Blog: bozho (Bozhidar Bozhanov)


205 blogs updated: 57 min. ago
Distributing Election Volunteers In Polling Stations
There's an upcoming election in my country, and I'm a member of the governing body of one of the new parties. As we have a lot of focus on t...
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21-03-2017 00:56:20 bozho (Bozhidar Bozhanov) Advanced
"Infinity" is a Bad Default Timeout
Many libraries wrap some external communication. Be it a REST-like API, a message queue, a database, a mail server or something else. And th...
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17-03-2017 12:43:41 bozho (Bozhidar Bozhanov) Advanced
Protecting Sensitive Data
If you are building a service that stores sensitive data, your number one concern should be how to protect it. What IS sensitive data? There...
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12-03-2017 19:29:08 bozho (Bozhidar Bozhanov) Advanced
A Case For Native Smart Card Support in Browsers
A smart card is a device that holds a private key securely without letting it out of its storage. The chip on your credit card is a "smart c...
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22-02-2017 10:18:11 bozho (Bozhidar Bozhanov) Advanced
Computer Science Concepts That Non-Technical People Should Know
It sometimes happens that we, IT / CS people have to communicate with other people. Even work with them. And sometimes we lack a common lang...
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12-02-2017 21:20:08 bozho (Bozhidar Bozhanov) Advanced
Why I Chose to Be a Government Advisor
A year and a half ago I agreed to become advisor in the cabinet of the deputy primer minister of my country (Bulgaria). It might have looked...
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22-01-2017 19:46:54 bozho (Bozhidar Bozhanov) Advanced
Forget ISO-8859-1
UTF-8 was first presented in 1993. One would assume that 24 years is enough to time for it to become ubiquitous, especially given that the I...
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16-01-2017 23:45:16 bozho (Bozhidar Bozhanov) Advanced
Anemic Objects Are OK
I thought for a while that object-oriented purism has died off. But it hasn't every now and then there's an article that tries to tell us ho...
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25-12-2016 12:52:22 bozho (Bozhidar Bozhanov) Advanced
Amend Your Contract To Allow For Side Projects
The other day Joel Spolsky blogged a wonderful overview of the copyright issues with software companies. The bottom line is: most companies ...
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14-12-2016 08:15:15 bozho (Bozhidar Bozhanov) Advanced
Progress in Electronic Governance [talk]
I've been an advisor to the depury prime minister of Bulgaria for the past year and a half. And on this year's OpenFest conference I tried t...
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02-12-2016 09:38:18 bozho (Bozhidar Bozhanov) Advanced

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