Special Briefing: Technology Under Trump Presidency
CodeRed Official Statement Nov. 16, 2016
The votes are clear. But less clear is how the Trump presidency will impact technology. This briefing seeks to objectively connect the dots to identify how Trump policies will affect cyber security, corporate IT departments, small businesses IT, and the technology industry as a whole. Even thoug...
Customizable Navbars in Wagtail
How to use Snippets and StreamFields to create a navigation bar builder.
Cory Sutyak Nov. 14, 2016
Wagtail, the excellent CMS Framework developed by Torchbox, gives developers a large amount of freedom in how their projects are built. One of our projects required us to have a navigation bar creator. We decided to implement this using Wagtail's StreamFields and Snippets. Here's what our ...
What I Learned About Small Business From "Mad Men"
How a story about a bygone era applies to today's high-tech world.
Vince Salvino Oct. 30, 2016
Enter Mad Men 's 1960s New York office and you'll be greeted by clouds of smoke, fabulous wardrobes, and a secretary explaining that "the men who designed this typewriter made it easy enough for a woman to use". Needless to say, our office at CodeRed is quite a bit different (although fun fact...
Dash Hacks: Hacking the Amazon Dash to Launch a Random Steam Game
Combining Windows, an Amazon Dash Button, and the Steam API
Cory Sutyak Oct. 4, 2016
There are so many games on Steam. Between the deals and the bundles most users build up an impressive backlog. That backlog tends to become so huge that when we actually get around to clearing it, we don't know where to start. Lucky for us, Amazon has made a button that can solve al...
CodeRed Gains BBB Accreditation
Trust is more important than ever in the Millennial age
Vince Salvino Sept. 30, 2016
Look at any “millennial” market research and you'll see the word “authenticity” stand out. Authenticity in regards to transparency of business practices, being genuine in personal relationships, and having honest intentions. But I don’t think authenticity is a new concept at all. One must wonde...
Day in the Life of a CodeRed Intern
As we say goodbye to summer, we bid farewell to our summer intern Kevin Cummings
Vince Salvino Sept. 7, 2016
For both the summers of 2015 and most recently 2016, Kevin Cummings has interned with us doing web and application development. We asked Kevin to share a little bit about himself and his experience here at CodeRed this past summer. You can connect with Kevin on LinkedIn . Which school...
The Future of Virtual (and Augmented) Reality
Thoughts after spending a day exploring VR technology at CodeRed
Cory Sutyak Aug. 25, 2016
I gazed up and saw the Earth spinning in the dark, seemingly thousands of miles away from me. The night lights of civilization silhouetted the major countries. In that instance, I could only relate my feelings of perspective and awe to that of astronauts looking down at the blue marble from spac...
Getting Back to the Basics: Policy, Policy, and More Policy, topped with Mind Map Planning
Part 2 of 3 in a series on the CIS Critical Security Controls
Jeremy Mio Aug. 17, 2016
Policy, Policy, and some Policy... topped with mind map planning! Critical Controls – Part 2 So a while back I discussed the critical control basics, mentioning policy and planning as the necessary foundation before implementing any type of security methodology, specifically the Center of Intern...
.NET 4.6.2 Security Enhancements
Latest release of .NET brings stronger encryption and FIPS support
Vince Salvino Aug. 16, 2016
.NET 4.6.2, released earlier this month, is loaded with great enhancements and updates. In particular, it seems that Microsoft was very focused on security. Being a "dot" release, it is compatible with 4.6 and with 4.0 on your IIS servers. Because of the great new security enhancement...
Looking Back at Djangocon 2016
Vince Salvino July 27, 2016
Last week we had the pleasure of attending Djangocon US. I had the opportunity to speak, and gave a talk about building the CIFFbot ( slides are online if you missed it). As a long time attendee and a first time speaker, I can safely say that djangocon gets better every year. One of Django's ...