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Nov
13
comment Versioning business rules
Thank you, that's precisely what I mean, sorry, I didn't make it clear enough. I was referring to which type, as I know there are a few of them. Thank you again :)
Nov
13
comment Versioning business rules
True, I will try to play with a bunch of NoSQL solutions. Any suggestions as to which ones I might want to look into first?
Nov
13
comment Versioning business rules
Thank you for taking the time to write this up, you did bring up several good points. Externalizing the business rules would make it easier to version them, and it's true that a plugin architecture would lead to code duplication. An even more important point, though, is how old business rules could cope with changes in the database schema. What if the September2014 rule relies on a column that has been dropped as of December2014? Or even simply moved to another table?
Nov
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Sep
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Sep
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accepted Storing web app passwords so that they can be retrieved
Sep
9
comment Storing web app passwords so that they can be retrieved
@Broco I ended up doing just what I was asked. I wrote down my objections in a mail, the boss said it was ok and then I simply encrypted the passwords with a random long key. I couldn't spend any more time arguing with people who don't listen. I'm sorry I can't offer you any kind of clever insight into this particular issue.
Jul
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comment Which algorithms do I need to look into?
@user61852: the context is that of a music workshop in which, each evening, students who have known each other for 10+ years and meet once a year, get to play a couple of tunes together. So resting is not a concern. Also, said musicians will be up till 4 in the morning jamming anyway ;)
Jul
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comment Which algorithms do I need to look into?
@DanPichelman unless the bands Needs More Cowbellâ„¢.
Jul
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comment Can't I just use all static methods?
+1. I would add that static methods make it hard-to-impossible to write tests, as in most cases you can't mock them: once any portion of your code depends on a static method, you can't substitute it with a no-op in your tests. A prime example in the .NET world would be classes like File, FileInfo and DirectoryInfo (and in fact, there are libraries which hide them behind interfaces that can then be injected as needed and mocked out in tests).
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asked Which algorithms do I need to look into?
Mar
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answered How to design to allow for future logic revision?
Feb
12
comment Storing web app passwords so that they can be retrieved
Correct, I mentioned Excel just to provide some context about how ridiculous the situation already is. I will look into your suggestion, even if I'm not sure it's worth the trouble.
Feb
12
comment Storing web app passwords so that they can be retrieved
First of all, thank you for your answer. Yours is a sound suggestion, in fact I did consider it for a while, but there was another requirement (which I admittedly forgot to mention): generate as few customer calls as possible. If my boss would discover that customers are calling because I didn't implement his obvious clear text solution I might have a tough time. A part of me just says "Fuck it, do what he wants and let customers sue him somewhere down the road", but the other part would feel horrible going down that route.
Feb
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Feb
12
comment Storing web app passwords so that they can be retrieved
@MetaFight I'm no crypto wizard either, but that sounds like it could work. I will definitely look into it, thank you.
Feb
12
comment Storing web app passwords so that they can be retrieved
@tom yeah, well, but the spreadsheet won't be up to date the minute the user changes his password. Plus, the passwords would be stored in clear text anyway, so that would kind of defeat my purpose, would it not?