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Episode 380: Margaret Burnett on Gender, Cognitive Styles and Usability Bugs

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Episode 380: Margaret Burnett on Gender, Cognitive Styles and Usability Bugs

Margaret Burnett of Oregon State University spoke with SE Radio’s Felienne about GenderMag, a way to assess the inclusivity of software. This episode explores ‘inclusivity bugs’ — issues that might impede software’s usability — discussing the different cognitive styles people can have, and how to make sure that the software we create is usable for […]

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Episode 379: Claire Le Goues on Automated Program Repair

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Episode 379: Claire Le Goues on Automated Program Repair

Claire Le Goues, Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University discusses her area of research: automated program repair – the ability of programs to fix bugs in other programs.   Host Felienne spoke with Le Goues about how these techniques work. The techniques include: applying ‘sensible’ edits (moving blocks of code, adding null checks automatically) and then […]

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Episode 378: Joshua Davies on Attacking and Securing PKI

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Episode 378: Joshua Davies on Attacking and Securing PKI

Joshua Davies, author of Implementing SSL / TLS Using Cryptography and PKI discussed SSL/TLS, public-key infrastructure, certificate authorities, and vulnerabilities in the security infrastructure.  Robert Blumen spoke with Davies about the history of SSL/TLS; TLS 1.3; symmetric and asymmetric cryptography; the TLS handshake; the Diffie-Helman key exchange; the HTTPS protocol; verification of domain ownership; man-in-the-middle […]

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Episode 377: Heidi Howard on Distributed Consensus

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Episode 377: Heidi Howard on Distributed Consensus

Heidi Howard, a researcher in the field of distributed systems, discusses distributed consensus.  Heidi explains when we need it, when we don’t need and the algorithms we use to achieve it.  Adam Gordon Bell spoke with Heidi about the history of distributed consensus, paxos and variations on it, such as raft and flexible paxos, performance and […]

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Episode 376: Justin Richer On API Security with OAuth 2

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Episode 376: Justin Richer On API Security with OAuth 2

Justin Richer, lead author of the OAuth2 In Action book and editor of OAuth extensions RFC 7591, 7592, and 7662, discusses the key technical features of the OAuth 2.0, the industry-standard protocol for authorization and what makes this the best choice for authorizing access to API resources. Host Gavin Henry spoke with Richer about browser […]

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