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Sriram's WebLog Microsoft solution specialist on web platform, Columbus Ohio

Sriram's WebLog Microsoft solution specialist on web platform, Columbus Ohio


Information overloading

Tue, 30 Mar 2010 19:17:00 GMT

Want to know the amount of information we are dealing  in everyday life, read on


Silverlight Vs HTML 5

Thu, 04 Mar 2010 13:46:00 GMT

Very good artilce on silverlight myths.

Similarly, here is another googd article on why  Why HTML 5 Won’t Kill Flash or Silverlight




Lazy loading in Entity framework

Tue, 02 Feb 2010 20:26:00 GMT

What is lazy loading object? As per Martin Fowler, "An object that doesn't contain all of the data you need but knows how to get it."

Here Bruno explains clearly how lazy loading works in terms of  ADO .NET entity framework 4.0



Quote of the day

Fri, 29 Jan 2010 20:01:00 GMT

There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult. -- C.A.R. Hoare

Branching and looping in a declarative web test

Tue, 12 Jan 2010 15:09:00 GMT

Ever wondered how to do the branching and looping in a web test. Until VS 2008, this is possible only by creating coded web tests and work through your logic
But with VS 2010, it comes out of the box as Chirs explains.

Visual Studio Myth busters

Wed, 06 Jan 2010 20:23:00 GMT

Nice application on various Visual Studio products with key features and myth busters.

Run tests without VS IDE

Wed, 30 Dec 2009 14:17:00 GMT

 I have been working on a new build process using TFS 2008 and VS 2008 and were setting up a new build server and were researching whether I could run web tests in the build PC as part of build verification test without installing the Visual Studio test edition. Looks like it is possible with VS 2010 and all you need is VS Team Agent which is a lightweight component running on your build server.

Here is the article, clearly explaining how to go about it.


Mon, 28 Dec 2009 21:48:00 GMT

Have you ever wondered why the @@IDENTITY is not returning the "right" value occassionally when everything was working correctly earlier. Here is the reason.

@@IDENTITY and SCOPE_IDENTITY return the last identity value generated in any table in the current session. However, SCOPE_IDENTITY returns the value only within the current scope; @@IDENTITY is not limited to a specific scope.

Read on here


How to migrate TFS 2008 build definitions to TFS 2010

Wed, 23 Dec 2009 20:20:00 GMT

List of QA on migration of TFS 2008 build definitions to TFS 2010 from Jim

How to troubleshoot?

Wed, 23 Dec 2009 19:58:00 GMT

Tess explains how to approach the troubleshooting a issue. 

I like this comment

"This is so true. One of my favorite cartoons (don't know where I first saw it) is of a guy crawling around under a streetlight looking for something. Someone stops to help, and after looking for a while asks "where did you lose it?"

"Over there" he points to a dark corner

"Why are we looking for it here?"

"Because the light is better!"



TFS 2010 key changes

Wed, 23 Dec 2009 19:53:00 GMT

Brain has done a wonderful job on creating a blog on the key developments/architectural changes in TFS 2010. Worth reading. Even better the comment section (though it is real long!!). I was hoping for branched history for a given file in TFS 2010 but it looks like it is still missing. I guess we have to live with Power tools until it comes out:(

Annoying shudown reason!!

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 22:11:00 GMT

Ever wondered how to get rid of that stupid shut down dialog box reason when using VM? Here is the registry tweak to fix that.



Windows Workflow Foundation 4 from the Inside Out

Thu, 17 Dec 2009 22:09:00 GMT

 Very good video on WWF from PDC 2009.


WorkflowInvoker vs WorkflowInstance

Mon, 29 Jun 2009 17:01:00 GMT

Here is preview on WorkflowInvoker and WorkflowInstance (available in VS 2010 Beta)

The power of spell checker

Mon, 29 Jun 2009 16:54:00 GMT

Here is an article on the power of spell checker in the next generation

Difference between Trap/Try in PowerShell

Mon, 29 Jun 2009 16:46:00 GMT

Simple article on the difference between Trap/Try in PowerShell

WF 4.0: How to Execute a Worklflow

Mon, 15 Jun 2009 12:07:00 GMT

 Here is something short and siple on how to execute a workflow using WorkflowInvoker vs WorkflowInstance. I really like this because it is quite simple and up to the point on explaining the concepts.
We can always dig deeper to get more insight.

Twitter Basics

Mon, 15 Jun 2009 12:02:00 GMT

 Here is something basic info about Twitter and some tools