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October, 2003

  • Fabulous Adventures In Coding

    Digging A Security Hole All The Way To China

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    I mentioned earlier that I wrote one of the last books published by the now-bankrupt Wrox Press....
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    Dead Trees vs. Bits

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    Speaking of books, people keep telling me and Peter and Raymond that we should write books based on our blogs. Well, I probably am going to write another book this winter, but it will have pretty much nothing to do with the stuff in this blog. The natures of a blog and a book are very different ...
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    Let's Get Explicit!

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    A reader asked me yesterday if there was a way to detect "at compile time" (ie, before the code runs) whether a JScript program contained misspelled variables. We catch bugs like missing braces and unterminated strings before the script even runs, so why can't we catch use of undeclared identifiers? Doesn't VBScript do that with Option Explicit? Actually, no, it doesn't. The reason is because of the way the browser name lookup rules work....
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    JScript Goes All To Pieces

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    My entry the other day about fast mode in JScript .NET sparked a number of questions which deserve fuller explanations. I’ll try to get to them in my next couple of blog entries. For example, when I said that it was no longer legal to redefine a function, I wasn’t really clear on what I meant. ...
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    Michael's Security Blog is online

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    Michael Howard has started blogging. If you're interested in writing secure code (and these days, who isn't?) you could do worse than to read anything he writes. ...
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    WSC vs WSH

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    Following up on this morning's entry, a reader asked me why Windows Script Components don't have access to the WScript object. "it IS running in an instance of WSH isnt it?" No, it isn't. That's a common misperception....
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    Wrox is dead, long live Wrox

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    A number of people have expressed surprise to me that Wrox is out of business. Here's the scoop....
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