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Good-bye to 2012

Posted by Vakul Kumar More on December 30, 2012

Normally last week of every year is always a quiet and exciting for me but this year I planned not to take holiday but decided to use this time to reflect on my professional and personal accomplishments. Introspection is very important for everyone and I think this week of the year is the best one. There are lot of plans for the coming year.

2012 has been a great, fun, disappointing, stressful and frustrating educational year with lot of learning experiences and opportunities to contribute to the society. I have been given a huge responsibility at my work place which provided me an opportunity to learn and accept new challenges. I have achieved 2 Microsoft Certifications and worked on my MBA. On the voluntary front, I’m moderator of a technical website and also webmaster for a local community and implemented online payment for few events.

I make “New Year’s Resolutions” every year and this time I decided to work on a to-do list of work items that I want to focus on this year.

  • Invest more time on Client Side Technologies (HTML5) and SharePoint.
  • Blog at least once a week. (One on .NET Technologies and one on SharePoint)
  • Contribute more to the Society through Give Camp and local user groups.
  • Renew my interest in new Microsoft Technologies.
  • Improve my social media presence (through twitter).
  • Complete my MBA.
  • Work on my personal health.

It’s been a busy year catching up with all new challenges and learning. In 2013, I plan to focus on contributing more to the community and it’s going to be a great year professionally.

Wishing you all Happy New Year and Happy Coding Smile

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HTML5: Free training, exam voucher and more!

Posted by Vakul Kumar More on December 4, 2012

Update: EXAM VOUCHER IS EXPIRED NOW. Tutorials are still available.

HTML5 is gaining its popularity in recent days. HTML5 is a collection of features, technologies and APIs to make web Fast, Secure, Responsive, Interactive and Stunningly beautiful. HTML5 includes HTML markup language, CSS3 and a series of JavaScript APIs.

HTML5 + JavaScript + CSS3 is very important for SharePoint 2013 app development, windows 8 development etc. In general, like html, HTML5 technology is independent of platform and will be a very good skill in any developer’s arsenal.

Here are 4 ways to prepare for the demand:

  1. Free Exam – Get a free voucher to take exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 w/ JavaScript + CSS3. Find the voucher code. http://aka.ms/HTML5OfferMVA
  2. Free Training – Want to learn HTML5 or brush up before taking the exam? Sign up to access the free online HTML5 course. http://aka.ms/HTML5OfferMVA
  3. Free eBook – Courtesy of Microsoft Press, “Programming Windows 8 Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript”  http://aka.ms/win8apps-ebook
  4. Free Events – Microsoft Learning Partners are holding #TechShowcase events around the world. Find and attend one near you: http://aka.ms/TechShowcase

For a limited time (till March 2013 or till it lasts), Microsoft is offering a free voucher for Exam 70-480:
Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3.

Go to www.register.prometric.com and follow the steps to schedule Exam 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 at a testing center near you. Use the voucher code HTMLJMP to get the free exam. Pass, and you’ll be well on your way to joining the community of elite MCSD developers.

Happy Coding and All the Best for Exams.

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Links of the day – 7 September 2012

Posted by Vakul Kumar More on September 11, 2012

.NET / Visual Studio
Inspirational
Quotes/Dictionary

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Links of the Month–April 2012

Posted by Vakul Kumar More on April 9, 2012

  • Free Microsoft Technologies Training:

Want to learn latest Microsoft technologies…check the following website:

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/home.aspx 

  • Free eBook: Practical Performance Profiling :

Get up to speed with a free copy of Practical Performance Profiling by Jean-Philippe Gouigoux  sponsored by RedGate

Covers the theory and practical skills necessary to analyze and improve the performance of .NET code.

Guides you through using a profiler and explains how to identify and correct performance bottlenecks.

http://www.red-gate.com/products/dotnet-development/ants-performance-profiler/entrypage/practical-performance-profiling-b 

  • 11 Important Database designing rules:

http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/UploadFile/shivprasadk/11-important-database-designing-rules/

  • What AnyCPU Really Means As Of .NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 11

http://dotnet.dzone.com/articles/what-anycpu-really-means-net

  • Future of Cloud Computing
  • SQL Server Storage Basics

‘must-read’ resources for every SQL Server developer and DBA.

http://beyondrelational.com/modules/2/blogs/28/posts/13299/sql-server-storage-basics.aspx 

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/NETVersioningAndMultiTargetingNET45IsAnInplaceUpgradeToNET40.aspx

http://mashable.com/2012/03/26/free-html5-website-builder/

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Visual Studio Tips & Tricks

Posted by Vakul Kumar More on January 12, 2012

Developers spend most part of the day with Visual Studio and using shortcuts and hidden features would definitely improve the productivity.

I’m presenting few tips and Tricks along with hidden features and customizations for the developers. Please add any new features in the comments section.

  • Full Screen Mode

Developers sometimes get distracted with the alerts and there is a solution for that. Alt-Shift-Enter toggles from regular view to full screen mode, so you can see a lot more code.  Windows Task bar is also hidden and definitely productive.

  • Copy/Cut a line of Code

We don’t have to select a complete line to copy or delete it, use CTRL-C/CTRL-X anywhere in the line.

  • Saving And Restoring Visual Studio Settings

Tools –> Import and Export Settings can be used to export the settings to an other machine.

Visual Studio default settings can be restored by selecting “Reset all Settings”

  • Select a rectangular area of text.

Hold Alt down and drag mouse over text area you like to select.

VSRectangular

  •  Conditional Breakpoints

If you’re debugging through a loop, waiting for something specific to happen—like a variable to have a specific value—use the Conditional Breakpoint capability. When you set a breakpoint, right-click on its red blob and choose “Condition…” in the popup menu.

VSConditionalBreakpoint

  • Use line numbering on your source code editor.

Using line numbers largely improves productivity, especially when four eyes are looking at a code and discussing it. Turn on line numbering by going to the menu Tools | Options. Look for Text Editor | All Languages | General and check the
“Line numbers” checkbox.

VSLineNumbers

  • View different parts of the same document.

Sometimes, it’s good to view different parts of the same document for reference purposes. At the very top of the scrollbar, there’s a little rectangle. Click and drag that down for two windows into the same code file. When done, simply drag back the splitter to collapse the window.

VSDifferentParts

  • See List of 10 Recent Projects in window menu, Not Just 4

On the Tools->Options->Environment, you can have Visual Studio show the 10(Maximum is 24) most recent projects you’ve opened, rather than just the most recent 4. (This also works in Microsoft Office and many other applications.)

VSRecentProjects

  • Find in Visual Studio IDE

Ctrl+F is known to all developers to find a word or string in current document, all open documents or entire project or entire solution. One other hidden option is Ctrl+Shift+F, this is helpful by listing results in a find window unlike navigating one by one in every file where the searched word/string exists.

  • Incremental Search

To incrementally search for text as being typed, first press Ctrl+i. Then type the word to be searched. Hit backspace to clear a character and enter to finish. Pressing F3 after this will work as usual, i.e. search for the next occurrence of previous search.

Ctrl+iCtrl+i works like F3.

  • Important Shortcuts in Visual Studio IDE

Ctrl+Alt+L  – Opens Solution Explorer

Ctrl+Alt+X  -   Shows Toolbox

F4 – Opens properties window

Ctrl+\+E – displays error list

Ctrl+\+T – displays tasklist

Ctrl + M + M  – Expanding and collapsing code blocks

  • Surround with code Snippet  (C#)

Snippet can be placed around a code block using shortcut CTRL+K+S.

VSSurroundCodeSnippet1

VSSurroundCodeSnippet2

  • Image library by Microsoft to use in Visual Studio applications

During the Visual Studio setup, the VS2008ImageLibrary.zip file is installed at \Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\VS2008ImageLibrary\

I will keep updating this post, please let me know if you know of any tip.

HAPPY PRODUCTIVE CODING Smile

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