Online Security - Why the low standard, New Zealand?

I like websites. I like online transactions. I also like good security practices when conducting online transactions. I think it's a pretty neat idea. Not a particularly new and radical one, mind you; it's been around for quite a while. So when I see prominent, established brands making really basic, rudimentary mistakes I get understandably frustrated.

Quick and Easy Umbraco 7 Razor Contact Form

Putting together forms in Umbraco when you're reasonably new to the platform can be a bit of work even for those who are very familiar with MVC. Handling the post-back of the form within Umbraco and working with

Building a .Net Core App with PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database that integrates very easily with ASP.Net applications. In this post, I look at just how quickly you can create a new .net Core web application with PostgreSQL, Entity Framework Code First and Autofac for dependency injection.

NWebSec Support for ASP.Net Core Applications

NWebsec is a set of several security libraries for ASP.NET applications that makes securing your code easy, configurable and now supports Core. Have a read to see how security configuration is actually enjoyable and intuitive.

Exploring .Net Core App Hosting with Caddy Server

I genuinely thought this post was going to be a lot bigger and more complicated. Turns out setting up Caddy Server for development and testing purposes with a .Net Core application is ridiculously simple.

Search Basics Using Lucene.Net

Implementing a custom search function on your site might feel a little intimidating if you've never tried it before, but Lucene makes the task incredibly easy.

Sharp Dressed Web: Playing with the newest frameworks

The new ASP.Net Blazor makes it incredibly easy to write Single Page Applications in an efficient, uncomplicated framework. With the latest Zurb Foundation CSS framework, it's amazingly easy to stitch together a MongoDB or PostgreSQL back end and run a full open source stack app.