Eric A Mann

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  • The Value of Repetition

    I took martial arts classes in college. They were a blast! Well, until the instructor decided I was his favorite demonstration tool and kept throwing me around the room to…

  • The Value of Fiction

    I read a lot. By "a lot" I mean I read over 50 books in 2017. Some was fiction, some was non fiction, but all of it was enjoyable. Every…

  • Software Vulnerabilities, Disclosure, and Marketing

    When news about Heartbleed broke, many in the security community rolled their eyes. Not at the bug or the potential attack surface it exposed, but the fact that a software…

  • Private Variables in JavaScript

    I love writing in JavaScript. It's a flexible, dynamic language with a lot of nifty features and a great, evented runtime. JS gets a bad rep because of how often…

  • Deterministic Random Numbers in PHP

    Yesterday we talked about mocking time() in unit tests. It's a useful trick when trying to create a deterministic state in otherwise dynamic codes. Another situation where this can become important…

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