Archive for the 'Visual Build' Category

Upgrading from Visual C++ v7.1 (VS 2003) to Visual C++ v9 (VS 2008)

Friday, March 14th, 2008

VC6 Our applications are written primarily in Visual C++. We started with Visual C 6.0 back in 1998 and used it successfully for many years. VC7 There was quite a bit of disappointment among C developers with the release of Visual Studio .NET (VC7) in 2002 and VS .NET 2003 (VC7.1) the following year because [...]

Automating Code Signing of Windows Executables

Friday, January 6th, 2006

Introduction Digital signatures provide a way to determine the identity of the creator of a document, know that the document has not been altered since it was signed, and verify when it was signed. Installation and application executables can also be digitally signed (also called code signing). Many software vendors have been code signing their [...]

Securing Access to a Hosted Server

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

Introduction We use shared hosting services to provide our company’s web presence. Even though the software we produce is Windows-specific, we have been using a Unix-based hosting service for nearly six years. The service is very reliable and affordable, and we have no reason to switch to something else. We regularly access the server over [...]