As I've recently been through a change of jobs I've had a lot of chance to look back on my career. That career is long enough to have included Novell NetWare in it quite prominently, though I no longer point that out on my resume unless I feel a specific employer would be impressed by that. Novell was doing a lot of familiar things 20-odd years ago, and this blog series will be a retrospective on some old-yet-new problems that were solved in the 90's, but we're still fighting today.
- Part 1: Distributed databases Novell was doing sharded, replicated databases a long time ago.
- Part 2: Authentication When you put your mind to it, you can come up with some really secure password passing mechanisms.
- Part 3: Network protocol migration IPX to IPv4 prepared some us to deal with IPv4 to IPv6.