Web Development Archives

  1. Understanding the importance of Containerisation and Docker

    For those who have worked with open-source technologies for some time would know that containerisation of apps and services is not a new concept. I was first introduced to the concept of virtual containers when Parallels formally known as ‘SWsoft’ and now called ‘Odin’ first released a product called Virtuozzo which provided a virtualisation technology that enabled operating system virtualisation. This was a platform…

  2. Office Sway the new creative presentation tool for Microsoft Office

    Microsoft has just launched a technical preview of a new application that will join the Office family called ‘Sway’. I am interested as this new tool seems to be a re-invented web-friendly Publisher cross between PowerPoint and some Prezi attributes. As you can see from the video above and the sample Sway I have embedded in this post, the…

  3. Microsoft launches Visual Studio Team Foundation Service into production

    I was a bit slow on the pick up of this news, but today learnt that Microsoft have finally launched the Visual Studio Team Foundation Service into production for the general public to subscribe! What’s better and you may not know this, they are also offering up to 5 users for free, and for a limited time…

  4. Business Connectivity Services (BCS): Understanding Authentication from the Browser

    For those who are struggling with the BCS framework read and write to SQL Server or LOB data source concept using tools such as SharePoint Designer 2010. This video I found is really helpful in providing a comprehensive understanding of the different ways in which SharePoint Server 2010 Business Connectivity Services (BCS) authenticates a users identity and explains the “double-hop” scenario and ways to…

  5. Unauthorized 401.1 Exception when calling Web Services in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

    This post is a small reminder to myself for the next time I may run into this problem when working with WSS 3.0 Web Services interface. Hopefully it might also save someone else a huge amount of time if they have a similar problem (A lot of time was wasted for me until I finally…

  6. jQuery and ASP.NET AJAX Postbacks or Partial Page Rendering with UpdatePanel’s

    Recently I was working on a web application that made use of the new jQuery library for client-side UI enhancements. While being fairly new at working with ASP.NET’s AJAX I felt pretty confident that I would be able to make it all work to my advantage considering I have a good understanding/experience level with ASP.NET…

  7. Top 12 FREE Stock Graphics/Art and Photo Sites for your Design Projects →

    I love my stock photo sites, they are a handy resource when working on design projects of any size! Here is a article which summarises 12 of the best free websites available at the moment, I already use a few of these but there were some new ones I hadn’t seen before.. so I thought…

  8. Configuring IIS 7.0 or IIS 6.0 for Silverlight Applications

    If your having a lot of difficulty getting a Silverlight application to work on your web server and can’t work out what the problem might be even after the Silverlight assemblies are registered on server and .NET framework is up-to-date then this might be what your missing. IIS7 for Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server…

  9. Protection Against SQL Server Injection Attacks

    Here is an interesting topic, if your a web developer and use SQL Database software in your applications, how much thought do you give to ensure your application is safe from a SQL Injection Attack? SQL Injection Attacks are when a end-user attempts to run malicious SQL statements on your applications database to programmatically alter…

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