In previous posts I've talked about how we slowly evolve our software by taking advantage of advances in the platform that we write our code in (the .Net Framework). Last time I discussed the Entity Framework and why I decided to move us over to it's most recent release. This time I thought I'd write a little about ASP.Net MVC.
Over the past few years we've steadily worked on our CRM and CMS software and have added new features and capabilities to it. However, while we were busy doing that the technologies that the software is built on was itself undergoing changes, some of which we made use of while others we chose to ignore. Fortunately those changes/enhancements usually maintain backwards compatibility with code that's already been written and so it rarely if ever breaks existing code.
At the beginning of the month Microsoft announced what is effectively a new programming language, Typescript.
I came across this article earlier today: Why passwords have never been weaker and I urge you to read it. For anyone running a web site or a network its message is quite worrying, basically with the data and hardware available to them it has never been easier for a hacker to break a password. Any way you look at it that's bad news.
Things have moved on so quickly in the past couple of years that it's easy to forget that only a couple of years ago when it came to writing a Rich Internet Application Adobe Flash was king, with Microsoft's upstart Silverlight vying to make up ground. While at the same time the specification for HTML 5 was being developed and browser makers were starting to latch onto parts of the specification and include it in their offerings, and it was beginning to be hyped.