On Password Strength

XKCD (as usual) makes a very good point – this time about password strength, and I reckon it’s something app developers need to consider urgently. Geeks can debate the exact amount of entropy, but that’s not really the issue: insisting on mixed upper/lower and/or non-alpha and/or numerical components to a user password does not really […]

Quiz: Enabling an application for MySQL Replication

A little challenge for you… given an existing app that does not know about separate master/slave connections, and you want to enable working in a replicated infrastructure.┬áSimply redirecting all SELECTs to the slave connection will not work. Why? Hint: there are at least two reasons, depending on other factors. There may be more. Comments are […]