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  • Rubber Duck Debugging

    The life of a programmer can be a tough ask; don't let anyone try to tell you otherwise.
  • Avoiding human error through good design

    “To err is human;” as Alexander Pope said in his poem An Essay on Criticism, Part II , in 1711. While anyone can make mistakes, there are a few tips that a designer or developer can consider in order to make a user’s experience easier and more rewarding.
  • Stephen Hawking’s vision of future AI

    One of the brightest minds of humanity, Steven Hawking, recently passed away at the age of 76. Apart from his legendary insight about black holes and Hawking radiation, Hawking spoke about many different issues during his lifetime - one of which was Artificial Intelligence (AI) and his fear of it overtaking human intelligence and spelling our doom.
  • Preventing data leaks

    Personal data and credentials can sell for thousands of euros on the black market, so it is inevitable that attackers are always on the lookout for ways to attack online applications and gain access or extract important data stored within.
  • Creating the ideal web product through User Experience (UX)

    Website design has come a long way since the first web page was designed by Tim Berners-Lee in 1991. Since then, evolution of the web design industry has developed to such an extent that there now exists a set of criteria one can apply at the outset of the design process - User Experience design (UX) - which is geared towards a positive outcome from a user’s perspective and is an integral part of the product design process. Jean Luca Pantalleresco gives us more detail.
  • Latest vacancies at Deloitte Digital Malta

    Systems Administrator / DevOps | Backend .NET Developer | Desktop Support Administrator
  • Meltdown and Spectre: Vulnerabilities in Modern Computers

    We’ve begun the new year with a lot of patching and discussions about our computer’s security. The terms used for these current vulnerabilities is “Meltdown” and “Spectre”. One might ask why these vulnerabilities are so newsworthy. Usually we just install software patches and the problem goes away… Right?
  • The leaps and bounds of facial recognition

    From the start, facial recognition systems were always aimed at improving security in our daily life. Following the recent announcement from Apple that their newest iPhone X phone now supports this technology, not only to unlock the phone but to also pay online, people are asking whether this is a question of “too soon” or whether face recognition is actually secure enough to identify people for online transaction tasks.
  • Securing a WordPress site

    WordPress is a very popular content management system (CMS) on the internet nowadays, so it is only natural that it brings with it security concerns and is prone to increased risks of attack when vulnerabilities are discovered in its system.
  • A pre-Christmas 'dark side' research on black Friday: A discount or a fight?

    When Bing Crosby’s single “White Christmas” topped the charts in 1942, no-one would have expected it to still be the number one selling single of all time some 75 years later . Yet, the romantic seasonal notions conjured up by the ol’ crooner still drives people to the shops today, more than ever before, and it all starts on Black Friday. Just what does it all mean?