Monday, January 29, 2007

Get up to speed with AJAX

Microsoft has published the release version of ASP.NET AJAX Extensions 1.0.

To get up to speed; download and view this following 2 videos:



You will learn what to download and from where, how to install and how to start your first AJAX based website

Friday, January 26, 2007

Clone a DNN instance

I have run across this useful tip, if you have a production DotNetNuke installation, and you want to take it offline for testing or development; then you shall follow some steps to  get it working on localhost after it was configured for production.

Enjoy []

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

ORA-28009: connection to sys should be as sysdba or sysoper

I got a strange thing here, using SQL Plus as SysDBA is some what different than IMP.

To specify the connection string; you need the following format: username/password@instance as SYSDBA.

For SQL Plus:

This should be wrapped by double quotes "username/password@instance as SYSDBA"

For IMP:

This should be wrapped by single quotes 'username/password@instanceas SYSDBA' ; double quotes will not work.

Wired !

Thursday, January 11, 2007

The Code Room [Episode #3: Security]

Are you ready?

Get your laptop, sharpen your mind, show up your skills, team with geeks and start the challenge

This is the theme of Code Room, another interesting show from Microsoft.

The latest show really rocks, 2 teams; the bad guys trying to hack a web application, and the good guys trying to get them down.

Learning SQL injection, session hijacking , threat analysis basics needs hours of reading and trials, but with this episode of Code Room, those stuff will flow into your mind smoothly and finally you get a good introduction about securing web applications in an interesting way.