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That's Not a CSRF Attack

Written by epriestley on Apr 14 2017, 2:36 PM.

We run a vulnerability reporting program through HackerOne. Many reports we receive through this program are extremely valuable and this program is an important part of keeping Phabricator secure.


Advanced Internet Usage (Experts ONLY!)

Written by epriestley on Feb 29 2016, 1:35 AM.

Here is an advanced internet usage tip for extreme internet experts.


Write, Review, Merge, Publish: Phabricator Review Workflow

Written by epriestley on Feb 14 2016, 12:55 AM.

Users coming to Phabricator from other software (like GitHub or Gerrit) are sometimes tripped up by the sequencing of Phabricator's default review workflow in Differential.


Updates to Workboards: Dragging, Cover Photos and Points

Written by epriestley on Feb 12 2016, 11:42 PM.

Workboards now have some new features:


Clarifying Projects as a General Purpose Tool

Written by epriestley on Feb 5 2016, 10:28 PM.

In Phabricator, "Projects" are designed as a general purpose organization tool. We've made a number of small product and UI changes recently to reinforce this. These changes are primarily focused at new users, who sometimes find the behavior of projects confusing.


Projects in Policy Controls: No Longer Total Garbage

Written by epriestley on Feb 5 2016, 6:15 PM.

Projects shown in policy controls are now smarter, and will learn and remember the projects you select most frequently.


Autocompleting Usernames and Project Hashtags

Written by epriestley on Jan 23 2016, 1:52 PM.

After 2016 Week 4, we've added an autocomplete feature to make it easier to type usernames and project hashtags in comments. It looks like this:


Request for Cat Facts

Written by epriestley on Jan 15 2016, 2:00 PM.

After D15026 lands, we could really use some more cat facts to improve the product. Feel free to send revisions if you discover new facts about cats.


Reading and Writing Paths in Owners

Written by epriestley on Dec 18 2015, 12:29 PM.

Owners has new and owners.edit endpoints in HEAD, which you can use to read and write paths. For example, you could use them to synchronize package definitions from an external source.


Stripe CTF3

Written by epriestley on Jan 30 2014, 9:09 PM.

I recently participated in Stripe's CTF3, a programming challenge. This is the first time I've participated in Stripe's CTF, but I really enjoyed it. I thought the problems were very interesting and the technical aspects of the challenge were well executed.


Encouraging Open Source Etiquette

Written by epriestley on Apr 14 2013, 4:52 PM.

As a potential new contributor to an open source project, it can be very frustrating to submit an issue or pull request on GitHub and never hear back from the maintainer. This article briefly discusses the problem and proposes a tool which might improve the state of the world by making it easier for contributors to estimate what level of response they'll get from a project before they begin work.


Lessons from the 2013 NFL playoffs for companies

Written by btrahan on Feb 5 2013, 11:22 PM.

Here at Phacility, we're sort of big NFL fans. Sort of, in that one founder has season tickets for the 49ers already, two founders have season tickets at the new 49ers stadium for the 2014-2044 seasons, and Evan (founder three of three) has been known to say "Go local sports team!" when appropriate.


What is the value of code review anyway?

Written by btrahan on Dec 18 2012, 2:55 AM.

For many people, the value of code review is rather unclear. Since the value is not clear code review is often not done, skipped, or forgotten entirely in favor of more obviously important work items.

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