Posted January 19, 2018
This post explores the idea of abstracting things like database operations into a generic Capability trait in Rust. We then use that trait to design type-centric APIs that enforce the principle of least privilege. It also comes with a lot of improvements to code modularity, organization, and testability.
A writeup about Defcon Toronto's first Capture The Flag event.
Links to posts I wrote while working with Stratum Security. These posts laid the foundation for the talk(s) I have given on the subject of capability-based access controls for micro-services.
My research paper for a Natural Language Processing course I took as an undergraduate student. This paper covers some basic elements of functional programming, and discusses similarities between the Finite State Transducers implemented in Clojure and those used in NLP.
An essay on thinking about how software is built from the ground up. This piece mostly focuses on design and specification, but also talks about top-down and bottom-up design philosophies.
A new-years post briefly summarizing some things I was thinking as 2016 rolled in.