Should software engineering be a profession? This is not an easy question to answer by any means. To better understand the question, we should first understand what the term engineering actually means, and how, if at all, it applies to the process of soft
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There is no one single way to encrypt a file. Hundreds of ciphers exist today and many more are being developed every year. Some can be done with nothing more than a pencil and a piece of paper, while others require the number-crunching power of a computer to be effective and practical. In this article, Joshua Ryder presents some basic examples to illustrate how encryption works.