Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Regular Expression Tester Updated

Version 0.3.0 of RegularExpression Tester has been released. This version eliminates the need for the "Match" and "Clear" button. The regex pattern matching happens as you type. This I found considerably improve my productivity. Screenshot: RegularExpression Tester

Download. To run this:

$ java -jar re-test-0.3.0.jar

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Digest Hex Compute Tool

It is become a kind of standard to store hash (digest) of application user passwords in the database encoded as hex string. The proliferation of this technique can be identified due to the PHP functions like md5() and sha1(). When debugging login-problems of such applications, I always used to write a PHP file for computing the password when comparing/updating it with the DB stored hash. I found this difficult. So I developed this tiny tool which does the computation:

Digest Hex