I’m still here

Well, after a few career adjustments, a new child, and many other developments in my personal life I’m still here and kicking.  Over the past several months I have made huge strides in my personal skill development even finally publishing my first android application yesterday!  I released Discover Brewton on both the Google Play Store and the Amazon App store.

Discover Brewton is a simple application that gives some insight into my home town and automatically pulls town sponsored events, allowing you to add them to your calendar.  I do my best to attend as many of these as possible so be sure to come and see me!

C# for Beginners [Part 1]

Ok so yesterday I received a request to do a C# tutorial covering the basics of the C# language. This will be a short multi-part tutorial on the basics of C#. In Part 1 we’re going to cover some basic structure and syntax.  I do not intend to get too in-depth but cover just enough to allow others to be able to start writing simple programs and get comfortable with the language syntax.

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SQLite in C#? [Part 2]

Building off the previous tutorial  SQLite in C# [Part 1] we are going to get a little more in detail with SQLite and populate our database with some information that we can pull back out later.

Lets start off with inserting information into our database.  We will do this in a similar fashion as we did creating our database table.  By creating a query string, passing it to a SQLiteCommand, and then executing the command.

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SQLite in C#? [Part 1]

I can’t tell you how many times I am working on an application that I want to store data in an organized fashion but I don’t want the dependency of an external server.  Maybe I want to be able to use the application offline?  Or maybe the device I am running it on doesn’t have the ability to hold a database server.

Enter the realm of SQLite.  I have used it extensively in the past with simple Python and PHP applications, but now I figured I’d give a good overview of using it with C# and .NET.

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C# 7.1 Update

Last month Microsoft released Visual Studio 2017.3 and with it C#’s latest minor upgrade C# 7.1!  C#’s latest update includes four new (very useful) features that I am honestly very excited about.

  • async Main method
  • default literal expressions
  • inferred tuple names

Below I’ll go into some detail on each of the new features and show some examples of each, along with how to update your current project to the new C#7.1 update.

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Back up and running

Welcome all!

Tis I! Sildaekar, Darkvengance, DCCoder, Ernest, whatever you feel like calling me. I managed to use the wayback machine and find a lot of my old posts, turns out a white-paper I wrote on web application security back in 2011 is surprisingly widely referenced. I’m slowly putting everything back together here and will be posting some more and writing more tutorials. I’ve been thinking about even doing some video courses on C#. Continue reading “Back up and running”

Selling on the Unity Asset Store

While working on Forgotten Ones I decided to turn it into a small indie company a while back, we are currently a team of 3-6 (depending on what day of the week it is) but still funding is hard to come by, especially these days early in the process. Nearly everyone works a full-time job and helps out on the project in their off time so we decided to turn our attention to the Unity Asset Store.

Since there seems to be very little information for emerging asset developers I decided I’d write a little a little on our experiences with the Asset Store. Continue reading “Selling on the Unity Asset Store”

Storing Sessions in a database

Most common applications and “home-brew” sites use sessions for storing temporary data as well as authentication. However,
sometimes a developer may want the session to span over multiple domains and or servers, and some may just be very security
conscience. It is common knowledge that session data is stored in a text file on the webserver, however if you are using
a shared server (as most cannot afford dedicated hosting or VPS) then any user on that server may see your session files.
To prevent this, and allow your user’s sessions to span over multiple domains the answer is easy: store the session data in a
MySQL database! Most of you may not be sure how to do this, or may have even been unaway that this is possible, however it is
very easy. When storing sessions in a database PHP makes the work easy for us with the use of a function called
session_set_save_handler(), this function can control the way that sessions are stored, retrieved, destroyed, etc. Continue reading “Storing Sessions in a database”