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Books and Theses

Patterns of Safe Collaboration

Object-Capability Security in Virtual Environments

Image:Ewalnut-pink.gif E in a Walnut - This is a basic tutorial on the E language covering basic, distributed, and secure distributed programming.

Robust Composition - Towards a Unified Approach to Access Control and Concurrency Control. This is Mark Miller's PhD disseration, and it explains the rationale, philosophy, and goals of E and related systems.

Safe Serialization Under Mutual Suspicion (Wiki conversion in progress)


Tutorials - several short tutorials showing how to use E.

Quick Reference Card - Reminders of some useful patterns.


E Under Eclipse


Capability-based Financial Instruments "An Ode to the Granovetter Diagram" - diagramming communication relationships.

Paradigm Regained: Abstraction Mechanisms for Access Control by Mark S. Miller and Jonathan S. Shapiro.

Concurrency Among Strangers: Programming in E as Plan Coordination - by Mark S. Miller, E. Dean Tribble, Jonathan Shapiro. Explains E's concurrency control & distributed computing model.

Authority Analysis for Least Privilege Environments by Toby Murray and Gavin Lowe.

Non-delegatable authorities in capability systems by Toby Murray and Gavin Lowe. (ACM link)


Causeway: A message-oriented distributed debugger by Terry Stanley, E. Dean Tribble, and Mark S. Miller.

Talks and Presentations

Secure Collaboration - How Web Applications can Share and Still Be Paranoid by Mike Samuel

Tradeoffs in Retrofitting Security: An Experience Report by Mark Miller

Google TechTalk: Caja by Mike Samuel

The Lively Kernel by Dan Ingalls

Object-Capabilities for Security by David Wagner (slides from an earlier version of this talk)

Gears and the Mashup Problem by Douglas Crockford

Desktops to Donuts: Object-Caps Across Scales by Marc Stiegler

Core Patterns for Web Permissions by Tyler Close

Paradigm Regained: Abstraction Mechanisms for Access Control by Mark Miller

The Virus Safe Computing Initiative at HP Labs by Alan Karp

Important emails

On the Spread of the Capability Approach by Bill Tulloh

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