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Chris is the Co-founder, Administrator, Architect, Chief Editor and Shameless Hack who wrote and runs CodeProject. He is also co-founder of Developer Media and ContentLab.IO. He's been programming since the 80's and has been, in various guides, an astrophysicist, bacyard mechanic, mathematician, physicist, breeder of carnivorous plants, hydrologist, geomorphologist, defence intelligence researcher and then, when all that got a bit rough on the nerves, a web developer.

His programming experience includes C/C++, C#, SQL, MFC, ASP.NET, TypeScript and far, far too much FORTRAN. He has worked on PocketPCs, Old mainframes, new Macs, cheap phones, and a CRAY YMP C90 behemoth but finds notebooks take up less desk space.

He is kind to small animals and has a soft spot for cheesecake.

Chris was born and bred in Australia but splits his time between Toronto and Melbourne, depending on the weather. For relaxation he is obsessively into road cycling, physiology, occasionally snowboarding and rock climbing, and wishes he were a storm chaser.
31 Dec 2004 CodeProject MVP 2005

   
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ASP.NET Community
United States United States
The ASP.NET Wiki was started by Scott Hanselman in February of 2008. The idea is that folks spend a lot of time trolling the blogs, googlinglive-searching for answers to common "How To" questions. There's piles of fantastic community-created and MSFT-created content out there, but if it's not found by a search engine and the right combination of keywords, it's often lost.

The ASP.NET Wiki articles moved to CodeProject in October 2013 and will live on, loved, protected and updated by the community.
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759 members

No Biography provided
Group type: Collaborative Group
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2 members

The CodeProject focus group is an informal and changeable group of long-suffering CodeProject members willing to give their time and patience to discussing product, branding and marketing ideas with those looking to actually understand what developers think.

To apply to join this group simply hit the "Apply to join this group" button.

To seek the wisdom, guidance, and hopefully a little enlightenment, email focus@codeproject.com and we'll work out a time to discuss your thoughts.
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39 members

Intel Corporation
United States United States
You may know us for our processors. But we do so much more. Intel invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for business and society, and for every person on Earth.

Harnessing the capability of the cloud, the ubiquity of the Internet of Things, the latest advances in memory and programmable solutions, and the promise of always-on 5G connectivity, Intel is disrupting industries and solving global challenges. Leading on policy, diversity, inclusion, education and sustainability, we create value for our stockholders, customers and society.
Group type: Organisation
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42 members

The CodeProject Authors are a group of talented technical writers who create articles and whitepapers for some of the biggest companies in the industry. Under our ContentLab.io unit we reach out to those who need content written but lack the time, expertise or resources to complete the work.

Looking to earn a little extra and get connected to, and be featured on, the websites of the companies whose technologies you know and love? If you can write well and are efficient with time then send us an email at info@contentlab.io.
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90 members

CodeProject Advisors
Publisher CodeProject
Canada Canada
The CodeProject Advisors group is comprised of CodeProject members specifically chosen to advise the CodeProject on new products related to helping the community answer technical questions. This group participates in beta testing and feedback of products designed to help connect members with experts.
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28 members

Advisory Board
United States United States
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8 members

The Insider
Publisher The Code Project
United States United States
Sign up to get the news you didn't even know you needed to know in the most valuable 5 minutes of reading of your day.

The Code Project Daily Insider keeps you up to date with what is happening around the industry. From the continue saga of the Big Boys to Scott Guthrie's blog ramblings and Steve Jobs' latest, you will find it here.
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3 members

The Ultimate Toolbox
Web Developer
Canada Canada
In January 2005, David Cunningham and Chris Maunder created TheUltimateToolbox.com, a new group dedicated to the continued development, support and growth of Dundas Software’s award winning line of MFC, C++ and ActiveX control products.

Ultimate Grid for MFC, Ultimate Toolbox for MFC, and Ultimate TCP/IP have been stalwarts of C++/MFC development for a decade. Thousands of developers have used these products to speed their time to market, improve the quality of their finished products, and enhance the reliability and flexibility of their software.
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466 members

Chinese Forum Moderators
United States United States
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GeneralPasswords: Hash vs Encryption Pin
Chris Maunder25-Feb-09 10:07
cofounderChris Maunder25-Feb-09 10:07 
There's always debate[^], complaints[^] and personal preferences as to whether passwords should be encrypted in a database and sent back to a user when it's requested, or whether it should be one-way hashed and 'reset link' (or similar) provided to those users who forget their password.

Over the years we've asked members what they wanted and the preference has changed from "Please send me my original password" to "Please don't send me my password". I, personally, prefer that I get my original password when I ask for it because

a) I hate having to write down or remember Yet Another Password.
b) I don't use the same password for CodeProject as I do for, say, my bank
c) I control my email box
d) Often sites that allow you to reset your password allow anyone to reset your password (meaning you get lots of links that don't work if someone hates you and abuses the system), or they ask you a 'security' question before sending the link. Frankly, everyone knows my Mother's Maiden name ("Mum" AND the name of my first pet ("Cuddles the Rabbit") so these questions, to me, are not very secure. And to be honest I just couldn't be bothered with the extra hassle.

This reasoning doesn't apply for all, and above and beyond these personal reasons of mine there is the simple fact that if you are going to look after personal information of your members you should do it properly.

So, as of today we no longer encrypt passwords, but instead we store them as a one-way hash. This means we can no longer send you your password when you ask for it.

However, I figured we needed to

a) Allow people to maintain their current password if at all possible, and
b) Protect the system from abuse

So when you request a new password, we send you a temporary password and still allow you to sign in with your old password. If you sign in with the temp password then your password becomes the temporary password, permanently. If you suddenly remember your old password and sign in with it, then the temporary password is removed.

Hopefully the best of both worlds with the added security that no one, not us, not you, not your nosy coworkers, will ever know your password.
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GeneraltortoiseSVN support would be nice. Pin
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