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Best "Everything Else" Article of May 2014

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Current Entries

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6 Apr 2015
Bjørn
Using the FFmepg.exe to create video snapshots
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15 May 2014
DaveAuld
My adventure into installing a domestic CCTV system and wireless bridge.
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23 May 2014
Debabrata_Das
This article will talk about how a WCF service can be consumed by a Java client application.
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27 May 2014
thomai87
A responsive two dimensional spreadsheet-like control
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6 May 2014
Igor Vigdorchik
How to use the Transient Fault Handling Application Block
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29 May 2014
Nasir Darwish
The article describes a technique for animating Quicksort algorithm using JavaScript
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16 May 2014
B. Clay Shannon
Step-by-step instructions for adding an Async Task to an Android Activity
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14 Jul 2014
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter
How to access controls created from ASP.NET template...
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5 Aug 2014
Chris875
State pattern and procedural solution illustrated
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22 May 2014
djc2032
A three-part series demonstrating how to develop an Oracle Call Interface (OCI) custom data source for Ultimate Grid
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5 May 2014
Gerald Gomes
This article will make an attempt to describe a basic way to start implementing animation in WPF.
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28 May 2014
Debabrata_Das
In this tip, we are going to create a project to see how many-to-many relationship can be implemented in ASP.NET.
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21 May 2014
B. Clay Shannon
A potentially-exhausting-but-not-exhaustive list of shortcut key combinations to use in Android Studio
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22 May 2014
sirol81
Quick&Dirty static method for IBAN code validation
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29 May 2014
Randy Kroeger
Created a POC that dynamically builds a predicate using Expression and Reflection.
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29 May 2014
Thang Believe
Deep dive into cookies generation to support Remember Me at login
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19 May 2014
B. Clay Shannon
How to create an Android Activity and its associated Layout file, then invoke (intent) them from another Activity
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19 May 2014
wliao
Integrating list of custom types into the TFS build template
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9 May 2014
Purbasha Ghosh
Portfolio filtering/grouping
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21 May 2014
CoderPanda
All you ever wanted to know about the for loop in JavaScript and all its variants
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23 May 2014
Jesús Utrera
This is a Spanish language stemmer written in C#. This is my first approach and is based on the rules defined in the Snowball web.
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22 May 2014
Tadit Dash (ତଡିତ୍ କୁମାର ଦାଶ)
Why DropDownList SelectedValue Does Not Work Inside SelectedIndexChanged Event?
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28 May 2014
Thava Rajan
Copy and insert data at any postion in your datagridview
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22 May 2014
László Á. Koller
Creating and implementing a custom URL validator in a web project.
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24 May 2014
CHill60
Allowing a User to cancel a Form when Validation is in place and invalid data has been entered.
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24 May 2014
lixinwang
Web Controls
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1 May 2014
Tadit Dash (ତଡିତ୍ କୁମାର ଦାଶ)
In this blog, we will learn to change the Background Color of Ajax HtmlEditorExtender using ColorPickerExtender.
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20 May 2014
Ahmed Abdul Moniem
We have discussed in our previous post the decorator pattern’s role, and giving a very detailed illustration about it. Also, we have discussed its design varieties and clarified when to use each design and why.
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29 May 2014
Olga Tabulov
DropDownList requires the binding object to have a property
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14 May 2014
atlaste
How to fix hiding controls in the Visual Studio user control designer
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18 May 2014
Psycho_Coder
Song Lyrics scrapper in python using BeautifulSoup
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6 May 2014
Daniel Lieberwirth (BrainInBlack)
This describes a simple way to create interactive, bitmap based, buttons for WinForm applications.
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14 May 2014
echokilo
A simple tip to avoid the pain caused by PayPal providing code snippets for buttons each in its own form tag
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14 May 2014
Peter BCKR
In legacy applications you can get a MissingMemberException bei acessing a SqlParameterCollection if you work with object-variables there are reference a SqlCommand-Instance.
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16 May 2014
B. Clay Shannon
How to quickly and easily change a Layout's header text
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13 May 2014
adriancs
This is an alternative for "GridView column header merging in ASP.NET"
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27 May 2014
Brendan Lester
Use of an Oracle 11g Skip Lock feature to easily implement a scalable, robust work queue
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30 May 2014
jgauffin
Griffin.Framework – Performant networking in .NET
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22 May 2014
djc2032
A three-part series demonstrating how to develop an Oracle Call Interface (OCI) custom data source for Ultimate Grid
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13 May 2014
Saad_Mahmood
Parsing XML File in WindowsPhone in NO TIME Using BLEND for VS 2013
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19 May 2014
B. Clay Shannon
Simple steps needed to globally change a widget property
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20 May 2014
Member 10771162
Introduction to Play framework
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21 May 2014
B. Clay Shannon
In which the user is shown how to enclose multiple widgets in a rectangle
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11 May 2014
AllCodify
A Pub/Sub implementation that is PCL compatible for Xamarin iOS and Android
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7 May 2014
Super Lloyd
There is a problem with ko mapping and here is how to fix it
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11 May 2014
Md Nazmoon Noor
XML sitemap in ASP.NET application
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14 May 2014
Markus Wallner-Novak
Short example of highlighting a grid row on textbox got focus
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23 May 2014
Sebastiaan Meijerink
Breeze pitfall. Understanding entityQuery function changing.

Current Participants

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Debabrata_Das
Product Manager
India India
I'm Debabrata Das, also known as DD. I started working as a FoxPro 2.6 developer then there is a list of different technologies/languages C, C++, VB 6.0, Classic ASP, COM, DCOM, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL Server, Oracle, No-SQL, Node.Js, ReactJS, etc.

I believe in "the best way to learn is to teach". Passionate about finding a more efficient solution of any given problem.
adriancs
Software Developer
Malaysia Malaysia
Programming is an art.
Ahmed Abdul Moniem
Architect
Egypt Egypt
Graduated at Ain-Shams University, Faculty of Engineering, Computers and Systems Department since 2006.

Experienced Software Engineer who is developing, training and leading development teams to build flexible, maintainable, and easy to use Internet/Intranet applications using latest technologies like C# .NET, ASP.NET, ASP.NET AJAX, MVC, jQuery, Umbraco, SQL Server and others.

My career objective is to provide quality solutions to complex business problems within scope using latest Microsoft technologies. Extensive experience in .NET programming, databases and technical communication. Flexible as regards moving from project to project and in assimilating new technologies.

Proven team leadership skills. And now looking to continue making a significant contribution within design and development / leading a technical team or consultancy role in my current position and the next ones.

Simply, I would like to be a .NET GURU.

My best achievement is to solve business problems to mankind using my programming skills which I am already doing like eating and drinking.

But the best one is when you save more than 200,000 EGP per month after deploying your software in an organization! That was in ISI when we save a lot of money, work and hassle after transforming very critical procedures processed by a very poor manual paper system to a very efficient paperless one just using a browser, a keyboard, and a cup of coffee!
Alex J Lennon
CEO Dynamic Devices Ltd
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Founded Dynamic Devices in 2004 to deliver high quality embedded solutions.

Alex is an experienced engineer with a deep knowledge and wide experience of both software development and project management. He has provided cutting edge hardware and software design solutions to industry in the United States and Europe and has successfully brought a wide range of products to market.

His technical expertise includes the architectural design and development of embedded systems software, deployment of large scale assured data delivery systems and the creation of low-level device drivers in a number of languages.

During the past decade Alex has worked predominantly with Linux and Windows CE based embedded and wireless devices, customizing O.S builds, developing device drivers, and creating internet-aware mobile applications with accessible user interfaces.

Specialties:Embedded Linux and Windows CE platform ports, device driver development, application development, C#, C, Java, GSM GPRS/UMTS, Wireless, Mesh
AllCodify
United States United States
Architecting, designing and implemention of software projects. When not stuck at the keyboard sails, climbs, snowboards or does other outdoor activities.
atlaste
CEO Nubilosoft
Netherlands Netherlands
I've been a coder for about 30 years now. Mostly doing complex software engineering things like building NLP, databases and search engines.
B. Clay Shannon
Founder Across Time & Space
United States United States
I am in the process of morphing from a software developer into a portrayer of Mark Twain. My monologue (or one-man play, entitled "The Adventures of Mark Twain: As Told By Himself" and set in 1896) features Twain giving an overview of his life up till then. The performance includes the relating of interesting experiences and humorous anecdotes from Twain's boyhood and youth, his time as a riverboat pilot, his wild and woolly adventures in the Territory of Nevada and California, and experiences as a writer and world traveler, including recollections of meetings with many of the famous and powerful of the 19th century - royalty, business magnates, fellow authors, as well as intimate glimpses into his home life (his parents, siblings, wife, and children).

Peripatetic and picaresque, I have lived in eight states; specifically, besides my native California (where I was born and where I now again reside) in chronological order: New York, Montana, Alaska, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Idaho, and Missouri.

I am also a writer of both fiction (for which I use a nom de plume, "Blackbird Crow Raven", as a nod to my Native American heritage - I am "½ Cowboy, ½ Indian") and nonfiction, including a two-volume social and cultural history of the U.S. which covers important events from 1620-2006: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/blackbirdcraven
Bjørn
Software Developer
Germany Germany
I'm working mainly on .NET Compact Framework C# on mobile devices at work. At home it's .NET Full Framework C# and a bit JavaScript.
Brendan Lester
Architect
New Zealand New Zealand
Architect, designer, developer for corporate, government & private.
CHill60
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Slowing down. Now working as a "Business Automation Consultant".

"Abandon all hope of ever being understood, all ye who have a good idea but don't say it perfectly." Doug Bernard
Chris875
Software Developer
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
CoderPanda
Architect
India India
I dabble at many things and many of them at the same time. In short, I am a jack of all trades.

I am a software engineer by profession. My current area of expertise include .net Programming, Analysis, Software Operations and Architecture. I am equally conversant with greenfield and brownfield projects.

By hobby, I am a Technology Enthusiast, Blogger, Arm chair Movie Critic and self-proclaimed Cricket Expert. I have assisted in reviewing quite a few technology books so far. Sometimes I get lucky and take nice pics when I have my D-SLR in my hand.

Hope you found my article useful.

Also check out my blogs here:
http://pandaxp.wordpress.com
http://coderpanda.blogspot.in
Daniel Lieberwirth (BrainInBlack)
Founder beStrange:Games
Germany Germany
Founder, Designer, Writer and Code Monkey at beStrange:Games

Currently working on Relink, a unofficial sequel to Uplink by Introversion Software
DaveAuld
Engineer
Scotland Scotland
I have been working in the Oil & Gas Industry for over 30 years now.

Core Discipline is Instrumentation and Control Systems.

Completed Bsc Honours Degree (B29 in Computing) with the Open University in 2012.

Currently, Offshore Installation Manager in the Al Shaheen oil field, which is located off the coast of Qatar. Prior to this, 25 years of North Sea Oil & Gas experience.
djc2032
Retired Retired
United States United States
Dan retired from the business world in November, 2014. But his programming experience includes C/C++, C#, Oracle SQL and PL/SQL, MFC, WCF, gSOAP. He has developed systems for everything from IBM, Burroughs and Honeywell mainframes to Radio Shack PCs. He does not have a favorite platform, just enjoys solving business problems by applying modern technology.

Dan is the father of two, and has two wonderful grandchildren he now gets to see more often, now that he is retired.

His current interests include MFC projects to do simulations of baseball and football. Hobbies he was unable to pursue when still working.
echokilo
Technical Lead n/a
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
Gerald Gomes
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
No Biography provided
Igor Vigdorchik
Web Developer
United States United States
No Biography provided
Jesús Utrera
Software Developer (Senior) AtSistemas
Spain Spain
Work at AtSistemas in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz)
jgauffin
Founder 1TCompany AB
Sweden Sweden
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter
Software Developer (Senior)
Israel Israel
Born in Hungary, got my first computer at age 12 (C64 with tape and joystick). Also got a book with it about 6502 assembly, that on its back has a motto, said 'Try yourself!'. I believe this is my beginning...

Started to learn - formally - in connection to mathematics an physics, by writing basic and assembly programs demoing theorems and experiments.

After moving to Israel learned two years in college and got a software engineering degree, I still have somewhere...

Since 1997 I do development for living. I used 286 assembly, COBOL, C/C++, Magic, Pascal, Visual Basic, C#, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, ASP, ASP.NET, C# and some more buzzes.

Since 2005 I have to find spare time after kids go bed, which means can't sleep to much, but much happier this way...

Free tools I've created for you...


László Á. Koller
Software Developer (Senior) Sage Analytic
United States United States
A member of the Sage Analytic software development studio since 2000. Located in Northern NJ. Likes Formula 1, Star Wars, and other things. Enjoys a good laugh.
lixinwang
United States United States
No Biography provided
Markus Wallner-Novak
Engineer WallnerMild TimberEngineering Software
Austria Austria
No Biography provided
Md Nazmoon Noor
Software Developer (Senior)
Bangladesh Bangladesh
No Biography provided
Member 10771162
Architect Infosys Limited
India India
Working with Infosys Ltd. as Senior Technical Architect
Nasir Darwish
Instructor / Trainer KFUPM
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Nasir Darwish is an associate professor with the Department of Information and Computer Science, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia.


Developed some practical tools including COPS (Cooperative Problem Solving), PageGen (a tool for automatic generation of web pages), and an English/Arabic full-text search engine. The latter tools were used for the Global Arabic Encyclopedia and various other multimedia projects.


Recently, developed TilerPro which is a web-based software for construction of symmetric curves and their utilization in the design of aesthetic tiles. For more information, visit Tiler website.

Olga Tabulov
Software Developer The Code Project
Canada Canada
Olga has worked with a variety of large industrial applications before joining The Code Project and is now thrilled to apply all that knowledge at the best company on her resume!

She loves to make the site safer, more robust and even more user friendly every day and gets to spend most of her day doing the only thing she loves most - developing.

When not developing, she's either out with her husband and son or at the gym.
Peter BCKR
Software Developer (Senior)
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
Psycho_Coder
Student
India India
My name is Animesh Shaw, Currently I am pursuing B. Tech in Computer Science. My Screen name is Psycho_Coder. I am active in many Security or Ethical Hacking forums. I love programming and exploring the depths of Computer Science.

Programming Languages know : C, C++,Java, Python and PHP.

You can even contact me on the following :-

1, CS - Computer Science Lovers : https://www.facebook.com/CSComputerScienceLovers. Please like it.

2. CS(Computer Science) Lovers : https://www.facebook.com/groups/csloversforever/
My facebook group to discuss programming. You can join this group if you are serious about computer science and programming.

3. You can mail me at psychocoder@outlook.com


My Interests :

I have great interests in the following topics in Computer Science :-

1. Programming Language Concepts and Methodologies.
2. Computational Linguistics.
3. Cryptography.

Github Profile : https://github.com/PsychoCoderHC
Purbasha Ghosh
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
Hi, I am Purbasha and I have been into web development, clean code promotion and benchmarking new Azure offerings since quite a while now. I am here to share my learnings and solutions/hacks that I keep collecting with my experience.
Randy Kroeger
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
No Biography provided
Saad_Mahmood
User Interface Analyst Procesium
Pakistan Pakistan
Expressions Blend Guy from Pakistan. Trying to make .NET developer's life easier by use of BLEND during their development.
Sebastiaan Meijerink
Software Developer (Senior)
Netherlands Netherlands
I'm a developer with 15+ years of experience. Starting of on a MVS mainframe, moving to building big multi-tier ERP systems with unix backends, to building web-based BI-Portals. I've seen a lot of different languages, environments and paradigmes.

At this point my main interest is webdevelopment. Mainly javascript and ASP.NET. But I also like getting my hands dirty on some PHP.

My main focus has been shifting towards full javascript the past years. Almost anything can be accomplished now. From building full offline webapps, to IoT (Tessel), to server (node).
sirol81
Spain Spain
No Biography provided
Stephen Huen
Software Developer (Senior)
Canada Canada
A Microsoft Certified Professional Developer and Technology Specialist.

Experience and expertise in SharePoint 2016 / 2013 / 2010 / 2007.

Role ranges from a developer in a multi-person team to a solution consultant with expert-level skills, leading a project to completion status.

Proven experience working effectively in a team environment and a self-managed environment.
Super Lloyd
Software Developer (Senior) http://www.ansibleww.com.au
Australia Australia
The Australia born French man who went back to Australia later in life...
Finally got over life long (and mostly hopeless usually, yay!) chronic sicknesses.
Worked in Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Billinudgel, Darwin and Melbourne.
Tadit Dash (ତଡିତ୍ କୁମାର ଦାଶ)
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
Proud Indian | Author | TEDx Speaker | Microsoft MVP | CodeProject MVP | Speaker | DZone Most Valuable Blogger| jsfiddler

My Website & Blog

taditdash.co.in

Programming Community Profiles

jsfiddle | Stack Overflow

Social Profiles

Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn

Awards


  1. DZone Most Valuable Blogger
  2. Microsoft MVP 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  3. Code Project MVP 2014, 2015, 2016
  4. Star Achiever of the Month December 2013
  5. Mindfire Techno Idea Contest 2013 Winner
  6. Star of the Month July 2013
Thang Believe
United States United States
http://believeblog.azurewebsites.net/
Thava Rajan
Architect
India India
No Biography provided
thomai87
Software Developer
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
wliao
Software Developer
United States United States
No Biography provided

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  1. The contest period covers the the first day of the month 12AM US Eastern Standard Time and ends the final day of the month at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
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