Monday, December 10, 2007

Guide to SSIS for real beginners

Look up for my beginners book on SSIS at http://www.packt.com end of Dec 2007 or early 2007. You will get to taste a large number of tasks in some 20 easy lessons.

Beginners Guide to SQL Server Integration Services Using Visual Studio 2005

This book is for the real beginners who may not like a lot of coding but would like to see how SSIS works.

Monday, October 22, 2007

On work carried out at Nagoya University, Japan

These were published during my stay at Nagoya University with a Japanese Government Mombusho (Ministry of Education) Research Grant.

Miyachi Iwao, Jayaram Krishnaswamy, and Y.Asai, "Steady State and Post-Arc Temperature Distributions in MEVARC", 2nd International Conference on Gas Discharges, London, England, (1974), Proceedings Published by the Institute of Electrical Engineers, 364-366

Miyachi Iwao and Jayaram Krishnaswamy, "Kinetic Temperature, Distribution Temperature, and Electron Density in a Stabilized copper Vapor Arc", 10th International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases, Oxford, England, (1971). Proceedings Volume Published by the Institute of Physics.

Miyachi Iwao and Jayaram Krishnaswamy, "A Stabilized Metal Vapor Arc Device", The Review of Scientific Instruments", 42, 1002-1005, (1971)

Miyachi Iwao and Jayaram Krishnaswamy, "Theoretical Estimates of The Line Broadening Constants of Cu I", Acta Physica Polonica, Vol.A 40, 527-534,(1971)

Miyachi Iwao and Jayaram Krishnaswamy, "Laser Field Stark effect in Potassium and Caesium", Acta Physica Polonica, Vol A37, 151-152,(1970)

Miyachi Iwao and Jayaram Krishnaswamy, "Estimation of the Quadratic Stark Shifts in Cu I", Journal of Physics B(Atomic and Molecular), Ser 2, 424-426, (1969)

Monday, October 08, 2007

My Free Electron Laser related articles

Free Electron Laser Related Publications

D. Bruhwiler, M. F. Reusch, I. Lehrman, J. Krishnaswamy, and R. Austin, “ Simulations
of the Compact Infrared Free Electron Laser,” Poster 3V 37, Particle Accelerator
Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 12-16 May 1997

I. Lehrman, H. Bluem, R. Hartley, J. Krishnaswamy, and R. Austin, “Recent Results from
the Compact Infrared Free Electron Laser,” Poster 3V 38, Particle Accelerator
Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 12-16 May 1997

J.Krishnaswamy, R.A.Hartley, R.H.Austin, and D.W.Feldman, "First Lasing of the
Compact Infrared Free Electron Laser", I.S.Lehrman,Mo.C01, 18th International Free
Electron Laser Conference and 3rd FEL User's workshop, Rome, Italy ,Aug 26-31,
1996, to be published in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics

J.Krishnaswamy, I.S.Lehrman, R.A.Hartley, M.F.Reusch, A.M.M.Todd, R.H.Austin,
D.Feldman, "Off Normal Photo Cathode Illuminaiton Studies in CIRFEL", 18th
International Free Electron Laser Conference and 3rd FEL User's workshop, Rome,
Italy, Aug 26-31, 1996, to be published in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in
Physics

J.Krishnaswamy, and R.Hartley, R.H.Austin, and D.W.Feldman, "Status of the Compact
Infrared Free Electron Laser", I.S.Lehrman, Th.C10, 18th International Free Electron
Laser Conference and 3rd FEL User's workshop, Rome, Italy ,Aug 26- 31, 1996,to be
published in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics

J.Krishnaswamy, I.S.Lehrman, R.A.Hartley, M.F.Reusch, A.M.M.Todd, R.H.Austin, "Off
Normal Photo Cathode Illuminaiton Studies in CIRFEL", 1996 Joint Meeting of the
APS and the AAPT, Indianpolis Session May 2-5, , J15, Poster Session II, 1996

I.S.Lehrman, J. Krishnaswamy, and R. Hartley, "Status of the Compact Infrared Free
Electron Laser", 1996 Joint Meeting of the APS and the AAPT, Indianpolis Paper
N.11.02 May 2-5, 1996

R.Hartley, I.S.Lehrman, and J.Krishnaswamy, "Feed Forward Control: an implementation
in CIRFEL", 17th International Free Electron Laser Conference, Aug 21-25, New
York , 1995. Appeared in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research
a.375 (1996) Abs22-Abs24

J. Krishnaswamy, I. S. Lehrman, R. Hartley, and Robert H. Austin,"The Northrop
Grumman Compact Infrared FEL (CIRFEL)", Proceedings of the 1995 Particle
Accelerator Conference on High- Energy Accelerators Vol.1, 260-262,, May 1-5,
Dallas, Texas

J. Krishnaswamy, I. S. Lehrman, R. Hartley, and Robert H. Austin, "Electron Transport
and Emittance Diagnostics in CIRFEL ,Proceedings of the 1995 Particle Accelerator
Conference on High-Energy Accelerators Vol.1, 234-236,, May 1-5, Dallas, Texas

J. Krishnaswamy, I. S. Lehrman, R. Hartley, M. F. Reusch, A. M. M. Todd, and R. H.
Austin, “Beam Diagnostics and modelling in CIRFEL", 17th International Free
Electron Laser Conference, Aug 21-25, New York , 1995. Appeared in Nuclear
Instruments and Methods in Physics Research a.375 (1996) 119-122

I.S.Lehrman, R.A.Hartley, J.Krishnaswamy, M.F.Reusch, J.R.Sheehan , and R.H.Austin, "
The Grumman Compact Infrared Free-Electron Laser", 1994 Spring meeting of the
American Physical Society, Crystal City, Washington D.C., April 18-24, 1994

J.Krishnaswamy, I.S.Lehrman, J.Sheehan, R.Hartley , R.H.Austin and M.Karasik , and
D.W.Feldman , “Seed Laser Characteristics of the Grumman Compact Free Electron
Laser" 1994 Spring meeting of the American Physical Society, Crystal City,
Washington D.C., April 18-24, 1994

Lehrman, I.S., Krishnaswamy, J., Hartley, R.A., Efthimion, P.C., Austin, R.H.,
"The Grumman Compact Infrared Free Electron Laser (CIRFEL) ", 16th International
Free Electron Conference, August 21-16, Stanford, California

I. S. Lehrman, J. Krishnaswamy, M. F. Reusch, R. L. Hartley, and A. M. M. Todd , and R.
H. Austin , " Status of the Compact Infra Red Free Electron Laser (CIRFEL)", The
Seventh International Linac Conference, Tsukuba, Japan, August 21-26, 1994

Krishnaswamy, J., Lehrman, Ira S., Hartley, R., and Austin, Robert H, "Photo Electron
Source characteristics of CIRFEL", 16th International Free Electron Conference,
August 21-16, Stanford, California

I.S.Lehrman, J.R.Sheehan, J.Krishnaswamy, M.F.Reusch, and R.Hartley, "Design and
Construction of a Compact Infrared Free Electron Laser", 15th International Free
Electron Laser Conference, August 23-27, 1993, The Hague, The Netherlands

J.Krishnaswamy, I.S.Lehrman, J.Sheehan, M.F.Reusch, R.H.Heuer, J.Fix, and R.Hartley,
"Design and Construction of a Compact Infrared Free Electron Laser CIRFEL",
Fifteenth Biennial IEEE Particle Accelerator Conference, May 17-20, 1993,
Washington DC.

Alan. M. M.Todd, Ira S. Lehrman, J. Krishnaswamy, V. Calia, R.Gutkowski, and W.
Hammer, and R. Douglas Fulton, "Electron-gun-driven soft X-ray lithography
system",Los Alamos National Laboratory, Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography Topical
Meeting, Sept 19-21, Monterey, California

Monday, October 01, 2007

Do you want to manually migrate your MS Access Database to Oracle?

Business needs often necessitate data migration from a smaller, less secure database to a higher end, faster database server with a more reliable availability. A typical scenario is the migration of data from a desktop sized database such as MS Access or Fox Pro to any other higher end database servers such as MS SQL Server, Oracle, DB2 or SQL Anywhere Server. Most of the database vendors provide tools to migrate from third party to their own database servers. In his three previous articles, the author has described the built-in tools to migrate from MS Access to SQL 2000 Server, SQL Anywhere Server, and from Oracle 10G XE to SQL Anywhere server.

Interested readers follow this link:

Migrating MS Access 2003 data using the Oracle SQL Developer 1.2


Free Microsoft Software

You are an electrical engineering student and by becoming a student member of IEEE Computer Society you can avail yourself of free goodies from Microsoft which includes:

Vista Business Edition
Visual Studio Team System - Microsoft’s “top of the line” professional development tool!
Expression Web Designer
Project 2007
Visio 2007
Windows Server 2003

For details look under:
IEEE Computer Society Link

According to an email communication sent by the President of the society to its members.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Do you know how to use the Oracle SQL Developer Tool?

Oracle SQL Developer Tool is a GUI based stand alone tool that you can use to query couple of different database products.

If you would like to learn how to use this tool, read on...

How to Use the Oracle SQL Developer Tool
This will show how for Version 1.1 with an example using the resident Oracle 10G Xe Server

MS Access Queries with Oracle SQL Developer 1.2 Tool
This will describe the Version 1.2 with an example using an MDB file.

Have fun and learn some...

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Must read article on VB.NET Integration

Microsoft Visual Studio has attracted a lot of attention from many vendors and you can find add-ins that give direct access to third party programs. This is a much needed synergy as businesses grow and embrace a multiplicity of products.

This article shows how you can develop a VB.NET 2.0 application using the integration features provided by the SQL Anywhere database. The SQL Anywhere tools are directly accessible without going out of the Visual Studio 2.0 IDE. The article describes a window application with two examples developed with this easy to use integration interface.

VB.NET Application with SQL Anywhere 10 database

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A Simple XML file (aka My "Hello World" for XML)

This is like a ‘Hello World’ example for my XML articles. The sample document shown below is a simple XML document which represents 4 (sometimes 5) students who took a programming class. It is well formed and simple to use as you can see from these articles. I used it often because it is on my local IIS and easy to grab.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Tobacco and Poverty

The statistics is staggering to say the least. To export tobacco is to export death and destruction. Read this article on 'Tobacco and Poverty'.

http://www.islamset.com/healnews/smoking/INGCAT/Mary_Assunta.html

or this one, "Tobacco kills don't be duped"

http://www.who.int/tobacco/policy/tobacco_kills/en/

About tobacco legislation in USA read this artcile in NYT:

Tobacco Bill Includes Compromise and Criticism

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Do you still want to buy the HP Office Jet 6210 All-in-one?

Probably you may not be able to, even if you want to. It is not sold anymore according to a chat I had with HP to day.

This was my experience yours may be different.

I bought this much publicized product after giving my Cannon 4400 which had served me for several years to some non-profit organization. This OfficeJet 6210 All-in-one functioned all right. I am not a heavy user as I care for the 'trees'.

Recently I wanted to change the black cartridge as it had run out of ink. I bought the ink cartridge from my Amazon.com shop at:

http://astore.amazon.com/httpwwwange06-20/105-0030929-3964432?%5Fencoding=UTF8&node=4

I tried to change the newly arrived cartridge. The machine gave a strange message. It did not accept the cartridge. I called HP and went on a chat doing all kinds of suggested help. Finally the chat-help told me that it is a hardware problem and she cannot help any more. I am rethinking whether investing in a HP printer is worth it. They seem to change their product faster than Microsoft changes its software. It's incredible. The option the chat suggested was for me to buy the following:

l. REFURBISHED OJ 6310 UPGRD UNIT HP EXCHANGE TRADE UP GROUND SHIP $134.99.

2. The repair option (for online) for 119.99.

Do I like the options? You guessed right.

I suggest next time you shop for a printer look for printers other than HP printers. It is not just worth it.

About leaking HP Printer Cartridges:

While chatting with the HP Specialist I heard her mention that when the ink runs out, the cartridge leaks. But why? The color cartridge in my printer had leaked. What is your experience? Would you like to share?

Monday, June 25, 2007

View through Chardonnay



June 23, 2007

Picture taken at Lambertsville (Canon PowerShot SD600), NJ in Lambertsville Station Restaurant.

The lighting was perfect, the angle was perfect, I had to take it.
Which is better, the view or Chardonnay?

I found one similar on the internet.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Picture my son took

Here is a picture, my son Krishna took in my backyard.

Original size: 2816 X 2112 pixels, 180dpi, bit depth:24, sRGB

Canon PowerShot SD 600 with Digital Macro setting



Size in the blog: 256 X 192 pixels

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Configuring Web email's SMTP and POP servers

You do not have an ISP's Mail account , or you want a web based SMTP/POP access on your Laptop, but you do have a email client, no problem. You can use GMail (or Yahoo Mail) to send / receive emails provided you have a Google (Yahoo) Email account.

This is not special to Google (Yahoo), you can do this with many others. Do not configure two email accounts as you will get twice the emails, one from each account.

The following recipe (not mine, but Google's) does this set up for you. But before you do this, you need to login to your email account and once there, go to the Settings page. In Settings click on the menu item, Forwarding and POP. Now Click on the radio button, Enable POP for all mail that arrives from now. After this follow one of the following:

1. You can download Gmail's GmailConfig.exe and run it from your computer



2. You open up your email client's Account from the menu item, Tools (the following screen shots are for the email client, Microsoft Outlook Express 6) and make the appropriate entries into some of the tabbed pages. For the ones not shown here, the defaults are used.

In the page opened by your General tab you need to type in your Gmail account as shown. You can give your own name for the first box.



In the page opened by the Server's tab you type in as shown in the next figure. Do not forget the check marks.



In the page opened by the Advanced tab make these entries and click OK. The account is now ready.



This is all that is needed.

'Happy Emailing.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Do you want to know how to mail merge documents in Word 2007?

Read this latest article..

You get three things out of this reading:

* You get your feet wet with SQL Anywhere 10 database. The article shows you how to download this database product and look at its objects, and work with them.

* Shows you how to mail merge a Word 2007 document with data you retrieve from the SQL Anywhere 10 database.

* You will also learn how to create a Universal Data Link file.

Microsoft Word 2007's Mail Merge with a SQL Anywhere 10 database

Of course remember to rate the article at Officeusers.org site

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Getting legacy data in text files into a database is easy

Getting text files into MS Access 2007 is painless and easy. In this vesion the various menus are all brought together in one place. You can either link to it or import it. The Link Manager makes it easy for you to refresh the links or mend broken links. Read on. Don't forget to rate the article so that more articles will come out of my computer box.


Working with external text files in Microsoft Access 2007

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Do they wear bullet proof vests in Indiana outdoor markets?

Getting elected is not easy. Costs a lot of money. Perhaps several 100's of millions. Also you need to stretch the truth a great deal. The following appeared in New York Times today. The picture seems to support the merchants. To quote, (It was) “like a normal outdoor market in Indiana in the summertime,”

Well the picture shows a different story.

Title of the article:

McCain Wrong on Iraq Security, Merchants Say

Monday, April 02, 2007

Picture my nephew sent me


I would like to share with my readers this nice picture my nephew Sandil Srinivasan sent me. Sandil is a wiz kid and spends a lot of time in taking photos, mostly of animals.

We come together and then we part....

How to return a character with an accent in JSON?

While ~ by itself renders correctly, the letter with tilde will not.
You should treat it as a special character.




For example:

{"wclass":[{"student":{"id":"1"},"name": "├▒inda Jones",

"legacySkill":"Access, VB 5.0"},{"student":{"id":"2"},"name":"Adam Davidson",

"legacySkill":"Cobol, MainFrame"},{"student":{"id":"3"},"name":"Charles Boyer",

"legacySkill":"HTML, XML"}]}

will render correctly as in(IE as well as FireFox browsers):

This is json text

{"wclass":[{"student":{"id":"1"},"name":"├▒inda Jones", "legacySkill":"Access, VB 5.0"},{"student":{"id":"2"},"name":"Adam Davidson", "legacySkill":"Cobol, MainFrame"},{"student":{"id":"3"},"name":"Charles Boyer", "legacySkill":"HTML, XML"}]}

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Battle of Wizards: Dojo vs. Microsoft

Feeling a bit ashamed of a flashy title, but forgiveness is assumed.

That apart, the Dojo wizard does a neat job with this client code. It works as well as Microsoft's Server control, perhaps even better. Is this a part of web 2.0? The tutorial develops the same pages in both and compares them for eye candy effects, speed, cross-browser use, etc. Please follow this link to the article:

The Dojo Toolkit Wizard vs. Microsoft`s Web Wizard

Do not forget to comment here or at the articles blog at the above site.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Accordion Pane: Microsoft AJAX compared to Dojo

It is not apples to apples. One is Open source and the other is Proprietary. Even with Microsoft AJAX control tool kit, browsers differ somewhat. IE7.0, Opera 9.01 and FireFox are compared. If you need the project file let me know

The Accordion Component in the AJAX Control Toolkit

150,000 have read why not you?

This VS 2003 article meant as a tutorial deals only with connecting to databases on a SQL 2000 server. Various connection options are discussed and their implementation details are shown. Data retrieval and data manipulation will be discussed in a future article. Only very simple, but basic code to test the connection is used, and each case uses a different ASPX page. This article is self-contained and complete, a copy of the projects in zip format is provided for download.



ADO.NET 101: SQL Connection

Monday, March 19, 2007

One more Ajax article I want to share

This article shows how AJAX calls are made using the JavaScript extensions developed by the Dojo foundation to retrieve data using the JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) and displaying the results on the browser.

Dojo Ajax with JSON

Animation with Ajax Tool Kit

Get a quick start with the following article:
Explins different ways you can do...

Using the AnimationExtender Component in Ajax Control Toolkit (ACT)

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Dojo button with an image

The code for this is:
<HTML>
<HEAD>
<TITLE> </TITLE>
<script type="text/javascript">
var djConfig = {isDebug: true};
</script>

<SCRIPT type="text/javascript" src="http://localhost/DoAjax/dojo.js"> </script>
<script type="text/javascript">
dojo.require("dojo.widget.*");
</script>
<script type="text/javascript">
function test(){
alert("Hello, Welcome to Dojo");
}
</script>
</HEAD>
<body> <h2>Test</h2>

<button dojoType="button" ><img src="http://localhost/DoAjax/Bird.gif"/></button>
</body>
</HTML>




Then you will see:

Saturday, March 17, 2007

God bless you Angie

There are lot more kids needing care than screen celebrities. It was mighty good of you,

Thanks

ps: I hope it was not just to get publiscity.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

JSON Articles from Jayaram Krishnaswamy

These two basic articles explain a lot of things:

This article explains what JSON is and its constituent parts.
JSON Basics

This compares XML and JSON when called by AJAX
AJAX with JSON

Friday, March 09, 2007

Lakshmi Mittal needs catching up with Bill

Lakshmi Mittal has only 32B, but Bill has 56B. Long way to go, Lakshmi, hurry up. Read story in New York Times, "India Leads Asia billionaire club", Friday, 9th March 2007

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Most recent articles that you may want to check out

There are two articles on Access 2007 you may be interested in as well as an article on Oracle’s general purpose SQL Developer Tool. With IE 7.0 and FireFox 2.0 providing SVG support you will be seeing more activity, at least in this blog.

How to Use the Oracle SQL Developer Tool

Working with Access Projects in Access 2007
Importing XML Files into Access 2007

Using Sun Java Studio Creator with SVG

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Fresh from the oven articles

Check them out:

Exploring Access 2007

JSON Basics

How to Use the ListBox Control in ASP.NET 2.0

How to Use the Oracle SQL Developer Tool

Duty free headache

I tried to buy a liter of Chivas Regal at Nagoya airport in Japan at the duty free shop and I was told that Northwest Airlines does not allow passengers to carry liquids on board. However, it turns out you may buy from Northwest once you are on the plane.

If you do purchase one on the aircraft, you will soon find that at Detroit where you will be connecting to a domestic destination, you will be asked to check-in the bottle as a baggage. Now you need to find a baggage to put in your bottle and then take it to a Northwest desk so that he can check it in. You will end up doing this, assuming you have enough time to catch the connecting flight.

This is a truly frustrating experience. One more reason to give up the booze.

Here is a list of my XML / Javascript articles

Here is the list you may be intreseted in looking up:

Exporting XML from MS Access 2003
Importing XML into MS Access 2003
How to Load XML Documents in ASP.NET 2.0
Using Data Transformation Services: Can We Transfer XML Data?
XML and the SQL 2000 Server, Part 4: Introducing SqlXml 3.0
XML and the SQL 2000 Server part 3: XML Data with XPath Queries
XML and the SQL 2000 Server, Part 2
XML and the SQL 2000 Server, Part 1
Using MSXML3.0 with VB 6.0
Loading and Unloading XML Files Using Oracle 10G XE
JSON Basics
Displaying ADO Retrieved Data with XML Islands
The Why and How of XML Data Islands
CFXML: Probing XMLDOM in ColdFusion
XML Responses and AJAX
Roaming through XMLDOM: An AJAX Prerequisite
CFAjax: What it is and How to Use it
Step by Step to AJAX

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Links to my articles on Web Services

Here is a collection of my articles on web services that you may want to review:

Web Services and SOA will be future trends in business IT get a Jump start on them !!!

Web Service Calling with VB 6.0:

Calling a Web Service using VB6 with SOAP 3.0

Cold Fusion related:

Creating a VB.NET Client for a ColdFusion Web Service

Creating a Web Service with ColdFusion: the Basics

ColdFusion WS Consumer for a WS Created in VS2003

Using Web Matrix:

Creating a Web Service with Web Matrix

Consuming a Service Created with Web Matrix


On Web Services Enhancements 2.0:

Exploring the Pipeline Class Using Web Services Enhancements SP2

Exploring the Header in the WSE 2.0 SoapEnvelope Class

Exploring the SoapEnvelope Class in WSE2.0


Visual Studio .NET Client / Server:

Encoding/Decoding Web Service: Service Consumer

Encoding/Decoding Web Service: Web Service Provider

Client calling with Sun Java Studio Creator:

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

Crystal Report as a service with VS 2003:

Publishing Crystal Report as a Web Service

Using Sybase Central:

Using SQL Anywhere Database with a Web Services Server

Using the Oracle 10G XE IDE:

Creating an Oracle Web Service Client for a Web Service Created in VS 2005

Using Microsoft Access 2003

MS Access Project Using Multiple Web Services








Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Dojo TabContainer in 3 browsers


All browsers are not created equal (in fact they are created unequal).

The Dojo TabContainer displays tabbed pages with a variety of content placed in them in content panes which are containers for content.


Many web site especially those that have a lot of information on them such as the eCommerce sites have a need for a large number of tabbed pages. How does a large number of tabs render when browsed. The picture shows how the three browsers render a resized web page with these user interfaces.


Mini conclusion: FireFox 2.0 and Opera 9.01 does better than IE 7.0

Global Warming and the wars

There were major wars and some are still in progress. Bombs get exploded day after day, bombs are dropped almost every day. How do these contribute to warming and poisoning of our atmosphere.

Who is going to pay for this damage?

Is there an estimate of how much these unfortunate, but inevitable conflicts contribute to global warming?

What do you think?

Gartner Group against Open Source Tool kits

I got this over the internet. Is it true?

"We read a Gartner Group report that said the Microsoft system was the simplest to use among the commercial vendors and that open-source toolkits weren't worth considering."

What do you think?

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Do you want to know how to work with Attachments in MS Access 2007?

This is a comprehensive, must read article on Attachments in MS Access 2007.

Shows an example of how to add multiple attachments to a record and work with it.

Working with Attachment data type in Microsoft Access 2007

January articles are ready

Look out for these articles fresh from the oven at a web site near you:

AJAX Extensions and AJAX Control Toolkit related:
Accordion component in AJAX Control Toolkit
AnimationExtender Component in AjaxControlToolkit (ACT) 

MS Access 2007 related
Exploring Access 2007
Working with Access Projects in Access 2007
Importing XML Files into Access 2007
Linking SQL Express 2005 Tables to MS Access 2007


DOJO AJAX and JSON related

Dojo Toolkit Wizard vs. Microsoft's web wizard
AJAX with JSON
JSON Basics

ASP.NET 2.0 related:
On Using ListBox Control in ASP.NET 2.0
On Loading XML Documents in ASP.NET 2.0

Oracle SQL Developer Tool related:
On Using the Oracle SQL Developer tool

Sun Java Studio Creator related:
Using Sun Java Studio Creator with SVG

Monday, January 29, 2007

Data from dojo.io.bind() in three browsers

I have a JSON format of data saved on my IIS server. When I access this using the
dojo.io.bind() the data gets displayed as follows in the three browsers (IE 7.0, FireFox2.0 and Opera 9.0):

[a]: Display with file accessed from a folder



Only IE 7.0 returned the data correctly.

[b]: Display when the file accessed from the intranet site(browsed on the IIS web site)



The writing to the browser was by
dojo.byId('x').innerHTML = data;

Both IE 7.0 and FireFox 2.0 returned the data correctly

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Dojo Tutorials - the basic type

These are really simple tutorials that give you a flavour of what dojo toolkit has set out to accomplish. Simpy stated it is awesome. Check out for yourself using this learning guide brought to you by yours truly.

This one is especially for those who use IIS although you can provide any relative reference to the javascript script files that are necessary. This article shows how you can start off and create nice looking buttons and accordion panes. It also shows how they appear in three moderen browsers, IE 7.0, FireFox 2.0 and Opera 9.01.

Rich Internet Applications with Dojo Toolkit 101

Escape from the drab looking tooltip text of the windows programs. You may even see a sliding show using marquee (hush, hush). While marquee is not kosher stuff, the dill pickle you will see is every bit tasty.


On Using the Dojo Tooltip Widget

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Do you call this progress?

My brother quit his teaching position in India recently and the reason was the all too familiar mantra, money, money.

Medical schools in India, especially the privately run institutions take huge donations from students at admisison time (thank you, NRI). Once admitted they pass through the system without much of an effort on their part. My brother was ordered by the management not to take too much time of the Post-Graduates' time and harass them or else. This is because the managment has taken a lot of money and a pass is automatic. Attendance is all that is needed.

No wonder few miles out of Bangalore you see billboards such as,MOTTEN AND MEET SHOP METERNATYAND CHID CORE CENRTES and numerous other hilarious ones. You may also access letters to forums from recently 'educated' Indians, and you can have lot more fun.

Raw statistics, conversions and going rate for medical school admissions.

1 lakh = 100000.
1 crore = 10000000
1$=45.00 Rupees approximately

Four years ago a neutro-surgery seat at an institution in the State of Karnataka went for 1.4 crores and a cardio seat went for 1.0 crores. There are lots of aspirants from NRI's children living in USA, Britain, Australia, and the Middel East.
For a country bent on showing off its colours and progress this is pathetic.

Compromise on quality and you are in deep.....

Few more new articles for your week end reading

There is an answer to the question whether MS Access Project support directionality in its parameters.

Working with Stored Procedures in an MS Access Project

Dear IIS User:
Get a head start with this article
Rich Internet Applications with Dojo Toolkit 101

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Check out the new articles that have appeared recently

Covers a wide range of topics.

Exploring the SoapEnvelope Class in WSE2.0

Exploring the Header in the WSE 2.0 SoapEnvelope Class

Managing Windows Services with Visual Studio 2005

Updating Records in MS Access

Creating and Using Action Queries

Creating Data Access Pages with Charts using Office Web Components

Retrieving Data from a SQL Server 2005 Database Using the SQL DataSource Control in ASP.NET 2.0

I look forward to your feedback on these articles if you happen to look them up.
Thanks

Native support in databases for JSON?

When XML came into vogue Database vendors started providing native support for XML in the form of XML type in addition to the other data types. JSON (Javascript Object Notation)appears to be wire-friendly with a smaller size than equivalent XML although it is not as broadly applicable as XML.
Are we going to see native support for JSON in some form? May be some thing like :
Select * from tableName
for JSON

Friday, January 05, 2007

Water by Deepa Mehta

Wonderful film with great acting and haunting music. Perhaps flute being the simplest of instruments makes the greatest impact. For a moment I thought it was flute by Carlos Nagai. To understand ancient India (well, even now there are pockets where it is practiced) this is a must film.

River could have been a more appropriate title.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Monterey - Carmel
















I am lost for words to title this wonderment
What a work of art, these 17 miles

Monday, January 01, 2007

It was a very good year




Writing has its own rewards. Letters from people who found the articles useful make me happy and gives me yet another reason to write. Internet has made the readership extend beyond geographical limits. The number of readers who visited the articles have exceeded ~1.7 million. All together it was good year, and I shall try to make 2007 as fruitful as 2006.

Here is the count for this year:
Aspfree.com: 70 articles
Devshed.com: 14 articles
DevArticles.com: 18 articles
Aspalliance.com: 6 articles and counting...




Jayaram Krishnaswamy
1/1/2007

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