Saturday, January 26, 2008

Bose enters automobile industry!!

We all know Bose only for its great sound equipments, they are now entering automobile industry.

They have developed a new automobile suspension system which make car to travel much smoother than a luxury sedan. As of now it is done in trial basis.

More info:

Friday, November 03, 2006

How to find database connection strings

When ever we create an application which has to be connected to a database, it needs a connection string. We all know the connection strings for widely used databases like SQL Server, MS Access, Oracle. If not we will find it in web. Then, how to find connection strings for less popular or rarely used databases. Yes you can.

Step 1: Open a notepad application
Step 2: Save the empty file with any name with udl extension (*.udl). Type the filename with extension with in quotes. Step 3: Double click the saved file.
Step 4: It will have 4 tabs (Provider, Connection, Advanced, All). Select "Provider" tab
Step 5: Select the provider. (To connect a database we need a driver or provider. If it is installed in the machine, it will be displayed in the Provider tab) and click Next. For Ex: Microsoft OLE DB for SQL Server
Step 6: Fill the appropriate information in the Connection tab, such as server name, username, password, database. Check the "Allow saving password" option. After filling the information click "Test Connection". It should pop up with the information"Test Connection succeeded".
Step 7: Click "Ok" to close the window. Click "Yes" for the next dialog.
Step 8: Now open the file in notepad. You will get the connection string.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

When to use SQL Server Cursor

We mostly use Cursors when there is a need for row by row operation, which cannot by replaced by a nested queries. The greatest disadvantage in Cursors is it stores the result set in an memory and processes one by one. Suppose for 1000,00 records it occupies huge memory and performance is will very poor. In those cases it is always better to go for While Loop instead of a cursor. This improves the performance drastically.

declare @loopvar int
declare @maxcnt int
declare @cnter int
declare @outermax int
create table #temptable (

productgp int )

Insert into #temptableselect distinct id from products where status = 1 order by ID
set @outermax = @@ROWCOUNT

set @cnter = 1
While (@cnter <= @outermax)
// Do your process here

// Do your process here
set @cnter = @cnter +1

Use Cursors only if resultset is less in number, say less than 5000 records.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Remove Auto Complete

When ever we visit a site and enter anything in some textbox ex: Search keywords or username. It will appear at below at the nexttime you visit. How to stop this...

Just Add AutoComplete = false in form tag or that particular control.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Microsoft's Code sharing site

Microsoft has launched Code sharing site called
It has lot of source code with shared souce code licenses.
Popular products already available on the site include Microsoft's Atlas AJAX development tool kit and Iron Python beta 1

Make use of it.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Chip breaks speed record in deep freeze

What is your PC clock speed?

(800 MHz, 1 GHz, 1.8 GHz , 2.4 GHz, 2.6 GHz, 3 GHz Dualcore, 3.6 GHz)?

If your find the answer in the above line then, it shows you have a Grand old PC

Research has gone to such an extent, and created a chip with clock speed of 350 GHz at room temperature.
It is also possible to have a chip with a clock speed of 1THz (@ - 459 F or 0 K or -273 C ) when liquid helium is used for cooling.
It is made up of (SiGe). Silicon and Germanium, it is manufactured by IBM and Georgia Tech.

For more Information:

Now imagine how fast your windows will boot and how fast you can do CTRL+C CTRL+V?

AIM: To write a program that can run in watches, remote controls

All these time, we know using Microsoft technologies we can write applications that can run in PC, PDA, windows mobile, etc. Have you ever thought of writing application for watches, remote controls, cameras, and devices having very less memory, inexpensive processor and very less power?

Yes, Microsoft has done it.
.Net Framework for Usual applications
.Net Compact Framework for PDA and windows mobile (smart phones)
.Net Micro Framework for watches and remote controls.
At present MSN Direct Smart Watch works in .Net Micro Framework platform.

For more information:

Is it possible in Java technologies?