Category: Web Development

BootStrength: a Bootstrap styled javascript password strength meter

December 18, 2015 by richardvk

Filed under Web Development

Last modified January 31, 2018

A while back I had a requirement to not only give a visual indication of password strength, as a user was entering it in a standard HTLM form password input, but additionally I needed the ability to define what exactly was meant by ‘strength’. For some requirements a minimum length and a combination of alpha-numerics might suffice, but for other requirements we might need to …

Tail a log file through a browser

October 8, 2015 by richardvk

Filed under Web Development

Last modified January 30, 2018

When I started my career in the late nineties after graduating from university in computer science, I got a job as a junior support engineer at the largest corporate ISP in South Africa. One of the functions of the job was network monitoring. However, there were no fancy tools or dashboards in my environment. Thats not to say they weren’t available at the time, we …