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The cheapest way to run a website is from the home Internet connection that you already have. It's essentially free if you host your website on a very low-power computer like a Raspberry Pi. The problem with this approach is that upload bandwidth is often very limited on home Internet connections, so your website may occasionally miss potential traffic during "high-traffic" periods.
Code reviews when not implemented properly can seriously slow down your team’s ability to ship - with many changes stuck in review for multiple days (or weeks!) hurting your product’s time to market.
This post will go through a few bad ways to store a password and you can see what I mean.
Coding is computer science in the same way that buying something at the store is economics, or talking to your neighbor is sociology.
Recently, I was tipped off about certain sites performing localhost port scans against visitors, presumably as part of a user fingerprinting and tracking or bot detection. This didn't sit well with me, so I went about investigating the practice, and it seems many sites are port scanning visitors for dubious reasons.