The Rietta Blog

Financial Plan for a New Computer Under Warranty

As a computing professional, top end computers are a necessity for your livelihood. Here's how setting aside just $69/month will ensure you can buy a new computer at any time and have the funds for guilt free technology splurges.

Development time is money, therefore I RAID

Why I optimize for redundancy via RAID and multiple computers as a developer for whom development time is money instead of relying on a single high end laptop.

Learning Object-Oriented Programming in Ruby vs C/C++

Maddii Brigham

Learning object-oriented programming is a fundamental piece of computer science education. But is C/C++ the best environment to do it in?

Remote Team Culture - Code Review and Style Guides

Chris Choi

Code review and style guides are valuable when delivering clean and reliable code which is a team effort, especially in distributed teams.

The convergence of Ruby on Rails and #AppSec Podcast Appearance

Frank Rietta guest on the Application Security Podcast with Chris Romeo

Rietta Makes it Betta Thank You Art!

Best thank you note form a client ever! Custom painting on canvas.

Swap Files and AWS - Extending Your EC2 Free Tier Instance Memory

For research projects and other non-critical applications hosted on AWS, staying within the free tier of AWS services can be a challange. Adding a swapfile can be a way to mitigate memory issues while not needing to upgrade to a larger EC2 instance.

Implementing Proper Application Maintenance Practices

Rob Stringer and David Hardy

Technology changes, application functionalities will be deprecated and vulnerable to security threats. This is why consistent, and proper maintenance is essential.

When Georgia was on the Brink of Outlawing Critical Computer Security Research, the Governor's Office Met with Me, and Vetoed it!

On April 25, 2018, nine information security professionals met with the Georgia Governor's office to discuss why the proposed criminal hacking law passed by both houses of the General Assembly was extremely problematic to Georgia's booming Information Security industry and risked putting the public at greater risk. Governor Deal vetoed the law a few weeks later.

Dependency Security and Hacking Rails with Jason Swett (Podcast)

Podcast interview about Ruby on Rails dependencies, security, state-sponsored hacking, and practical tips on how to protect your organization.