22 Nov 2018
A battle-tested explanation of why tracing is a very useful technique you can benefit from in your projects. A story from the trenches of implementing distributed tracing in our Acra data security suite.
29 May 2018
We tried out and described a few approaches to reducing the size of Docker images for the components of our database encryption suite Acra. As a result, we found a way to reduce the container size by roughly 62 times.
23 Nov 2017
Turning macros into auditable C code in a highly parameterised cross-platform cryptographic library Themis with a help of preprocessor customization.
6 Mar 2017
Best cases of boring technical debt are understood when reflected properly. This post addresses a simple one: inelegant flags in core C library ended up breaking Python tests. This is no small case to us: tests breaking sometimes might end up in things seeming to work, but not really working. Not something you can afford yourself when you're doing cryptography, do you?
28 Feb 2017
Investigating memory leaks can be fun, sometimes. Sometimes it might even teach you a few lessons in how the language you know and like actually works.