April 2005 - Posts

Look what we have done...
26 April 05 12:31 AM
Ever been at Lahore Railway Station? If we consider pollution as good/bad parameter, it is one of the worst places on God's green earth. If you go there in summer, it is like hell. You can actually feel that you are inside a blanket of smoke. Few days Read More...
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A handy tip to choose random record from mySQL
24 April 05 06:30 PM
select * from TABLE where active = 'Y' and online = 'Y' order by rand() limit 0,1 This query will return a random record from the table. I needed it to display a random quote on a website. Happy mySQL-ing! A lot of power fluctuations today. I hate WAPDA. Read More...
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I blog at weblogs.com.pk...
24 April 05 02:54 PM
Blogger.com is offering a cool place to blog. Fortunately I was able to to reserve a nice URL for myself :). Check out http://fahadkhalil.blogspot.com/ , its L&F is absolutely cool. Beside hosting the blog on their servers, you can also optionally Read More...
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Lattice - and Ideas for Open Source Software...
19 April 05 09:30 PM
Just to spend some of my spare time I usually browse sourceforge. I found an interesting project called Lattis. Lattis is a MVC (Model - View - Controller) based framework for Microsoft .NET Web applications. It provides a FrontController to the application, Read More...
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Visual Studio 2005 Beta 2 Now Available
18 April 05 11:12 AM
Get the Beta2 of Visual Studio 2k5 here . The express edition is available for those who dont have the msdn subscriptions. Other helpful links include... ASP .NET 2.0 Starter Kits ASP .NET 2.0 Quick Start Express Editions Full Downloads Happy .NETing Read More...
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How do I develop things?
16 April 05 02:30 PM
Being a part of a development team, development is one of my major responsibilities. During past few years, I am trying to establish development standards and methodologies for myself. Here I will try to share my style or the way of coding. Understand Read More...
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The migration...
14 April 05 11:18 PM
Some news... mail servers of my company has been moved to Lotus Domino from Microsoft Exchange Server. I used to have some respect for Lotus notes when I haven't seen them. They have got the a silly GUI and the user experience. After using Microsoft Outlook Read More...
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Another difference between VB .NET and C# .NET
10 April 05 03:12 AM
Well beside other differences, here is one which I have recently discovered. C# .NET allows you to call the static methods with the name of class (makes more sense) while VB .NET extends this liberty. Consider a class AClass (written either in VB .NET Read More...
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Hooking your common stuff in ASP .NET
10 April 05 02:54 AM
Sometimes your perform very common tasks in ASP .NET pages. Like Verifying the Session (if you are implementing session based security) Opening/Closing DB connections (which should not happen in case of proper n-tier app, but still its a task) Managing Read More...
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The DataSet Watch
09 April 05 01:48 PM
During the process of debugging there are times when you need to know about the values of particular variables. To check them out, you can use watches, immediate window or quick watch. They are good for primitive data types. You can also test the values Read More...
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Some random thoughts...
03 April 05 02:09 AM
Some random thoughts... What is an Expection? Context: Programming An exception represents a breach of an implicit assumption made within code. What is an object? An object is an atomic entity formed by the combination of attributes and behavior and it Read More...
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Just a random thought :)
03 April 05 01:40 AM
...We are, in fact, a social organism animated by electricity and rendered conscious by the Telephone Network... how true! Read More...
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Back, rather just kind-of back...
03 April 05 01:37 AM
Well, after such a long time, here I am. I was very busy in meeting a dead line in office and because of my improper planning; I was unable to perform all of my tasks and activities (which includes blogging, some off-line projects and my personal thought Read More...
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