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Loosen Up: Tame Your Software Dependencies for More Flexible Apps

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James Kovacs explains the dark side of tightly coupled architectures, why they're hard to test and how they limit adaptation. He then proposes a number of solutions.

James Kovacs

MSDN Magazine March 2008

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Recommended statistic software for asp.net apps?



I'm looking for some kind of statistic software to apply to my web application software. It is statistic software showing how many have visted the site per day/month etc... 

I've been looking into Google Analytics, but fail to use it as my sites are not accessed via domain name, but instead via ip.
Other problems with GA is that we have to go through each and every webpage and add the javascript code. In addition keeping track of which tracking code etc are being used for specific clients can create chaos in the source control. Solution to that is we are wondering if it's possible to place the javascript in a .js file and execute it on for example page load event

Hence we are looking for alternatives for GA, which are easy to implement, any suggestions?

Serving Silverlight Apps from Windows Mobile

Even if mobile dev is not my every day work, thanks to the .Net Compact Framework, it's still .Net programming.

Here is the scenario:

You come back home, you have a windows mobile phone wifi capable and you want to quickly get access to your phone pictures from your home network.
You just activate the Wifi, run my app and then browse to the provided link from any computer on the network.

Practical Multithreading for Client Apps

Writing applications that use multiple threads is often considered an advanced programming task, prone to errors. In this month's column, I'll focus on a practical application of multithreading in Windows® Forms applications with some real benefits, while attempting to keep things simple. My goal is to present multithreading in an approachable way that addresses a very common need: writing applications with a user interface that remain responsive to the user.

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This is also known as Classic Life Cycle Model (or) Linear Sequential Model (or) Waterfall Method. This model has the following activities.

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SDLC process stats from conception to completion of any software project. According to this approach the software development team is responsible for the whole project development life cycle. After doing SRS and requirements analysis; developers follow different models of Software development Life Cycle (SDLC) available, while the most common model is SDLC waterfall model. They divide project in different stages & phases and the output of each stage or phase becomes the input for next stage.

A flexible charting library for .NET

ZedGraph is a class library, Windows Forms UserControl, and ASP web-accessible control for creating 2D line, bar, and pie graphs of arbitrary datasets. The classes provide a high degree of flexibility - almost every aspect of the graph can be user-modified. At the same time, usage of the classes is kept simple by providing default values for all of the graph attributes. The classes include code for choosing appropriate scale ranges and step sizes based on the range of data values being plotted. Moreover, ZedGraph is compatible with .NET 2.0, and VS .NET 2005.

Data Recovery Software

Nokia mobile phone bulk SMS sending software sends unlimited text messages through a GSM based mobile phone connected with your computer system to other mobile phone. Bulk message broadcasting application sends business related messages, notifications, personal SMS, share market information, enterprise advertising news etc to any group or individual in a single click.
Group messaging wizard offers latest and advance technology to create and sends bulk text messages/SMS from your computer system or laptop/desktop via GSM based mobile phone to another mobile phone worldwide. Instant SMS sending software easily and smoothly works with all popular GSM mobile phone brands including LG, Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola etc. Nokia mobile phone mass SMS sending tool facilitates you to have strong relationship with your family, friends, customers etc.
GSM mobile phone SMS sending program is very useful utility for all small or large business enterprise to increase their business by sending event alerts, notifications, advertising to individual or group of customers. Mass messaging software provides solution to the user to send multiple SMS through GSM mobile phone connected through PC to nationally or internationally network based mobile phones.

ShortCAD - CAD Software for Pocket PC

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Free BarCode Software

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UCC128, EAN128 and GS1-128 Page lists the details for this important standard for marking shipping cartons.
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The Code 128 Barcode Page has the details for Code 128 barcode, a barcode that can encode the entire ASCII character set.
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The Plessey Code Barcode Page has the details for the historically important barcode.
The 2D Barcode Page lists the most popular two dimensional barcodes. It has links to technical information and is a good place to start if you a looking for 2D barcode information.

iPhone and mobile apps


Hi Guys,


I would like to develop a mobile application such as the one you find in iPhones but I don't know from where to start!!? I'm not looking for something complicated, just an a static application of an eBook that users can read an flip the pages, I don't think that you can do such animation easily in ASP.net so does anyone knows what tool that I can use to develop such application?






Smart Client: Building Distributed Apps with NHibernate and Rhino Service Bus, Part 2


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