Mono for Android is Awesome!!

Its been an Android era. Every six out of ten persons was an android developer. This explosion has sent shock waves on the Desktop computing world, Cell phones possess more computing power than the Desktops (atleast in my case ;-) ). Android is still enchanting developers including .NET developers, In this post like a thousand post out on the internet, will sum up a little bit about  "Mono for Android" . The second thought would cross a .NET mind before starting developing apps is the learning curve involved for studying the IDE & Java. This won't be a barrier anymore as we can start developing apps using C# in our own home ground Visual Studio. Before you start anything on this cool framework read this . The Mono and the Dalvik  are the real heroes who do the work using C without whom it would have to a bit hard not impossible. Le me share some snippets which would be required to start with (For detailed docs refer this  docs) Designing a view is simi

Google Drive

To be honest Google is good at keeping secrets even with 30,000 employees ;)    But there are nerds who dig through all the way to the bottom. Google has been lately cooking something on "Google Drive". Google drive will be more like Dropbox  or Box  a place in the cloud where all different kinds of files will be stored. Well we have the same as of now on Google Docs  but more presentable. May be we even will get a client app so that it will sync the local files with the cloud. Today i stumbled upon some secret Google's been working on. Well seems like there is some trouble with this link http:\\ . this link is acting weird today may be soon we will get to see the drive, and moreover the link is alive for sure. This link shows secret is not really secret anymore ;) 

Chat application using SignalR

I know what is magic about now, its just that it somehow works and we don't know how. So was this chat app a magic for me, until yesterday when i got to know how it works. In this post we will try to create a chat application that works with approximately 10-12 lines of real code. ( i am sure we can write that in one line too ;) ) The chat recipe goes like this Ingredient: SingnalR is solution for ASP.NET which lets communicate with client and the server-side with JS and ASP.NET. MVC3 Procedure: Create an empty MVC application ( Which is not really empty) Create a HomeController by right clicking on the controller folder Install latest Jquery and SignalR using Nuget Now create a model Communicator which inherits the Hub from SignalR just like this on the html side do this There's your tasty treat :)  Server-side: uses the dynamic object to call the function defined on the client side. Client-side: client creates an object of the communi

You Tube new look

Google has been busy revamping their style sheets for all their products and focus'n more on revenue now Get Youtube's new interface which turns out to be more social ;) On chrome: Go to Ctrl + Shift + i Then click on console Now paste  document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=ST1Ti53r4fU"  on the console and hit Enter. Reload (F5)

Google Maps

Browsers are getting Stronger Sharper & Smarter ;) The day is not far away when we have nothing but a  browser installed in the desktop and things will be floating in the cloud ( provided our ISP are reliable which they are not now). Web technology is so open that even the all time money maker  Microsoft  to open up. WebGL is a open source technology that helps build 3D enabled apps with its rich API within the browser. WebGL's early application the  Body Browser  was just a peek to this technology. Google has integrated this tech with the google maps now and they have it pretty well. Google Maps GL once you click on the above link you will see a option on the left bottom something like this then just flow through. Now checkout the satellite view from the right top then just browse places its so smooth, no more frame by frame loading. Now that's sleek ;) even try the new view angles from the round knobs. Well everything was not smooth as i expected, thanks to

Remote desktop

May be the laziest software engineer had invented this ;) which literally keeps to glued on to your desk. This innovation may be even have taken away onsite opportunities  of many. Now for users who are adhered to web browser & still more lazy than the inventor ;) and keep count of clicks to the least. The chrome remote desktop app is a cross-platform app that lets you access remote boxes. Check out

WCF web service & Jquery

Here is a new item we can try out, seems to be very light. In this post i will walk through a simple credential validation. Create a simple ASP.NET project Add a the following mark-up in your Login.aspx page     < div>         < input  type= "text"  id= "username"  />         < input  type= "password"  id= "password"  />         < input  type= "button"  id= "login"  value= "Login"  />     </ div > Add jquery library and reference     < script  src= "Scripts/jquery-1.5.1.js"  type= "text/javascript">< / script > Add WCF Service Set aspNetCompatibilityEnabled attribute to true in your web.config file     < serviceHostingEnvironment  multipleSiteBindingsEnabled= " true "  aspNetCompatibilityEnabled= " true "  /> Set Factory attribute to "System.ServiceModel.Activation.WebScriptServiceHo