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“Open Source” does not imply “less secure”

Sometimes programmers hesitate to make their software open source because they think that revelation of the source code would allow attackers to ‘hack it’. Certainly there are specific cases where this is true, but not as a general rule. In my opinion, if inspection of the source code allows an attacker to ‘hack it’, then […]

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WooCommerce Shipping Plugin “External Fetch”

I just wrote the following shipping plugin for WooCommerce because existing plugins would not cover the case I’m working at. It is available on my github account under the permissive MIT license. https://github.com/michaelfranzl/woocommerce-shipping-external-fetch woocommerce-shipping-external-fetch Shipping Plugin for WooCommerce which HTTP PUTs the cart contents in JSON format to an external web service specified by protocol/host/port/URI, and […]

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no.php – Transparent reverse proxy written in PHP that allows you to not have to write PHP any more

This little project will probably be my only contribution to the world of PHP. The code is at https://github.com/michaelfranzl/no.php This short, single-file, 80-line PHP script is a simple and fully transparent HTTP(S) reverse proxy written in PHP that allows you to never have to use PHP again for a new project, if you feel so […]

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Simple OpenGL output using pyglpainter library

OpenGL programming in Python: pyglpainter

This was a recent hobby programming project of mine for use in a CNC application, using Python and OpenGL. The source code is available at https://github.com/michaelfranzl/pyglpainter . This Python module provides the class PainterWidget, extending PyQt5’s QGLWidget class with boilerplate code neccessary for applications which want to build a classical orthagnoal 3D world in which the user […]

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