- Andrew Kos
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- Mark Daugherty
- Matt Van Bergen
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- Michael Kang
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Archive for 2009
November 14, 2009 4:07 PM
We .Net guys @ CITYTECH are always occupied with our work that we hardly get time to meet all together at a time. So when we are talking to each other we came up with an idea to do the lunch together. And what’s the benefit of lunch without some take away, so we decided one of us will talk about a topic very informally and we can discuss things around it and of course discuss on what’s going on with each other. WOW what an idea, LUNCH and LEARN.
October 22, 2009 10:44 PM
Good News is after a long wait; finally Windows 7 is on the shelf today. Need to see how it’s going to impact software industry at large and how it will spur IT spending by companies. Windows 7 has most compelling features, Performance improvements, Windows Media Center, faster search, draws less power, and has Windows Touch and ReadyBoost. Windows 7 is less memory hungry than Windows Vista. It has many Safety and Security features like BitLocker, Parental Controls, and like Vista comes with User Account Control, Windows Defender and Firewall, with improved features. Even old timers like Calculator, Paint and Wordpad have been given new touch.
October 20, 2009 2:39 AM
When we work on a new project, should I say “unknown territory?” We start thinking of many things, do we know the technology? Are the requirements clear? Is it going to change? Are we capable of doing?, Is it untested technology for which we have to do some POC? Do we have resources? Do we have adequate experience about the hardware, is software available? In Software Engineering words it’s a RISK.
October 13, 2009 2:29 AM
Visual Studio Team System embraces the entire software development team, architects, programmers and testers. Test is available with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition. It provides a comprehensive suite of testing tools for Web applications and services that are integrated into the Visual Studio environment. These testing tools enable testers to author, execute and manage tests and related work items—all from within Visual Studio.
October 7, 2009 2:48 AM
Database Tuning has always been the DBA’s task. But with the SQL Server 2005 Database Engine Tuning Advisor, any one can work towards increasing the database performance and tuning it. SQL Server 2005 – Database Engine Tuning Advisor replaces the SQL Server 2000 – Index Tuning Wizard, which was definitely not bad, but the new version comes with many new features and improvements.
October 1, 2009 1:59 AM
One thing which was missing from Microsoft line of product was ANTIVIRUS. They have all the software utilities with the Operating System, be is notepad, paint, media player, image viewer etc. Now with the Microsoft Security Essentials the line is longer and better. This new member in Microsoft’s family is not new, there was Microsoft Live One Care, which was a disaster and was not free.
August 31, 2009 11:45 PM
I am always wondering why Microsoft has not introduced intelligent editor for SQL Server. SQL Server has come a long way and with the enhancements in SQL Server Management Studio, it is anybody’s guess why it has not been incorporated. But I am using SQL Prompt for that missing functionality and it is definitely a cool tool, which gives the same feel as if we are working with Visual Studio for SQL. I hope Microsoft will include some of its features in next versions of SQL Server so that we don’t have to buy licenses of Red Gate.
August 30, 2009 11:43 PM
Resharper - The Must-Have Productivity Tool for .NET Developers I have been using Resharper since a year and am very impressed with it. Microsoft development environments have always been very developer friendly, right since early Visual Studio days. This tool [Resharper] sits on top of Visual Studio and helps developers in finding errors on the fly, helps in code refactoring, navigating, code reformatting, clean up and yes in automatic code generation. It makes developer’s life easier, helps in producing high quality code and adds values. It has support for C#, VB.Net, ASP.Net, XML, XAML.
July 25, 2009 9:37 PM
Migration Lifecycle – An overview One of the popular work in Software Projects are MIGRATIONS. In todays world it is much more important as everyday new technology emerges and we port existing application to new platforms to leverage its benefits. I have been lucky to work on some Migration Projects. Lets see what it is and what are the main stages and advantages with it.
July 25, 2009 9:11 PM
Concatenating Row Values Concatenating rows, when the value of one column is identical. Eg Data – Table1 ID Col1 1 Val1 2 Val2 3 Val3 3 Val4 Required Results ID Col1 1 Val1 2 Val2 3 Val3, Val4 If we are working with SQL Server 2005, we have a very quick SQL to accomplish it. We will use the query
July 6, 2009 12:21 AM
What is Earned Value Management? It is a technique which can be used during the execution of any project in order to see if the project is progressing in a right direction. EVM will help reduce guesswork in Measuring Performance, Forecasting and also gets beyond misleading measures of progress.
June 25, 2009 2:07 AM
Copy the asp files to inetpub\wwwroot folder, set up the Database, install the COM+ DLLs and run the application, Yes this would have worked if you are working on IIS 4, 5, 6 but not anymore. There are more steps to do when you are working with IIS 7. And most of them are tricky and can make seasoned developer run around for solutions.
June 13, 2009 9:13 PM
Since past one month, couple of my friends asked me how to install and configure SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services on Vista. I had to recall what I had done few quarters ago. I also redirected them to this Microsoft KB.
June 6, 2009 12:16 AM
Did you hear the word “BING”? NO??? It’s time to know, BING is a new search engine from Microsoft. When I was reading this article in one of the popular Business Newspaper, BING caught my attention and I started trying it out and exploring more about the BING and its features. Now if I have to search anything I open two tabs [of IE 8 of course] and search in GOOGLE and BING. Want to know the verdict, try it out…
May 28, 2009 1:39 AM
In the last blogs I have described about the different methodologies of a development life cycle . This time lets discuss about methodology called “Testing Life Cycle” which is unlike from the other methodologies.
May 11, 2009 1:08 AM
In the last blog we have discussed about the Staged life cycle methodology. Now let’s discuss about a different methodology called as V- Life Cycle and also how different it is compared to other methodologies.
May 10, 2009 2:16 AM
All my life I have only used IE to browse web and have not even attempted to explore any other browser. Be it Netscape, Firefox , opera, safari or the latest chrome…but yes have used sometimes to test my web applications and believe me it’s a pain to get the applications working correctly on all the browsers…so unless you are developing something for the users of entire world don’t even try to test in all browsers.
May 5, 2009 1:34 AM
I know the heading might sound somewhat strange these days, but currently I am working on it and its still holds good for today and still many companies have systems which relay on it. YES, I am working on COM+ again.
April 26, 2009 12:17 AM
It is important and necessary to follow a strategy and frame work during the implementation of a project in order to fulfill the client needs, to adhere the timelines, and to get a quality product. There are different types of methodologies that can be followed during the implementation of a project according to the project type, needs, size and timelines of the project we need to select the appropriate methodology.
April 21, 2009 1:10 AM
Last week I was discussing with Matt over the lunch and he told me that in one of the client’s place, he visited, had a team of 50 developers and they were not following any Configuration Management Process and were using network drives to maintain code base. He then started telling me about how they were all ignorant about the Configuration Management Processes and Collabaration Tools available and how he proposed them various options and how it was implemented and how they benefited from it.
March 28, 2009 8:00 PM
I had to swap the values of two columns in two different tables for one of my EXIGENT application requirement. I wrote a small Stored Procedure, to do it…After writing it I thought why did I write it on my own, I am a lazy guy, how I become so active to write it on my own???
March 21, 2009 6:43 PM
Its feels great to get ideas to write about…YES, the following was suggested by Matt, when I was jotting funny non-sense but unfortunately true things…Well find that in my personal blog [Which is yet to be setup... :)]
Rohit is a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD.Net) with more than 10 years of experience. He has expertise in...
- Descriptive JMX Beans in AEM/CQ
- Invisible requirements within Business requirements
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- The Life of a Tester in Adobe CQ World!
- Limitations of the CQ Parsys Model and the Implementation of a Nested Paragraph System
- Using Apache FOP to generate a PDF document based on a form submission data
- Configuring SAML in AEM 5.6