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April 2006 - Posts

My Web 2.0 :: Yahoo! Toolbar :: My Web Badge

My Web 2.0 from Yahoo! is awesome. As said before ; I am not a big fan of installing browser’s add-on like Toolbars; but Yahoo! Toolbar ; due to its strong integration with My Web 2.0 has made another exception. Now I am using two toolbars; on all my
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Default(T)

If you are using Generics; chances are that you might be using null checking technique for the undefined value scenario. The glitch is; if <T> is value type; then check of null equality will always fail. One should use a newly added keyword; default(T)
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Setting up Team Builds

This post has a link to a very good resource on setting up the Team Builds feature of Team System
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Agile Documentation in Database Layer

If you are maintaining a database; you might have adopted some mechanism to maintain notes; like what was changed; any discovery; documentation and sometime even queries performed so that things can be rolled back. In past; I have used .txt/.sql files,
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My father needs all the prayers!

This tuesday morning; my father had a heart attack; Alhamdulillah ; he is recovering. He is still in Cardiac Care Unit, and needs all the prayers at this moment...
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DLINQ

Here is a simple web app using DLINQ. In case you are curious how to setup LINQ/DLINQ for web apps; read this ... For the DLINQ; you need to create a class decorating it with DLINQ attributes. I have created one such class below. Once you have all such
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Atlas Control Toolkit

Its out ! And btw, Atlas isn't just for ASP.NET
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Eid Melad-un-Nabbi

Eid Melad-un-Nabbi used to be celebrated quite religiously. This year I had to travel back to Lahore because my wife had a duty in her hospital; we had to face a gathering and it became troublesome to reach her workplace and then home. The policeman there
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LINQ in Web Applications

LINQ gets cooler when it can be used in web apps… Microsoft has just released RC1 of Web Application Projects (WAP) ; and with this; one can now use (*)LINQ in web projects. Here are the steps. Install WAP Download the LINQ Preview ; and install it in
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Metadata Wish

I wish that apps provide you the way to apply metadata; consider an example that you are reading this weblog; and you don’t want to comment; rather you want to apply a meta data to this post; which is personal to yourself; and is searchable by yourself.
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Port 25

Port 25 is another new community from Microsoft; people from the lab where they test the open source apps and how they work with Microsoft's offerings are blogging there!
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BlogCorner Pakistan

Today while checking a mailbox; I found an announcement about BlogCorner Pakistan . Wow! We have now a competitor <smile />
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Visual Studio Add-In

Today I invested many hours in writing Visual Studio Add-In for the Helpdesk System we have developed in-house…Its had been ages since I last developed any desktop app; I never been good in desktop apps; since my undergrad days...However in childhood
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Team Foundation Server :: Scrum

Few weeks back; Team Foundation Server (TFS) was officially released. TFS’ Workgroup Edition is available to download from MSDN. Today I spared some time and set things up. It needs SQL 2005; along with its analysis and reporting services, Sharepoint
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