Jakt: A First Look

First Look: The Jakt Programming Language

Luke Zeisset Development Technologies, Programming Leave a Comment

There seems to be a renaissance in systems programming languages. Updates to C and C++ don’t seem to get the attention of a lot of developers that aren’t already interested in their development. In contrast, languages like Go, Rust, and Zig are hot topics that seem to do an excellent job recruiting people, nearly providing the level of accessibility that Python does.

A fairly new programming language appeared this year that strikes an intriguing balance between C++ and Rust. That language is Jakt, and I’d like to shine some light on it.

feature flags diagram

A Quick Look at Feature Flags

Braden Niswonger Development Technologies, Programming 1 Comment

Using feature flags, also known as feature toggles or switches, is a software technique that allows segments of code to be toggled during runtime, without the need for redeploying.

Feature flags can be a powerful tool for teams utilizing continuous integration practices, allowing code to be deployed in a dormant state and enabled later on. At a basic level, they provide the ability to conditionally render or activate features at will.

In the blog, I’ll cover feature flags. We’ll start by discussing why and when we use them, and then we’ll move into an overview of what it looks like to develop with them. Let’s dive in!

Data Science

Predicting River Flow with a Supervised Learning Time Series Model

Alex Lagge Data Science, Machine Learning 1 Comment

In this blog, we will build a flow rate prediction algorithm for the Norfork River in Arkansas. Both farmers and recreationists are heavily dependent on the flow rate of the river. As the river flows faster, the risk of flooding increases and flooding can destroy crops for farmers and ruin vacations for tourists.

My goal with this flow rate prediction algorithm was to give a better idea of what the next 4 days of river flow will look like. Below, I will discuss the data science process that I underwent to make these predictions.

Application Security Whitepaper

White Paper: Security Best Practices in Application Development

Keyhole Software Consulting, Keyhole Creations, Security Leave a Comment

This white paper provides key takeaways for application stewards and software leaders to improve application security, with examples of common application security liabilities and suggestions for remediation. Topics include:

An in-depth look into Security Culture and the importance of the people element in adopting a security-first outlook.
An explanation of common application practices we frequently see in the wild that can be inherently risky, with suggestions for best practices.
A security checklist to determine critical areas of higher risk to prioritize in your journey to a more secure application.
An explanation of the security Surface Area and how to minimize it starting from your source code.
Strategies to protect Authentication and Authorization and a comparison between Third-Party solutions and rolling your own auth.
A deep dive into built-in Application Security and an exploration of strategies that might help your business, including Network-Level Security, WAF, Payload Encryption, SSL, Cloud Configuration, and SIEM…

Adding Autocompletion to Bash Scripts

Adding Autocompletion to Bash Scripts

Jake Everhart Development Technologies, Programming, Tutorial Leave a Comment

If you have ever mashed the Tab key to finish typing a filename or to show you the available flags to use when running a program, you know that autocompletion can be a great improvement for a command-line tool. But how easy is this to implement for your own executables?

This blog is a guide providing an overview of how autocompletion can be achieved through bash. We will see some of the core concepts in action, focusing on how they interact with each other and the behavior that results.