Category Archives: Java

Understanding Forward Secrecy

Two weeks ago I delivered a presentation for Worldpay on the subject of Forward Secrecy.  I volunteered to give this around 10 weeks ago as it was a subject that I’d seen mentioned several times whilst reading security-related web sites, … Continue reading

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Creating portable file names in Java

Today I needed some code in a Java application that would create a file with a valid file name, based on some user input. Of course, Java is a very portable language, so it was no good to only remove … Continue reading

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Default behaviour of logging frameworks

I’ve used logback in my latest project, xml2csv, and I think it’s great. Except for one tiny, but important detail. I’m writing a standalone command line utility, designed to be used by people are neither Java experts nor developers. I … Continue reading

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Validating Schemas in JAXP

I try to avoid moaning in blogs, personal or especially professional.  However, having been in .NET land for so long, coming back to Java and trying to do some XML processing has simply been a nightmare. So many magic strings, … Continue reading

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