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ASP.NET MVC 2

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is recently made generally available to try and it has ASP.NET MVC2 Preview 2 out of box. In ASP.NET MVC2; there is a breaking change from ASP.NET MVC 1. The ASP.NET MVC ’ built in JSON support will only serve for POST request
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.NET 4: Parallel Programming – Cancelling/Exception Handling with Task Parallel Library

There are lot of goodies in .NET 4 for Parallel Programming. There is even a separate dedicated section on it. The following picture from that section explains the four categories of improvement in Framework just for this. I mentioned earlier that previously
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.NET 4: CountdownEvent

A while ago I was asked to complete a job that polls a data from many devices connected over satellite (slow and congested) links. The requirement was to poll data periodically; and somtimes while previous poll cycle was running the next poll time gets
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.NET 4: Barrier Class

Barrier class is newly introduced in .NET 4 and it enables the multiple tasks to cooperatively work on an algorithm in parallel through multiple phases. For instance you are polling the data from multiple data source; and this polling is multi step process.
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Disallowing Running the Stored Procedure in Parallel

I wrote a stored procedure a while back; it manipulates the database of a legacy and proprietary application. Few assumptions were taken like the stored procedure will always get invoked by the job and job doesn't run in parallel. Few weeks back there
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Tsql : Update From / Self Join

The other day I received a query on how to update rows in a table having from clause and self join needs to be used…I thought its interesting scenario and should document it for future references… Let me explain the problem with a scenario…Lets consider
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Office Web Apps

Microsoft is preparing to launch Office Web Apps (more or less like Google Docs) and its Tech Preview is released to selected testers…I think it will be largely available along Office 2010! Currently Excel and PowerPoint are available in Tech Preview;
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