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Web Application Projects / Atlas / Spring

Last few days had been of full of fun! We are having a refactoring week in our current project; in which we want to improve the overall code base before moving forward. One of the activities was to straighten out the projects in the solutions. We have
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IE DEV Tool Bar

I usually refrain from installing add-ons on my desktop machine; which I used primarily for my dev work. But this tool bar is really cool!
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Fedora 5

Fedora 5 was released last Monday; I guess this is the first “client ready” operating system having built in support of .NET (oops Common Language Runtime / CLR) support. There are even three apps built with Mono; a note taking app, a photo manager and
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Can we use stored procedures in View?

Well I have not gone through all the options yet; but I was able to did something that solved the problem at hand. The database at hand was exposed only through stored procedures; but one developer wanted to have a view; being new to Perl on Unix; he
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SQL Server Express with Advanced Services

How many people actually modify the code of open source product? Roughly 95% of open source users uses the released bundle as-is. Such users potentially are attractable to free offerings. That’s what companies like Microsoft, Oracle and others doing.
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Object Data Source Controls :: Page Maintenance

With Data Source Controls in ASP.NET v2; things are turning into declarative programming style; more code is being pushed to UI (ASPX/ASCX) and with that; runtime errors increases; especially in maintenance phase of the software. If you want to learn
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Information Management :: Historical Data

Continuing the topic of information management; and how we should think about it as a developer; we basically need to consider two things that impacts our implementation approach. Maintaining historical data Making available the aggregated data In this
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Opportunity :: Communiy Server v2 Custom Development

Is anyone around has worked doing customization of Community Server v2? Someone has contacted me for this; and I yet havnt explored its code beyond ICSModule and few other things that they have added to build add-ons. The work involves extending forums
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Sharepoint / ASP.NET v2 / Smart Part :: Required permissions cannot be acquired

Today I updated few internal Sharepoint based applications to ASP.NET v2 . Before using ASP.NET v2 with Sharepoint; you need to install Service Pack 2 of Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS). I was using SmartPart to use ASCX based user controls in Sharepoint.

Accessing the server remotely!

A kind of Slashdot post; but it’s interesting I happened to meet a developer today; he is from Karachi; and has come to Lahore on a project that we are doing for a client. (He is client representative as well). We had to decide the platform today for
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Information Management :: Establishing Measurement Plan

Last weekend in a family get together; there was a discussion going on epidemic diseases; that eventually turns out the purity of food items being sold in market. One of my cousin has a farm and supplies milk to commercial local company; he was telling
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Organizational Data Consumption

Yesterday I posted about lack of proper data consumption in general in our local enterprises. A simplified view of one data consumption model presented here is shown below. As you can see; “Technical Activities” are important, as its feeding all the higher
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Information :: Done with gathering; what about conumption?

We had been introducing automation at different points; with this; lot of data has been generated; which in past might have lost in those big registers archived in stores for rats; but now all that information in accessible. Thanks to the technologies;
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Few Opportunities

This post is to announce few opportunities. Interested one; please write to khurram at sharpcoders dot net Opportunity One Web application developer for Windows platform. Exposure to SQL Server and ASP or ASP.NET will be plus. He will be studying the
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Visit http://wikibooks.org , another greate learning resource... WIKI Rocks!!!
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Could not find a part of the path

ASP.NET Compilation Model can become troublesome for system administrators; especially if they are dealing with lousy developers/clients. 99% of the time; developers don’t bother to tweak the application for deployment into production; they XCOPY their
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Passing Array To Stored Procedures

There are some scenarios; where you want to pass array to stored procedure. In SQL 2000; it was not possible. Different work-around was presented; like passing values as string and then parsing them out; passing data as XML and then using MSXML OLE automation
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I have a Windows 2003 Sp1 box running SQL Server 2005; the box also has Windows Firewall turned on. I was going through Windows Event Logs; and found out that NETMAN service has some issues. NETMAN (Network Connections Manager) service is used by Windows

Function Points :: .NET Projects

Is anyone around using Software Metrics for estimating the project size and then at the end comparing it with actual? Recently at my work; we started using Function Points ; and I am looking for secondary data of team performances of .NET projects? I
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