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Shuffle a string in C#

This is the first in a series of posts that I am going to make to update some of the existing code examples with newer code utilising what I’ve learnt since the original article. In this post I will be looking at shuffling the characters in a string, the original post “Shuffle a string in VB.Net” was written back in 2010 and I felt that I should...

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Password generation in C#

This is an update for a post that I wrote back in 2010 on how to generate a password using VB.NET. The overall design of the code has been kept the same although I have made a few adjustments according to things that I have learnt since I wrote the original code, like the use of a StringBuilder instead of just concatenating strings to build up t...

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Customer resistance, methods of minimising it

We all want to engage our target audience, get them involved in our products/brands but sometimes we don’t remove enough of the resistance from their path to make potential audience members become engaged. I am currently on holiday with my father doing some family history on the Isle of Scilly, during a walk around St. Marys we popped into a co...

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Deck of Cards in C#

So this is something I have seen a number of times on StackOverflow, so I thought I would spend some time while I was on a ferry creating a solution for. So what we have is a standard deck of cards, 52 cards (no jokers), 4 suits (Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts and Spades) each with 13 cards (ace through to king). In this post I will go through the code...

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Windows Azure Free Global Bootcamp

I recently took the decision that I wanted to start to get more involved in the wider programming community, by giving back (through this blog and online through things like StackOverflow) and by attending bootcamps, so I was really pleased when I heard about how Microsoft are doing a free Windows Azure Bootcamp. The Bootcamp will be a “one day ...

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Problems with Add Media in WordPress

WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems on the Internet, it is used by an estimated 17.5% of websites according to W3Techs (source). This is one of those many websites, I recently moved my website over from Joomla to the latest version of WordPress. During my initial setting up of WordPress, I went online to find sugges...

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Password storage, how to do it right.

I’ve spoken before in some of my other blog posts (some of which haven’t been finished/published yet) about password storage strategies and how it is important to make sure that you choose the right storage strategy. One of my friends pointed out that while it should be a no-brainer not to store passwords plain text or encrypted I didn’t provide...

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