Debugging Django Views with Aptana

Debugging and troubleshooting Django can be a challenge. However, Aptana makes it easy and painless if you know what you’re doing.

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Making a simple HTML doc (for beginners)

I met a smart young guy at the Tacoma Community College the other day who asked me about making web-pages. I gave him a quick run-down of how it works, but he wasn’t sure he understood. This post should help him out. Here’s a link to a public you-tube video I made for you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0fMorp8_Ts&feature=youtu.be [...]

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Running Django in IIS7/IIS8

So I’ve been working hard on Python and Django training materials lately. There’s a client that was in desperate need of somebody to provide this type of training, and I was fortunate enough to have an experienced Python/Ruby programmer on staff that fit the bill. He and I worked together to come up with plenty [...]

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Semantic Data-Modeling Guidelines

Best practices for semantic data-modeling for performance and scalability. CodeSmart Inc’s “must read” white-paper from Microsoft.

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Mono For Android: Getting Started

After you have run the installer you will have the Trial Version which will allow you to develop Mono for Android applications and deploy them to the emulator for testing. In order to deploy the application to a device you must buy a license and activate it.

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Utilizing JSON Endpoints in WCF Domain Services

These videos (3 in total) will explain how it is done. They will be using a relatively simple T4-template that I’ve implemented specifically for the .NET 4.0 version of Entity Framework. The T4-Template is written to support basic CRUD operations against a single collection of table-related classes. The T4-Template doesn’t do much in the way of supporting the necessary operations to track related entities in JSON that come back from the WCF Domain Service query.

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HTML 5 Presentation for IPMA 2011 Forum

HTML 5 is new set of features that are being recommended by the W3C and several other “standards” governing bodies. I.T. companies that develop browsers for every-day use are taking notice and working overtime to implement most of these new features. The content attached to this article explains with a set of PowerPoint 2010 slides and demo source-code… how to leverage and plan for the new HTML 5 standard.

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ASP.NET MVC 3 Security Re-Visited

While presenting at the IPMA, I demonstrated to the 150+ person audience how easy it is to hijack another user’s credentials within an ASP.NET MVC 3 application that hasn’t been vetted for coding-practices. In this article, I will show a video of me re-demonstrating that attack, exactly how to fix it, and post the source-code [...]

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SQL Injection Solution using Table-Value-Parameters

Alright, after a long… ok, really long… wait I have finally gotten around to posting the content folks were asking for from the recent IPMA security presentation. The source-code and walk-thrus are below. First up is the SQL-Server injection problem. There are many ways that a hacker can exploit vulnerabilities, and SQL Server injection is [...]

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IPMA Security Training 2011

Today, I delivered a basic 3-hour session on areas to focus on when hardening security in WA State Agencies. I mainly focused the first half of the presentation on common best-practice methods like clear lines of communication between Project Managers and Network, Security, and Database Administrators as well as practicing good coding practices such as peer-programming, code-reviews, and the like. I finished off the first 2 hours be demonstrating the use of Fiddler2 and how it could be used to probe, and then attack an ASP.NET MVC application.

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