Milkman Matty

Adding Colour and Size to TinyMCE in Umbraco 9

Umbraco 9 changed the way that the config for tinyMCE RichTextEditor is consumed. Adding in the basic 3 properties: font colour, font size and font family can trip up those new to .net core and those that are used to the old config files.

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Customising SVGs in Umbraco 9

Most of the properties of SVGs can be editied out of the box or through the normal CSS means. Those that can't can be changed easily by JavaScript, but what if JavaScript can't be used? Here's a pretty slick way to change the colour of an SVG in Umbraco 9 using just the built in backoffice pickers and 3 lines of custom view code.

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View Changes in Umbraco 7 vs 8

For a migration that happened a some years ago, and that very explicitly asks the developer to re-write there is surprisingly little documentation on the fixes needed to patch Umbraco 7 views into Umbraco 8 compatibility.

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Progressively creating checksums in TypeScript

Checksums are a great tool to verify that the file you have received from the server is the same as the file on the server. They can be used for many things of course, after all checksums are just the result of a cryptographic hash function, but the main reason for their existence is verification.

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How to deploy WPScan to AWS

WPScan is a free, for non-commercial use, black box WordPress security scanner written for security professionals and blog maintainers to test the security of their sites. It can be deployed on a t2.nano AWS instance!

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Forest Road 2016

A quick summary of the steps I took to create a game back in 2016. It was called Forest Road and was in the Tower Defense genre.

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C# Nameof

This is more of a note-to-self than anything else. The nameof operator in C# is super useful when adding in reporting or doing any type of deep debugging. Really anything that requires parameters can make use of the operator.

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Why Accessibility is an Afterthought

Accessibility is generally an afterthought. I don't have hard evidence to back this up except for the all of the clients I've worked for but talk to anyone in the accessibility space and you will hear that phrase eventually. This fact is saddening to be sure, but to me it's not all that surprising.

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Most Important Thing in Programming

I was recently challenged to define the single most important thing needed to conduct a successful programming career. I wasn't able to scope it down to one answer, but I got it down to 2 things: genuine motivation and a solid programming support network.

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I Can Do Anything

Just give me time...

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Define Full Stack

I'm a Full Stack developer... I think. The title of Full Stack developer is a contentious subject, at least among the social circle I frequent. The main criticism of the title is that it lacks a formal definition and universal understanding.

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HTTP Strict Transport Security and IIS

I recently discovered HTTP Strict Transport Security or HSTS. It's been around forever and I am a little sad that I didn't know about it but also worried that I never came across it until now. The reason not knowing about HSTS is so worrying is because it is literally the first thing that the browser actually does when you attempt to visit any page - paint me humbled.

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Creating Bootable USB for Windows

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