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  • Testing .Net Components Using NUnitMar 08, 2001. Write unit tests before starting development". Writing test allows me to see immediate results of every code change.
  • Visual Studio .NET: Start upMar 20, 2001. The next version of Visual Studio 6.0 is Visual Studio .NET (VS.NET). In the previous versions of Visual Studio Microsoft has different menu options to pick development environment such as VC++, Visual FoxPro, Visual Basic or Visual Interdev. This version of Visual Studio has integrated everything in one IDE. The reason for that might be all development languages share common library and tools.
  • .NET Brings The Fun Back to ProgrammingJul 11, 2001. Today, we are all comfortable sitting in front of our high powered computers running graphical user interfaces and compiling code in sophisticated development environments.
  • CDataService: A Generic Database Access ClassAug 09, 2001. Using a generic database access component in data-aware applications can simply development and separate data tier from business tier.
  • 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.
  • Introduction to Pocket PCOct 31, 2001. At the time of writing (Oct 2001) Microsoft has shipped Pocket PC 2002 and also has just released the Visual Studio .NET add-on for Pocket PC called the compact framework.
  • Adapter Pattern in C#Jan 03, 2002. The Gang Of Four (GoF) defined the Adaptor pattern as follows in their most famous book "Design Patterns" Gamma et al. Adapter lets classes work together that couldn't otherwise because of incompatible interfaces."
  • .NET Framework and Web Services - Part 1Jan 28, 2002. The .NET Framework is a new computing platform designed to simplify Windows application development in the highly distributed environment of the Internet. Common Language Runtime (CLR) is the Heart of the .NET Framework.
  • 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.
  • N-Tier Development with Microsoft .NET : Part IIIFeb 25, 2002. The last installment in this series detailed more on the middle tier – business – façade and how to create a Web Service Export Proxy to have a physically separated middle tier.
  • Prototype PatternMar 22, 2002. The Prototype pattern is used when creating an instance of a class is very time-consuming or complex in some way.
  • Space Breakout - 2D Game Developed using DirectX and C#Apr 11, 2002. GDI+ is a feature rich graphics API that makes sophisticated graphical effects highly accessible to the C# developers. Unfortunately if youve tried to develop smooth detailed animation using GDI+ you have undoubtedly discovered that just how slow it can be. Consequently it is not particularly suited to games development, if you want to really take advantage of your 1 gig + processor and that fancy new graphics card youre going to have to get a little more low level and dirty, enter Microsofts DirectX API.
  • Implementing a Genetic Algorithms in C# and .NETApr 14, 2002. One of the more interesting developments that has come out of the Artificial Intelligence world is the invention of Genetic Algorithms.
  • Case Study: Demo Networking Financial System May 23, 2002. In this tutorial I will discuss some of the design and development issues that one might consider when using .NET framework for developing Network affiliated applications.
  • Macro to Update References of all Projects in a SolutionJul 24, 2002. When working in enterprise development there are occasions when you have a solution file with 10 or more projects in it all using private assemblies.
  • Step by Step Guide to Create a Setup for a Web ApplicationAug 15, 2002. Deployment of an application is big issue in application software development.
  • ADHelper - An Active Directory ClassSep 18, 2002. Working on my latest project required quite a degree of development against the Active Directory.
  • Remoting Calls RecommendationSep 19, 2002. The goal of this article is not to describe remoting technology in details. It is more focused at the practical design and implementation mistakes development process concerning garbage collection and performance.
  • Remoting Calls RecommendationsSep 19, 2002. The goal of this article is not to describe remoting technology in details. It is more focused at the practical design and implementation mistakes during development process concerning garbage collection and performance.
  • Attributed Programming in .NET using C#Oct 04, 2002. In this article, I illustrate the power of attributed programming by examples that show a modular approach to issues that can crosscut many classes. Attributes will provide exciting software development abstractions in the future.
  • Aspect Oriented ProgrammingNov 20, 2002. In this article we are going to look at some features of .Net framework, which enable us to build highly configurable applications.
  • Working with Win32 API in .NETNov 21, 2002. Windows exposes lots of functionality in the form of Win32 API. Using these API you can perform direct operation in windows, which increases performance of your application.
  • Dynamic Code Generation and Code CompilationDec 16, 2002. This is a simple application for generating the code dynamically and compiling it dynamically.
  • Implementing Prim's Algorithm using GDI+Dec 31, 2002. Prim's algorithm is an algorithm used in the graphics development to calculate the shortest route in a network when an object is moving from a source node to the destination node.
  • Cryptography in Microsoft.NET Part III: Digital CertificatesJan 08, 2003. Part-I and II of this article discussed the basics of cryptography and its applications in real world enterprise solutions. Part-I discussed the nitty-gritty of encryption and its implementation in Microsoft .NET Framework Class Library (FCL). Part-II discussed the hashing and signature algorithms and their implementation in FCL. It also discussed the two common cryptography applications namely digital envelope & digital signature.
  • Automating the Process of Getting Latest Files from VSSJan 22, 2003. In this article, I will show you how to write an automated process of taking VSS backup. Initially, this application was written with some hard coded settings such as user name, password. and VSS path.
  • Accessing Sharepoint Portal Server 2001 in .NETFeb 19, 2003. Sharepoint portal server provides a set of COM API that can be used to access its functionality from .NET applications via COM Interoperability. In this article, I will show you how to import SPP functionality in your .NET application.
  • Basics of Extending Your Working Environment in Visual StudioApr 10, 2003. Visual studio.net offers a wide variety of options, which enable the user to create custom and personalized Visual Studio working environments.
  • Creating Extensible and Flexible Hosted Applications: Part 2Apr 22, 2003. For this article I will use the same requirements and goals defined in part 1.
  • 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).
  • Export Managed Code as UnmanagedAug 05, 2003. The following Article explains in detail how to use any .NET Assembly from BlitzPlus/Blitz3D.
  • User Controls In Internet ExplorerAug 13, 2003. ASP programmers have long been using ActiveX controls as part of their client-side programming techniques, but now we are able to easily render Windows User Controls (almost Windows Forms, but not quite) into our HTML.
  • SMTP/POP3/IMAP Client and Server Components LibrarySep 26, 2003. One of the least discussed components of .NET is one that has proven quite helpful for me in the development of my enterprise intranet.
  • Remoting in .NETSep 26, 2003. Distributed computing is an integral part of almost every software development. Before .Net Remoting, DCOM was the most used method of developing distributed application on Microsoft platform.
  • A Simple Guide to WMI ProviderOct 14, 2003. This article purpose is to describe how to develop a WMI provider in the .NET framework. There are several incentives for writing this article including the lack of simple examples for writing WMI provider in C#.
  • Late Binding With ReflectionOct 20, 2003. Component based technology has done great things for software development, allowing reuse and leading to better-written code that separates subjects and entities into distinct components.
  • .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.
  • Migrating from ASP to ASP.NETJan 05, 2004. This document covers some of the more powerful features that can simplify Web development while providing a more scalable, stable, and productive environment.
  • QuickModeler 2.0 : A Reverse Engineering Tool for Visual Studio .NETJan 08, 2004. QuickModeler is an Add-In for Visual Studio .NET which provides reverse engineering and easy UML modeling functionality to the development environment. It comprises features like autolayout, inheritance and association modeling, cross language modeling, grid, clipboard, etc.
  • Integrate Through Web Interfaces with C#Jan 08, 2004. This article proposes a way for integrating the enterprise applications through web interfaces. Since the web interfaces are widely available for many existing applications, the method may well reduce the cost of building an integration system with less time and get ride of the dependency on other resources.
  • 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.
  • Extreme Programming (XP)Feb 18, 2004. Extreme Programming (XP) is a discipline of software development based on values of simplicity, communication & feedback. It works by bringing the whole team together in the presence of simple practices.
  • Host Integration Server 2000 : An OverviewFeb 24, 2004. This white paper highlights some of the features offered by Microsoft's Host Integration Server 2000. This white paper also gives an overview of key benefits and features in Host Integration Server 2000.
  • 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#.
  • Business Process Execution Language for Web Services 1.0Mar 11, 2004. Web Services use a loosely coupled integration model to allow flexible integration of heterogeneous systems in a variety of domains including business-to-consumer, business-to-business and enterprise application integration.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Microsoft Application Center 2000 - An IntroductionMar 17, 2004. Application Center 2000 is Microsoft's deployment and management tool for high-availability Web applications built on the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system. Application Center 2000 makes managing groups of servers as simple as managing a single computer.
  • Tablet PC - Frequently Asked QuestionsApr 01, 2004. This article answers some of the frequently asked questions related to Tablet PC and Tablet PC application development.
  • Understanding .NET Framework at a glanceMay 05, 2004. In this article we are going to look at Microsoft .NET Framework. This is the newly established software development environment which helps developers to develop applications quickly and gives optimum, efficient, scalable, performance oriented applications in different languages like Visual Basic .NET, C#, ASP .NET, and Jscript .NET.
  • Portal Development in ASP.NET 2.0Jun 04, 2004. The new security controls make authentication a breeze and web parts provides the user the means to customize content. Personalization and Membership features give developers a ready made framework for personalizing the site to suit individual user needs.
  • Microsoft Enterprise Instrumentation Framework(EIF) - Quick GuideJul 02, 2004. The Microsoft EIF is a bunch of assemblies for .Net that make your life easy when it comes to instrumenting your program, by this I mean tracing facilities, writing to the event log, and many other things.
  • Microsoft Enterprise Instrumentation Framework(EIF) - Quick GuideJul 02, 2004. The Microsoft EIF is a bunch of assemblies for .Net that make your life easy when it comes to instrumenting your program, by this I mean tracing facilities, writing to the event log, and many other things.
  • Microsoft CRM Programming Secrets - Tips for DevelopersJul 26, 2004. This article is for advanced Microsoft CRM SDK C# developers. It describes the technique of direct SQL programming, when SDK doesn't have the functionality to do the job.
  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)Jul 30, 2004. WMI is a component of the Microsoft operating system that allows you to monitor virtually every piece of the system either locally or remotely.
  • Microsoft CRM Development: SDK, C#, SQL, Exchange, Integration, Crystal ReportsAug 04, 2004. In this article, as a software developer, database administrator or a web designer, you will learn how to customize Microsoft CRM according to your needs.
  • Interoperability in .NETAug 16, 2004. The important goals of .NET during its development was to promote interoperability with existing technologies.
  • 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.
  • In-depth Look at WMI and Instrumentation: Part ISep 14, 2004. WMI provides a consistent programmatic access to management information in the enterprise. It uses the typical provider and consumer concept where you have on one side components providing this management information while on the other side management applications can subscribe and consume it.
  • Extreme ProgrammingSep 16, 2004. Extreme Programming is new development technique getting adopted in the software development and the key strength of this methodology is simplicity, team work, quality and testing.
  • An in-depth look at WMI and Instrumentation: Part IISep 18, 2004. In this second part of the series, you will learn how to work with WMI classes and class instances, and then demonstrates the wealth of information available through the Win32 and IIS WMI providers.
  • Build a .NET Solution or Project from the Command Line Sep 27, 2004. Devenv allows you to set various options for the integrated development environment (IDE) as well as compile, build, and debug projects from the command line.
  • MSMQ on Pocket PC 2003Sep 27, 2004. This article builds on top of the existing article "MSMQ, your reliable asynchronous message processing". It will show how MSMQ can be used on Pocket PC 2003 and at the same time provide an introduction to mobile development and the Compact Framework (CF).
  • Microsoft Application Center TestOct 13, 2004. Application Center Test (ACT) stress tests Web servers and analyze performance and scalability problems of Web applications. ACT simulates a large group of users by opening multiple connections to the server and rapidly sending HTTP requests. It also supports several other authentication schemes and the SSL protocol, making it ideal for testing personalized and secure sites.
  • Microsoft CRM Customization: MS Exchange Transport SMTP Event SinkOct 18, 2004. Microsoft CRM has variety of customizations options and tools. The official and the most popular is Microsoft CRM SDK: collection of C#.Net and partially VB.Net classes, methods and code samples.
  • Microsoft CRM Customization - Programming Email Activity AttachmentOct 26, 2004. Microsoft CRM is now on the scene and it is increasing its market share, due to Microsoft Business Solutions muscles and marketing strategy. It is tightly integrated with other Microsoft Business Solutions products such as Microsoft Great Plains, Solomon, Navision.
  • A Comprehensive View of SharePoint Portal Server 2003: Part INov 05, 2004. There are many portal solutions on the market, for example from IBM, Microsoft, Plumtree, Vignette, etc. Microsoft's latest portal solution is "Windows SharePoint Services" and "SharePoint Portal Server 2003". This article will not evaluate different portal solutions but rather explain how to use and develop for "Windows SharePoint Services" and "SharePoint Portal Server 2003" from Microsoft.
  • A comprehensive view of SharePoint: Part IINov 19, 2004. Enterprise portals are an important part of today's enterprise IT infrastructure. Portals are used as an entry point for a specific topic, organization, project or team. Many enterprises have an enterprise portal, opened by default when an employee opens up a browser, which shows general information about the enterprise, its strategy, its departments, etc.
  • Talk to SharePoint through its web servicesDec 09, 2004. Microsoft Office 2003 is very tightly integrated with SharePoint by utilizing its web services. Windows SharePoint Services comes with sixteen different web services. SharePoint Portal Server 2003 supports an additional five web services. The web services provided by SharePoint do provide a vast array of features.
  • What does .NET really mean? – Understanding .NETFeb 10, 2005. The .NET Platform and .NET-Aware Programming Languages, particularly C# are already making a turnaround in the way Applications are developed in the enterprise world.
  • Starting With SharepointFeb 11, 2005. Microsoft came up with an idea of "Sharepoint Server", and now it's only a matter of few clicks to build an enterprise-portal. This article shows you how.
  • Microsoft CRM Integration: Oracle Database Access from MS CRMFeb 22, 2005. This article shows customization possibility demonstration for user web interface of Microsoft CRM.
  • Best Practices of Exception ManagementMar 08, 2005. Exception management is one of the key area for all kinds of application development .You should adopt an appropriate strategy for exception management to build high quality and robust application .It is a very powerful concept and makes the development work very easy if its used efficiently.
  • 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.
  • Creating simple Add-in for Visual Studio.NETMar 16, 2005. An add-in is a tool that you create programmatically by using objects, methods, properties, collections in .NET's extensibility model. This compiled application enables you to automate the difficult and tedious tasks within the visual studio integrated development environment (IDE).
  • Enterprise Library 1.0Apr 02, 2005. Enterprise Library is a set of tested, reusable application blocks that address common problems developers face when developing enterprise-based applications.
  • Publishing Exception in SPS Web PartsApr 11, 2005. This article tells the safe way of publishing exceptions using Microsoft Exception Management Application Blocks from WebPart.
  • Language Extensions in C# 2.0Apr 21, 2005. This article intends to the C# 1.x developers and covers what-why-how the new enhancement .The philosophy behind the document is to have quick update on C# 2.0 and leverage this in your day to day development work.
  • Integration of InfoPath with SharePointApr 28, 2005. InfoPath is based on industry-standard Extensible Markup Language (XML). Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a condensed form of Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML) that enables developers to create customized tags that offer flexibility in organizing and presenting information.
  • Content Management and Collaboration using SPS 2003May 16, 2005. This article would be providing a brief introduction about the role which Share Point Portal Server is going to play in coming future.
  • Microsoft patterns & practices: The Enterprise LibraryJul 06, 2005. Microsoft patterns & practices provide scenario-specific recommendations illustrating how to design, develop, deploy, and operate architecturally sound applications for the Microsoft .NET platform.The following article covers details on the Data Access Application Block.
  • Microsoft patterns & practices: The Enterprise LibraryJul 12, 2005. Microsoft patterns & practices provide scenario-specific recommendations illustrating how to design, develop, deploy, and operate architecturally sound applications for the Microsoft .NET platform.The following article covers details on the Data Access Application Block.
  • Enterprise Library Caching Application BlockJul 12, 2005. Microsoft patterns & practices provide scenario-specific recommendations illustrating how to design, develop, deploy, and operate architecturally sound applications for the Microsoft .NET platform. The following article covers details on the Caching Application Block.
  • 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.
  • Programming with .NET Compact Framework 1.0 and SQL CE 2.0 : Part IJul 26, 2005. This article covers various major components for developing application for PDA .Before developing application targets to PDA device its very important to understand .NET compact framework, supported/unsupported features for smart device development, Difference between .NET compact framework and .NET framework and of course SQL CE if you want to store application data in SQL database.
  • Membership ServiceAug 08, 2005. With every new version are added a bunch of new functionality which eases the development of web applications and keeps up to the required security measures to make the applications less susceptible to external threat.
  • Application Development using ClickOnce in Visual Studio 2005Aug 12, 2005. This article is an introduction for deploying application using ClickOnce in Visual Studio 2005.
  • M.S. Visio AutomationAug 19, 2005. This article demonstrates the flexibility of Visio products as a development platform by describing the customized business solutions.
  • Migrating from Java to C# Oct 03, 2005. Microsoft has created a tool called Java Language Conversion Assistant (JLCA), which automatically converts Java code into C# for developers who want to move existing applications to the .NET Framework.
  • New IDE Features in Visual Studio 2005Nov 10, 2005. Visual Studio 2005 aims to simplify the development process thereby adding many new features to simplify the overall development experience. This article aims to discuss all major IDE related changes in Visual Studio 2005.
  • J2EE and Microsoft .NET for Enterprise ApplicationsDec 05, 2005. The purpose of this article is to provide an introduction to and overview of both J2EE and Microsoft .NET and compare the both side by side.
  • 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.
  • How to Read and Write System Registry Keys using C# (VS.Net 2005)Feb 09, 2006. Most of the time while working with the Enterprise Application will need to store the user preferences inside the windows system registry. In a general term Windows Registry is the database that holds all the settings Windows needs to function.
  • Web Services for .NET and J2EE InteroperabilityFeb 13, 2006. Web services technologies are designed to support the interoperability between many different application development platforms that exist today. This article is focused on the fundamentals of .NET and Java interoperability using Web services technologies.
  • Agile Development Checklist Feb 20, 2006. The purpose of this article is to define a set of ideal practices for an agile software development project. The idea for this article came to me after discussing CMMI-type processes and realizing that there is no agile equivalent.
  • Using True Vision to Create 3D DirectX Animation in C# and .NETFeb 21, 2006. This article will give you an easy way to create 3D animation using the True Vision Game Engine. True Vision wraps the DirectX framework for a more straightforward way of 3D game development in .NET.
  • C# Interface Based DevelopmentMar 06, 2006. When trying to build maintainable, reusable, and flexible C# code, the object oriented nature of C# only gets us 50% of the way there. Programming to interfaces can provide us with the last 50%. Interfaced-based design provides loose coupling, true component-based programming, easier maintainability and it makes code reuse much more accessible because implementation is separated from the interface.

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