SSL and Web Security
It is worth noting that SSL is only one piece of your web security. It offers a great way to protect your data as it flows between the client and the server as well as providing a check to ensure the server is who you think it is but it is only a piece of the security puzzle. Often people will think just by having SSL enabled their site is now secure but this is just not the case.
Visual Studio Test Controllers Cross Domain
I have setup some test controllers and was struggling to hit them remotely from my local machine. The main issue was because my local machine was in one domain and the controllers were in another domain. After lots of fruitless googling I came eventually came across this simple solution.
Update to the Hacker News App
I have finally finished some updates on my first foray into Windows 8 apps. Last summer I uploaded, to the Windows Store, version 1 of my Hacker News App which, using the bigrss feed from Hacker News, displayed the top stories from the popular tech news aggregator. It was pretty basic - it showed comments for each story and allowed the viewer to view the original story. For release 2 I added a couple of new features that I think will make it more useful as well as made a couple of bug fixes and UX improvements.
Cleaning up IIS Virtual Directories with PowerShell
Sometimes, especially if you are working with a large amount of web applications or different versions of the same application, you find IIS gets cluttered with all the different web applications. It is quite tedious to go through and delete different ones when you want to clean up. I created this simple powershell script to allow you to remove web applications from a specified website within IIS from the command line.