Saturday, September 26, 2009

Responsability of Third Party Control & Blacklists

My intern just sent me a screen shot of a CAPTCHA from a site we are working. The CAPTCHA is generated by a third party control which we have no control over.

If you are a developer of third party controls which are sold to professional companies please take the effort to implement a blacklist of letter sequences that should not be allowed in CAPTCHAs. What are the odds of this happening probally preety small but had we lost a sale because of this....

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Telerik Gives Back to the Community

While using StackOverflow a great site for asking questions to problems software developers face, I noticed an advertisment from Telerik. They have decided to give any SO user who has over 10,000 reputation points a free developers license to their control suite.

This is great to see a company see the value a site such as Stackoverflow provides, and to provide some recognition to the people who spend their time helping others by answering questions. Thanks again!