API and software_versions are now available through PyPi. They should have been from the start but… :-) Of course, Github repositories are at the same place (Axigen-API @ github, software_versions @ github), with the reorganized codebase so now you can pull them and do usual python […]

Anatomy of PHP Shells – my talk at FSEC conference

You can check out my latest talk at FSEC, regional security conference (held at FOI university in Varaždin, Croatia) here at SlideShare. Please leave a comment if you are interested in seeing the slides and SlideShare is not good enough for you, for any reason. :-) Holding a talk at FSEC conference was a pleasant experience. […]

Weekend Python+Django project: Quotes

Woo-hoo! It’s that time of the year when heat is wearing off, people get back to work and programmers do new weekend projects. :-) Meet Quotes @ Krivokuca.eu, my latest open source effort.  It is written to demonstrate my skills in modern technologies (Django MVC Python web framework, mobile-first adaptive design methodology, understanding of relational and nosql […]

software_versions python module “stable” release

10 months ago, in the company I work for, we have started (as a part of some process automation)  working on the software_versions python module. To make a slightly long story very short: it’s a module which is meant to be used for checking the current stable versions of various open source vendors software. Right from […]

Word of advice: Escaping LDAP filter values in PHP

Second “word of advice” for PHP programmers is kind of related (and also referenced in) to the previous post in the series. We are going to cover escaping of LDAP values in LDAP queries initiated from PHP. Introduction to the problem Honestly, often it seems that LDAP support in PHP alone is a second class […]

Word of advice: PHP authentication against LDAP service

I see this problem a lot in various PHP scripts which are connecting to LDAP service.. Problem is not isolated to PHP environment only, but for some odd reason, PHP developers in majority end in this pitfall, while developers on using other popular programming languages usually handle this issue better. Introduction to the problem LDAP […]

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