Tags: Programming

Velocita: fast and reliable Composer installs

Introducing Velocita: a Composer plugin that works together with a caching reverse proxy to speed up package downloads and to provide a fallback if the original source (e.g. GitHub or Packagist) is experiencing downtime.

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Dissecting a spammer’s spam script

Let’s take a look at a PHP script used to send spam. These types of scripts run on servers all over the world and might give you some insight into a spammer’s dedication to annoy the hell out of you.

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SWT menu disposal memory leak

SWT is a widget toolkit developed as part of Eclipse that enables you to develop Java desktop applications that use the OS’s native widgets. It is an immensely useful library and really shines in the area of resource management, which boils down to “only dispose resources you’ve created yourself”. Well, sort of.

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