Well, I’ve successfully avoided the smart phone craze when I gave up on my Blackberry a few years back and went back to a pure cell-phone phone. Otherwise known us, The Dumb Phone. My luck changed, however, when one of my brothers who works for Verizon as a Software Engineer and performed 80% of the work for for Verizon switching over to the iPhone, decided … Continue reading the story "iPhone Pixels vs. Droid Pixels"
As I have explained before while describing how to implement SQL for loops, performing data manipulation is faster in the database itself compared to grabbing the data out of the database and manipulating it in your code. For this reason, I have tried to use SQL operations everywhere I can to reduce the load time of my C#.NET web applications. One of … Continue reading the story "SQL Arrays and Filling in DropDownList/Combobox with ‘Select One…’"
Performing data operations straight on the database itself is faster compared to grabbing data from the database and performing data manipulation within the code. Further, for many operations, there is no need, even, to leave the database to manipulate the data. We can do it straight in the database with SQL. Depending on what you need to do, it is straight forward to manipulated data … Continue reading the story "Implementing The SQL For Loop"
Many of us know that we can email from the web, yeah, duh. But, not many know that you can actually text from the web for FREE! At least the person sending the text won't have a fee associated with the message, regardless of whether the person receiving the text will incur the charges. Texting from the web is as simple as sending an email. … Continue reading the story "SMS Texting From The Web: As Simple As Sending An Email"
Using a master page in our ASP.NET applications saves time and code. It's a way for developers to have a template for all our different content pages instead of spending time to design each page separately or copy and paste html/asp from one .aspx page to another. It gives us the chance to focus on the meat and potatoes of each page while making sure … Continue reading the story "Accessing page master from content page"
In another article I've talked about the importance of rewriting your urls. ASP.NET gives you the huge advantage of being able to dynamically create your pages from the server-side. And so, you won't need to have separate physical pages for each of your content pieces when they are very similar in nature. For example, if you're displaying multiple articles on your site with the … Continue reading the story "Rewriting website Urls in C#.NET"
Many times we find the need to grab another websites content, whether it be for commercial or private purposes. For example, you might want to build an internal site for your company which takes a particular site's data and formats it in a particular way catered for your business practices. You might also want to do this for the public. The second solution however, will … Continue reading the story "Grabbing site’s content HTML using C#"
Before you deploy your .NET web application you must make sure that it's performing up to par on speed. Web applications written in .NET, in particular, have a huge problem with speed when there is a lot of functionality on a specific page. This is not due to any technical limit of the .NET product. It is due to the fact that .NET gives you … Continue reading the story "Using Trace to speed up your website in C#.NET"
SEO (Search Engine Optimization) greatly improves your sites traffic through improving your ranking with search engines like google and yahoo. Even though some search engines do not take keywords and description meta tags into account while running their search algorithm, many search engines do use these to determine the validity of your site to a user's search. I'll describe how to add these dynamically here. … Continue reading the story "Dynamically Adding SEO Keywords, Description, Canonical and Bookmark via Code Behind C#"