The ABCs of securing your wireless network: Page 1

April 30, 2008

The ABCs of securing your wireless network: Page 1
“…practical introduction to the basics of securing your home wireless network, we’ll cover the important, high-level points that ordinary users need to know in order to secure a network of game consoles, phones, and PCs.” Good info for everyone. Even networking professionals will appreciate the chart showing which devices support which security protocols.


developerlife – Tutorials

April 23, 2008

developerlife – Tutorials
“… a suite of tutorials on Java, XML, Swing, SwingX, SOA, servlets, servers, web services, and GWT Web2.0 technologies to help you create real-world applications, services, and user experiences.” (via dzone)


Cisco Guide to Harden Cisco IOS Devices – Cisco Systems

April 22, 2008

Cisco Guide to Harden Cisco IOS Devices – Cisco Systems
“This document contains information to help you secure your Cisco IOS® system devices, which increases the overall security of your network. Structured around the three planes into which functions of a network device can be categorized, this document provides an overview of each included feature and references to related documentation.”


Musical Geek Friday #4: Model-View-Controller Song – good coders code, great reuse

April 21, 2008

Musical Geek Friday #4: Model-View-Controller Song – good coders code, great reuse
“The song is about a particular Design Pattern in software engineering. A Design Pattern is a simple solution to a specific problem that occurs very frequently in software design. The MVC Design Pattern was first discovered and described by Smalltalk people (see the original paper). This key idea of this pattern is that it decouples data to be displayed (model) from the code displaying the data (view) and code receiving user input (controller).” (via dzone)


New to Java Programming Center – Sun Microsystems

April 21, 2008

New to Java Programming Center – Sun Microsystems
“The New to Java Programming Center helps developers who are new to the Java platform find what they need to set up their system, understand the various technologies, and create applications for the desktop, web, and devices. Includes a link to an interactive Java Technology Concept Map by the Java SE Development Team.” A good resource!


Cisco Turns Routers Into Linux Application Servers

April 14, 2008

InternetNews Realtime IT News – Cisco Turns Routers Into Linux Application Servers
“Cisco NASDAQ: CSCO is now opening its Integrated Services Router ISR and Cisco Wide Area Application Services WAAS platforms to become Linux-based application server platforms. The move could have wide-ranging implications, as Ciscos gear has millions of deployments that now can be leveraged to serve applications directly.” (via Slashdot)


IT career paths you never dreamed of

April 14, 2008

IT career paths you never dreamed of
“Dont expect to be part of an IT department. As a 21st century technology professional, your future — and most likely your desk — will be deeply rooted in the business, and your title will likely be scrubbed of any hint of computers, databases, software development languages or data networks.”