Friday, May 15, 2015

Conways Game Of Life

Like many students studying software engineering, when I was at university one of my assignments was to write an implementation of John Conway's Game of Life. At the time I found the assignment fairly tricky but out of the whole three years in University it was probably my favorite piece of work.


Saturday, May 09, 2015

AES File Encryptor for Windows

This week I spent some time working on a powershell script which will use AES Encryption to encrypt a file prior to it being transffered to a remote destination. The receiver will be able to unencrypt the file using a provided key.


I decided it would be a good idea to use the script as a basis for a Windows application that provides the same functionality. Using Visual Studio 2013 I quickly put together a simple user interface using WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) and wired up the controls. It took hardly any time to get the whole thing working and with the inbuilt Git integration it's been pushed up to Visual Studio Online for future reference.