Monday, November 14, 2011

10 Fresh HTML5 Tutorials

GOOD HTML5 tutorials for developers , who want to learn HTML5, and implement them are found here .

This also has objective comparison of HTML5 and Silverlight5 too.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Coffee Script

CoffeeScript - Write programs in coffescript and upon compiling it translates into JavaScript. All of those embarrassing braces and semicolons will not be needed, but only the simple parts JavaScript to write coffee scripts. 

The compiled output, can be used with the existing JavaScript Library.

For more information check this

Thursday, June 16, 2011

HTML5 in Visual Studio 2010 SP1

HTML 5 introduces number of new elements and attributes which can be used on 
modern websites.HTML 5 has new features like 

  • <video> tag
  • <audio> tag
  • New input types (email, url, date )
  • Drag and drop support
  • Cross document management
  • Browser history management
  • Microdata
  • Timed media playback
  • Geolocation 
  • Accessibility standard WAI-ARIA etc.

This makes life easy to handle multimedia and graphical content with ease. To view the sample of this, Visit HTML5 Demo Site.

HTML5 is rightnow emerging and needs to be standardized by W3C.Yet Microsoft has started supporting HTML5 by releasing the Web Standards Update for its Visual Studio 2010 SP1. It can be downloaded hereAfter installing it, and restarting VS 2010 you can set the HTML version you want to use , on file-by-file basis, or set it as a default.

Now you can start using the HTML5 features. Check out the following sites, you will get attracted towards HTML5

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Azure Storage Explorer

A GUI tool to view and alter the data in Azure Storage is available now . This open source tool is very helpful, when working with the cloud storage's like blob, queues, tables. The data in the cloud storage can be viewed and edited easily. Check it out here

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Windows Azure Pricing Calculator

Microsoft now provides a pricing estimator for Windows Azure. Give it a try at

You will land on a sort of disclaimer page , stating that Microsoft makes no guarantees regarding the accuracy of any information presented in the report. Clicking on agree button will take you to the pricing calculator page , which is very interactive with sliders. It is good to estimate cost of your application on Windows Azure. Is it not? 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Visual Studio Code Snippets for Design Patterns

While refreshing  design patterns, I was curious to know are there any code snippets available with Visual studio. I could not find any and finally found that a handful of design pattern snippets are available here (in codeplex). Download that and save it in  "C:\Users\YourUserName\Documents\Visual Studio 20xx\Code Snippets\Visual C#\My Code Snippets". 

Step 1
. To use that  open an empty file in visual studio 20xx and then right click -> insert snippet -> Choose "My Code Snippets" -> Choose the design pattern which you would like to use. Their shortcut name is "dpdesignpatternname". Happy Programming :)

Step 2
Step 3

Microsoft All In One Code Framework

Microsoft all in one code framework is free centralized code library provided by microsoft community team. By listening to programers aches and pains in various portals, this team write code samples based on programers frequently asked questions and allow them to download them. If you can't find the sample which
 you need just submit the request in the portal, it will be evaluated whether the sample topic is relevent. If yes microsoft team will write the sample code for FREE OF CHARGE​

Happy programming :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Ways To Improve Your PRODUCTIVITY in Visual Studio

Would it not be interesting to know, using Visual studio tips and tricks, how you can share code  snippets with  your team(Tip 2.43), how to remove unused using statements(Tip 2.19), how to display quick info of a function(Tip 2.32), how to use tracepoints to log printf or console.writeline (Tip 7.14), how VS 2008 targets multiple .NET frameworks(Tip 7.1) , How to debug multiple projects (Tip 7.26) etc...
Nils Naegele has a list of those and lot of other tips, in his blog  under visual studio tips. For this Nils Naegele extends his curtesy to Sara Ford(VS guru) worked with Microsoft for the past 9 years. You can also go through Sara Fords blog to see a video  on this topic as well. 
Happy programming...

CodeRun Studio – Free cross platform browser based IDE

CodeRun Studio is a cross platform IDE on the cloud. You can easily devlop and deploy applications using your browserThe benefits of browser based IDE are lower startup costs, and reduced expenses. Extremely curious to try it out and hence using its free service

It gives you various options to create projects using its built in project templates (similar to Visual studio). You can see most of the project templates which we use on a daily basis. It has native support for C#/.NET (3.5), PHP (5.1), JavaScript, HTML and CSS. C# support includes ASP.NET, WCF, Silverlight and WPF browser application development and deployment.

Debug option is also available which is nice and you can also download the code to work offline. You can upload your new code to test it online.

Give a try as it is free  now. Happy programming – On the cloud J.