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  • FileDownloader : Download files using HTTPJan 10, 2000. This application contains a Form and a Class module . From Form we create a thread which execute the procedure to handle the NET download. This application can be enhance to do more down load as in Download manager by creating more threads.
  • ProTracker v1.0 : A Process Tracking UtilityFeb 14, 2001. ProTracker is a process tracking utility similar to Windows NT Task Manager's Processes tab window.
  • 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.
  • XML Strengths and Weaknesses with DOM, ASP, and XSLApr 30, 2001. In this article we're going to take a look at some of the terminology that comes with using XML and its related technologies, as well as how to create and transform XML documents with XSL using Microsoft's MSXML parser. To test the code samples shown in this article you should be running Windows NT/2000/XP with IIS installed. You should also have SQL server 2000 installed on the same machine.
  • Snooping on C#.NET Regular ExpressionsJun 26, 2001. I present here two micro test utils, which will let you play with regular expressions. Regular expression( System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex ) is a powerful class very useful for parsing, splitting or replacing texts.
  • NUnit for people who can't cook - Part IDec 13, 2001. This article should l help C# user to get the most out of NUnit. Therefore, we are going to cover not only the usage of NUnit , but also the small tricks on how to set it up most efficiently.
  • NUnit for people who can't workJan 02, 2002. In this lesson I will show how to numerically solve algebraic and ordinary differential equations, and perform numerical integration with Simpson method.
  • Web/WAP Calender form Harrison LogicFeb 11, 2002. This application provides an updateable web-based calendar that can be viewed from both the Web and through a Mobile device, such as a cellular phone.
  • Marble Solitaire Solution Display in GDI+Feb 13, 2002. The application finds and displays solutions to a game of solitaire. The application was written using Visual Studio.NET Version 7.0.9254. The test suite was written using NUnit, which is a .NET port of JUnit.
  • .NET Commander ver Alpha 1.0.0Apr 15, 2002. The .NET Commander is a Windows application written in C#. This application is a double panel file manager with an interface very similar to the popular Windows Commander.
  • Drawing Transparent Images and Shapes using Alpha BlendingApr 22, 2002. Alpha blending is a process of mixing colors and generating a transparent affect. To test this, you draw some graphics shapes on a surface and draw image on top of those shapes and you should be able to see the shapes.
  • A Database Component: Inserting Serializable ObjectsApr 23, 2002. The attached zip file contains two projects - a database component (DLL) project and a Windows forms project called Test. Both projects are written and compiled using Visual Studio .NET version 1.0.
  • Determining Windows Users for Web Forms ApplicationsMay 30, 2002. In this example we will see how to determine the identity of the logged in user for an ASP.Net Web Forms using Windows Authentication.
  • Windows Spell Checker using SpellCheck.NET ParserJun 26, 2002. In this article, I put SpellCheck.net parser to the test with Windows Form Spell Checker application.
  • Using Currency Manager and MemoryStream to Display ImagesJul 01, 2002. This article and attached sample code demonstrates you how to use the CurrencyManager and MemoryStream to display images.
  • Using Crystal Report ViewerJul 31, 2002. The following small application is designed to allow testing created reports with XML feeds used as data sources. .
  • Pro Developer: Throwing Money Out the WindowDec 18, 2002. It's common knowledge among programmers that most of the ills of the software industry, and most particularly the companies where we work, could be solved by simply letting the technical people make the technical decisions. In fact, that sounds so obvious that you might be tempted to shake your head and wonder what planet I come from. Obviously, since this is so incredibly logical and sensible, it's a given that most companies leave management decisions to managers, and technical decisions to techies, right?
  • Installing a Service ProgrammaticallySep 04, 2003. With the arrival of .NET, creation of a windows service has become a piece of cake by just selecting Windows Service as project type in the New Project Dialog Box.
  • 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.
  • SQL Server Reporting ServicesFeb 25, 2004. SQL Server Reporting Services is a comprehensive, server-based platform for creating, managing, and delivering reports that contain data from relational and multidimensional data sources. This article explains the features that are supported by SQL Server.
  • Generic database access with Mimer Provider ManagerMar 09, 2004. The Mimer Provider Manager uses different plugins to access different underlying ADO.NET providers. Plugins are developed for Oracle, SQL Server, ODBC, and OLE DB.
  • Evolving Numeric Series using Genetic Algorithms in C#Jul 27, 2004. If you ever browsed around the book store, you'll notice these puzzle books or IQ test books and some of the books contain questions asking you to complete a series of numbers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Getting Web Statistics for Instant Downloads in ASP.NETNov 05, 2004. One of the most important website activity parameters is the resource access statistic. Such information is necessary for many purposes - optimizing of the website content, marketing campaigns improvements and also for some diagnostic tests.
  • Evolving into an N-Tier ApplicationMar 23, 2005. This article gives description about evolution of N-tier application.
  • 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.
  • Session Management in Web Garden using Custom ComponentsMay 17, 2005. This article provides an insight on creating a custom Session Manager component using C#.
  • Session Management in Web Garden Using Custom Components May 17, 2005. This article provides an insight on creating a custom Session Manager component using C#.
  • Revised Gauge Custom Control in C#Jun 10, 2005. This is an enhanced version of the custom guage. Enclosed are the source code for the control, and the test program.
  • Introduction to new SECS/GEM driver using SecsToTool.NetJan 06, 2006. SecsToTool.Net is a connectivity solution for the semiconductor equipment that support SECS/GEM communication interface. The SecsToTool.Net SECS/GEM driver SDK is designed to provide a high level method call/reply and event driven environment for your host application (or what we normally called Cell Controller/Station Controller/Equipment Manager) to communicate with equipment.
  • Testing project using NUnitJan 20, 2006. This article is for the begineers who wish to learn the basics of NUnit.
  • 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.
  • Automated Code Coverage and Unit TestsMar 08, 2006. A short tutorial that explains how to use a code coverage tool and how it can be integrated with unit tests to allow us to determine how well the unit tests exercise our application/classes. Code examples are written using C#.
  • A Practical Approach to .NET Testing using Visual Studio 2005 Test Team SuiteMar 22, 2006. This article will cover practical approach to White box Testing Techniques using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Test Team Suite. It covers concepts with a simple, easy to follow example.
  • Unit Tests in Visual Studio 2005Jun 01, 2006. Visual Studio 2005 comes with an integrated Test System, which allows developers to create Unit Test Project using IDE and write code to create unit tests and run them. This article explains how to get started with unit tests in Visual Studio 2005.
  • FuliggineBackupper in C#Jun 05, 2006. This articles shows how to create a simple backup manager in C#.
  • Role Based Security Using Authorization Manager in Windows Server 2003Jul 10, 2006. Authorization Manager in Windows 2003 is the more flexible, scalable and easier administration tool for role based security. Using Authorization Manager we can define roles and the tasks that roles can perform.
  • A quick start with C# and Websphere MQJul 11, 2006. This article is trying to help the developers who want to start integrating .NET applications with Websphere Message Queue.
  • Aural Alert Generator (Voice and Tones)Aug 25, 2006. This article describes an application used to generate and test aural alerts; I wrote the application originally to allow me to define and test aural alerts for use in a couple of cockpit simulators, however, you could use the application to generate aural alerts for any purpose. The application also may be used to define voice messages which may be optionally saved as wave files for subsequent use in other applications.
  • C# .NET 2.0 Test Driven DevelopmentOct 09, 2006. This article will demonstrate test driven development by stepping through the test driven development cycle using a small sample project.
  • .NET SQL Authorization ManagerDec 15, 2006. .NET Sql Authorization Manager (AzMan x .NET 2.0) allows you to set Item-based permissions for Authorization Manager-enabled Microsoft.NET 2.0 applications. Storage reside on a MS Sql Server DataBase and can be administrated by a managed MMC 3.0 Snap-In.
  • Customized Task Manager in .NET Using C# and Windows FormsApr 18, 2007. This application will provide features that are not present in built-in windows Task Manager.
  • Enhanced Clipboard Manager in .NET Using C# and Windows FormsApr 24, 2007. This application will provide the functionality which would be helpful while copying of data onto clipboard and with better UI in accessing System's ClipBoard.
  • Understanding WEBPARTS in ASP.NET 2.0: Part ISep 24, 2007. In this article I am going to discuss about "WEB PARTS" in ASP.NET 2.0, and the most exciting feature of ASP.NET 2.0.
  • A Brief Introduction to Expressions in SQL Server 2005 Reporting ServicesJan 07, 2008. This article shows how you can use expressions in SSRS reports to generate dynamic content based on the data within your report queries.
  • Where Did All the Designers Go! Jan 24, 2008. Software is one of the fastest paced industries in the business world. As quickly as software languages come and go, skill sets require constant learning. In trying to keep up with implementation aspects of software, did we somehow forget about the priority of creating a good design? This article describes how we came about with a void of software design skills in the programming world.
  • XML Pathfinder - Sample C# Utility to Study XML Paths and XPath QueriesFeb 05, 2008. This article discusses the construction of a simple utility that may be used to locate and evaluate paths within an XML document, and to test queries against those paths.
  • Writing Better Code -- Keepin' it CohesiveFeb 15, 2008. One of the aspects of code quality we can look at is cohesion. If code is highly cohesive it is also much more testable, reusable, readable and maintainable (all the good things in life). Likewise, if code has a low level of cohesion it is often very hard to understand at a glance and difficult to test and maintain. In this article we'll take a look at a concrete example of code that does not follow the Single Responsibility Principle and as a result has low cohesion and walk through the refactoring it takes to modify the code to be more highly cohesive.
  • Building ASP.NET bot protection (CAPTCHA-like)Feb 29, 2008. This article shows how to build captcha-like protection from spam and other bots in ASP.NET.
  • Writing Better Code; Keeping it MaintainableMar 01, 2008. This article provides guidance for writing better, more maintainable code.
  • Writing Testable ObjectsApr 18, 2008. This article is an introduction to a simple pattern for building more testable classes.
  • Software Testing TechniquesJul 16, 2008. This article tells us that Testing should systematically uncover different classes of errors in a minimum amount of time and with a minimum amount of effort. Because of the fallibility of its human designers and its own abstract, complex nature, software development must be accompanied by quality assurance activities.
  • How to Start and Stop Database Engine in SQL 2005Jul 16, 2008. This article will show how to start, stop and restart the database engine in SQL Server 2005.
  • Silverlight Tutorial: Using the Visual State Manager to create an animated navbarAug 07, 2008. This article provides a step by step tutorial on using the Visual State Manager to create a nifty animated navigation bar
  • Introduction to Unit Testing Framework of VS 2008Aug 13, 2008. This article gives an introduction to in-built Unit Testing Framework of Visual Studio 2008.
  • Introduction to Unit Testing Framework of VS 2008: Part IIAug 14, 2008. This article gives an introduction to creation and configuration of Ordered Tests of VS 2008 Testing Framework.
  • Introduction to Unit Testing Framework of VS 2008 - Part IIIAug 19, 2008. This article gives an introduction to creation of Test List and configuration of Test Project of VS 2008 Testing Framework.
  • Introduction to Unit Testing Framework of VS 2008: Part IVAug 20, 2008. This article gives an introduction to Code Coverage in VS Team System 2008.
  • Silverlight Tutorial: Creating a skinnable custom controlAug 21, 2008. This is a step by step guide on how to make an animated navigation bar using the visual state manager, turn that animated navigation bar into a skinnable custom control, and use that custom control and skin it, if desired
  • How to Attach a Database in SQL Server 2005Sep 02, 2008. This article describes how to attach database in SQL Server 2005.
  • Views & Stored Procedure in SQL Server 2005Oct 10, 2008. This article shows how to use Views and Stored Procedures in SQL Server 2005
  • Test for User Group Membership in ASP.NET C#Oct 13, 2008. This article describes a simple approach to determining whether or not a logged in user is a member of a group within the context of an asp.net web based application.
  • Test for Desktop User Group Membership with C#Nov 10, 2008. This article describes a simple approach to determining whether or not a logged in user is a member of a group within the context of a desktop application. The approach shown relies upon the use of the user’s current Windows identity.
  • Visual C# IDE Tips: Part IINov 11, 2008. This post explains the some more tips on using Visual C# IDE to enhance developer productivity.
  • Unit Testing with VS 2008 Team editionFeb 15, 2009. Unit tests allows the developers and testers to check the logical errors in the methods of classes in C# and VB.NET Projects.Unit test can be created once and can be run every time that source code changes.Unit test cases make sure that no bugs are introduced when you write the new code.
  • Test-driven development approach in Microsoft.NET using NUnitFeb 19, 2009. This is the first article of series of articles related to Test-driven development (TDD) approach in Microsoft.NET. My intention is to illustrate this approach with several real-world examples, and this article is an introduction to the approach and the testing framework NUnit.
  • Continuous Integration with CruiseControl.netMar 07, 2009. Discusses the advantages of continuous integration going into some detail on automating unit tests and documentation. Includes example build files and configuration
  • Test-driven development approach for a class library in Microsoft.NETApr 09, 2009. This is the second article of series of articles related to Test-driven development (TDD) approach in Microsoft.NET. My intention is to illustrate this approach with several real-world examples. In this article, I will show how programmers can use the test-driven development approach to implement and test a class library.
  • Test-driven development approach for WCF Web servicesApr 11, 2009. In this article, I will show how programmers can use the test-driven development approach to implement and test Web service solutions.
  • Retaining your best peopleApr 25, 2009. You can replace equipment, infrastructure, tools, etc but at the end of the day it’s the people i.e. human capital which is the critical success factor in today’s competitive environment. Retaining key talent is one of the topmost priorities for all successful managers.
  • Web Paging Navigation ControlMay 18, 2009. WebPagingControl navigation control contain page numbers ,next,back,first,last to navigate in datalist the project cotains web page to test the control working with ajax
  • Microsoft Technology OverviewMay 21, 2009. In today’s fast changing technology, keeping up with technological changes is a challenge. Every time we try to keep up with technology changes, technology changes again. It is never ending chase to catch up with technology and that is what makes software development even more interesting. Focus of this article is to give developers, project managers a quick view of many of new Microsoft technologies out there and help them realize the value of these new technologies. To be frank, technologies covered here are not new and some of them were introduced to IT world, 3 to 4 year ago. But in relative terms, these are still new technologies in Microsoft world as real-world projects and products might take some time to adapt to these changes in technology.
  • Developing a New Control Using VSM in Silverlight 3Jul 31, 2009. Silverlight provides a Visual State Manager (or VSM) that manages different states as users interact with controls. For example, you might want to change the background of the Button as the user mouses over it and make it look slightly bigger or smaller when a user clicks it. All of this can be done using the Visual State Manager. The discussion that follows will walk through show how custom templates and VSM states can be created visually.
  • 5 simple steps to execute unit testing using NUNIT Nov 22, 2009. Unit testing is validation and verification methodology where the developers test the individual units of source code. In this tutorial we will try to understand how we can do unit testing using NUNIT framework. This tutorial we will try to understand the 5 important steps to do unit testing using NUNIT.
  • 12 Important FAQ on VSTS TestingDec 06, 2009. This article has 12 important FAQ which covers unit testing, automated testing, data driven test, LOAD / performance test, code coverage, database testing and ordered testing.
  • The Contains Method and Hit Test in GDI+Jan 13, 2010. In this article I will explain about the Contains Method and Hit Test in GDI+.
  • Crystal Reports: 5 Tests for Top PerformanceFeb 10, 2010. In this article how to use Crystal Reports: 5 Tests for Top Performance.
  • Focus Manager in WPFMar 04, 2010. In this article we will see how we can manage Focus of specific controls in WPF.
  • Test-driven development approach for database applicationsMay 10, 2010. In this article, I will show how programmers can use the test-driven development approach to test enterprise solutions and its underlying data layer which should also support transactions in order to manage persistent data and leave the database systems in correct states.
  • Membership Provider and Role ManagerJun 14, 2010. This article will explain you how to work with Membership Provider and Role Manager in ASP.Net web application deeply.
  • Visual Studio 2010 Tools - To improve code qualityJun 21, 2010. In this article, I am going to present a step by step demo on how to improve code quality by using Visual Studio Tools.
  • Visual Studio 2010 - Data Driven Unit TestJun 23, 2010. Here I am going to demo data driven unit testing using a CSV file. Ultimately we are going to put test data into a CSV file and use that file data as an input for unit testing.
  • The '8 Commandments' for Choosing a Unit Testing SolutionJul 29, 2010. In this article you will learn how to use 8 Commandments for Choosing a Unit Testing Solution.
  • Creating a Custom Date Textbox User Control: Part 2Aug 16, 2010. In this part we're going to test our user control using the defined properties.
  • Checklist for Automating Software TestingAug 31, 2010. In this article you will learn how to use Checklist for automating software testing.
  • Introduction to Structure MapSep 01, 2010. This article provides a basic idea about structure map for Test Driven Development.
  • Walkthrough on reating WCF 4.0 Service and Hosting in IIS 7.5Sep 08, 2010. This article will give step by step walkthrough on how to create a basic WCF 4.0 Service, how to host WCF Service in IIS 7.5 and hot to test service in a client.
  • How to use Tool Menu in Microsoft Expression BlendSep 15, 2010. Tool Menu in Microsoft Expression Blend has the option for Creating Layer, Make Button, Make Control, Make Image 3D, Make Brush Resource, Edit Brush Resource, Font Manager, Options.
  • Unit testing with VSTSSep 20, 2010. Unit testing is validation and verification methodology where the developers test the individual units of source code. Some key points to remember are - A unit is the smallest part in the application which can be tested. So it can be a method, function or class.
  • Working and testing your project in Expression BlendSep 21, 2010. In this article I will explain about working and testing your project in Expression Blend
  • Basics of Software TestingSep 21, 2010. Introduces the basics of Software Testing
  • Software testing MethodologiesSep 21, 2010. Some commonly used software testing methodologies - Waterfall model, V model, Spiral model, Prototype model etc
  • Testing Techniques Sep 23, 2010. Software Testing Techniques is divide into 3 parts
  • Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC)Oct 11, 2010. In this Article we define the various stages of testing.
  • Testing DocumentsOct 18, 2010. In this article you will learn about Testing Documents.
  • Black box & White box testingOct 19, 2010. This article provides an insight to Black box & White box testing types.
  • Windows Azure - WCF in the Worker RoleOct 31, 2010. In this article I am going to demonstrate the creation of a WCF service in the Worker Role with deployment to the cloud and testing with a client.
  • Mocking in .NET with MoqNov 09, 2010. In this article, I will show how to use Moq as the mocking framework in testing environments to isolate dependencies between objects in .NET solutions.
  • Chapter 3: From 2003 to 2010: Debugging an ApplicationNov 24, 2010. After reading this chapter on debugging, you will be able to Use the new debugger features of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. Create unit tests and execute them in Visual Studio 2010.Compare what was available to you or see what was different for you as a developer in Visual Studio 2003

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