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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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Episode 375: Gabriel Gonzalez on Configuration

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Episode 375: Gabriel Gonzalez on Configuration

Gabriel Gonzalez, the creator of Dhall, the non-repetitive alternative to YAML on why configuration is important and how we can make it better. Adam Gordon Bell spoke Gonzalez about Dhall, yaml, total functional programming and dealing with configuration at scale.  Topics covered include problems dealing with configuration in a large organization, removing duplication from configuration, […]

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Episode 374: Marcus Blankenship on Motivating Programmers

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Episode 374: Marcus Blankenship on Motivating Programmers

Marcus Blankenship discusses programmer motivation (and de-motivation), which is key to job satisfaction, performance, and turnover.  Travis Kimmel spoke with Blankenship about why engineering motivation matters, the unique motivation needs of engineers, mentoring and coaching for motivation, 1:1s, and self-motivation.   Related Links Marcus Blankenship’s website Habits that Ruin Your Technical team Related SE-Radio Episodes […]

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