May 2006 - Posts

26 May 2006
Plan for AjaxLab.com
Lately, I've been swamped via the capabilities of Atlas and how flexible it is. In addition to the serverside UpdatePanel which is mainly used to convert any existing asp.net application into ajax, the powerful client side scripting gave me insights and Read More...
26 May 2006
Comprehensive Lists of UI Widgets
Thinking about what I need in my Ajax app and inevitably, I need to come up with a list of what I want to do. Searching around the web, I thought I should make a list of the UI components, the libaries that support them, the url of where I can find it Read More...
25 May 2006
Ajax Issue Part II
Continuing my observations on the current sets of ajax framworks out there. Most Ajax frameworks can be break down into the following categories (just don't fight the semantics here, they are just my personal perferences) Data Layer Service(No Proxy) Read More...
24 May 2006
LINQ, ASP.NET and C# 3.0
Yep, finally got on the bandwagon of Linq, Dlinq and thought i would take a crack at it. Scott Gu posted a nice example of using Linq with ASP.NET , check it out. It's nice that MS came out with such an OO query language against stongly typed data. Only Read More...
24 May 2006
GWT and Script# -I might just get a chance to rule them all
I think I've heared of it before, but it never really hits me till now. Anyway, Google released Web ToolKit (GWT) and Microsoft's Nikhil Kothari had Script#. GWT allows you to generate javascript libraries using Java and Script# allows you to generate Read More...
22 May 2006
Commerce Starter Kit - SQL 2000
Spook from the Commerce Starter Kit just released a video to demostrate the process of migrating itself to SQL 2000 instead of the default SQLExpress. In addition, it demoed in a real world scenario where you are working against a real third party hosting Read More...
20 May 2006
My Road Block Chronicle
In my last posts, I talked about fear, fear of failure. This just made me thought about all the road blocks I've encountered in the last four years. It was difficult and I'm sure a lot of other business owners share my sentiment Just to give an examle Read More...
20 May 2006
Fear - The Final Road Block
Fear – The Final Road Block When you are working in a startup mode, you truly have so much to learn. It doesn’t matter how many years of work experiences you’ve had, it doesn’t matter how many other startups you worked as an employee with, when it comes Read More...
19 May 2006
New CodePlex
A new open source and shared source project site via MS for .NET platform is out in case you haven't heared. This is great and the workflow is a lot better than gotdotnet workspace. These days, I tend to look into open source projects more and more, there Read More...
18 May 2006
Customer Services and Interaction
I have been using Community Server 2 for about two weeks now and I have to say this. It's defiantly not one of those apps where you can figure things out just by playing with it (casually of course) The amount of options available is daunting and it really Read More...
18 May 2006
Software Made For The People
I've discussed my opinions on designing softwares and the importance of the customer's opinions. If you haven't read my two previous posts in regards to this paticular topic, then please take a minute or two and skimmed it over. They will give you an Read More...
17 May 2006
CopyASHTML 2005 Released
Thought it will be nice to point out to my fellow .NET developer bloggers. A new version of CopyAsHTML for VS 2005 has been released and can be downloaded here. The issue is? After it's installed, I don't see the "copy as html" when I right click. What's Read More...
15 May 2006
How Do You Engage With Your Customers?
One of the most important issue to me is customer services. Do you make your customers happy? Do you listen to your customers? Being a software company, the base of everything is your customers. By ignoring what your customers are saying is terribly dangeous. Read More...
15 May 2006
How Far Do You Go Architecturing Your App?
I've noticed a few things on starting up a project or creating a product that is based on community customers (meaning not the private customers that you design custom projects with). We as developers and designers, always try to make perfection out of Read More...
15 May 2006
Ten Things That I Hate About Being An Employee
My motivations of working on my own company came from serveral different sources. I envy those who are able to do what they love and making a living of doing what they love, but if I think about the inital thought that sparked my other motivations, then Read More...
15 May 2006
Your Goals In 5 years
It is to a certain degree, not useful, because I tend to do this every year. However, I couldn't really sleep last night because I need to set out a clearer direction for myself. Looking back the last 5 years, it'd seems like I did a whole lot and yet Read More...
11 May 2006
Project Management - How Do You Estimate Tasks?
I was talking to my friend Jackson, a long time collaborator and an excellent designer. We came across the topic of estimation. How do you estimate your tasks and projects? Do you normally describe it in "durations" or "hours"? Duration meaning in days Read More...
09 May 2006
Ajax Issues
Ajax, a step forward and a step backwards. There is gotta be around hundreds of different kinds of ajax framework out there and they all claim to be better than the other. My biggest pet peeves with most of these frameworks is that while a lot of attentions Read More...
06 May 2006
ASP Tiddly Wiki
Okay, so I was organizing my files and I found this little project that I did last summer. The base of ASP Tiddly Wiki is based on PHP Tiddly Wiki. Thanks to those guys for making my job a lot easier. ASP.NET version is coming up. I just need to find Read More...
06 May 2006
Atlas Wiki
Ever wonder how the a wiki is coded in .NET? I've messed with FlexWiki, but not only the workflow was confusing, in addition, I sure as hell didn't understand the code. Atlas wiki on the other hand, put aside the ajax features which was okay, I was mainly Read More...
04 May 2006
Google Maps
Blogging is the hardest thing, isn't it? My last post was a total waste, had to delete it. I'll keep experimenting with the appropriate topics. Okay, so I changed my job once again.. for the better. Need some extra boost to catch up with my fiance. So Read More...