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  • Developing 3-Tier Applications in C# and .NETFeb 04, 2001. The attached sample code explains for beginners, how to Code for a 3-Tier Architecture.
  • Line numbering utility in C# and JavaMay 08, 2001. After reading this article Java programmers should be able to decipher and de-jargonize the .NET architecture and relate it with the proposed ECMA standard.
  • .NET framework comparison with Java ArchitectureMay 08, 2001. This article outlines Microsoft's proposed standardization of .NET framework in ECMA forum as CLI (Common Language Infrastructure), but the Microsoft documentation refer this as CLR (Common Language Runtime).
  • Synchronization in Parallel threadsJul 02, 2001. The Threads makes us able to run multitasks at a time. In fact Computers (John von Neumann Architecture) don't execute the tasks parallel .The OS gives threads permission (depend on thread priority) to work on CPU. The sufficient degree of parallelism keeps the CPU busy and it is efficient.
  • XML as Middle TierJul 12, 2001. There is always been a need that there will be an intelligent middle Layer between Database Server and the UI Code. There are many ways but one fantastic approach came in picture with the XML.
  • Basic Database operations using ADO.NETAug 21, 2001. I found very interesting database features incorporated into the .NET as ADO.NET.
  • A Vision Regarding .NETAug 27, 2001. The present enterprise setup's need to have n-tire architecture with diverse platforms and object models communicating with each other. The present applications are to be created such that those applications have to run in any platform (like Windows, Linux, Mac , Unix etc) and which consist of components written in many programming languages and object models.
  • Building a 3-Tier Application Using ASP.NetDec 17, 2001. This article explains 3-Tier Architecture and the implementation in an ASP.NET example.
  • Prototype Patterns in C#Dec 26, 2001. The PROTOTYPE PATTERN comes under the classification of Creational Patterns. The creational patterns deals with the best way to create objects. This helps to copy or clone the existing objects to create new ones rather than creating from the scratch.
  • SharpHSQL - An SQL engine written in C#Jan 08, 2002. .NET! C#! If you haven't been inundated with the marketing of Microsoft's new initiatives, you've been living in your cube without a web connection for quite a while. Like a lot of developers, I had installed the .NET SDK and the Beta 1 of Visual Studio .NET and played with it. However, since its release was so far out in the future and I had deadlines to meet, I soon went back to working with the things my customers needed now.
  • Bridge Patterns in C# Jan 17, 2002. Bridge Pattern is commonly known as Handle/Body idiom in C++ community. This pattern is used for decoupling an abstraction from its implementation so that the two can vary independently.
  • Composite Patterns in C#Jan 23, 2002. A Composite is a tree structure consisting of individual objects mixed with compositions of objects, that is, objects that have other objects as their children.
  • Creational Pattern - Abstract FactoryFeb 11, 2002. An abstract factory provides an interface for creating families of related objects without specifying their concrete classes. Sometimes one wants to construct an instance of one of a suite of classes, deciding between the classes at the time of instantiation.
  • N-Tier Development with Microsoft .NET : Part IFeb 15, 2002. The purpose of this article is to examine a proof of concept on an architecture that follows the DNA pattern on concept only.
  • Creational Pattern - BuilderFeb 19, 2002. The Builder pattern allows a client object to construct a complex object by specifying only its type and content. The client is shielded from the details of the objects construction.
  • ADO.NET From Windows DNA's PerspectiveJun 12, 2002. Windows DNA is a framework to build multi-tier, high performance, scalable distributed applications over the network. This article takes a Windows DNA perspective and compares how ADO.NET fits in Windows DNA.
  • A Generic Data Access Component using Factory PatternJul 24, 2002. Another way to solve this problem is to utilize the System.Activator class and a factory pattern to create the concrete provider classes as was pointed-out in Dan Fox's article "Design an Effective Data-Access Architecture" (.netmagazine, vol. 2, no. 7).
  • Database Vendor Independent Code with Improved Connection PoolingOct 17, 2002. This article covers how to create a database application that allows you to specify different databases without writing code for different data providers.
  • Concurrency Control in ADO.NET using Threads and MonitorsDec 31, 2002. The concurrency controls system refers to the lowest level in architecture of a DBMS. It is relative to the input/output operations, which carry out the transfer of blocks from the secondary memory to the main memory and vice versa.
  • Designing and Implementing a Versatile Data Access Tier Jan 16, 2003. In this tutorial, we will drill down deeper in to the design of a n-tier architecture and our focus will be on the data access tier(DAT). Our goal is to design and implement an appropriate data access tier(DAT) for scalable, reliable and interoperable web application.
  • Building Data Access Helper Component for Microsoft SQL ServerMay 13, 2003. In this article I will be going through the development of a class library similar to Microsoft Data Application Blocks.
  • Data Access Layer based on dataSetsJul 01, 2003. This article aims to introduce the reader to several conceptual problems encountered in the development of a generic Data Access Layer (from now on referred to as DAL).
  • .NET versus ONENov 24, 2003. Microsoft .NET and Sun ONE are that glue for each of the companies—the super glue that tries to hold together a lot of information around vision, architecture and products.
  • Office11 Solution using .NET - A White PaperNov 25, 2003. This detailed white paper contains the information about Office 11 support for Microsoft .NET. It also explains Office 11 object model and how to access Word and Excel documents using Visual Studio .NET.
  • Migrating COM/DCOM Applications in Microsoft .NET FrameworkDec 09, 2003. In the current Internet scenario, various classic applications run on multiple networks. These applications could have been written using different languages like Visual Basic, Visual C++. For example, a retail organization would have different systems, such as an inventory management system, a bill of material systems, and a general ledger system, all implemented using various technologies available for application development. These systems need to be integrated to form a higher-level enterprise information system for an organization.
  • XML Messaging in WSE 2.0Jan 15, 2004. The WSE is an Add-on to the .NET Framework. It provides additional Web Services support mostly for the various Web Services Architecture (WSA) specifications. This technology represents specific functionalities that will increase the Web Services potentialities.
  • Testing .NET applicationsFeb 16, 2004. This white paper shares vision and challenges in testing .NET applications. Never before, has any technology or framework tried bringing many disparate systems and languages under one roof for the benefit of enterprise applications.
  • DataSets in Microsoft .NETFeb 20, 2004. ADO.NET was designed to meet the needs of this new programming model: disconnected data architecture, tight integration with XML, common data representation with the ability to combine data from multiple and varied data sources, and optimized facilities for interacting with a database, all native to the .NET Framework.
  • Understanding SQL Server Yukon Service BrokerFeb 25, 2004. The new version of Microsoft SQL Server™ "Yukon" comes together with a set of technologies capable of enlarging the horizon for database applications. One of the most remarkable technologies is the Service Broker that makes it possible to build database-intensive distributed applications. In this article we explore the core concepts of the Service Broker and show how to use its potentialities to build applications with message interchanging.
  • Report Generation in .NETFeb 27, 2004. Report generation is an integral part of enterprise application development. Choosing the right kind of report generation strategy decides the success of the application in terms of cost and performance. The white paper discusses some of the key factors that need to be considered when architecting reporting systems in .NET and C#.
  • Real Time Communications in .NETMar 12, 2004. This white paper shares concepts of real time communications in .Net and its applicability in real world. A real-time communication system is used in applications where time is a critical factor.
  • Live Communication Server 2003 v 1.0Mar 12, 2004. Live Communication server enhances the power of instant messaging and real-time communications to improve employee productivity. It is based on industry-standard protocol and offers secured messaging. It is an extensible system which enables the people to communicate and collaborate on various medias.
  • OneNote 2003 - An IntroductionJul 13, 2004. Microsoft Office OneNoteTM2003 is part of next generation of Microsoft Office products. It allows users to electronically capture, organize, and reuse notes on thick clients.
  • Remote Data Access LayerAug 24, 2004. The attached source project is a data access layer library and the main idea of developing such a DAL is to separate the database execution from the client/end user and maintain it on the server side, there by reducing the number of direct simultaneous connection to the SQL Server.
  • .NET RemotingSep 02, 2004. .NET Remoting provides an infrastructure for distributed objects. It exposes full object semantics of .NET to remote processes using plumbing that is both flexible and extensible.
  • Adding Discovery Features to BizTalk Server 2004: Part ISep 13, 2004. This article explores the concepts of the BizTalk-UDDI mapping process and the similarity with the WSDL-UDDI mapping process. By the other way the second article is focused in the implementation and use of the BizTalk Server 2004 UDDI Publishing Wizard tool.
  • Introduction to ASP.NETNov 17, 2004. I have seen many tutorials on ASP.NET but most of them starts with coding and writing your first ASP.NET program. But here I have written this tutorial for explaining why there is a need for ASP.NET when classy ASP is working fine, what are the underlying technology behind ASP.NET, and what programming model ASP.NET provides to programmers.
  • Data Access Layer to execute Stored ProceduresJan 18, 2005. This article explains about executing a single stored procedure or batch of stored procedures from the application layer. As Data access layer completely decoupled from Application layer we just need to change the Application layer in case of any change in underlying database schema.
  • Design Issues & Architectures in .NET Application DevelopmentMar 09, 2005. The design and structure of an application is more important, as the technical details of its implementation. Upon developing any new project, we should settle on the issues such as the Technologies to use, Database Engine to employ, the Physical Architecture of the application etc.
  • Windows Forms Base ArchitectureJul 14, 2005. This base architecture is well suited for windows based development. This ease the development time required as well as it is developer friendly.
  • Security in ADO.NETJul 16, 2005. This article gives a sound idea how to write secure code for ADO.NET . Data Access Layer (DAL) is a common and very curtail for your application. Its very important know some of the basic security points while writing ADO.NET program.
  • SQL Server Reporting ServicesAug 04, 2005. This article describes how to modify the team reports generated by VSTS or BI Studio over SQL Server 2005.
  • Design Patterns in C#Nov 01, 2005. To define design patterns in simple words they are "popular solutions for common design problems". They are very helpful in designing architecture and they also increase ease of communication among the developers.
  • ASP.NET Whidbey FeaturesNov 10, 2005. ASP.NET 2.0, the latest version of ASP.NET has many improvements that greatly increase developer productivity. This article gives you a peek into many of these new features available in ASP.NET Whidbey.
  • Introduction to Model View Control (MVC) Pattern using C#Dec 12, 2005. The benefits of using the Model-View-Control (MVC) pattern in our development projects is that we can completely decouple our business and presentation application layers. Furthermore, we will have a completely independent object to control the presentation layer.
  • Generic 'T, K' Database ComponentDec 17, 2005. I have written a C# 2.0 (Visual Studio 2005), Generic <T, K> Database component, The component has simplified the architecture and the implementation by allowing me to keep the number of overloaded methods to a minimum.
  • Building Generic Data Access Class using ADO.Net 2.0Jan 03, 2006. In this article we are going to explore some new features of the generic data access supported by ADO.Net 2, and also we will have a look at generic collections and generic interfaces.
  • Importance of Data Access LayerJan 19, 2006. This article is written to see the importance of having a separate Data Access layer.
  • Service-Oriented Architecture and Microsoft .NETJan 21, 2006. This article is intended to provide an overview how Microsoft .NET and related technologies support the goals and principles of Service-Oriented Architecture. The main approach of Microsoft .NET is explained along with the concepts of Service-Oriented Architecture and it fits into this strategy.
  • MVC architecture in ASP.Net using C# and Microsoft Data Access Application blockFeb 28, 2006. In this article we will learn how to use Microsoft Data Access Application block in ASP.Net using C#, I have used Microsoft Data Access Application block in conjunction with MVC architecture, here you will learn lot about class libraries, interface, implementation etc.
  • Using Reflection to dynamically expose your Business Logic through a Webservice.Apr 27, 2006. Many people are using web services to communicate with their business logic. There are many advantages of this approach with some issues. This article will show you how you can avoid those issues, while still enjoying all the benefits of using web services.
  • An Elegant C# Data Access Layer using the Template Pattern and GenericsMay 22, 2006. The GOF Template pattern coupled with .NET 2.0 Framework generics provides an awesome synergistic alliance. This article demonstrates how to drastically reduce the amount of code required in building a data access layer. Less code to debug... less code to break... less code to maintain... what could be better?
  • 10 Measures to Reduce Credit Card Fraud for Internet MerchantsJul 27, 2006. The purpose of this document is to introduce 10 preventative measures that merchants can take in order to minimize credit card fraud. In addition, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce a complete suite of FraudLabs™ Web Services specializing in the analysis of credit card fraud risk for Internet merchants.
  • Use of Proxy when using WebSericesAug 10, 2006. The article shows the advantages of using Proxy layer to add Web Services compared to using the "Add Web Reference" wizard.
  • TDO - Typed Data Object 2.0Aug 10, 2006. Tdo – Typed Data Object is a set made up of a base classes library and a .NET 2.0 source code generator for Data Layers based on Ms Sql Server 2000/MSDE/2005/EXPRESS databases and the .NET Framework 2.0.
  • Practical Approach to Computer System Design and ArchitectureOct 13, 2006. The article gives an introduction to system designing and architecture by introducing a new concept that allow beginners to easily break and design complex software systems using a modular based development approach with a pattern, which we all practice in our day to day life.
  • Implementing N-Tier Architecture in Web ApplicationsOct 31, 2006. This article provides a brief introduction to the creation of a N-Tier Architecture System for Web Applications.
  • Introduction to Windows Communication FoundationNov 07, 2006. This paper is intended to present the fundamental concepts of Windows Communication Foundation as the new programming model for service-oriented development. Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is Microsoft’s unified programming model for building service-oriented applications.
  • WCF Application Implementing the Anonymous Client over Certificate WS-Security scenarioNov 17, 2006. This article explains the techniques, architecture and design strategies in order to address one of the most common scenarios of secure communication in Internet, the Anonymous client over Certificate WS-Security scenario using the message level security mechanisms.
  • A guide to ObjectDataSource controlNov 17, 2006. One of the best new features of the forthcoming ASP.NET 2.0 will be the ObjectDataSource control. However, as I found out in my experimentation what seems like a simple control has some complex behaviours to master to get it working properly. If (like me) you have an existing data access layer you may have to make changes to be able to use ObjectDataSource.
  • A Better Solution for Enterprise Architects - SOA : Part IFeb 06, 2007. I would like to begin to determine what SOA (service-oriented architecture) is technically meaning. We can clearly say SOA is a methodology for designing software architectures to utilize and organize distributed systems using loosely coupled software services.
  • Building Data Access ClassFeb 27, 2007. In this article I will describe one of the ways to build data access layer component, using such feature of the VS 2005 as generic.
  • Set up Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) using Digital CertificatesMar 06, 2007. This article explains how to secure an IIS Web application using SSL certificates.
  • Interoperability between WCF and Oracle Application ServerApr 02, 2007. This article is to illustrate techniques and architecture that address the situation of one service running in WCF and a client consuming this service.
  • OleHelper for Microsoft Access (.MDB) in ASP.NET 2.0Apr 18, 2007. This article is very much similar to the Microsoft Data Access Application Block, provides static methods in a "sealed class OleHelper" where I have Execute Dataset, ExecuteNonQuery & PrepareCommand to work with Microsoft Access database.
  • Accessing the Active Directory From Microsoft .NETApr 19, 2007. This article is intended to explain the architectural design of an application querying the Microsoft Active Directory. Microsoft Active Directory is a directory service that provides the foundation for distributed networks built on Windows.
  • Multi-threaded Asynchronous Programming in C#... Event-Driven Architecture. Part IV.May 14, 2007. This is a continuation of a set of articles on Asynchronous multi-threaded development using C#. In this article we'll cover the basics of building an event-driven architecture which will be a basis for most multi-threaded apps. Also we'll cover async read/write operations on a file.
  • Multi-threaded Asynchronous Programming in C#... Through The Web Service. Part VMay 27, 2007. In my last article I discussed a general approach to building an async architecture. In this article we’ll look at extending this basic architecture and incorporating async web services.
  • Generic Data Layer - One time creationSep 06, 2007. This article will explain how to create a generic data layer that can be used with very less amount of coding. It is a known fact that, most of the time we create applications for Create , Select , Update, Delete. And every time, we end up with writing similar set of code for every execution of our stored procedures.
  • Introduction to Building a Plug-In Architecture Using C#Sep 10, 2007. In this article we'll take another look at how we can use the state pattern to build a plug-in architecture that will allow us to change the behavior of our application by placing differnt plug-ins into a folder.
  • Chapter 2: Programming WPF ApplicationsJan 09, 2008. This article describes the framework that WPF offers and also tells the differences between Browser based and Windows based installed applications.
  • Creating Extensible and Abstract LayerFeb 28, 2008. This article explains you about the abstraction and extensibility which is an important factor in modern day frameworks.
  • The Zen of GUI ProgrammingMar 13, 2008. This article describes some important rules to follow when creating an application that contains a presentation layer.
  • Executing multiple stored procedures within a single transaction context from ADO.NetMar 20, 2008. This article discusses how we can execute multiple stored procedures in ADO.NET with different parameter values in a single Transaction context.
  • How to Wrap a Control CompletelyApr 11, 2008. The following article explains you how to wrap a control completely.
  • High Performance Abstraction Layer for Non-Blocking Asynchronous Thread Safe SqlServer CallsApr 25, 2008. One of the things I find myself doing frequently is writing (and re-writing) plumbing code to execute database CRUD operations. I wrote an abstraction layer over asynchronous SqlServer calls that allows developers to correctly make async calls agains SqlServer without having to deal with any of the complex plumbing normally required. All source code is included with this article.
  • Generic Data Access using LINQ to SQL and C#Jul 22, 2008. This article discusses the construction of a generic data access layer built on top of a LINQ to SQL implementation.
  • ASP.NET 3.5 MVC ApplicationOct 03, 2008. This post gives you the basic overview on ASP.NET Models, Views and Controllers. It explains how all parts in MVC Application work together and discuss how the architecture of an ASP.NET MVC application differs from an ASP.NET Web Forms application.
  • Design pattern -Inversion of control and Dependency injectionNov 04, 2008. In this section we will discuss about how IOC and DI can help us build loosely coupled software architecture.
  • Software Architecture Interview Questions Part 2 ( Design pattern )Nov 06, 2008. In this article we will cover Interpreter pattern,iterator pattern,mediator pattern,memento pattern,observer pattern from Interview perspective.
  • Web Application ArchitectureNov 09, 2008. This article is about web application architecture. In this article you see how to separate each layer and why it's necessary for good application architecture. Also a small introduction to the Spring Framework and ORM can be found in this article.
  • ASP.NET ObjectDataSource Control OverviewDec 04, 2008. This post explains how to represent business objects with the ObjectDatasource control. It allows you to bind DataBound controls such as GridView, DetailsView and FormView. It also enables you to separate your business logic and data access logic from presentation layer.
  • Application Architecture for .NET ApplicationsJan 08, 2009. This Article series helps the .NET developers and architects to design the effective applications on .NET latest technologies. There are so many articles,books on application architecture but it is still challenging for developers to understand best practices, principles for the application design. This post speaks about the fundamentals concepts of Application Architecture and principles.
  • Software Architecture StylesJan 13, 2009. An Architecture style is a set of principles which you can use to build a system Typically Architecture styles depends on their focusing areas. Implementing the software architecture styles depends on the capacity of your organization for implementing it and infrastructure constraints. This post explains which architecture style is to use based on demands.
  • Coding Better: Using Classes vs. InterfacesJan 18, 2009. Using the .NET framework we basically have two ways to provide abstraction for our code: Classes and Interfaces. This article will look at the use of each and cover some things to consider when choosing between them in different situations.
  • DI and IOCJan 19, 2009. In this article we will discuss about how IOC and DI can help us build loosely coupled software architecture.
  • DI using Unity Application BlocksJan 20, 2009. In this article we will take up a simple example and try to implement DI using unity application blocks thus resulting in loosely coupled architecture.
  • Architecture FAQ for Localization and Globalization: Part IFeb 02, 2009. In this article we will go through a series of FAQ which will give you a quick start on making application multi-language based.
  • Architecture FAQ for Localization and Globalization: Part IIFeb 03, 2009. This article is Part 2 of "Localization and Globalization" in this we will go through a series of FAQ which will give you a quick start on making application multi-language based.
  • SQL Server Compact and LINQFeb 13, 2009. In this article, I will cover how to access data in SQL Server Compact databases (.sdf file) using new development technologies such as LINQ.
  • Interfaces + Factory pattern = Decoupled architectureFeb 13, 2009. In this tutorial we will try to understand how we can use interfaces and factory pattern to create a truly decoupled architecture framework. In this sample we will take up a simple three tier architecture and apply interfaces and factory pattern to see how we can transform the three tier in to a truly decoupled architecture.
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) - FAQ'sFeb 14, 2009. In this article we will discuss abour Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) which is must and essential for every architect.
  • Unified Modeling Language (UML) - Part 1Feb 25, 2009. This article is will tell about UML (Unified Modeling Language), a standard language for designing and documenting a system in an object-oriented manner. It has nine diagrams which can be used in design document to express design of software architecture.
  • RFC Architecture for Finance Project (The Invoicing Project)Feb 26, 2009. RFC is an open source initiative for Finance projects. It has reusable components like invoicing, accounting and purchase modules. In this section we will discuss about the Invoicing section of the RFC architecture.
  • Introduction to SLP Services InternalsMar 13, 2009. This article explains about SLP Services Architecture and internals of Code Protection.
  • F# Data Abstraction Layer For C#Apr 06, 2009. In this article I'll take a look at building a data abstraction layer in F# and consuming it with C#.
  • Plug & play architecture using Policy Application BlocksApr 06, 2009. In this article, we will discuss how we can make plug & play architecture using policy application blocks. What we will do is we will take a practical scenario where we want to enable logging for an application depending on situations.
  • Introduction to Microsoft Synchronization FrameworkApr 30, 2009. This article gives an introduction to Microsoft Synchronization Framework and its Architecture.
  • Focus on the Extension of WCF BehaviorMay 17, 2009. WCF provides the flexible and extensible architecture for the developer. The most common situation is to customize the extension of behavior. It is not complex, but some issues should be noticed. This article is prepare to discuss how to extend the behavior in WCF.
  • Model View Presenter (MVP) design pattern and data bindingJun 03, 2009. Model View Presenter (MVP) design pattern is the evolution of the MVC design pattern and it’s aimed at providing a cleaner separation of concerns between the view, the model, and the controller improving the architecture (you can use several UI technologies without recompiling the business logic components) and testability of the enterprise solution. The pattern was originally developed at Taligent in the 1990s. In this article, I will explain the principles and how to use the MVP design pattern along with data binding with an example using C# language in Microsoft.NET.

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