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Auto Sign out

By: Chris Dunn on Tue Feb 6, 2018 (3 min read)

This functionality seems to be more prominent on financial websites than others, but something all sites should consider.  Even though we automatically expire someones session or login, sensitive information can still exist on the page. Unless the page makes a call to the server, the page won't know the session has expired.  So, if you see auto-sign out show up in your specs, here's how you do it. Setup The following javascript code needs to function in cooperation with your server authenticatio ...

Highlight JS Syntax Highlighter

By: Chris Dunn on Tue Jan 9, 2018 (4 min read)

When you're writing a technical blog, you need a good syntax highlighter.  I didn't want to point to external files or even GitHub Gists for every sample or partial piece of code.  While there are probably hundreds of tools for the job, I ended up choosing Highlight JS, and couldn't be happier.  Here's how I went about setting it up including a minor customization I added for the display.   NOTE: If you have a code display option in your CMS or Wiki, I would try give that a try first and see if ...

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