Book review: Building Microservices

Recently I read Sam Newman’s “Building Microservices” , at ~280 pages its a fairly quick read. The reviews on this book overall are mixed and I can see where readers are coming from. By the title of this book one might expect some coverage of some of the microservices frameworks out there, concrete examples, maybe […]

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Executing stateful shell commands with Node.js – powershell, bash etc

Hoping this will be useful for others out there, I’ve posted some code that could to serve as a lower level component/building block in a node.js application who has a need to mediate interaction with command line programs on the back-end. (i.e. bash shells, powershell etc.) The project is on github @ stateful-process-command-proxy and also […]

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Dropwizard Java REST services

To sum it up; Dropwizard rocks. I’ve done quite a bit of WS development both the on client side and server side; interacting with both SOAP, REST and variants of XML/JSON RPC hybrid services. For my latest project I need to expose a set of REST services to a myriad of clients: phones, fat JS […]

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Securing Foscam IP camera access over SSL with Apache reverse proxying

UPDATED: 5/7/14 Important security vulnerabilities for Foscam cameras http://blog.shekyan.com/2014/05/cve-2014-1849-foscam-dynamic-dns-predictable-credentials-vulnerability.html http://www.cvedetails.com/cve/CVE-2013-2560/ http://www.slideshare.net/SergeyShekyan/d2-t1-sergey-shekyan-and-artem-harutyunyan-turning-your-surveillance-camera-against-you UPDATED: 9/27/13  (The solution below does not include audio support; for audio over stunnel please see this post over at warped.org) Recently I was assisting a local business setup their Foscam IP cameras and make them remotely accessible for monitoring purposes from anywhere in […]

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Easy Multipart file uploads / POSTs using URLStream or AS3HttpClientLib

When working on a cross runtime Zinc/AIR method method of posting files to a remote server, I came across Mike Stead’s URLFileVariable and URLRequestBuilder classes which makes the process of uploading multiple files (or ByteArray’s of data) via an HTTP POST much easier. Click here get his code The basic concept is this: assuming you […]

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