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Web Developer’s Resolutions for 2010. by avcajipe

1. Break down in .css files in a logical manner so I can better locate a selector / class id instead of using the ubiquitous CTRL-F. 2. Get into the habit of using LINQ and Entity Framework more. 3. Create more logical business objects with properties...
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Group Chat 2007 SDK Development Environment Setup Demystified by avcajipe

Microsoft’s Office Communications Server 2007 API exposes properties and methods in building custom chartrooms on top of Group Chat R2. However from the download site, they state that in order to install the API you should have the following Operating...
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Ideas that keep me going by avcajipe

Flash, WPF, SilverLight? Variation...
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On Feature Management by avcajipe

I’ve got an existing application. It’s running smoothly and I want to keep it as streamlined as possible. I’ve spent countless hours in testing and debugging. It’s not perfect but I try to make it as close. I do not want it bloated...
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Practical C#9 - Export/Import to and from CSVs & DataTables by avcajipe

Another one of the ultra handy helper classes I use for exporting and importing CSVs. End users can perform all sorts of bulk web form requests via a simple text/csv file thereby improving a website’s usability. Highlighted are the method signatures...
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Laptop Envy by avcajipe

I was in Toronto, Canada last May 2008 out to buy a new laptop @ the Future Shop . Nothing left to say save that they’re cheap and they’re fast! CAN$1199 + 12% tax ( Php 57,878.12 ) already earns you an HP Pavilion 17” Centrino Core2...
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Practical C#8 - Displaying Timezones by avcajipe

Writing a truly global application would at times require the developer in displaying the different time zones in plain text format. My previous implementation was to capture the offset in the client and pass this value to a server-side hidden field control...
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Why engineers and sales don't mix by avcajipe

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Practical Javascript 8: Extending Checkboxes by avcajipe

Input checkboxes can be used for all sorts of selection and deselection activities. They can also become extremely useful when used within a grid for multiple item selection. In this example, checked items (or rather rows) are coloured differently when...
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Practical Javascript 7: PageRequestManager's Begin and End Events by avcajipe

Scripts handlers has worked for me so far because they define in the page processing life cycle those previously obscure phases where (we wished in the past) we could perhaps execute some client-side scripts. These are the PageRequestManager Events ....
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Practical Javascript 6: Validating Text Input Length by avcajipe

Another common validation task that can be more successful if implemented on the client is the length restriction of inputs. Off the bat, we have this handy property in an order textbox. < asp : TextBox ID ="TextBox1" runat ="server"...
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More Proof that I can be lazy by avcajipe

Likes : Having a stored procedure that attempts to do everything, as in the whole CRUD salad. Dislikes : Having to create lots of separate stored procedures if I can the first option is feasible. Thank God for dynamic queries for that. /* * Name : MY_LAZY_SP...
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Where the passionate geeks go by avcajipe

May 24, 2008 saturday morning, EnergizeIT 2008 . Toronto Congress Center, Canada. Not a rock concert event but a conference for geeks, dorks and everything in between.
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C# Quirk 1: Pretty Useless Method by avcajipe

Since asp.net 1.0/1.1, I enjoyed storing my settings in web.config because it’s both fast and convenient. < appSettings > < add key = " activeEnvironment " value = " dev " /> </ appSettings > Reading them is...
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Practical C#9 - Simple Asynchronous Implementations by avcajipe

2 ways I came up with implementing “fire-and-forget” asynchronous calls: Method 1: using System.Threading; ... //might be binded in a button-click protected void but_click( object sender, eventArgs e) { if ( ThreadPool .QueueUserWorkItem(...
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