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Introducing "12 things in 12 months"

The big idea is to broaden skills without a huge time commitment, to prime the pump on skills which aren't readily developed at the moment of need, or just to engage technologies we might not otherwise make time for.

Updates and information about 12-things are posted to the appnet mailing list, and to the specific lists and pages below.

December thing: git

Planned future things:

  • a change of paradigm...

Previous month's things:

Suggested Topics:

Please mail Devin with additions or to express interest in specific topics.


  • Packet Analysis
  • dynamic analysis
  • static code analysis
  • password cracking
  • encryption topics
  • SSL/https
  • wireless networking
  • network intelligence gathering
  • network scanning
  • device fingerprinting
  • steganography
  • GeoIP
  • Security Contests



  • DHCP
  • DNS
  • wireless



  • Unit Testing (Selenium, Watir, Capybara, Cucumber, WebDriver, HttpUnit)
  • Continuous Integration (e.g. Hudson, Jenkins, Bamboo, TeamCity)
  • Unit Testing (JUnit, TestNG, RSpec)
  • Load Testing (JMeter, The Grinder, LoadRunner, Tsung, ApacheBench)


  • puppet


  • jquery
  • GWT

Philosophy motivated tools:

Cloud Programming Environments/Suites

  • Salesforce
  • Drupal / Pantheon
  • Google Apps (for Education)


  • Oracle
  • MySQL
  • MS-SQL
  • postgres


  • Apache
  • IIS


  • Windows-server
  • linux-RHEL
  • MacOS
  • Plan9
  • VMs (virtual machines, not VMS)


  • Eclipse
  • Emacs
  • NetBeans
  • jetBrains...?

Code Management

Enterprise Services

  • Calnet Authentication
  • AD
  • LDAP
  • SOA, web services...

Social Networking

  • twitter
  • facebook
  • linkedin
  • google+

Userland hacks

  • Chrome plugins
  • Firefox plugins
  • Thunderbird plugins
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