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April 2004 - Posts

Scripting Languages

Savior to Administrators and Programmers Every time, one needs to tweak things in application, he needs to contact the vendor/developer who coded the application. If scripting technology is used affectively, it can be savior in such scenarios. End users
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Image Galleries: Abdullah

Image Galleries here on weblogs.com.pk are cool; I have just uploaded few snaps of my son, Abdullah! http://weblogs.com.pk/khurram/gallery/86.aspx
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Error Handling In TSql

This post discusses about error handling methodologies in TSql, the native language of Microsoft’s SQL Server. Error Handling is important in any application development. This applies in coding stored procedures with TSql. Stored procedures have
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Configuration Files, Visual Studio.NET

Any .NET application can have a XML based configuration file. In Asp.NET this file is named web.config, and in Windows Form application, the configuration file should be named like Application.Exe.config Explaining importance and using is out of scope
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Visual C++ Toolkit

One of the best C/C++ compilers is now available free! Go get it from Microsoft’s Visual C++ Toolkit page
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Java/Linux

While browsing I found another negative point for running Java under Linux L File locking problem - problem occurs in all Java versions under Linux. Java1.4.0 under Linux can't lock the files, and other Java versions locks the files, but not properly
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Web Matrix Hosting

WebMatrixHosting can be an ideal web-host for you. Its 100% free, and provide lot of goodies, including SQL Server hosting. This page has the complete feature list, and the FAQs are here . There are couples of restrictions in the offer such as You need
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Parametric Queries

People often ask how to execute parametric query to database engines, like SQL Server or Oracle. Consider the following sql. select * from emp where ename=’SMITH’ They want to convert the hardcode SMITH in the query to the variable having
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Sun-Microsoft Settlement

Sun-Microsoft settlement seems to be the hot topic of the week! Here are my two cents: In 90s, when desktop applications were IN, Java had very little market! Back then, everyone was going for Visual C++. There were inherent problems with C++. Java was
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Writing Urdu With English

Roughly, 90% of the locals don’t understand English, but as internet is penetrating in local society so rapidly, don’t you think, they need what I just have mentioned? I see many people around reading/writing emails and instant messages in
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Practical UML

Looking for 1-hour crash course on UML? Check out, Borland’s Practical UML, A Hands-On Introduction for Developers
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Windows Server Feedback

Many of us say that we do not like Windows as the Server Operating System, but this is the fact that Windows has made its own unique position in this area. Though Windows has been the number one target for the attackers and hackers in the recent past,
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Beautiful Code From A Beautiful Client

Consider you are given a task to make a portion of a website; all you need to do is to create couple of pages to show the result of an exam. You are expecting lot of sudden users who will be coming to the site to check the results. Your stakeholder has
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TSql Wishes (Part 1)

TSQL’s IN keyword has tremendous power; using it one can determine the given value matches any value in a sub query or list. For example; select userid from users where accountindex in (14, 17); I wish, that modern languages like Java/C# offers
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Model Driven Architecture

In response to Oxymoron ’s post about MDA book : In the current state, there is a need of lot of work and improvement in the Model Driven Architecture. Before writing anything further, let me clear, that I myself is a big fan of MDA! Its just what
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C# Wishes (Part 1)

This post is made in hurry, as firstly I am at remote location, secondly, I just wanted to post these two wishes that I was missing a lot while coding a couple of classes for a new business process. I also have few other wishes that I will try to post
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Knowing Identity Value

If you are involved in database application development, especially in Data Access Layer development, it is often required to know the value of the last inserted Identity Value (SQL Server equivalent of AutoNumber in Access) Once I happen to see a very
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