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December 2004 - Posts

The “Zombie” Modules

Jahil has posted a nice intro to Zombie processes (that most of unix users come across in routine). The same situation often occurs, in software development; especially in product development where different modules sometimes are re-written/replaced with
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IP Works! ADO.NET Data Provider

I have been working with an ISP (Internet Service Provider) for quite some time, and it’s been fun working for them. I had been exposed to different internet related protocols, like DNS, SNMP, NTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP4 etc. Programming with these protocols
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Fatigue

Today I happened to read an interview of Joel Spolsky on Salon . Joel Spolsky, is famous because of his “ Joel on Software ” series of essays and blogs. While replying to one question he mentioned the reasons why it takes longer for Microsoft
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Industry Frameworks

Consider yourselves as a typical dynamic web site developer, how many times you have implemented user authentication and authorization system? You might have used certain “reusable techniques” to get some benefit in terms of effort, but still,
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The finals are over!

And I am done with the semester at university, yesterday was the last final. But lot of things to do, couple of projects piled up at work. Also need to finish one of my side project (its always nice to have couple of extra bucks to pay university fees
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MSN Toolbar Suite

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Domain Specific Languages (DSL)

With Visual Studio .NET 2005 Team Systems , Microsoft is incorporating domain specific languages (DSLs) . Any given DSL, tend to be focused on doing one sort of task well. With this, Microsoft also rejecting UML and introducing their own propriety DSL
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Oracle Introduces Oracle(r) Database 10g Release 2

Oracle Introduces Oracle(r) Database 10g Release 2 Oracle Database 10g Release 2 will incorporate several new features to increase support for application developers. The new features will include: The industry's first mainstream support for the W3C XML
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How much testing is enough?

Quarter a million automatic tests being run twice a week for SQL Server’s engine! Wow! That’s really something…
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The Dream Organizer

People often asked me to give ideas for the “project” (usually under-graduate computer science students). Here is the latest “thought” based on my weblog post about “Getting Things Done” An “Organizer” featuring,
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Changing The Sort Order

Waseem asked a question, for which I am proposing a tricky solution. Hi SQL Experts; I am Facing a problem in my Project regarding SQL Query, please help me to solve it. I have A table named "Book" BooK __________ |BooKID | <-- PK |__________| |BookName
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MSN Spaces

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