Securing IIS server for SSL best practices

Developers and system administrators needs to update or remove various ciphers , protocols from IIS for security hardening. This job requires updating registry settings and configurations. There is one stop solution to it – ” IIS Crypto ”  ( Website : https://www.nartac.com/Products/IISCrypto ) IIS Crypto is a free tool that gives administrators the…

Error inflating class android.support.v7.widget.RecyclerView

If you are getting this error -> Error inflating class android.support.v7.widget.RecyclerView or rendering problem in Android Studio then goto  build.gradle ( module: app ) and add dependency for recyclerview.   You need to rebuild project in order to resolve the error displayed in rendering. dependencies { compile fileTree(dir: ‘libs’, include: [‘*.jar’])…

Creating icons for Android App

Creating quick icons for your android app can be a big task. AndroidAssetStudio has made task of re-sizing icons as per screensize very easy. Android Asset Studio – Icon generators allows to quickly and easily generate icons from existing source images, clipart, or text. It’s free and online. Icons can be…

Nothing will stop you from learning

Open Source – Computer Science Degree !  If you are determined to learn new things no one can stop you in this age of internet. Now even you can get a computer science degree that too open source. If you are an electronics or any other engineering graduate and missing study…

Check free disk of your servers / computers on network

Since few days I was facing a problem that some of the servers were short of free space due to disk full. I was looking for quick & simple way to monitor free space on server. I found some sripts on internet & modified it to suit my requirement . Below script connects to…

Get list of installed softwares on machines in your network

I was looking for a way to get list of softwares installed in machines in our network for verifying something. I did not wanted to go & login in each machine & then collection list of software from add / remove programs.   So I decided to write a small program that will do…

Securing SSL certificates private keys

We use SSL certificates for securing communication between applications , computers as well as websites. It is very important to securely store certificate private keys , passwords for P12 files etc. This ensures security and privacy of your application data.  Here is a nice white paper by thawte CA about best…

Pretty Permalinks in wordpress fails on windows hosting

Symptoms : Pretty Permalinks in wordpress are not working even after setting correct Permalink Settings   [Applicable for windows server ] . Pages with post / page names either getting 404 – Not found error or redirect to root of domain Solution : When you update these settings wordpress will ask you to…

PTVS – Python tools for Visual Studio

Python tools for Visual Studio might be a very good alternative IDE on windows.   http://www.hanselman.com/blog/OneOfMicrosoftsBestKeptSecretsPythonToolsForVisualStudioPTVS.aspx PTVS is a free/OSS plugin that turns Visual Studio into a Python IDE. PTVS supports CPython, IronPython, editing, browsing, Intellisense, mixed Python/C++ debugging, profiling, HPC clusters, multiple REPL’s, IPython, Django, and cloud computing with…

GitHub.com or bitbucket.org

There are quite a few git hosting sites mentioned on http://git-scm.com/tools. We group of enthusiastic developers are willing to learn android app developement and Google App engine as cloud power. So we have decided to create an android app. Initially I was thinking to create it as opensource project for which github.com is perfect…