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Best Database Article of February 2015

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Current Entries

Articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

6 Feb 2015
Daniel Santillanes
Using ServiceStack's ORMLite framework as part of your MVC project's database access
7 Feb 2015
Gaurav_Chaudhary
This tip is a brief introduction to Pivot operator in SQL Server
15 Feb 2015
Bohdan Stupak
This tip shows some primary issue which puts a serious limitation on SQL Server MONEY data type.
15 Feb 2015
Ronnie Mukherjee
SQL Unit testing
14 Feb 2015
BD Star
Create-Read-Update-Delete(CRUD) operation by MySQLi procedural way in the PHP
11 Feb 2015
WoodyMou
Session 1: Setup SoftEther L2TP server on Amazon AWS Ubuntu
1 Feb 2015
Veronica S. Zotali
The tip aims to demonstrate the usage of Ajax.BeginForm
4 Feb 2015
essentialSQL
The purpose of this article is to introduce you to subqueries and some of their high-level concepts.  There are a lot of details to cover in order to learn sub queries, but you’ll see we cover those in depth in later articles.
9 Feb 2015
madan535
Get Empty or NULL Data Rows with available data between given date range in SQL Server
16 Feb 2015
Keyhole Software
XML Manipulation With XML Copy Editor
25 Feb 2015
Todd Christell, Canin Christell
Creating a Microwave Oven IoT Application
10 Mar 2017
Dave Clemmer
Going over key features of the VITA open source ORM and .net application framework, with sample SPAs using the MVC/AngularJS/WebApi/VITA technology stack.
8 Jun 2015
Stefan Wloch
An introduction to custom roles based access control in an ASP.NET MVC application using the Entity Framework.
6 Feb 2015
Richard Protzel
1 alternative  
I decided to create my own sample project which connects to a named server (anSQL 2008 R2 server on my local machine – will also work on SQL Server 2012Express
23 Sep 2015
Alberto Venditti
Using a .NET Windows service as an engine for specialized custom plug-ins execution
25 Jan 2016
Gunaprasad Shetty
The tip provides the code snippet for inserting a huge XML file with details such as node level, node value, node desc and node child, etc.The snippet provides the solution for recursive reading of node and provides the value of XML nodes along with its value.
26 Feb 2015
Anele 'Mashy' Mbanga
Provide functionality to Sign In and Sign Up to enable security for our NoteKeeper JQuery Mobile App.
22 Nov 2016
William SerGio
Angular Shopping Cart for Affiliate Marketing in Angular 5 that Is Responsive with TV Commercials with Powerful Features that Drive Real Sales like Unlimited Distributor IDs for Commissions with Editor
8 Feb 2015
SupperSlonic
The Web API token based authentication via OWIN OAuth2 middleware supported by Facebook, Google, Microsoft.Extracting additional user's information from social networks.
8 Feb 2017
Rasik Bihari Tiwari
Let's understand exactly what is Dependency Inversion principle and what it is not. How people confuse it to be dependency injection which is it NOT.
24 Feb 2015
JIANGWilliam
This article introduces some techniques to fix CoedUI automation tests, including a few generic approaches instead of much more specific functional definitions to handle problematic components such as Dialog and Table, SQL template to handle complex queries that generate test data and JavaScript bas
17 Feb 2015
Andrew Whiddett
This is an alternative for "Tutorial for a Basic WPF – MVVM Project Using Entity Framework"
7 Feb 2015
Gaurav_Chaudhary
This tip is a brief introduction to Recursive CTE in SQL Server and how to implement it.
26 Feb 2015
Rajat-Indiandotnet
Contained Database–A new feature in SQL SERVER 2012 TIP #81
22 Feb 2015
Soufiane Rabhi
Communication between .NET and other programming languages
23 Feb 2015
Tushar_Gupta
A custom security architecture for role based access to components in a page
6 Feb 2015
essentialSQL
This is the second in a series of articles about subqueries. In this article, we discuss subqueries in the SELECT statement’s column list. Other articles discuss their uses in other clauses.
25 Feb 2015
Mario K. Tacke
Refresh ASP.NET Membership Database with SSIS
23 Feb 2015
essentialSQL
What is the difference between GROUP BY and ORDER BY
25 Feb 2015
Sibeesh Passion
Ways to Convert Microsoft ADOMD Data Source to JSON
4 Feb 2015
Dr. Song Li
This article presents an example to upload and download files with SQL server through JDBC in a Spring MVC application.
7 Feb 2015
Syed Noman Ali Shah
How to take SQL server database backup and database restoration in C# using SMO
2 Feb 2015
Ehtesham Mehmood
LINQ to SQL using C#
2 Feb 2015
Igal Tabachnik
Why you should use OzCode to debug your C# code in Visual Studio

Current Participants

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

Alberto Venditti
Technical Lead
Italy Italy
I was born in 1970.

My first computer experience dates back to early 80s, with a Sinclair ZX81.
From that time on, as many "friends" say, my IT-illness has increased year by year.

I graduated in Electronic Engineering and earned the following Microsoft certifications:
MCP, MCT, MCDBA, MCSD, MCAD, MCSD for .NET (early achiever).

I worked in IT as a developer, a teacher, a consultant, a technical writer, a technical leader.
IT knowledge applied to real life is my primary interest and focus.
Andrew Whiddett
United States United States
No Biography provided
Anele 'Mashy' Mbanga
Software Developer DanNora Business Solutions
South Africa South Africa
I'm a Bachelor of Commerce graduate, fell inlove with ICT years back with VB5. Used Pick & System Builder to create a windows app. Very curious, developed my first web database app called Project.Show using ExtJS. Published on Google Play Store, learned JQuery Mobile, a project manager at best. My first intranet app eFas with MySQL.

Fear closes people to a lot of things and we hold ourselves back being held by it. Thus the sooner you believe you can't do something, the sooner everything will work towards that belief. Believe in yourself at all times because you can do anything you set your mind to it!

I have a very beautiful woman and four kids, the best joys in the world. East London, South Africa is currently home.

Awards:

Best Mobile Article of February 2015 (First Prize)
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/880508/Create-a-CRUD-web-app-using-JQuery-Mobile-and-Loca

Best Mobile Article of May 2015 (Second Prize)
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/991974/Creating-JQuery-Mobile-CRUD-Apps-using-JQM-Show-Ge

Apps
Bible.Show (Android Store App)
https://www.facebook.com/bibleshow
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.b4a.BibleShow

JQM.Show (Android Store App)
https://www.facebook.com/jqmshow
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.b4a.JQMShow

CodeProject.Show (An offline CodeProject Article writer)
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/993453/CodeProject-Show-A-CodeProject-offline-article-wri
BD Star
Software Developer
Bangladesh Bangladesh
I am a professional software developer. I have experience in analysis, design, development, testing and implementation of desktop(standalone),web and mobile platform. I have good exposure to object-oriented design, software architectures, design patterns, test-driven development and Project Management.


My Working Area:-

Programming Language: C, C++, Java, VB.NET, C#.NET.
Web Language: HTML5, XML, CSS3, JavaScript, JSON, jQuery, AJAX, PHP, ASP.NET.
Database Language: SQL.
Database Management System: Oracle, MS Access, MySQL.
Web development Server: Apache, Microsoft Personal Web Server, IIS.
Editor: Microsoft Visual Stdio, Codebock, Dev, GCC, Adobe Dreamwaver, Microsoft Fontpage, Netscape Composer, Netbeans, Sublime Text, TC.
Web FrameWork: twitter Bootstrap, 960 Grid System.
Design Pattern: MVC.
CMS: Wordpress, Joomla.
Operating System: Windows (NT,XP, Vista, 7), Linux (RedHat, Ubuntu)
Scripting Language: Linux Shell Scripting, Powershell Script
ERP System: Oracle JD Edwards
Mobile Platform: Windows, Firfox, Android.
Bohdan Stupak
Software Developer
Ukraine Ukraine
https://twitter.com/BohdanStupak1
Daniel Santillanes
Web Developer swit
Mexico Mexico
Graduated from Hermosillo Institute of Technology in 2001. I started working as help desk and lost practice in programming. In march 2002 I had an excellent opportunity of going to Japan for training.

In Japan I had my first contact with .net with Visual Studio .net 2002 Professional. I really thank Onodera sensei for that opportunity.

When I returned in november 2002, I started working with PHP / MySQL, and 5 months later I returned to the roots of .net. I started working with Visual Studio .net 2003 and so far .net has been my focus.
Dave Clemmer
Software Developer Intelligent Coding Solutions, LLC
United States United States
I enjoy coding like an excellent beer. My particular passion and experience lies in the realm of modeling and code generation. In the late 80s and early 90s, I was involved in early modeling and code generation tools that reached the marketplace, including a tool that modeled FORTRAN programs and generated FORTRAN for parallel supercomputer architectures, and a tool that managed Shlaer-Mellor models and generated C++ code. Over the years, I have applied Shlaer-Mellor, UML, and custom modeling and various code generation techniques to greatly benefit the development of enterprise applications.

My current passion and endeavor is to foster the evolution of model oriented development. In particular, I am passionate about evolving the Mo+ model oriented programming language and related model oriented development tools, with as much community input as possible to achieve higher levels in the ability to create and maintain code. The open source site is at moplus.codeplex.com, and the Mo+ membership site is at modelorientedplus.com.
Dr. Song Li
United States United States
I have been working in the IT industry for some time. It is still exciting and I am still learning. I am a happy and honest person, and I want to be your friend.
Ehtesham Mehmood
Software Developer MTP
Pakistan Pakistan
Hello guys I am Computer Science graduate from University of Gujrat, Pakistan. I am an Entrepreneur , i have opened my own software house named as https://www.facebook.com/MTechnologiesPak in Pakistan. I am a self learner and love to explore new things. I also share my work and experiences on different sharing platforms.

My skills: C# Development , PHP Development, Web Development , HTML , CSS , jQuery, Java Script and also JAVA.
essentialSQL
Easy Computer Academy, LLC
United States United States
Hello my name is Kris. I’m here because I am passionate about helping non-techie people to overcome their fear of learning SQL.

I know what it is like to not know where to start or whether the time spent learning is worth the effort. That is why I am here to help you to:
- Get started in an easy to follow step-by-step manner.
- Use your time wisely so you focus on what is important to learn to get the most value from your time.
- Answer your questions. Really! Just post a comment and I’ll respond. I’m here to help.

It wasn’t long ago that I was helping a colleague with some reporting. She didn’t know where to start and soon got overwhelmed and lost as she didn’t know SQL.

I felt really bad, as she was under pressure to get some summary information to her boss, the built-in reports were falling short, and to make them better would require her to know SQL. At that time that seemed impossible! It in dawned on me, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Then I discovered a way for anyone with the desire to easily learn SQL. I worked with my co-worker, started to teach her what I learned and soon she was able to write reports and answer her boss’ questions without getting stressed or ploughing hours into manipulating data in Excel.

It hasn’t always been easy. Sometimes the information seems abstract or too conceptual. In this case I’ve found out that a visual explanation is best. I really like to use diagrams or videos to explain hard-to-grasp ideas.

Having video, pictures, and text really help to reinforce the point and enable learning.

And now I want to help you get the same results.

The first step is simple, click here ==> http://www.essentialsql.com/get-started-with-sql-server/
Gaurav_Chaudhary
Web Developer
India India
No Biography provided
Gunaprasad Shetty
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
No Biography provided
Igal is a Senior Consultant and Instructor at CodeValue, an agile software developer with strong passion for programming and best software development practices.

He is an expert in creating and developing clean code, practices TDD and continuous refactoring to remove complexity, reduce bugs and achieve for better design.

Igal is a .NET Framework expert with strong background in .NET and Windows internals, as well as strong skills and knowledge in higher-level C# design patterns and methodologies. He has very big thirst for knowledge and continuous improvement. Igal is passionate about productivity, agile software development practices and methodologies, DevOPs and automation. Igal has many years of training under his belt, and frequently speaks about various topics at local and international conferences.
JIANGWilliam
Software Developer
Australia Australia
No Biography provided
Keyhole Software
Keyhole Software
United States United States
Keyhole is a software development and consulting firm with a tight-knit technical team. We work primarily with Java, .NET, and Mobile technologies, specializing in application development. We love the challenge that comes in consulting and blog often regarding some of the technical situations and technologies we face. Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago.
Group type: Organisation

3 members

madan535
Software Developer (Senior) eBiz Solutions http://venkatbaggu.com/
India India
No Biography provided
Mario K. Tacke
United States United States
No Biography provided
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.
Rasik Bihari Tiwari
Software Developer 1E
India India
My professional details will hardly make a difference to you if you have come to know about me after reading my lengthy article but my intent will make a difference for sure. Why I write articles is for the sole motto which I got to know pretty late in my career and that is that there is ONLY and ONLY one way of enhancing knowledge and that way is sharing. Blogs, articles and white papers are nothing but a form of sharing. It also helps you creating a backup copy of the knowledge you have in your brain and nerves. This backup copy will surely outlive your life as this knowledge gets transferred to uncountable people through sharing. So start contributing now! Always remember my favorite quote - "Knowledge is the ONLY antidote to all fears. Start reading a new book today". Don't seek Nirvana. Seek knowledge. Nirvana and knowledge are synonymous.
Richard Protzel
United States United States
No Biography provided
Ronnie Mukherjee
Software Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
Sibeesh Passion
Software Developer
Germany Germany
I am Sibeesh Venu, an engineer by profession and writer by passion. I’m neither an expert nor a guru. I have been awarded Microsoft MVP 3 times, C# Corner MVP 5 times, DZone MVB. I always love to learn new technologies, and I strongly believe that the one who stops learning is old.

My Blog: Sibeesh Passion
My Website: Sibeesh Venu
Soufiane Rabhi
Technical Lead
France France
Sofiene Rabhi is Microsoft certified professional in C# ,HTML 5 and JavaScript, Asp.net and Microsoft Silverlight, consultant, trainer specializing in application development with Microsoft technologies, including c#, Vb.net, and Microsoft Azure.
SREENATH GANGA
Software Developer
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
No Biography provided
Stefan Wloch
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
SupperSlonic
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
https://supperslonic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004059913750
Syed Noman Ali Shah
Software Developer raideIT Software Solution
Pakistan Pakistan
No Biography provided
Todd Christell
Architect Christell & Associates
United States United States
No Biography provided
Tushar_Gupta
India India
No Biography provided
Veronica S. Zotali
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
William SerGio
Chief Technology Officer Fortune 100 Company
United States United States
I am an expert in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain and have always worked as Director of Software Development for the largest companies in America.
I have developed software for the American Red Cross, Microsoft, MySpace.com, Quicken (Intuit), Mellon Bank, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, Franklin Templeton, Pepsi, Universal Studios, Ryder Systems, etc.
WoodyMou
Technical Lead
United States United States
I am a shameless software engineer and developer.
work-manic, sleepless animal, a crazy MCP, MCSE, MCDBA and SCJP.

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  1. The contest period covers the the first day of the month 12AM US Eastern Standard Time and ends the final day of the month at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
  2. Entries must be an article, or blog entry.
  3. With the exception of the Everything Else category, the article must be tagged with at least one of the tags corresponding to that competition's category (for example, to enter the C# Competition you would need to tag your article with a C# tag).
  4. Articles entries must follow the CodeProject submission guidelines.
  5. No cheating, lying, plagiarizing articles, chicanery, or kicking.
  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.
  9. In the event an author wins multiple competitions, and repeat, identical prizes, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  10. In the event an article has multiple authors and/or contributors, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  11. In the event of a tie, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  12. Multiple votes from the same IP will be automatically disqualified.
  13. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
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