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July 2005 - Posts

Testing & Instrumentation

Testing is very important. It’s the most widely used defect removal technique. An associated concept is Code Coverage, i-e your test cases should try to cover the most of the code; i-e if your code has 100 instruction; the test cases should be made so
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Project FAZR

An evolutionary, revolutionary electoral profit-sharing small ISV experiment! Check it out ; great idea… And that’s not it; he has proposed some solid guidelines… What are the possibilities of having similar thing in this part of world?
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Developing Software In a Team

If you are developing application in a team; you have to adopt certain habits for better team work. And if you are working in maintenance cycles; you even have to adopt few more habits. The first and foremost is; use Source Code Control System (SCCS);
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Hitting The High Notes

Hitting the high notes , a must read article, new at JoelOnSoftware.com In this article Joel has discussed his theory on successful software business; his theory revolves around having the best people onboard. "Does it even make sense to talk about having
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SQL Server Reporting Services :: Security Settings Not Working

I love SQL Server Reporting Services. It’s very fine platform; has number of options for accessing reports; like web based portal; Sharepoint webparts; URLs and web services. Above this all; it provides extendibility at multiple points; like data providers;

XPCOM

As; internet is slow here in Pakistan; and the direct browsing (no transparent proxying) is too slow at my desktop. I didn’t felt comfortable switching proxy settings; and I was lazy to add sites that I want to browse without proxy in Internet Explorer’s
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Most Useful Selection of Blogs from TheServerSide

Two highly recommended feeds that one should subscribe. · TheServerSide.NET Blogs Section · TheServerSide.COM Blogs Section You will find the most useful selection of blogs about .NET and Java; chosen from thousands of source.
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Internet in Pakistan

The internet in Pakistan is again slow; it’s working on satellite backup links. Thanks to concerned authority’s monopoly and superb planning; now they are doing some scheduled maintenance. Why the heck they didn’t do it when there was some cable problem
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Open Source Development In Pakistan

I had been thinking; and chit chatting about that; why we don’t have open source developers in Pakistan. I personally think; there are two major problems with most of us; first is; most of us are still struggling to get good bucks; such people cannt find
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I hate Visual Basic projects….

VB programmers inherently tends to write code in events… I planned to convert one COM class today. It has just one public method, but all the code is written into one function which is 2200+ lines I have got its print outs (47 pages) and trying to develop
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Exchange Server :: Messages are bouncing when sent to public folder email address

Exchange public folders feature receiving emails. Each public folder can be given one or more email addresses. People then send emails to these addresses and messages will get delivered to public folder. If Exchange administrator has locked down the public
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OS-Side Scripting - 2

OS Side Scripting Part 2 Problem Scenarios Business The manager wants to have a weekly sale progress, in Excel. An application generate the excel files and keep it on some shared folder; or mail to manager. Problem is; manager has to learn where to store
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Enterprise Class Collaboration and Project Management Solution

Recently, I got a chance to explore enterprise class collaboration and task tracking systems. The best solution in my opinion is from Microsoft, but its quite heavy! The story starts from having an Active Directory enabled network. Couple of servers that
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OS side scripting

Just one random thought… “Server side scripting has rocked the world.” The Operating system should have something “OS side scripting”; by which I mean when we open/access a file, the OS execute the code written in the file and return what that script
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