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  • Libsodium: A modern, portable, easy to use crypto library
    9 projects | | 14 Sep 2023
    Then don’t forget as well. Bigger than libhydrogen but still small enough for many targets, faster across the board, and compatible with libsodium. If you can spare a couple more KB of flash in your microcontroller, you can get very good performance on the device and scale like crazy with top performance on the server side.
    9 projects | | 14 Sep 2023
  • Six times faster than C
    2 projects | /r/programming | 7 Jul 2023
    Compilers don’t find all the optimisations. Last time I saw this was when someone noticed that my code was 5% slower than the reference implementation. This patch fixed it.
  • How much secure is my UDP based network protocol?
    3 projects | /r/crypto | 5 May 2023
    If encryption performance is not that important (especially on the client side, which I expect won't use too much bandwidth), but you value minimising dependencies, consider using Monocypher instead of libsodium. Monocypher is a single-file library that has absolutely zero dependency (not even libc). The price to pay for that is (i) right now it's slower than libsodium, and (ii) it doesn't provide an RNG, you'll have to call your OS's RNG manually.
  • The Free Software Foundation is dying
    2 projects | /r/programming | 12 Apr 2023
    I'm not yelling at you for your choice. See here for how hypocritical it would be of me.
    2 projects | /r/programming | 12 Apr 2023
    We kind of are though. And in some circles this pendulum has even swung too far the other way, with people scolding me for writing and distributing a cryptographic library. Because it's dangerous, and users expect security, and I'm breaking a social contract if I release crap, no matter what's written in the licence (the no liability legalese bit).
  • Uncle Bob and Casey Muratori Discuss Clean Code
    6 projects | /r/programming | 9 Mar 2023
    I believe my coding style is best shown by example. Some people have called it impressive. Some others have called it the worst they've ever seen. This may or may not come from the domain: cryptographic code tends to be pathologically straightline. At the very least it tend to produce longer functions than other domains.
  • Build vs Buy: age old dilemma
    3 projects | /r/programming | 5 Mar 2023
    Hey, maybe I can actually write my own crypto library?
    3 projects | /r/programming | 5 Mar 2023
    Ouch. I would never do that without first thoroughly studying SQLite. I would need one hell of an iron-clad rationale to even contemplate writing my own DB code, and that's coming from someone who implemented his own crypto.
  • Undefined behavior, and the Sledgehammer Principle
    3 projects | /r/programming | 3 Feb 2023
    And before you accuse me of being part of the propaganda: I have never written a single line of Rust, and I'm actively working on a C cryptographic library of all things. That library is responsible for teaching me how insane UB is in C by the way. There is no way I ever willingly develop anything C or C++ ever again without getting it through all the sanitisers I can think of. (Fuzzing and property based tests, of course, are a given.) And by the way I highly recomend the TIS interpreter (or TIS-ci, which kindly gave me an account.)

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