How To Process JSON With C# and JQuery

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JavaScript Object Notation affectionately known as JSON is a wonderful way to deliver content to the browser in a lightweight method that can both save on bandwidth and reduce page weight. Who doesn’t like the idea of performance improvements? In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how to make a call to a SQL Server database via a Web Method and create an employee object that will hold the top ten employees. This object will contain the JSON data that in turn will be displayed in a standard HTML table. Of course you could use CSS to display the data and reduce the need for a table. The first step is to create the Employee class that defines the fields, properties, and constructors. /// /// Summary description for Employee /// public class Employee { private string _firstName; private string _middleName; private string _lastName; public string FirstName { get { return _firstName; } set { _firstName = value; } } public string LastName { get { return _lastName; } set { _lastName = value; } } public string MiddleName { get { return _middleName; } set { _middleName = value; } } public Employee(string firstName, string middleName, string lastName) { _firstName = …

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Is Information Technology Salaries What It Once Was?

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Careers in information technology (IT) and the computer industry in general are typically among the fastest growing jobs and has been for a number of years. The field of information technology uses computers and computer software to manage and process data, and the technology is constantly evolving. IT careers span across many industries, including government, education, entertainment, and financial services. Although there is no single way to prepare for an IT career, a college degree, training, and possibly certifications can all help you land a job. Some may argue that IT related jobs just do not pay what they once did, however in the current state of the economy I am not sure that anyone can afford to be too picky. According to Information Week’s article title Pay Freeze 2010 was the first time in eleven years of their salary survey the median raise within IT was 0%. I do not question the survey results of those that were polled, but I tend to believe across the industry pay raises are better than the survey results or so I would hope. I recall hearing late in 2009 that the IT field had been one of the areas that had not …

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