July 2005 - Posts
A very interesting article by Bill Thompson
, technology commentator for the BBC. "What will happen when Microsoft releases its new Linux distribution: Micrix (pronounced mick-rix)? It is everything you want.
It is completely cross-compatible with Windows, other versions Linux and the Mac OS. Microsoft indemnifies you against lawsuits from companies like SCO who claim Linux infringes their copyright.
If you are running Microsoft software already then it is supported as part of that licence, and even home users get free telephone support."
Full article here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4727267.stm .
Funnily enough - and as a side note - I'm posting this from Xandros Desktop 3.0, a Debian based Linux OS, which is rock-solid stable, very responsive and has excellent Windows compatibility.
This is a typical example of a static method which IMHO is in the wrong namespace.
If you're looking to use an MD5 or SHA1 hashing algorithm to hash passwords, a lot of people would start looking in the System.Security.Cryptography
namespace. But the System.Web.Security
namespace offers us the FormsAuthentication.HashPasswordForStoringInConfigFile()
static method: string pwhash = FormsAuthentication.HashPasswordForStoringInConfigFile(password, "md5");
The second parameter can be either "md5" or "sha1".
As far as I'm concerned, simple hashing and enrypt and decryption methods (static) should've been in System.Security.Cryptography in the first place.
What do you think?
Came across an interesting job description for an ASP.NET developer which shows that most, if not all recruitment agencies don't have any clue what they are talking about:
"My Client has an urgent requirement for an .aspx savvy ASP.Net Developer to help out with a surge of work/projects. The successful Candidate will be able to demonstrate substantial development experience in ASP.Net & .aspx."
Hmm. So, looks like you could have ASP.NET developers who are not .aspx savvy eh? They might be just .ascx savvy. Or maybe only .asax savvy.
Anyone else out there who has come across some other hilarious job descriptions recently?