Archive for May, 2006

Agile resources from TheServerSide.NET

May 29, 2006 Leave a comment
Categories: Great Links

Toying with Firefox

May 29, 2006 2 comments
I am trying Firefox after a long break.
It is now really really cool, I like firefox because of its extensions.
Cool features of Firefox, which I like
  • Tabbed browsing
  • User CSS (Customize the look and feel of a site using CSS)
  • Greasemonkey extension (Customize the site behaviour / UI using user javascript)
  • IE Tabs (Open IE only sites within Firefox using the IE engine. Yes, still there are a lot of sites which work only with IE – My project inclusive) 

Opera is a close competitor though.

Categories: Uncategorized

VS.NET 2005 to VS.NET 2003 Project converter

May 29, 2006 Leave a comment
A utility which i wanted since the release of VS.NET 2005.
Why didn’t I write it?
I was thinking of it for this
  • Open project in VS.NET 2005
  • Refactor in 2005
  • Open the project back in VS.NET 2003
Categories: .NET Framework

Security Patterns

May 23, 2006 2 comments

Google Notebook

May 19, 2006 1 comment
Categories: Great Links

Murphy’s Laws of .NET

May 8, 2006 Leave a comment
I have written Murphy’s Laws of .NET based on my previous experience with .NET (using VB.NET & C#):
1. When coding .NET application, whatever happens, behave as though you meant it to happen.
2. When you get to the point where you really understand those new features of .NET, it’s probably obsolete.
3. For every feature in .NET, there is an equal and opposite malfunction.
4. There will be six ways to do same thing in .NET, and you always discover that you have choose the worst one, but only at the final stage of project.
5. A .NET program will always do what you tell it to do, but rarely what you want to do.
6. He who laughs last probably uses simplest architecture of developing .NET application.
7. A complex .NET application that does not work is invariably found to have evolved from a simpler VB 6.0 system that worked just fine.
8. The number one cause of any .NET based problem is another .NET based solution.
Do you identify yourself somewhere in these laws?
Categories: Entertainment

Pattern posters from Raymon Lewallen.

May 4, 2006 2 comments

Document vs Rpc Style

May 3, 2006 Leave a comment
It is a question of server.send(someDocument) vs, someParameter2).
It is a question of programming style to me.
Yasser Shohoud’s MSDN article says it all
The article below discusses the impact of "style (document / rpc)" in SOAP messages along with the "use (literal / encoded)"
A few other links
The bottomline is, Its no big deal 😉
Categories: Architecture

S/w diseases by role

May 3, 2006 Leave a comment
Nice entries, i couldn’t stop laughing after readin those
Bad Application Architect Diseases
Bad programmer diseases
Categories: Entertainment

Engineering and Management

May 2, 2006 Leave a comment

A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am." 

The woman below replied, "You are in a hot air balloon hovering approximately  30 feet above the ground.  You are between 40 and 41 degrees north latitude and between 59 and  60 degrees west longitude."

 "You must be an engineer," said the balloonist.

 "I am," replied the woman, "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is, technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and the fact  is I am still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help so far."

The woman below responded, "You must be in Management."

"I am," replied the balloonist, "but how did you know?"

"Well," said the woman, "you don’t know where you are or where you are going. You have risen to where you are due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise, which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect  people  beneath you to solve your problems. The fact is you are in exactly the same  position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it’s my fault."

Categories: Entertainment