Oliver Dunk

Java & Web Developer, Age 18

I've always loved the programming community. Sites like Stack Overflow help us all, and while they can sometimes get fierce, the shear number of discussions on Twitter show how we all feel connected to the platforms, languages and communities we associate with. When I look for programming livestreams, however, I find myself unable to find developers working on interesting projects. And they must be out there... Discovery Development streams are too hard to find. I...
In my free time, I run a software as a service app called MCJukebox. Users of the service each control a single page. Advanced users are able to make this page accessible on their own domain by pointing a DNS record to our servers. This has worked well for a number of years now, but a significant limitation in the feature up until recently has been the lack of HTTPS. Adding HTTPS support has always...
Last weekend, I received a notification by text that my WhatsApp subscription had expired. Immediately recognising this as a scam, I decided to investigate further. I began by opening the full conversation in my messaging app, so that I could see any extra details which might help. The sender was labelled as "WhatsApp", which confused me, because I hadn't had a text from WhatsApp before and this definitely wasn't a message from the company. It...