July 3rd, 2016

Git Commands: Step By Step Guide (Part 2)

In this tutorial, we will go through Git commands related to Branching and Merging. Branches are used to develop features isolated from each other. It represents an independent line of development. The master branch is the “default” branch when you create a repository. Use other branches for development and merge them back to the master branch upon completion.
Before getting started, if you are beginner, I highly recommend to read the previous post which covers the basic commands:
Git Commands: Step By Step Guide (Part 1)
The following video covers to create a new branch and merge it back.

July 3rd, 2016

Git Commands: Step By Step Guide (Part 1)

In this tutorial, we will go through basic Git commands step by step and see how to use in the project. Also, we will put the code in the cloud using GitHub. It is assumed Git is already installed and configured on your machine. I am using Windows 10 for this post, but the same Git commands can be applied on Linux/Ubuntu.

October 24th, 2014

Security Whilst using Online Services

We all know that most of the nowadays internet users could be tracked – that is not a secret, and honesty of Edward Snowden has supported that already several times. While some of us hide all their data in a panic and others rejoice that they are not registered in social networks, and far-sighted people are looking for safe ways to communicate with their friends – Big Brother is not sleeping and trying to track us.

April 16th, 2012

Add Social Slider (Facebook like box, twitter and Google+ Widgets) in Your Website

Today, Social media is a great way to promote websites, blogs, apps and events. For a website, Facebook, Twitter or Google+ widgets become must have parts to get public interaction, generate traffic. If you add Facebook Like box, twitter status and Google+ widget in your web page, it takes too much spaces and it makes webpage too complex. So, alternate is to use icons only and on mouse over display corresponding widget. To attract user, make these icons fixed floated.

April 4th, 2012

Linux Servers vs. Windows Servers

There has always been a debate between Linux and Windows users about which platform is better. Linux, being an open source platform, promises better support apart from the fact that it is free while Windows users would argue about the user friendliness and the number of applications supported by it. Let’s have a look at both platforms so that we can decide which platform will suit our needs and requirements best.

March 29th, 2012

Moderate Google Docs Forms Data and Share Filtered Data Only to Public

If you are using Google Docs for Forms or Surveys, You might be getting lots of fake (spam) form submissions. The situation becomes more critical when you are sharing data, survey result or summary report to public and It would mislead the objective of forms or surveys. By default, Google forms doesn’t support Captcha to stop spam submission. But you can’t block spammers. In this case, you want to moderate the data and share approved/ filtered data to public.

February 19th, 2012

3 Practical Uses of Zen Coding

You must know Zen Coding if you are Front End Web developer. Zen coding allows for fast coding and editing in HTML, XML, XSL, and other structured code formats. It uses CSS selectors like syntax and generate full code(write less do more). It expands abbreviations into complete HTML structures. Zen coding plugin is available for almost all top text editors(Notepad++, visual studio, Dreamweaver , TextMate, Sublime Text, Coda, Vim ..etc). In live demo, First write abbreviations and press Ctrl+, to expand abbreviations.

February 11th, 2012

How to Test Responsive Web Design

My previous post explains basic steps for responsive web design to make the site mobile, tablet and desktop compatible. Now, we have to test the website in different resolutions. You can test it simply by resizing browser window, but It’s not convenient resizing to a specific dimension(width and height) each time. Here are tools or utilities to test effectively.

February 3rd, 2012

4 Notepad++ Plugins Make You More Productive

In my previous Notepad++ post, I shared useful tips for fast development. You can extend Notepad++ by installing plugins. The beauty of the Notepad++ extension is that it allows you to add a specific feature or function, fully customizing your working experience. Here are some useful plugins to save time while working.

January 19th, 2012

Run Your Custom Script Quickly with SSMS Tools Pack

Suppose you have to do a task repeatedly with different objects of database, for example, you have to generate code or stored procs of table in the specific format, you created your custom SQL script which takes table name and generate the code. But each time, you have to execute query and pass table name.
What’ll happen If you right click on the table and select your script to execute. It’ll save bunch of time as well as stop you getting irritated :) Let’s see how to do using SSMS Tools Pack.

December 31st, 2011

Testing Web services or REST API Easily with Poster Add-on

If you are developing a web service client, you access web services, pass parameters and test the response to know the behavior of service. It can be easily accomplished using Poster Firefox add-on. You can create your own HTTP request with custom parameters, perform the action (GET,POST, PUT, DELETE..etc) and inspect the result. It saves bunch of time to create web-service based application.
Let’s see sample to use Poster.

September 11th, 2011

Copy/Extract HTML Dropdownlist Options in Plain Text

You want to copy HTML dropdownlist(combobox) options from a web-page. You do right click on dropdown list. Oh my God !!! There is no option to do it. This article explains how to extract dropdownlist options using Notepad++.