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August 17, 2009

Today's episode covers a variety of topics from teaching Ruby as a first language to testing habits and A/B testing to bcrypt. Be sure to subscribe to the podcast and...


Securely Store Passwords with bcrypt-ruby

This week Hongli Lai wrote up an article on keeping your user's passwords secure in the Phusion Blog. He writes about never plaintext to store passwords, hashing algorithms, salting, and more. Specifically, he recommends using Blowfish File Encryption, or "bcrypt," because it's a slower-running algorithm which will make it more difficult to crack.

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