Jack Clark of The Register reports on how Salesforce has built an enterprise class platform out of “sh*t” (its own Software Architect’s descriptor). If Salesforce’s infrastructure really is “sh*t” I suspect the comments reported upon in the article could have become Salesforce’s Ratner moment.
I came across a curious change in behaviour of NSDateFormatter between iOS 6 and iOS 7:
Google’s January announcement that it has uncovered a ‘sophisticated and targeted’ attack on its infrastructure is a timely reminder that the threat posed by hackers should not be minimised. This attack originated from China and led to Google uncovering a systematic breach of the security of certain Google user accounts linked to Chinese human rights activists. The attack on Google and its implication of state surveillance may be seen as esoteric, but it reveals a basic truth: any organisation which holds personal data on individuals must be prepared for the fact that the data has value, and is therefore worth stealing.
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