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  • Frontend Development–Browserify

    Frontend Development Series Modern Frontend Development This Post Vue.js Series Data Validation-Vue.js This Post As the front-end code grow; we need an option to encapsulate our Javascript based work and need ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on December 10, 2017
  • Modern Frontend Development

    Thanks to Node and Javascript Frameworks; the frontend development landscape has changed a lot and things are in continuous flux. For .NET developers; adapting to this might be hard to digest because we have been “addicted” to use one single thing that we were used to dictate; but if you have been Linux / Open Source enthusiast; this trend is very ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on November 17, 2017
  • Installing Visual Studio 2017

    You can create an offline installation files for Visual Studio 2017; the steps are documented at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/install/create-an-offline-installation-of-visual-studio The good thing this time is that we can run the vs_sku.exe –layout subsequently to update the installation files. If you are seeing that installing ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on March 12, 2017
  • Redis Clients

    Redis Series Redis This Post Redis Clients -- ASP.NET Core For the Redis clients; imagine we have an e-commerce platform having a Python based component that does some analysis to show which product or campaign / deal to show on the main page; these results are posted / updated into the Redis Server from where the Asp.Net ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on March 10, 2017
  • Dotnet Core

    Dotnet Core Series This Post Redis Clients -- ASP.NET Core Docker Registry Jenkins Dotnet Core -- PostgreSQL This post is a quick lap around Dotnet Core; especially on Linux and Containers. Dotnet Core is an open source .NET implementation and is also available for different flavors of Linux. We know how ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on March 9, 2017
  • Higher-level Constructs with ZooKeeper

    ZooKeeper Series ZooKeeper Higher-level Constructs with ZooKeeper Docker Swarm ZooKeeper provides a solid foundation to implement higher order functions required for “Clustering Applications” / Distributed Systems. In this post; we will implement “Barrier” that Distributed systems uses to block processing of a set of nodes ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 28, 2017
  • ZooKeeper

    ZooKeeper Series ZooKeeper Higher-level Constructs with ZooKeeper Docker Swarm Apache ZooKeeper is an open-source server which enables highly reliable distributed coordination. It helps us by providing a distributed synchronization service that can be used for maintaining configuration information, naming, group service and other ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 17, 2017
  • Visual C++ for Linux Development

    Visual C++ for Linux Development is the Visual Studio 2015’s extension by Microsoft that lets us write C++ code in Visual Studio for Linux machines and devices. It connects to the machine or device over SSH and uses machine / device’ g++, gdb and gdbserver to provide compilation and debugging experience from within Visual Studio. After installing ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on July 20, 2016
  • MongoDB and Mongoose

    Part 1: Node and Express Part 2: RESTful Api with Express Part 3: This Post Lets complete our RESTful api with Express using the database; MongoDB is the widely used database engine in Node world given its also a part of MEAN stack! Once its installed; you run its “daemon” using >mongod from installation-folder/bin; the command ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on April 11, 2016
  • RESTful Api with Express

    We need a RESTful api for the Ember app that we made in Introduction to Express series, in real world there are two options, either we already have a backend in place, or we need to create accompanying backend for our SPA (Single Page Application). Express is ideal if we need to create the backend from scratch. Lets continue from our Node and ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on April 9, 2016
  • Node and Express

    In the Introduction to Ember series; we had been using NPM and Node based CLI (Command Line Interface) tools; lets find out what Node is and why Express JS is that popular. Lets launch the NODE command prompt and run >node and we can start writing JavaScript code in there! We can punch in a Hello World example there and here is how it will look ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on April 7, 2016
  • Ember: Master Detail and Round-tripping

    Part 0: Getting Started with Ember JS Part 1: Hello Ember-CLI Part 2: Getting Started with Ember-CLI Part 3: Getting Started with Ember-CLI-Mirage Part 4: This Post Lets go deep and add Master Detail and Round-tripping into our Ember application that we have been developing Lets add two routes; ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on March 5, 2016
  • Getting Started with Ember-CLI-Mirage

    In the previous post; Getting Started with Ember-CLI; we got introduced to Mirage; a client side mock server for development. Lets use it bit further; it has factories; collection of js files that gets called in the config.js; there is a sample contact.js factory, that we can use for our model. It also comes with faker JS library that we can use ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on March 1, 2016
  • Getting Started with Ember-CLI

    In the previous Hello Ember-CLI post; we created a simple project with one model and its associated router and template. Lets continue working from there! If we add model() {} and return something from there in the router (controller); the returned object (or array) will become the model and we can access this model using “model” keyword in the ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 29, 2016
  • Hello Ember-CLI

    Ember is a MVC JavaScript library and is one component of a complete front end stack built and supported by Ember Core Team. The other components of the stack are Ember CLI, Ember Data, Ember Inspector, Fastboot and Liquid Fire. Ember Inspector is a Chrome plugin for debugging, Fastboot allows to run Ember apps in Node and Liquid Fire provides ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 25, 2016
  • Getting Started with Ember JS

    In my opinion, finding the sweet balance between the two extremes; fully compiled web app (well produced music record) and javascript based dynamic web apps (live performance); is the right way to go! A while ago; we were asked to add new features into an existing Web Forms app; we decided its time to explore things outside of the comfort ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 15, 2016
  • Real-world Entity Framework :: Generating Entities from Existing Database

    Code First workflow is cool; but in real world; you don’t start from scratch every day! For such new cool things; often; you have to create space in existing projects and solutions. With Entity Framework 6; you can mix Code First’ DbContext and Model First’ ObjectContext in single assembly, you might try creating new entities and the required ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 22, 2014
  • Real-world Entity Framework :: Mixing DbContext and ObjectContext

    Entity Framework 4 had the POCO (Plain Old CLR/C# Object) support; but it was almost non usable. Things kept improving; there was once POCO T4 template (its walkthrough from ADO.NET team) to generate POCOs from EDMX model. With different 4.x releases introduced the DbContext API and Code First workflow; but there always had one hurdle; you ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on January 29, 2014
  • Real-world Entity Framework :: Connection Strings

    Entity Framework is nice addition to .NET developer toolbox; but like most of the things there are some tricks in using it in real-world. The first hurdle that I guess most of us face; having multiple models; but pointing to same database. The Visual Studio EDM Designer (The Model First Workflow) tends to like having connection strings for every ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on January 28, 2014
  • Entity Framework 4.x

    Recently; got a chance to work on an old EF4/MVC3 app. The only constraint was to keep things in Visual Studio 2010 and deployable to IIS6/.NET4/SQL2005 etc. We decided to upgrade the project to the latest and greatest! We chalked out the features that were added so can update the relevant code accordingly. So here is a rap-up of Entity Framework ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on January 25, 2014
  • The Visual Studio 2010

    Its time to say sayonara to my good old development machine that I have been abusing for quite some time; bought it when Vista came out; and one needed a machine with better graphics to run its Aero desktop. Visual Studio 2010 will surely going to be must have environment; due to its solid foundation, wide adoption and given newer Visual Studios ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on January 18, 2014
  • Creating Report Template in Visual Studio

    Posted to Imran Balouch (Weblog) by ikbalouch on February 22, 2011
  • Why Microsoft Dynamics GP 10 Workflow is Joke?

    Most of the things in Microsoft Dynamics GP are Dexterity based; which is a RAD scripting like environment with rich support for Forms, Tables etc; something like PL/SQL. Dynamics GP also supports .NET based clients assemblies that you can load against GP forms; for that you need to create form factories according to the Dynamics GP expectations. ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on March 8, 2010
  • Sharepoint and SQL Server Reporting Services

    SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services SP2 or later can be integrated with Sharepoint. Setting it up is bit tricky. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee384252.aspx URL is must read to troubleshoot the issues. For me following worked Ensure only Windows Integrated Authentication is checked on http://server/ReportServer DisableLoopBackCheck ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on January 2, 2010
  • VSeWSS – Sharepoint Event Receivers

    Coding Event Receivers with Visual Studio Extensions for Windows Sharepoint Services (VSeWSS) is easy; you add it into your project using Add New Item –> Sharepoint / Event Receiver. You dont need to add “EventReceiver” in the name; as it will automatically post fix; ItemEventReceiver and ListEventReceiver names to the two classes that it ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on December 14, 2009
  • Sharepoint Lists and Visual Studio 2008 Extensions for Windows Sharepoint Services

    From the BB13 video you must have learned that you can create Sharepoint Custom Lists from Visual Studio is quite easy. The experience over all is not very great; as you have to edit the XML files. The easiest way however is that you create your Custom List using the Sharepoint web interface; and once the list is well established; script it ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on December 12, 2009
  • Sharepoint Development with Visual Studio

    Sorry for not posting regularly lately; I was away busy learning/using/preaching and coaching about Silverlight and Sharepoint. All in all, it was great learning expereince! Sharepoint development is bit tricky to start with. Sharepoint is flexible and thus bit complicated to deal with. There are number of ways for Sharepoint Development. I opted ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on December 10, 2009
  • (Almost) Free Microsoft Products through WebsiteSpark

    Program Site: http://www.microsoft.com/web/websitespark What you get The right to use the following products for three years For Development Use Visual Studio Professional Expression Studio 2 or Expression Studio 3 (1 User) Expression Web 2 or Expression Web 3 (2 User) Windows Web Server 2008 or R2 SQL Server ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on September 25, 2009
  • 19 Reasons Why Microsoft is Huge with Developers

    Application Development- 19 Reasons Why Microsoft Is Huge with Developers (and 1 Reason Why Not) The 1 reason why not, its cent percent true!
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on May 31, 2009
  • Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1

    Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 is available to try. Don't forget to download the Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Training Kit – May Preview Pros Further Improved JavaScript intelli-sence Work side by side with Visual Studio 2008 HTML Snippets Loads of Code Editor Improvements Cons Resource Hungry No offline Help No ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on May 23, 2009
  • Team Foundation Server Power Tools – Windows Shell Extension

    With Windows Shell Extension (Oct 2008) in Team Foundation Server Power Tools, you can interact with TFS Source Control directly from Windows Explorer! Its great for non Visual Studio users like designers who need to work with TFS Source Control. While installing Power Tools; this extension doesn't get installed; you need to select it from ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on March 21, 2009
  • Develop Flex Applications in Visual Studio

    One of my colleague is developing a web interface featuring couple of RIA components. He has chosen Silverlight for its “buzz”, “light-ness” and its support of languages like C# and so forth. I engaged myself for the week in his R&D activities in choosing and exploring different components, techniques and libraries etc. I availed the ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on March 5, 2009
  • Visual Studio - Solution Configurations and Tasks

    You can have multiple configurations for the given Visual Studio Solution. Similarly projects in the solution can have multiple configurations, and you map them to particular solution configuration. With project's different configuration, you can setup associated tasks! For example, you have a staging and production server..you want to deploy the ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on October 8, 2008
  • Visual Studio Team System - Sharepoint

    I have been using Visual Studio Team System for a while now, and its really a cool set of tools to use. Brian posted about the Preview of The next TFS Power Tools few days back...Great work and thanks to Brian for keeping us updated! I think Sharepoint has enough juice and potential as the central documentation place for development teams..and I ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on October 6, 2008
  • Prevent Multiple Web Server Instances when Debugging

    I wrote about the problem here once, today I found its solution here...  
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on August 20, 2008
  • Free Visual Studio File Explorer Add-in

    Its cool....
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on August 14, 2008
  • Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack

    Soma announced the availability of Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 and .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1. Installation Notes Don't forget to disable Anti Virus before installing it, like VS2005SP1, this takes long to install Download and run Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack Preparation Tool, which will uninstall the components due to which SP1 ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on August 14, 2008
  • Net60 - .NET for Symbian Powered Devices

    RedFiveLabs have recently introduced Net60's Beta1. Net60 is .NET Compact Framework implementation for Symbian. Symbian is a widely used operating system on Nokia and other mobile phone manufacturers. Net60 Beta1 is the first runtime which has the support to run "on device", their earlier releases were only for emulators. Being beta, ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on December 19, 2007
  • No DataGrid Editor in Visual Studio 2008 :(

    Visual Studio 2008 does not have DataGrid Editor for XML files editing...it was quite a handy tool to edit XML file; especially XML serialized datasets, column sorting and Excel like editing! I have to keep Visual Studio 2005 installation in place for that unless M$ decide to re-add it just like they did "Web Application Projects" :)
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on December 12, 2007
  • ASPX Edit Helper

    ASPX Edit Helper is a nice Visual Studio (It works with 2008) addin that can pace up "aspx" editing. Source code is also available in case you want to further tweak it!
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on December 12, 2007
  • Visual Studio 2008 - Debugging Solution with multiple Web Application Projects

    I have a solution with multiple web application projects. On hitting F5 instead of launching "Development Web Server" only for the specified "Startup Project"; it launches for each web application project...its annoying and resource consuming :( Waiting for someone to reply to this issue here!
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on December 5, 2007
  • Visual Studio 2008 Shell

    Microsoft is making available Visual Studio 2008 Shell; apparently for free. [Via Aaron Lerch] Next they should host their Express line on Codeplex and let the community to have some healthy competition with Visual Studio..
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on August 2, 2007
  • Visual Studio 2008 - Project Compatability

    As per my planned exploration around Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2; here are my notes… LinqDataSource LinqDataSource is a brand new data source with ASP.NET 3.5; with this; you basically can use LINQ based context classes as data source providers and your ASP.NET data controls; like Grids, Formviews can be bound to this LinqDataSource. I posted ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on August 2, 2007
  • Annotation

    If you are using Visual Studio with Team Foundation Server; Annotation is the new feature in Orcas; simply right click the source and choose Annotation from Source Control menu. Its SubVersion' Blame like feature with which you basically get the info that who wrote each line in the given source file and when? The cool thing is; when ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on July 29, 2007
  • Workspace Issue - Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2008

    If you happen to use the Team Explorer from Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008 Beta; you might get an error; ''Path <path> is already mapped in workspace <workspace>''. This may be result of some issue with Team Explorer Addins in both the version. To resolve this issue; simply rename the C:\Documents and ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on July 29, 2007
  • Team Explorer - Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2008

    I already had Orcas (Visual Studio 2008) Beta 1 and its Team Explorer Add-in installed; before installing Beta 2 of Visual Studio I uninstalled all the Orcas stuff. I am not sure if I uninstalled the Orcas Team Explorer or not. Anyways; after installing the Orcas Beta 2; I got an error that Team Explorer Package could not get loaded; I ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on July 28, 2007
  • Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2008

    Beta 2 of Visual Studio 2008 is available to download. You will find downloads of Silverlight 1.0 RC, .NET 3.5 Beta 2, Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 and Team Foundation Server Beta 2 on the same page. Express Editions are also available. Read Soma's post to know more! I have started my downloads...next week will be great! I have used Visual ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on July 27, 2007
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Web Access

    Microsoft has acquired devBiz; and they will be rebranding their Team Plain Web Access product as Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Web Access. Good thing is; its available freely.... It will use your VSTS CALs
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on March 27, 2007
  • Visual Studio Tools for Office Second Edition

    Few days ago; I was looking for the Outlook add-in. Today I have implemented a proof of my concept using VSTO Second Edition. The implementation is much similar to a post here; instead of moving the email item; my add-in set the flags. After installing MSI; you need to enable your add-in from Outlook 2007's Trust Centre.
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on March 27, 2007
  • TfsWarehouse

    Team System Reporting features uses SQL Server Analysis Services at its backend; it creates and maintains an Analysis Services database with name, TfsWarehouse. From few days, our reports were not working; today I invested some time in learning how the things work to troubleshoot the actual problem. I found out that the TfsWarehouse database got ...
    Posted to Khurram Aziz (Weblog) by khurram on February 16, 2007
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