February 2005 - Posts

Good Morning Sunshine...
28 February 05 09:55 AM
Monday here! Looking forward for a bright week. Yesterday night ED shared few verses with me. Though I do not like to post such extremely personal stuff, but this one is really good. "....saw her standing there, looking innocent and beautiful, like the Read More...
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Another week has gone...
26 February 05 09:15 PM
Another flat week has gone! Whats new I have done it? Nothing... same old routine, always finding myself on the road to office. Well, this is life I guess :) I was very busy during this week and was unable to do anything off-the-record. Looking forward Read More...
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A Questions...
21 February 05 12:46 PM
Today I happened to meet some atheists - heard about their philosophies and etc. A simple question for them. “ If I put some ink and paper in a closed box, what is the possibility/probability that after some time a novel Charles Dickens will come Read More...
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Calling Webservices Asynchronously...
17 February 05 04:38 PM
In order to let you access a Web Service asynchronously, the proxy classes for the service include a Begin* and End* version of each method in the service. For instance, if the service has a method called CreditCheck, the proxy class will have methods Read More...
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... and thats it...
16 February 05 12:03 AM
I read a lot about Visual Studio 2005 beta 1 and its cool features. I had it on my hard disk for more then last two months. Now I am a bit free, so I have started to install it. People - I will be looking into Visual Studio Distributed Application Designer Read More...
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Some old .NET memories ...
10 February 05 09:44 PM
While browsing my work at home computer, I found something which I did few years back when I was learning .NET. I wrote this code when I was developing an email harvester for one my offline clients :). public static string GetPOSTResponse(String URI, Read More...
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... O God is this Oracle???????
10 February 05 05:32 PM
One of the very common practice in database design is that we use boolean to store record status (like activated or etc). And I think such kind of information does not deserve more then a byte. Everybody will agree. Welcome to Oracle. First, Oracle provider Read More...
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DB Independence Issues Posted at ASquare (the WIKI)...
10 February 05 11:44 AM
I have also posted my previous post (about database independence) at my WIKI. If you are interested in updating/reviewing the material, please do so at ASquare . The process of data provider migration is not yet compelte. I will be posting my new learnings Read More...
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... and its raining and raining...
09 February 05 12:54 PM
YES !! and its raining since last few days in Lahore and God... I am luvin' it!!!!!!!!! I love rains - I love grey skies - I love the smell of rain - I love driving in rain But a minor bad thing, yesterday I experienced that my car needs tyre changes Read More...
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Database independence
08 February 05 06:19 PM
When we started the development of our current application, one of the aims was to make the application database independent. Just for the information, I am working on a banking application. So we started to use OleDb and wrote all of our persistence Read More...
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For casual reading
07 February 05 01:52 PM
Few days back I collected some links for my casual reading when I am free. All of them are about ASP .NET. Here are these links (posted at wiki). http://www.asquare.info/wikka/ASPNetReading Recomendations will be appreciated :) Read More...
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Clearing a Career Path for Software Testers
04 February 05 09:45 AM
QA lead of our team yesterday forwarded me a very nice article with topic “Clearing a Career Path for Software Testers“. Everyone should read it. Testing has been a neglected area in the software industry for decades. There never seem to be Read More...
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About White Horse...
03 February 05 11:42 AM
If you have installed Beta 1 and played with White Horse, you've probably seen the Distributed System Designers and the Class Designer. Well, there you go, that's Whitehorse... The Distributed System Designers breaks down into four different designers: Read More...
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Planning and Managing Enterprise Development
02 February 05 11:56 PM
Here I have gathered all the things which should be considered or performed during the development planning phase and during development of an enterprise application. Here by development planning phase I mean the time when all the client requirements Read More...
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And my WIKI is up!
02 February 05 11:43 PM
Its been a while since I... well, here I am. I have setup a wiki at www.ASquare.info hoping that I will learn a lot from my peers and seniors. After learning about what is the concept of wiki, my soul was kind of not having good time. So I got the domain Read More...
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