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Update for CodeBOX


I am running late in the project, just cant devote some good time. Well this is all I am done with:

  • Membership and Database Design 
  • Project management
  • Release/Download Management
  • User management

Few things(major, time consuming) remaining are:

  • Issue/Task Management
  • License Management
  • and more of which i cant reveal more :P

I already have a wish list readied for the next release of CodeBOX. ;)
I hope the hype surrounding CodeBOX is somewhat relative to Vista, but believe me the release will just be as fantastic.

So seeking in more of time, whilst preparing for 2 damn Univ Exams and a holiday at Tithal, Gujarat with my friends for 31st, Signing off.

UPDATE: Will start work after my Sem Xams ie. 12/01/08


Bhavik Vora

Laptop coming: January 2008


Finally all my wishes have been answered :D. The much needed laptop is coming soon in January '08. I'll just love to bluff its config :P

Its a Dell Vostro 1500, i customised:

Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2.0GHz, 800Mhz, 2M L2 Cache
15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA+ LCDTrueLife
2GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 DIMM
128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS
160GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
Genuine Windows Vista Business
8X DVD+/-RW with double-layer DVD+R write capability
Dell Wireless 1390 802.11g Mini Card
85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery (7.5 Hours)
Dell Wirless 355 Bluetooth Module (2.0+EDR)
+ 3 yrs Onsite Warranty

All of the above for around Rs. 52k :D

Now this is what I say as show off :P


Bhavik Vora


another Project !

Well, I am quite Impressed by the way CodePlex works (Microsoft's OpenSource .NET project hosting, where BlogEngine.NET is also hosted). Also a friend's site inspired - AXIS Proton. Also off late I spent 'lil time in understanding the concepts of Membership, Roles and Profiles in ASP.NET 2.0. So I wanted to leverage the skills i just learnt into a project.

Project: CodeBOX, nevermind Projects are never without Codes ! (name change required !
Technologies: ASP.NET 2.0 (C#), SQL Server 2000(on server), SQL Server 2005(offsite), ASP.NET AJAX (after completion of project)
Time Frame: Analysis of the project is done, Implementation needed. Time should not be more than 4 working days (3-5 hours/day)
Release: Tentatively scheduled it for 23rd December, 2007 (if i dont go in for a vacn :P) 01/01/08.. da reason is that there is actually no1 tracking me and pressurising me to do da work :( and also GATE and Sem VII taking a big deal of time :(
Team: Finalising a team :P , anytakers? :P  Me alone.


Bhavik Vora

Microsoft Research Labs preview 'Volta'

Microsft Research Labs has made a new technology that enables Developers to create multi-tier Web Appz with ease in its quest towards Software + Services. Btw Volta was in Alpha phase when I was in Microsoft for an Internship. ;)

An excerpt from the website - http://labs.live.com/volta/

"The Volta technology preview is a developer toolset that enables you to build multi-tier web applications by applying familiar techniques and patterns. First, design and build your application as a .NET client application, then assign the portions of the application to run on the server and the client tiers late in the development process. The compiler creates cross-browser JavaScript for the client tier, web services for the server tier, and communication, serialization, synchronization, security, and other boilerplate code to tie the tiers together.

Developers can target either web browsers or the CLR as clients and Volta handles the complexities of tier-splitting for you.  Volta comprises tools such as end-to-end profiling to make architectural refactoring and optimization simple and quick. In effect, Volta offers a best-effort experience in multiple environments without any changes to the application."

Hope to get hands on it a 'lil faster...

Also Microsoft previewed an very innovative way of representing Passwords - http://www.inkblotpassword.com/ It uses sequence of randomly generated images and stores 2 alphabets per pic depending on what you perceive in da pic. Nice one.. have a look and try..


Bhavik Vora