No really, that’s the whole idea and it goes back to my post from a couple of days ago about my new Pluralsight course
. You see what normally happens when you create a course is that you hand over all the code used in the videos and then if you’re a plus subscriber
you get to download it and have a play. That’s just great, but the thing with my Hack Yourself First course is that it’s aimed at everyone – if you’re a PHP developer then this course is equally relevant to your ASP.NET brethren because it’s entirely focussed on common risks you can identify in the browser. The only problem is that if you want to actually run the code yourself then you need .NET. And IIS. And SQL Server. And you need to know how to make them all work!
As I described in that post to launch the course
, I’ve actually wrapped everything up into a single site, thing is that it’s a single site absolutely chock full of lousy security practices. So how do we make this useful to people taking the course? I had a good chat with the Pluralsight guys and what we decided to do was just stand the site up so it’s public. You don’t need to be a plus subscriber in fact you don’t need to be a subscriber at all – when I say “public” I mean really
public. It’s right here: