Manfred Stienstra

New OS, more pane! (Passenger preference pane v1.3)


over 8 years ago by Manfred Stienstra on Fingertips. [Linked from: Phusion Corporate Blog]
As Snow Leopard was released, I saw lots of talk on the interwebs about the Passenger preference pane not working on the new kitten OS. Which frankly was...

Moving to a safer password solution


almost 8 years ago by Manfred Stienstra on Fingertips.
In an application we wrote back in 2004 I found MD5 hashed passwords. We decided this was too weak for modern standards so we wanted to switch to bcrypt...

Nap now with TLS client certificate support


over 7 years ago by Manfred Stienstra on Fingertips.
I just pushed version 0.4 of the Nap gem. For those who don’t know: Nap is a really simple ReST API, basically a small wrapper around Ruby’s...

Ruby and Rails 2010


over 7 years ago by Manfred Stienstra on Fingertips.
If you were looking for a good reason to visit Amsterdam, now is your chance. On the 21st and 22nd of October the Ruby and Rails conference is taking place...

Security through clarity: keeping secrets in a multi-server Amazon EC2 setup


over 7 years ago by Manfred Stienstra on Fingertips.
For one of our clients we’re deploying an application to multiple application instances on Amazon EC2. All the applications need access to three things...

Helping Google find better JavaScript documentation


~7 years ago by Manfred Stienstra on Fingertips.
Want to help too? Promote JS...

Help your users find the login form


~7 years ago by Manfred Stienstra on Fingertips.
When you write ReST style applications there are certain URLs which don’t respond to a GET. Browsers don’t know which verbs are allowed on a...

We won the Ruby And Rails 2010 Rumble with Miner


~7 years ago by Manfred Stienstra on Fingertips.
Yesterday, Eloy and Manfred won the Ruby and Rails 2010 Ruby Rumble with Miner, a site which finds and lists the hottest new and upcoming RubyGems. In...

How to work around the Mobile Safari image resource limit


~7 years ago by Manfred Stienstra on Fingertips.
Mobile Safari has a pretty strict limit for the amount of image data it will load on a single page. Fortunately, we’ve found a workaround. Because...

The Meaning of HTML5


~7 years ago by Manfred Stienstra on Fingertips.
How would you define HTML5? Choose: HTML5 is exactly what’s specified in the HTML5 W3C Working Draft. Nothing less, and certainly nothing more.HTML5...