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Secret Project unveiled


This is to formally announce the "secret" project that i wished to do for last couple of weeks. i had thought of this way back when i was trying to develop my CMS, but due to technical website constraints, had to shelve it out. Now that i have enough minimal requirements (except for time constraints Tongue out), following is the announcement of my new project.

"Welcome to the SocioDev Networking. This is a project under development where I aim to create a social network for the developers. Developers are the heart of the IT industry and they have their own ways of working. This place will try to bring in various developers together where in they can share, keep a track of their work, interact with different communities, keep abreast of the latest happenings."

The initial phase of development will yield results bearing close resemblance to a website CMS and will help into my development of my Final Year project. Now you know who will be the 1st testers of my project Laughing. I havent asked any1 to assist me, but i feel working alone will restrict the approach and the imagination.

I am not gonna reveal any of further details, which will just add to the hype surrounding my project. Wink Still you all are free to add/request for features in the project.


Bhavik Vora.

Imagine Cup 2008 - SDI Deadlines for India


Dates for Imagine Cup Software Design Invitational(SDI) are announced. Here are dates for the SDI deadlines for India:

December 1, 2007: Registration Open
January 15, 2008: Round 1 Submission Deadline
January 31, 2008: Round 1 Results Announced
March 7, 2008: Round 2 Submission Deadline
March 21, 2008: Round 2 Results Announced
April 25, 2008: IC2008 SDI India National Finals at Bangalore.

Well the experience gained here is just unmatchable. This is the worlds largest Software Design contest.

So, Go Challenge yourself !

This information has been shared by Krunal Dedhia. Thanks Krunal


Bhavik Vora

VS2008 Express DVD downloaded

Hi, It took a loong time (going by my speed i used to get !) to download the VS2008 Express DVD. Now you know whom to contact to get this DVD. Please sned me in ur own DVDs ;)


Bhavik Vora

Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 officially launched !


I just came to know that VS 2008 Express and .NET 3.5 have officially been launched today !

Follow the links for Express editions here -

Visual Web Developer 2008 Express: http://www.microsoft.com/express/vwd/Default.aspx
Visual C# 2008 Express: http://www.microsoft.com/express/vcsharp/Default.aspx
Visual VB 2008 Express: http://www.microsoft.com/express/vb/Default.aspx
Visual C++ 2008 Express: http://www.microsoft.com/express/vc/Default.aspx

Also PopFly: http://www.microsoft.com/express/popfly/Default.aspx

and SQL Server 2008 Express: http://www.microsoft.com/express/popfly/Default.aspx are launched.

I have just put All-In-One DVD to download! (895 MB only !): http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=104679
UPDATE: Its downloaded.. check above post !


Bhavik Vora

Welcome back !!!


Finally after working for around 8 hours (is more than what it should have taken) to create a BlogEngine.NET theme in accordance with my website, I feel i am successful !

Well i had been facing some problems on this blog since past a month and dint find time to resolve it. Also i have lost all of my previous entries. I'll try and get those back later in few days.

For now, I am signing off. Please leave your comments about the theme.

UPDATE (Nov 20): Still some problem with the CSS and images too, I am trying to resolve it. Footer problem. dats it ! I guess I am finally done with all !

I'll make available the theme soon !

Thanking you all for keeping patience and faith (wtf ! Tongue out)

Bhavik Vora