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Current Entries

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6 Jun 2014
Pete O'Hanlon
An introduction into how to be the coolest dev in your block, writing wearable code
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20 Jun 2014
Debabrata_Das
This article will talk about how to update multiple records in a GridView on a single button click using JSON in ASP.NET
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27 Jun 2014
Sergiy Korzh
How to make search by StartsWith criteria in Azure Tables
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25 Jun 2014
Shenwei Liu
Convert a generic list to an Excel byte array using Open XML SDK and dynamically create an Excel file for data distributions from an ASP.NET MVC website
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1 Jun 2014
S. M. Quamruzzaman Rahmani
ASP.NET team released Identity framework 2.0. The new release contain some new features like generic primary key. This article explain how to change primary key from string to integer & use it with MVC5.
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13 Jun 2014
Rahul Rajat Singh
In this article we will try to understand about ASP.NET MVC Routes. We will get to know the details about routes and try to see how we can implement route constraints.
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22 Jun 2014
_Asif_
Welcome to the wonderful word of CCXML/VXML
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4 Jun 2014
Paulo Augusto Kunzel
Using CSS to animate a Solar System
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13 Jun 2014
Terrence Sheflin
Optimizing ASP.NET MVC HTTP responses to remove unnecessary and possibly dangerous information when using IIS
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17 Jun 2014
Terrence Sheflin
I’ve had to build several enterprise size applications over the years, and one of the biggest mistakes I ever made was to re-use the business objects as my data contracts.
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27 Jun 2014
Super Lloyd
A fully featured yet short (only 436 lines) replacement for datatables
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29 Jun 2014
PSK_
Unit testing the MVC controller actions which are using Global or Local resources. As this is not straight forward to Mock the static properties of the resource files.
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17 Jun 2014
gggustafson
This article presents a tool named SiteMapper that creates a Google site map and a user traversable tree
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10 Jun 2014
Anamera
This XSLT will output an Excel worksheet containing a CSV type of record collection in a more usable XML format.
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23 Jun 2015
Kel_
A game of life "MMO", with a persistent simulation running on the server.
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2 Jun 2014
Sameera Millavithanachchi
This is a jQuery plugin which can be used to evaluate lambda expressions
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18 Jun 2014
Syed M Hussain
Yet another PHP MVC Framework
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17 Jun 2014
Mahdi Ataollahi
Implementing Microsoft.AspNet.SignalR 2 and Microsoft.AspNet.SignalR.Client 2 in Silverlight
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17 Jun 2014
cjb110
A String To Brush Converter for WPF/Silverlight
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19 Feb 2015
Right Handed Monkey
This post explains how to use the WorxForUs Network framework to have an Android app that works robustly even in areas that have poor network connectivity.
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15 Jun 2014
Garvit Arya
It is a JavaScript based application for drawing basic free-hand shapes, logos and drawings.
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13 Jun 2014
Right Handed Monkey
This is a tutorial for accessing sqlite databases in Android in a thread safe manner. If you download the library code, please bookmark, comment on, or rate the article - it helps out tremendously.
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13 Jun 2014
Terrence Sheflin
An issue I ran into is sort stability with different browsers.
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13 Jun 2014
JIANGWilliam
This tip summarizes how to using WebDriver to read/write web elements efficiently.
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16 Jun 2014
Vincenzo Malvone
A simple way to create a Calendar View for Sharepoint Custom Library in aspx Page created in Sharepoint Designer 2010
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15 Jun 2014
Jamal Seyedi
How to create print button for non-IE browsers in RDLC Viewers
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21 Jun 2014
Andrei Keino
The tip describes a way to create C# enhanced enumerations that can contain class objects.
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5 Jun 2014
Chamila Nishantha
Communicating with Zendesk API
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26 Jun 2014
Murali Gowda
WinJS custom control to plot/draw a simple donut like chart
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24 Jun 2014
Rajat-Indiandotnet
FIFA World Cup 2014 with Angular.js & ASP.NET - Part II
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11 Jun 2014
Zachary Gardner
The HTML returned in the AJAX request was actually invalid XML. For XML5633, IE shows a console error even if it's inside a try/catch block.
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20 Jun 2014
Dennis E White
Code for loading and saving images in an HTML5 canvas via Base64
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27 Jun 2014
Sandeep Mewara
HTML5 tips
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7 Jun 2014
about-dev.com
Forms in Symfony 2+ without Doctrine
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18 Jun 2014
Daniel Gidman
An implementation of flag enumerations for Typescript
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29 Jun 2014
Kyriakos Akriotis
SharePoint Debugging Assistant (free Visual Studio 2012/2013 add-in)
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22 Jun 2014
Deepak-VS
DataGridView – Stacked Header – Export to HTML/Excel
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3 Jun 2014
Ankesh Dave
Write less do more with ASP.NET MVC templates
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9 Jun 2014
Jeffrey T. Fritz
Arrgh!  I've got an annoying issue in ASP.NET postback: it's not entering the event handler for my button click at all. Read on to learn how I solved this annoying issue.
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15 Jun 2014
P@Yogesh
Get information about how to work with angularJs bundling and minification in ASP.NET MVC
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25 Jun 2014
SibeeshKV
Calling an ASMX webservice from other server using jquery and PHP
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27 Jun 2014
Imran Abdul Ghani
How to build your first MVC application with Entity Framework
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3 Jun 2014
Steve Wellens
A few years ago, while creating an ASP.NET web site, I decided to add a gradient border to "sex up" the look of the site. Using a sophisticated image editing program, I created a small gradient image. I made sure the ending color of the gradient matched the color of the body in the target page.
2 Jun 2014
Android on Intel
I want to tell you about a wonderful tool to automatically test the UI of Android* applications. The name of this tool is UiAutomator.
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13 Jun 2014
Right Handed Monkey
Easiest way to handle spammers on contact or comment forms
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15 Jun 2014
Right Handed Monkey
Android Database Example and Tutorial (thread safe version)
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13 Jun 2014
Right Handed Monkey
Introducing the WorxForUs Open Source Database & Network Helper for Android
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14 Jun 2014
Kaveh Yazdi Nezhad
A simple solution to capture entire HTML code of a web page which is displaying on Internet Explorer
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1 Jun 2014
aetheon
#nodejs Ghost init.d service with forever.js

Current Participants

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

_Asif_
Architect Avanza Solutions
Pakistan Pakistan
Asif has started programming back in 1991 on 80286 8-16 MHZ systems. Started from dBase III+, FoxPro, C, assembly (exceptional skills in Assembly language have added a significant confidence in his development career). The programming saga continues exploring new technologies and languages ranging from C++, VC++, Java, Delphi, RPG400, SQL Server, Oracle to name a few and the exploration still continues to DOT Net Technologies, SOA architectures, BI, DSL, etc. These learning experiences are backed by strong theoretical background with a flavor of research.

Asif show significant interest in reading fiction, bio technology, Astronomy. He Loves watching movies and in free time love to play with his kids.
Debabrata_Das
Product Manager
India India
I'm Debabrata Das, also known as DD. I started working as a FoxPro 2.6 developer then there is a list of different technologies/languages C, C++, VB 6.0, Classic ASP, COM, DCOM, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, SQL Server, Oracle, No-SQL, Node.Js, ReactJS, etc.

I believe in "the best way to learn is to teach". Passionate about finding a more efficient solution of any given problem.
PSK_
Architect
India India
Its me Smile | :)
Sandeep Mewara
Software Developer (Senior) Intuit India
India India
about-dev.com
United States United States
No Biography provided
aetheon
Web Developer
Portugal Portugal
No Biography provided
Anamera
H&M Systems Software, Inc.
United States United States
Started programming as a 16-year old nerd on IBM /370 systems, before there were "personal computers" -- at a time when ARPAnet had barely 100 connected systems and when there you could literally "lay your hands" on your 80 column formatted code (well, really 71 columns Wink | ;-) ).

/370 Assembler, COBOL, PL/1, REXX, z80 Assembler, 8080 Assembler, C, C++, C#, Pascal, HTML, CSS, XML, XLS, JavaScript, ASP, .NET, PHP, MS Jet/Access, MS SQL, MySQL, VOIP, SIP...
Andrei Keino
Software Developer
Russian Federation Russian Federation
No Biography provided
Android on Intel
United States United States
Intel is inside more and more Android devices, and we have tools and resources to make your app development faster and easier.

Ankesh Dave
United States United States
No Biography provided
Chamila Nishantha
Software Developer
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
No Biography provided
cjb110
Software Developer Bank Of Ireland
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
Daniel Gidman
Architect Stackify
United States United States
No Biography provided
Deepak-VS
India India
No Biography provided
Dennis E White
Software Developer
United States United States
I am software developer with over 20 years of professional experience. I have been employed as a software developer since the early 90′s back when Microsoft’s Windows 3.1x was gaining popularity and IBM’s OS/2 was the predominant leader in 32-bit PC based Operating Systems.

Prior to choosing this as my profession I had studied architecture and then later Electrical and Mechanical engineering in college. As a young kid growing up I always played with computers, my first computer was a TRS-80 that I would spend countless hours writing programs for, I never really thought of programming as a profession. The story goes that in my final year of college I took a C/C++ programming class and had so much fun working on the various projects that my professor told me something that changed everything.

“You know they pay people to do stuff like this for a living?” – Professor Bolman

Check out my blog here.

My current and ever evolving projects:

jqAlert javascript alerts done right for those using jQueryUI.
DooScrib Doodle and scribble pad written in javascript for use with HTML5 Canvas.
Garvit Arya
Student M.A.I.T.
India India
Passion and dedication is essential part of success. I believe on hardworking and sharing knowledge with others. I have knowledge of basic Languages like JAVA, C, C++ but I love learning new languages and about new technologies.
gggustafson
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
In 1964, I was in the US Coast Guard when I wrote my first program. It was written in RPG (note no suffixing numbers). Programs and data were entered using punched cards. Turnaround was about 3 hours. So much for the "good old days!"

In 1970, when assigned to Washington DC, I started my MS in Mechanical Engineering. I specialized in Transportation. Untold hours in statistical theory and practice were required, forcing me to use the university computer and learn the FORTRAN language, still using punched cards!

In 1973, I was employed by the Norfolk VA Police Department as a crime analyst for the High Intensity Target program. There, I was still using punched cards!

In 1973, I joined Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). There, for the first time, I was introduced to a terminal with the ability to edit, compile, link, and test my programs on-line. CSC also gave me the opportunity to discuss technical issues with some of the brightest minds I've encountered during my career.

In 1975, I moved to San Diego to head up an IR&D project, BIODAB. I returned to school (UCSD) and took up Software Engineering at the graduate level. After BIODAB, I headed up a team that fixed a stalled project. I then headed up one of the two most satisfying projects of my career, the Automated Flight Operations Center at Ft. Irwin, CA.

I left Anteon Corporation (the successor to CSC on a major contract) and moved to Pensacola, FL. For a small company I built their firewall, given free to the company's customers. An opportunity to build an air traffic controller trainer arose. This was the other most satisfying project of my career.

Today, I consider myself capable.
Imran Abdul Ghani
Software Developer (Senior) Emaratech
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Imran Abdul Ghani has more than 10 years of experience in designing/developing enterprise level applications. He is Microsoft Certified Solution Developer for .NET(MCSD.NET) since 2005. You can reach his blogging at WCF Tutorials, Web Development, SharePoint for Dummies.
Jamal Seyedi
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iran (Islamic Republic of)
No Biography provided
Jeffrey T. Fritz
Program Manager
United States United States
Jeff Fritz is a senior program manager in Microsoft’s Developer Division working on the .NET Community Team. As a long time web developer and application architect with experience in large and small applications across a variety of verticals, he knows how to build for performance and practicality. Four days a week, you can catch Jeff hosting a live video stream called 'Fritz and Friends' at twitch.tv/csharpfritz. You can also learn from Jeff on WintellectNow and Pluralsight, follow him on twitter @csharpfritz, and read his blog at jeffreyfritz.com
JIANGWilliam
Software Developer
Australia Australia
No Biography provided
Kaveh Yazdi Nezhad
Software Developer
Canada Canada
C# Programmer & Certified Scrum Master
Kel_
Chief Technology Officer Misakai Ltd.
Ireland Ireland
Roman Atachiants, Ph.D. is the architect behind emitter.io service, a real-time, low-latency publish/subscribe service for IoT, Gaming. He is a software engineer and scientist with extensive experience in different computer science domains, programming languages/principles/patterns & frameworks.

His main expertise consists of C# and .NET platform, game technologies, cloud, human-computer interaction, big data and artificial intelligence. He has an extensive programming knowledge and R&D expertise.


Kyriakos Akriotis
Architect
Germany Germany
I am a Microsoft Azure Architect living and working in Hamburg Germany. I have almost 20 years of experience in the Microsoft ecosystem. These days I mainly focus on Azure and cloud computing in general.
Mahdi Ataollahi
Engineer
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iran (Islamic Republic of)
No Biography provided
Murali Gowda
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
Yet to be written
P@Yogesh
Web Developer
India India
Web developer having experience in MVC4, AngularJs, Typescript
Paulo Augusto Kunzel
Software Developer
Brazil Brazil
I work from home as a business owner and Front-end developer of a company whose main revenue comes from a SaaS we created to help people manage their online sales on a website called Mercado Livre. On my spare time I’ve been building a website called www.mundojs.com.br where I provide information about JavaScript in Portuguese to help new developers.
Pete O'Hanlon
CEO
United Kingdom United Kingdom
A developer for over 30 years, I've been lucky enough to write articles and applications for Code Project as well as the Intel Ultimate Coder - Going Perceptual challenge. I live in the North East of England with 2 wonderful daughters and a wonderful wife.

I am not the Stig, but I do wish I had Lotus Tuned Suspension.
Peter Carrasco
Team Leader
United States United States
I am a senior software engineer and technical lead for a mid-sized technology firm. I have an extensive background in designing, developing, and supporting ASP.NET web-based solutions. I am currently extending my skill-set to the area of application identity management and access control.
Rahul Rajat Singh
Architect
India India

I Started my Programming career with C++. Later got a chance to develop Windows Form applications using C#. Currently using C#, ASP.NET & ASP.NET MVC to create Information Systems, e-commerce/e-governance Portals and Data driven websites.

My interests involves Programming, Website development and Learning/Teaching subjects related to Computer Science/Information Systems. IMO, C# is the best programming language and I love working with C# and other Microsoft Technologies.

  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
  • Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

If you like my articles, please visit my website for more: www.rahulrajatsingh.com[^]

  • Microsoft MVP 2015
Rajat-Indiandotnet
Team Leader
India India
I am Rajat Jaiswal from India. I am working as a Technology specialist in one of the reputed company in India with 12+ years of experience. I am a Microsoft Data Platform MVP & Alibaba Cloud MVP.
I have always had an affinity to learn something new in technology. Database, Web development, Cloud computing are the areas of my interests always.
I have been a regular contributor to technologies with more than 300+ tips. Learning & Sharing is one of my aims always. Writing blogs, delivering sessions, helping on forums is my hobby.
Right Handed Monkey
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
S. M. Quamruzzaman Rahmani
Product Manager OnnoRokom Software Ltd.
Bangladesh Bangladesh
I am quick in learning new tools and technologies. I am proficient in C#, Asp.net MVC, Entity Framework, NHibernate, SQL Server, IIS, Windows Server.

My personal website: www.byronbd.com
Sameera Millavithanachchi
Software Developer (Senior)
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
No Biography provided
Sergiy Korzh
Founder Korzh.com
Ukraine Ukraine
Software developer and entrepreneur.

Main projects:
* EasyQuery - ad-hoc data filtering UI for .NET applications;
* Localizer - localization tool kit for Delphi projects;
Shenwei Liu
United States United States
Shenwei is a software developer and architect, and has been working on business applications using Microsoft and Oracle technologies since 1996. He obtained Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) in 1998 and Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD) in 1999. He has experience in ASP.NET, C#, Visual Basic, Windows and Web Services, Silverlight, WPF, JavaScript/AJAX, HTML, SQL Server, and Oracle.
SibeeshKV
Software Developer (Senior) iInterChange Systems Pvt Ltd
India India
I am a software engineer, holds 3 years of experience in Dot Net,C#, Vb.Net,jQuery
Steve Wellens
EndWell Software, Inc.
United States United States
I am an independent contractor/consultant working in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota. I work in .Net, Asp.Net, C#, C++, XML, SQL, Windows Forms, HTML, CSS, etc., etc., etc.
Super Lloyd
Software Developer (Senior) http://www.ansibleww.com.au
Australia Australia
The Australia born French man who went back to Australia later in life...
Finally got over life long (and mostly hopeless usually, yay!) chronic sicknesses.
Worked in Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Billinudgel, Darwin and Melbourne.
Syed M Hussain
Web Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
Terrence Sheflin
Team Leader
Canada Canada
I am a Lead Software Architect (UI/UX), focusing mainly on developing with JavaScript, C#, ASP.NET WebApi and MVC.
Vincenzo Malvone
Engineer
Italy Italy
Vincenzo Malvone
ICT Engineer System Analyst - Solution Developer .NET
Zachary Gardner
Software Developer Keyhole Software
United States United States
No Biography provided

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  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.
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