Developer Blog

Welcome to the Cayan Developer Blog

Dominic Lachowicz

Welcome to Cayan's developer blog. This is a blog for developers, by Cayan's developers. There will be all sorts of techie related content here - and the content won't be limited to payments software alone. Over the coming months, we plan to keep you in the loop about all the things we feel are important in the payment industry from a developer point of view.

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Cayan Hackathon 2.0

Dominic Lachowicz

This February, Cayan hosted its second annual Hackathon. Hackathons are one of the great ways Cayan offers our talented, innovative developers the opportunity help shape the future of our industry. With initiatives like our Hackathon, Cayan is creating the future in the payments possibilities space.

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What You Need to Know about the POODLE Security Vulnerability

Dominic Lachowicz

On October 14th, 2014, a vulnerability in version 3 of the SSL encryption protocol was disclosed. A vulnerability in version 3 (SSL 3.0) has been recently discovered by Google researchers which could allow the traffic to be decrypted in certain situations, This vulnerability, dubbed "POODLE", allows an attacker to read information encrypted with this version of the protocol in plain text.

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Cayan Open Sources Netty

Dominic Lachowicz

The Cayan team is excited to announce that we’re open sourcing Netty – a small, fast, embeddable web server and ASP.NET application server. Netty was inspired by Jetty – an embedded Java web server and Servlet container. Like Jetty, Netty is designed to run in-process, which is extremely useful when you want to quickly start serving static or dynamic content, but don’t want or need the overhead of using IIS.

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The Heartbleed Bug: What You Need to Know

Dominic Lachowicz

The Heartbleed Bug is a very serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows hackers to steal information that’s protected under normal conditions by the SSL/TLS encryption – the standard used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).

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Cayan Open Sources Extensions to Log4net

Dominic Lachowicz

More exciting news from the Cayan engineering team as they open source the Company’s extensions to log4net, called syslog4net. These extensions allow log4net to inter-operate with Syslog servers, in particular, Splunk.

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Saved by the ‘Shark’ – Leveraging a Valuable Tool

Dominic Lachowicz

Fifteen years ago Gerald Combs released a little network protocol analyzer called Wireshark (then called Ethereal). At the time it only dissected five protocols and only ran on Linux and Solaris. He decided to share it with the world and released it as open source software.

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Leveraging Behavior Driven Development: Making it Work

Dominic Lachowicz

A few years ago, I read Eric Evans’ seminal book “Domain-Driven Design” and (more recently) Vaughn Vernon’s equally excellent follow-on “Implementing Domain-Driven Design”. Both of them have had a transformative effect in how I build and design software. In many startups, you’re called on to wear many hats.

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Lean Prototyping: Learning and Doing in Today’s Development World

Dominic Lachowicz

It was my Junior year of College at the University of Pennsylvania. I was in CS350, working with Professor Jonathan Smith on the semester’s final project –implementing a basic web browser in Tcl/Tk, complete with JavaScript support via Rhino. I was about a week into the project when I recognized that I’d have to scrap my design and most of the code. In order to implement tables that reflowed, I’d need to rethink how I designed my layout engine and probably throw away a substantial amount of code

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