Tag Archive | Programming

BlackBerry Androids?!

It turns out, while releasing BBM to other platforms, BlackBerry are expanding the scope of required skills for software-development on their flagship range: http://developer.blackberry.com/android.

As long as your code is written for the Android SDK v2.3.3, and you use BB’s own encapsulation tool, your code should run directly on BB OS10!

 

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Javascript Enlightenment

Independent publishing and web-focused programming are most definitely interesting (for me!); so I’ve finally found a place where the two collide.

[JavaScript Enlightenment] is a self-published, PDF by Cody Lindley, a front-end engineer out of Boise, Idaho. I always worry about self-published books by developers as we don’t always make the best writers. However…

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A new project abounds…

Following a shout-out from a classmate, I’ve had a look at his Flash / PHP e-mail script.

While not being too bad a prospect, it didn’t work, sadly because of ini_set being used incorrectly: an “unexpected” encapsulated string was on line 10…

Unfortunately, he had also neglected to make use of PHP’s many built-in text-editing functions; particularly those that can help quash cross-site and injection attacks.

Following use of htmlspecialchars, any given text is operated on to encode any of the following:

  • Less-than and greater-than signs;
  • Ampersands (quite useful for encoding URLs, as recommended by PHP.net);
  • Single and Double quote-marks (as long as the correct parameter is set)

However, for a more blanketed approach, perhaps htmlentities would have been better…