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Microsoft Research Touts Its ‘Checked C’ Extension For ‘Making C Safe’

Microsoft Research has pre-published a new paper to be presented at the IEEE Cybersecurity Development Conference 2018 describing their progress on Checked C, “an extension to C designed to support spatial safety, implemented in Clang and LLVM.” From “Checked C: Making C Safe By Extension”: Checked C’s design is distinguished by its focus on backward-compatibility, incremental conversion, developer control, and ... Read More »

Are Software Developers Really More Valuable To Companies Than Money?

Recently the CFO of Stripe revealed a surprising statistic: As our global economy increasingly comes to run on technology-enabled rails and every company becomes a tech company, demand for high-quality software engineers is at an all-time high. A recent study from Stripe and Harris Poll found that 61 percent of C-suite executives believe access to developer talent is a threat ... Read More »

DevOps: The consequences of blame

Merriam-Webster defines "blame" as both a verb and a noun. As a verb, it means "to find fault with or to hold responsible." As a noun, it means "an expression of disapproval or responsibility for something believed to deserve censure."Either way, blame isn’t a pleasant thing. It can create feelings of fear and shame, foster power imbalances, and cause us ... Read More »

Instead of Bobbleheads, Baseball Stadium Tries Handing Out Crypto Tokens

The Los Angeles Dodgers will try a high-tech giveaway for their September 21st game: “Digital Bobblehead Night.” DevNull127 quotes the digital editor for the Los Angeles Dodgers: While supplies last at guest’s point of entry, the first 40,000 ticketed fans in attendance will receive a card with a unique code and directions to a website where a digital bobblehead can ... Read More »