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Nov 11, 2019hightech
Helping the Disabled Live an Active Life with Robots & Exoskeletons
One of the many ways Japanese robotics can be a help of society today, is making the life of the elderly and disabled people easier and comfortable.
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Oct 22, 2019hightech
Teachings of a Samurai Engineer 5: Hash Functions and Saving/Comparing Passwords 2/1

In this column, let’s learn about hash functions as a prelude to learning about ways to save and compare passwords.

First, I’ll discuss hashing.

Teachings of a Samurai Engineer 4: Email Authentication Using Tokens
Oct 15, 2019hightech
Teachings of a Samurai Engineer 4: Email Authentication Using Tokens

In the last column, we used the combination of the functions random_bytes() and [bin2hex|base64_encode]() to create tokens. What are tokens used for?

Ruby on rails market photo
Oct 8, 2019hightech
Japan's IT Career Change Market: The Ruby Promised Land. Changes in trends in Ruby and Ruby on Rails in Japan

My name is Tadashi Yoshimasa. Japan is, of course, the homeland of Yukihiro Matsumoto, the creator of Ruby, and now Japan might just be the Ruby holy land.

Japan’s Space Program
Oct 1, 2019hightech
Introducing Japan’s Space Program: Praised by Queen’s Brian May - The Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2

Japan’s space program is led by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and for some reason there is a video message on their website from Brian May, the guitarist of world-famous rock band Queen.

How to analyze an ELF executable file
Sep 24, 2019hightech
How to analyze an ELF executable file

If You Use Linux, You Lose Out If You Can't Do This – Part 4

In the previous column, I explained Linux’s executable file format, ELF (Executable and Linkable Format).

Useful Interpreter Apps & Translation Gadgets in Japan
Sep 17, 2019hightech
Useful Interpreter Apps & Translation Gadgets in Japan

When in Japan, Use Translation Tools Developed in Japan

The most useful language in Japan, other than Japanese, is certainly English.