Mapping the present and vector based measures

I'm spending the Easter weekend in Berlin but in order to get here I had to go on a journey first. This Involved both trains and planes with various checkpoints in between. There was always a destination in my mind and there was an element of planning required to work out how to get here. … Continue reading Mapping the present and vector based measures

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Stop trying to solve hard problems!

Earlier this week I had a discussion about the running time of an algorithm used to test a method. This got me thinking about one of my favourite areas of computer science - computational complexity. We can use complexity theory to split problems into classes. Understanding some of these classes can help us to recognise when … Continue reading Stop trying to solve hard problems!

Velocity 2015, 1: Keeping Secrets Secret

I  was fortunate enough to attend Velocity in Amsterdam this year, which followed several major themes - one of which being security. This post was inspired by a presentation given by Alex Schoof entitled "Managing Secrets at Scale". Alex covered many areas, including how to control the use of secrets, how they can be made highly available … Continue reading Velocity 2015, 1: Keeping Secrets Secret