Thursday, November 30, 2006

Marquee or no marquee?

Marquee or no marquee?

IE 7.0, FireFox 2.0, and Opera 9.01 supports it why not W3C?

November Article List

These articles are slated to go online sometime in December. Look out for them on the sites.

Working with Stored Procedures in an MS Access Project
Creating and Using Action Queries

Updating records in MS Access
Creating Data Access Pages with Charts using Office Web Components

Rich Internet Applications with Dojo Toolkit 101
On using the tooltip, dojo widget

Page navigation using Sun Java Studio Creator 2

Exploring the Header in WSE 2.0 SoapEnvelope Class - Part 2

Managing Windows Services with Visual Studio 2005

Loading and unloading XML files using Oracle 10G XE

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Dojo LayoutWidget in three browsers.

The three browsers used in this test were IE 7.0, Fore Fox 2.0 and Opera 9.01. IE 7.0 appears to display intended layout design.

The code used:

The following screen shot is a composite from the three browsers:

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Don/t miss this article: Copying an Oracle 10G XE Table to SQL 2005 Using VS 2005 and SSIS

This article is both about Oracle XE 10G and SQL 2005. It's also step-by-step all the way, my signature methodology with a minimalist approach.

Copying an Oracle 10G XE Table to SQL 2005 Using VS 2005 and SSIS

Well it did have another title from the SQL 2005 perspective.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Microsoft does it again

Goodbye to Data Access Pages in Access 2007

I had the pleasure of test driving Access 2007 (beta) to find out that Microsoft no longer supports Data Access Pages which it touted for several years. This is a typical Microsoft refrain. Microsoft is very good at reinventing software for generating revenue. Now you go and buy yourself a SharePoint Server if you want to collaborate.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

More Sun Java Studio Creator2 tutorials

These articles were written while verifying how well the new product turned out compared to an earlier version. I find it very much improved in many ways. I still find it somewhat slow compared to my experience with VS 2005, or Oracle. So far whatever I have seen I have liked with this version. I welcome your comments if it can improve what I am doing.

Displaying Data from a Data-centric Web Page with Sun Java Creator 2

Connecting to SQL 2005 Server from the Java Studio Creator

JSP Consumer for a Visual Studio Created Web Service Using Sun Java Studio Creator

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Outsource the students?

I quote New York Times (an article by By WINNIE HU),

"School Districts With Officials but No Schools? New Jersey Has Them ".

If the party involved in the above were to be a private individual, or an organization we would called it just 'scam'. It's a joke we can do without.

This shows only part of the problem with school districts. For the enormous amount of property taxes collected, the results are appalling. We spend way too much on the schools and the returns are below average.

Do we know how much India, China, and Russia spend to educate a student?
I believe this is a very relevant question since we want to be globally competitive. It's time we look at the money spent on schools and start asking questions such as, 'should we outsource our students?'

Thursday, November 09, 2006

The most beautifual source code

I totally agree with MarkCC on this feature of the 'Piet' programming language.
Here is the source code for the well known "Hello World" in Piet Language.

Well, this happens to be the source code
Read this interesting article by Mark C. Chu-Carroll from whose article the 'source code' is copied

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Why should I upgrade to Windows Vista?

Well really there is no necessity. I ran the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor and I can only see negative points.
I am running Windows Media Center Edition presently and I see no reason to upgrade for the following reasons although Microsoft recommends that my machine is Vista Ready (with several hidden threats).

Problems which needs my attention:
I need a HD Audio Driver otherwise I will loose audio
I have to make sure that my video card supports TV Output*
I have to have an approved TV tuner card
I need to upgrade my Video Card.-I don't care for the Windows Aero™ user experience
whatever it is.
*Frankly I hate to watchTV on my Computer

On the programs side:
J2SE Runtime Environment 5.0 (Version will not work
Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer does not work
Sonic MyDVD Plus does not work--What is it anyway?
Microsoft Works(version8.4.621) does not work(no pun intended)*
*By the way Microsoft Works which comes as a baggage on all the computers I ever bought is an uselss appendage. I have never used it and will never use it.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Notes on Binary Democracy

Binary democracy is the flavor of democracy in USA. For all these years it is either the Republicans or the Democrats. Well in a nation with such variety and color, it cannot all be black or white. The hall mark of democracy must be plurality which is sadly missing. Yes, there are others just so we can cite that there are others. They are of no consequence as they lack the 'grease' that is required to gain a following. As for me, while voting, I look for any third party and vote, no matter what they stand for. May be someday some other party will make it to the top.
When it comes to voting on public questions I am at least on a firmer and clearer ground.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Read all my articles at

Well, some of this may be what you are looking for...

19 Oct 2006 Creating a Crosstab Report in Visual Studio 2005 Using Crystal Reports
24 Aug 2006 Building a SQL Server 2005 Integration Services Package Using Visual Studio 2005
28 Jun 2006 Creating an MS Access 2003 Front End for an Oracle 10g Express Edition Database
16 May 2006 Generating and Hosting a SQL Server Reporting Services Report Using SQL Server 2005 Business Intelligence Development Studio
16 Feb 2006 MS Access Project Using Multiple Web Services
05 Jan 2006 Exploring the Pipeline Class Using Web Services Enhancements SP2

Links to my Oracle 10G XE articles

Look out for more articles...
Developing Applications on Oracle 10g XE: Generating a Report
Creating an Oracle Web Service Client for a Web Service Created in VS 2005
Migrating from Oracle 10G XE to SQL Anywhere 10
Loading Spread Sheet Data into Oracle 10G XE
Experience the possibilities with Oracle 10g Express Edition
Using Query Builder in the Oracle 10g Express Edition
Learning to query in Oracle XE
Step-By-Step guidance in Importing data from Oracle XE to SQL 2005
SQL Script support in Oracle 10G Express Edition
Creating an MS Access 2003 Front End for an Oracle 10g Express Edition Database
Using Oracle Developer Tools with Visual Studio
Copying a Table from Oracle 10G XE to SQL 2000 Server using DTS
Displaying an Oracle 10G XE Table with Visual Basic 6.0

You want to create a Crystal Report using Visual Studio - No Problem

Generating a Simple Crystal Report using VS 2005

Nothing can be simpler. This above tutorial, Generating a Simple Crystal Report using VS 2005, describes the basic steps needed to create a report using the wizard. The Crystal Report creation process is extremely easy and fast. The interface is very intuitive. If you have worked on any other reporting software such as the earlier versions of Crystal Report, creating Crystal Reports in VS 2005 is a piece of cake.

October articles are ready

This is the line up of articles to be published at a site near you.

SqlAnywhere 10 & MS SQL 2005 Server:
MobiLink Synchronization Wizard in SQL Anywhere 10 - Part1: Creating a model
MobiLink Synchronization Model Wizard in SQL Anywhere 10 - Part 2: Deployment

Oracle10G XE and Java
Multi-Table Queries with Oracle 10G XE
Querying Oracle 10G XE using Sun Java Creator 2

Sun Java Studio Creator2
Displaying linked Pages with Creator2 using Page Fragments

Creating a Nested Master Page
Loan Payment Calculator using ASPNET 2.0

Reporting Crystal and amorphous
Multi-table Report with SQL 2005 Reporting Services
Generating a Multiple-table Crystal Report using VS 2005

Data Access Pages
Finding matching records in Data access Pages

Web Services Enhancements 2.0
Exploring the SoapEnvelope Class in WSE2.0 - Part 1 Protection Status