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Best "Everything Else" Article of February 2015

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Current Entries

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28 Jan 2016Anton Angelov
The next logical step in your build will be to build your solution or projects. I will guide you how to do it via MSBuild as build engine and NuGet for downloading the necessary packages.
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17 Feb 2015Marc Clifton
Using a couple open source packages, I glue together a tweet stream and display the word hits in a word cloud using a force directed graph.
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7 Feb 2015Paul M Watt
What is a software architect?
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20 Feb 2015Anton Angelov
Specify Assembly References Based On Build Configuration in Visual Studio
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26 Feb 2015Shridhar Gowda
This tip will explain how to sort a table / GridView on an ASP.NET or MVC(AngularJs) application. I am demonstrating both client side and server side sorting. I am sure you will have a great knowledge on this topic after reading it.
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6 Feb 2015Daniel Santillanes
Using ServiceStack's ORMLite framework as part of your MVC project's database access
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18 Feb 2015Anton Angelov
If you are creating .NET libraries, most probably you need to create NuGet packages to distribute your code. You can make your life easier if you create an automatic Jenkins Job for the purpose.
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8 Feb 2015Emiliano Musso
How to apply GA techniques fo solving problems in VB.NET. The example shows how to create solutions for a 2D maze, which will evolve to find the shortest path between two points.
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22 Feb 2015Anton Angelov
Code examples how to connect to TFS Team Project using C# and VB .NET. The post - Connect to TFS Team Project C# Code appeared first on Automate The Planet.
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19 Mar 2015Hrvoje Batrnek
Easy and seamless caching implementation of any virtual method in any class
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21 Feb 2015Anton Angelov
This post gives some hints for arranging usings in Visual Studio efficiently.
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21 Feb 2015Anton Angelov
Manage TFS Test Suites in Microsoft Test Manager C# VB.NET code
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16 Feb 2015Eric Z (Jing)
Evaluation order matters!
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5 Feb 2015Miller Nguyen
This article will show you how to implement a complete solution of electronic signature by using HTML5 canvas in ASP.NET (VB).
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1 Feb 2015Nji, Klaus
Requirements: 1. Install MSMQ. By default the service is not enabled. To do this on Windows 7: a. Launch Control Panel an click on Turn Windows features on or off. b. Select Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) Server. c. Under this option, select MSMQ HTTP Support and Multicasting Support.
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15 Feb 2015Ronnie Mukherjee
Getting started with Jasmine
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18 Feb 2015Nandakishore G N
Windows Phone 8 chat application using Openfire server
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11 Feb 2015WoodyMou
Session 1: Setup SoftEther L2TP server on Amazon AWS Ubuntu
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1 Feb 2015Gjermund Bjaanes
The most important habit to become a great developer
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4 Feb 2015Suvendu Shekhar Giri
Exciting SSMS features derived from Visual Studio
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12 Feb 2015Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan
This article provides an overview of the DateTime object in ASP.NET website, and a source code and example of a few scenarios in which using DateTime would be easy and simple, but tricky.
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5 Feb 2015SneakyPeet
Entity is for identity
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6 Feb 2015CdnSecurityEngineer
Your security position and the vendor's
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24 Feb 2015SneakyPeet
Getting Started With Chat Ops
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17 Feb 2015Gautham Prabhu K
Using getopts in shell scripting to handle command line arguments.
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16 Feb 2015Robert Vandenberg Huang
A example project about how to "manually" control HTTP caching in Web API.
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4 Feb 2015Cinchoo
Simple and easy to associate file types to an application
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4 Feb 2015Paul M Watt
Alchemy: BitField
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11 Feb 2015SneakyPeet
Value Objects
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14 Feb 2015Suvendu Shekhar Giri
Tip 3: Exciting SSMS Features Derived from Visual Studio
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17 Feb 2015NghiaDo
Field Catalog - Documentation System. Part One - Introduction
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16 Feb 2015Shahriar Iqbal Chowdhury/Galib
How to solve The FastCGI process exited unexpectedly Error
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21 Feb 2015Paul M Watt
This post discusses enable_if.
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4 Feb 2015essentialSQL
The purpose of this article is to introduce you to subqueries and some of their high-level concepts.  There are a lot of details to cover in order to learn sub queries, but you’ll see we cover those in depth in later articles.
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12 Feb 2015Jsch4
This article offers insight in all aspects of identifiers, and proves that any set of identifiers contains strong evidence which can be used to explore a software model.
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15 Feb 2015mozwizard
Out of frustration comes simplicity ...
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18 Feb 2015Ajeet 75
Demo to show how to use HubName and HubMethodName attributes in SignalR
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25 Feb 2015DigCamara
Connecting a Intel RealSense device to remote users via Azure
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20 Feb 2015Narula Srinivas
This article gives you the approaches available to save multiple records in a single request (Batch Processing) to SharePoint 2013 list using REST API.
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26 Feb 2015Mohit Johri
This article will give a brief introduction about WIX toolset that builds Windows installation packages from XML source code with an example
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31 Jan 2015matthewproctor
How to send an IM with UCWA
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31 Jan 2015matthewproctor
Creating the Application
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1 Feb 2015matthewproctor
li { margin-bottom: -0.2em; } This is part 3 of a 4 part series.
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1 Feb 2015Gjermund Bjaanes
My 70-day streak on Github
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3 Feb 2015Grant Curell
Using Python for Cisco Serial I/O
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12 Feb 2015Paul M Watt
Alchemy: BitLists Mk1
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18 Feb 2015Right Handed Monkey
Resolved - Apache Alias or Symlinks Not Working with Unexpected 403 Forbidden Error
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18 Feb 2015Right Handed Monkey
If you are migrating from PHP 5.3 to PHP 5.4 or 5.5, then watch out for a dangerous iconv bug
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23 Feb 2015Keyhole Software
Is there a good reason to use primitives anymore in enterprise applications?

Current Participants

Those with articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

Software Developer
Pakistan Pakistan
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan is a computer programmer from Rabwah, Pakistan, currently living in The Netherlands, likes .NET Core and Node.js for regular everyday development. Afzaal Ahmad works at Adyen as a Developer Advocate.

He is an expert with Cloud, Mobile, and API development. Afzaal has experience with the Azure platform and likes to build cross-platform libraries/software with .NET Core. Afzaal is an Alibaba Cloud MVP, twice he has been awarded Microsoft MVP status for his community leadership in software development, four times CodeProject MVP status for technical writing and mentoring, and 4 times C# Corner MVP status in the same field.
Architect
India India
I am having 10+ years of extensive experience on Microsoft .NET Technologies. Currently, working as a Technical Architect
CEO Automate The Planet
Bulgaria Bulgaria
CTO and Co-founder of Automate The Planet Ltd, inventor of BELLATRIX Test Automation Framework, author of "Design Patterns for High-Quality Automated Tests: High-Quality Test Attributes and Best Practices" in C# and Java. Nowadays, he leads a team of passionate engineers helping companies succeed with their test automation. Additionally, he consults companies and leads automated testing trainings, writes books, and gives conference talks. You can find him on LinkedIn every day.
Engineer
Canada Canada
I am a Sr Engineer for a major security firm; I have been developing software professionally for 8 years now; I've worked for start ups, small companies, large companies, myself, education. Currently the company I work for has 7,000+ employees worldwide. I am responsible for our platform security, I write code, implement features, educate other engineers about security, I perform security reviews, threat modeling, continue to educate myself on the latest software. By night, I actively work to educate other developers about security and security issues. I also founded a local chapter of OWASP which I organize and run.

I cut my teeth developing in C++ and it's still where my heart is with development, lately I've been writing a lot of C# code & some java, but I do have a project or two coming out in C++ /DiectX 11 whenever I get the time.

When I am not developing code I am spending my time with my wife and daughter or I am lost deep in the woods some where on a camping trip with friends. If you can't find me with a GPS and a SPOT device then chances are I am on the Rugby pitch playing Rugby and having a great time doing so.


You can find more about me and My thoughts on security
United States United States
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Web Developer swit
Mexico Mexico
Graduated from Hermosillo Institute of Technology in 2001. I started working as help desk and lost practice in programming. In march 2002 I had an excellent opportunity of going to Japan for training.

In Japan I had my first contact with .net with Visual Studio .net 2002 Professional. I really thank Onodera sensei for that opportunity.

When I returned in november 2002, I started working with PHP / MySQL, and 5 months later I returned to the roots of .net. I started working with Visual Studio .net 2003 and so far .net has been my focus.
CEO
Mexico Mexico
I'm a cross-platform developer, currently residing in Querétaro, Mexico.

I have have some apps on the Android platform (my main project is imSynt-image Synesthesia!) and I've also programmed for the Windows Platform, using C++, C#, Java, VB, VB.Net.
Software Developer
Italy Italy
Working in IT since 2003 as Software Developer for Essetre Srl, a company in Northern Italy.
I was awarded in 2014, 2015 and 2016 with Microsoft MVP, for Visual Studio and Development Technologies expertise. My technology interests and main skills are in .NET Framework, Visual Basic, Visual C# and SQL Server, but i'm proficient in PHP and MySQL also.
Technical Lead National Instruments
China China
Senior software engineer at National Instruments, to implement various Ethernet-based industrial protocols, e.g., EtherCAT. Favorite languages are C/C++ and Python. For fun, I like watching films (sci-fi, motion), walking, and various reading.
Easy Computer Academy, LLC
United States United States
Hello my name is Kris. I’m here because I am passionate about helping non-techie people to overcome their fear of learning SQL.

I know what it is like to not know where to start or whether the time spent learning is worth the effort. That is why I am here to help you to:
- Get started in an easy to follow step-by-step manner.
- Use your time wisely so you focus on what is important to learn to get the most value from your time.
- Answer your questions. Really! Just post a comment and I’ll respond. I’m here to help.

It wasn’t long ago that I was helping a colleague with some reporting. She didn’t know where to start and soon got overwhelmed and lost as she didn’t know SQL.

I felt really bad, as she was under pressure to get some summary information to her boss, the built-in reports were falling short, and to make them better would require her to know SQL. At that time that seemed impossible! It in dawned on me, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Then I discovered a way for anyone with the desire to easily learn SQL. I worked with my co-worker, started to teach her what I learned and soon she was able to write reports and answer her boss’ questions without getting stressed or ploughing hours into manipulating data in Excel.

It hasn’t always been easy. Sometimes the information seems abstract or too conceptual. In this case I’ve found out that a visual explanation is best. I really like to use diagrams or videos to explain hard-to-grasp ideas.

Having video, pictures, and text really help to reinforce the point and enable learning.

And now I want to help you get the same results.

The first step is simple, click here http://www.essentialsql.com/get-started-with-sql-server/
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
Gautham Prabhu K is a Software Engineer with 10+ years of experience in designing and developing software solution. He has experience working in Payment Gateway, Process Automation and Investment Banking industries.

Gautham has passion for engineering software solutions. He likes to design and build them efficiently, he has primarily worked on Microsoft .NET technology.

Gautham has dream of building his own software company someday. During his free time he likes to watch movies, go on long drives and write technical blogs/article.
Software Developer
Norway Norway
My name is Gjermund Bjaanes. I am 25 years old, born and raised in Norway. I am a developer, geek and enthusiast in general. I’m passionate about programming and software engineering in general. Currently I focus on web development and mobile development on my free time.

I am a software engineer and developer by trade and by passion.

I have always had a very enthusiastic interest for computers, dated to when I was little. It became an obsession for programming, IT, gadgets and new technology. I love being a developer, and that is why I do it as much as I can!

Other than that; In my spare time I like to code, read, cook, hang out with friends and to work out.
United States United States
Grant is a specialist in computer security and networking. He holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Ohio State University. Certs: CCNA, CCNP, CCDA, CCDP, Sec+, and GCIH.
Software Developer
Croatia Croatia
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Netherlands Netherlands
I'm a programmer with a primary interest for patterns and semantics.
Keyhole Software
United States United States
Keyhole is a software development and consulting firm with a tight-knit technical team. We work primarily with Java, .NET, and Mobile technologies, specializing in application development. We love the challenge that comes in consulting and blog often regarding some of the technical situations and technologies we face. Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago.
This is a Organisation

3 members
Architect Interacx
United States United States
Blog: https://marcclifton.wordpress.com/
Home Page: http://www.marcclifton.com
Research: http://www.higherorderprogramming.com/
GitHub: https://github.com/cliftonm

All my life I have been passionate about architecture / software design, as this is the cornerstone to a maintainable and extensible application. As such, I have enjoyed exploring some crazy ideas and discovering that they are not so crazy after all. I also love writing about my ideas and seeing the community response. As a consultant, I've enjoyed working in a wide range of industries such as aerospace, boatyard management, remote sensing, emergency services / data management, and casino operations. I've done a variety of pro-bono work non-profit organizations related to nature conservancy, drug recovery and women's health.
CEO Kutamo and ErrLog.IO
Australia Australia
Pluralsight Author, .Net Developer, Writer & Blogger

http://www.kutamo.com/
http://www.errlog.io/
http://www.matthewproctor.com/
http://www.pluralsight.com/author/matthew-proctor

I am an Australian IT professional based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

I'm a polyglot programmer, being proficient in a number of languages and frameworks including C#, VB.Net, F#, Javascript, Perl, Powershell and Z80 & 6502 assembly. Smile | :)
Singapore Singapore
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
Software Engineer, Loves cooking Indian food & Going for long drives
United States United States
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer (Senior) Dhruv Compusoft Consultancy Pvt Ltd
India India
Software Engineer in Canarys Automation Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, India.

My Blog
dotnetkraft.blogspot.in
gnnrao.blogspot.in
Web Developer
India India
I am a Developer with 7 years experience in different .NET Frameworks,SharePoint 2007/2010,Google Maps,Google Analytics,jQuery,Ajax
Architect CSC
United States United States
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Canada Canada
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Engineer
United States United States
I am a software architect and I have been developing software for nearly two decades. Over the years I have learned to value maintainable solutions first. This has allowed me to adapt my projects to meet the challenges that inevitably appear during development. I use the most beneficial short-term achievements to drive the software I develop towards a long-term vision.

C++ is my strongest language. However, I have also used x86 ASM, ARM ASM, C, C#, JAVA, Python, and JavaScript to solve programming problems. I have worked in a variety of industries throughout my career, which include:
• Manufacturing
• Consumer Products
• Virtualization
• Computer Infrastructure Management
• DoD Contracting

My experience spans these hardware types and operating systems:
• Desktop
o Windows (Full-stack: GUI, Application, Service, Kernel Driver)
o Linux (Application, Daemon)
• Mobile Devices
o Windows CE / Windows Phone
o Linux
• Embedded Devices
o VxWorks (RTOS)
o Greenhills Linux
o Embedded Windows XP

I am a Mentor and frequent contributor to CodeProject.com with tutorial articles that teach others about the inner workings of the Windows APIs.

I am the creator of an open source project on GitHub called Alchemy[^], which is an open-source compile-time data serialization library.

I maintain my own repository and blog at CodeOfTheDamned.com/[^], because code maintenance does not have to be a living hell.
Chief Technology Officer WorxForUs
United States United States
I am a programmer who posts rambling on about java, Android, PHP, or whatever I am motivated to type on my charcoal colored Kinesis Freestyle2 keyboard. Please send +1's, shared links, warm thoughts of encouragement, or emasculating flames of internet fury to my blog. Thanks for reading!

righthandedmonkey.com
Software Developer
Taiwan Taiwan
Back-end developer, English learner, drummer, game addict, Jazz fan, author of LINQ to A*
Software Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Chief Technology Officer
Bangladesh Bangladesh
I am a Software Engineer and Microsoft .NET technology enthusiast. Professionally I worked on several business domains and on diverse platforms. I love to learn and share new .net technology and my experience I gather in my engineering career. You can find me from here

Personal Site
Personal Blog
FB MS enthusiasts group
About Me
India India
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Software Developer (Senior)
Unknown
I write about Domain Driven Design, Clean Code and .net
India India
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
This is a Social Group (No members)

Software Developer
India India
This member has not yet provided a Biography. Assume it's interesting and varied, and probably something to do with programming.
Technical Lead
United States United States
I am a shameless software engineer and developer.
work-manic, sleepless animal, a crazy MCP, MCSE, MCDBA and SCJP.

Contest Entries and Requirements

  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.
  2. Entries must be an article, or blog entry.
  3. With the exception of the Everything Else category, the article must be tagged with at least one of the tags corresponding to that competition's category (for example, to enter the C# Competition you would need to tag your article with a C# tag).
  4. Articles entries must follow the CodeProject submission guidelines.
  5. No cheating, lying, plagiarizing articles, chicanery, or kicking.
  6. Articles may only be considered for a single category. If an article is eligible for multiple categories (for example, it pertains to both the C# and Web Dev categories), CodeProject editors and judges will decide which category the article shall be entered in.
  7. No author can be nominated twice in the same category.
  8. If an author writes has two separate articles, each article may be considered in their respective categories provided none of the aforementioned rules are broken. For example, if an author wrote two separate articles, one related to C# and one related to VB.NET, the author and articles could be nominated in the C# and VB.NET competitions, respectively.
  9. In the event an author wins multiple competitions, and repeat, identical prizes, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  10. In the event an article has multiple authors and/or contributors, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  11. In the event of a tie,  the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  12. Multiple votes from the same IP will be automatically disqualified.
  13. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  15. Any breach of the rules and the prize will be awarded to the runner up.
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This competition is open to software development professionals & enthusiasts who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; however, residents of Quebec and of the following countries are ineligible to participate due to legal constraints: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Employees (or a member of their immediate family) of CodeProject or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies are also ineligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.

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