iOS Security: How Apple Protects Data on iOS Devices – Part 1

Apple has invested a lot of resources into making the iPhone and iPad secure. Here I discuss some of the techniques that Apple uses to secure information stored on iOS devices. Guiding principles In an effort to provide a system that is both secure and easy to use Apple follows these principles. Hide complexity from […]

Building for Mobile

If you’ve paid even a little attention to web development in the past few years, you’re aware everyone’s going cuckoo for mobile- and tablet-friendly web sites. Or more accurately, nobody wants to be caught flat-footed by the question “How does it look on mobile?” because more and more people are using smartphones as their primary […]

Space: the Final Frontier – a story of MySQL Compression

Space: the final fontier. Space, as in disk space, that is, was the driving factor behind a recent data compression project I worked on, along with a whole host of individuals and teams at Constant Contact. Due to ongoing data growth, my team was tasked with finding the best option for compressing data within the Contacts […]