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6 min read
Aleh Zasypkin

Hello!

This is the third and final part of a series of posts (part #1, part #2) where I explain why comparing JavaScript and CSS files isn't as simple as it may initially seem. Additionally, I'll share how I tackled this problem for the Resources Tracker utility in Secutils.dev.

In the previous posts, I covered various challenges, including handling both inline and external resources, dealing with dynamically loaded and frequently changing resources, and comparing data and blob URLs. Today, I'd like to discuss the security-related challenges you should be mindful of if you're planning to build a similar tool like the Resources Tracker utility.

5 min read
Aleh Zasypkin

Hello!

This is the second part of my previous post where I started discussing the challenges related to tracking changes in JavaScript and CSS resources, and how I address these challenges in the Resources Tracker utility in Secutils.dev.

In the previous part, I talked about handling inline and external resources, dealing with dynamically loaded resources, and comparing large-sized resources. Now, let's explore the next set of challenges you need to consider when comparing JavaScript and CSS resources.

6 min read
Aleh Zasypkin

Hello!

In one of my previous posts, I explained the concept behind the Resource Tracker utility in Secutils.dev and who can benefit from it. Initially, I had planned to release it in the "Q2 2023 - Apr - Jun" feature update (around the first week of July). However, it has taken a bit more time than I initially anticipated. In this post and the following ones, I would like to explain why comparing JavaScript and CSS files is not as simple of a problem as it may appear at first glance, and I'll share the solution I developed for Secutils.dev.

3 min read
Aleh Zasypkin

Hello!

Just a brief post today to highlight an important milestone for Secutils.dev - I recently received the first negative user feedback! It may not sound like something to celebrate or take pride in, but I view it differently. Over the past month, I've received a bit of unsolicited positive feedback, primarily from fellow builders and indie hackers. Their input has been valuable, and I do appreciate it. However, I have to admit that people like me have a higher tolerance for work-in-progress software, imperfections, and bugs. Moreover, solo-builders tend to be incredibly supportive of one another, much like parents with young children empathizing with other parents in similar situations 馃檪

But the negative feedback I received this past weekend came from a "real user," which presents a different perspective altogether.

4 min read
Aleh Zasypkin

Hello!

It's an understatement to say that there is a lot of hype around AI these days. It seems to be integrated into everything. The company I work for, Elastic, is also keeping up with the trend by recently releasing the [Elasticsearch Relevance Engine鈩 (ESRE鈩)]https://www.elastic.co/search-labs/blog/articles/may-2023-launch-announcement) and the Elastic AI Assistant. Even though I'm typically quite skeptical about over-hyped stuff, I must admit that AI is certainly making waves!

Unsurprisingly, I also find myself asking a question: could the integration of AI tools be useful to the users of Secutils.dev? Let's attempt to answer this question by exploring a simple proof-of-concept that I have been tinkering with this week!

3 min read
Aleh Zasypkin

Hello!

Today, I want to talk about time management, but don't worry, I'm not going to give you another lecture on task prioritization or the importance of a good sleep schedule (although those are important too!). You've probably come across numerous articles covering those topics already, some helpful and others not so much. Instead, I want to share my personal experience and focus on a key aspect that has greatly influenced how I make the most of my time: subtraction. Subtraction, in this context, refers to the removing things, commitments, and plans that don't clearly align with my goals and overall happiness.