My 12 Favorite Entity Framework Tricks

My 12 Favorite Entity Framework Tricks

The Entity Framework is an ORM system, a set of technologies that support the development of data-oriented software applications. It's part of the .NET Framework. I have been playing with it for a couple of years and here are my top tips :...

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On Technical Orientation : 5 Basic Considerations When Starting To Code

On Technical Orientation : 5 Basic Considerations When Starting To Code

A fresher sent me the following query: Hi Necemon, thank you for accepting my invite. I am new to the IT field and I would appreciate if you could give me some guidance. Based on your work experience, can you tell me what companies look for in a computer guy ? I have heard about you from senior students at Christ University, I am in Bangalore and I like computer science but I do not know what to learn and how to begin. Actually, I think I like programming but I am told that the C language is no longer relevant, and I am also told about Ruby, C #, Python, etc. I'm confused....

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Flux Project : Social News Web Applications

Flux Project : Social News Web Applications

This is just a quick update on my ongoing side projects, I have been working on a series of social news web applications where users can submit content and decide, through commenting and votings, what's good (kiffs) and what's junk (zaps). Links that receive community approval raise towards the top, so the first pages are constantly in motion and (hopefully) filled with fresh, interesting links. Nothing impressive, but it gives me a good basis for making a web platform, as in, the common features:...

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Getting started with Metro Studio (or how to benefit from the largest collection of Metro-style icons for free)

Getting started with Metro Studio (or how to benefit from the largest collection of Metro-style icons for free)

Syncfusion Metro Studio is a tool which provides a collection of over 2500 Metro-style icon templates that can be easily customized to create thousands of unique Metro icons. The icons are available royalty-free and can be used in open source projects as well as commercial applications. To get started, just download and install MetroStudio from the Syncfusion website....

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Furtivue (Or How To Send Furtive Messages Like A Ninja)

Furtivue (Or How To Send Furtive Messages Like A Ninja)

Furtivue : a furtive view over your messages. (www.furtivue.com) Furtivue is a web service that allows you to send temporary (self-destructing) emails, as in, you can control how long the message is going to stay with the recipient. When they open your Furtivue message, it appears for a specified number of seconds, then self-destroys. The duration will depends upon the length of the message (Or you can choose how long you want the message to be displayed)....

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