Radical Development

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Creating A System Image With Windows 7


Consider the following, you have just purchased that new computer and spent hours installing all of your software and now you have everything to your taste. I am not sure about you, but I hate setting up a new computer and once I have everything I want in place the first step I take is to create a system image. This is an important step should you ever find yourself wanting to perform a fresh installation of Windows in the future. A system image is essentially a snapshot of your computer at a given point in time. Be sure that … Continue reading

Microsoft BizSpark Helping Startups


Microsoft BizSpark is nothing new but I did want to take the time to write about this unique opportunity that Microsoft has opened the door to for potential companies seeking to make their mark in the world of information technology. In fact there have been a number of startups that has utilized this program to make their mark in the world of information technology. If you have ever considered a startup I am sure you have found is discouraging considering the reasons and hurdles you will face. Be sure that you know what you’re getting into and the following rules … Continue reading

Visual Studio 2010 Released To Maintenance


Today Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2010 to maintenance which probably means if you’re anything like me you are downloading your copy from MSDN as we speak. Don’t even get me started on the download speeds or interruptions with the file transfer manager but this is to be expected on day one. Even as I sit in Auburn, Alabama Wishing I Was At The Visual Studio 2010 Launch Event this week, it simply was not to be. Thank goodness for Twitter (#VS2010) and Microsoft, I almost feel like I am at the event, almost. Microsoft also announced that Silverlight 4.0 … Continue reading

How To Process JSON With C# and JQuery


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 … Continue reading

March JQuery Goodness Roundup


I haven’t done a roundup for jQuery plugins before so I thought it was long overdue. I have noticed that there are quite a few of new jQuery plugins out there and they really caught my attention as well as the proven older plugins that I have found useful. If you have a favorite plugin why not leave a comment and share wit the community? Tabs JQuery Tools: Tabs Done Right TabContainer jQuery UI Tabs Bookmarkable Tabs Tabs Made Easy ToolTips JQuery Tools: Tooltips Done Right The JQuery Tooltip qTip ClueTip AJAX Tooltip Sliders JQuery Tools: Scrollable AnythingSlider Featured Content … Continue reading

Free SEO Software And Resources


Website Optimization is a complex issue, but should be known by everyone who wants to succeed in the area of search engine ranking on the Internet. Stop and think for a moment that your website deals with a widget that you sell and upon searching your favorite search engine you find your product listed within the top five results. You will find that setting reasonable goals, such as get listed in the top 50 search results in Google for a specific keyword instead of grabbing the top position for ten keywords in five different search engine results will bring much … Continue reading

Free Webinar on March 18th – How NBC, Microsoft and Inlet Delivered a Large-Scale Live IIS Smooth Streaming Event


The live streaming of the Olympic Winter Games presented challenges of tremendous scale and complexity, ultimately delivering more than 45 million live streams over 710 million page views! Online Olympics viewers enjoyed a vastly improved quality of experience—including the first Olympics to be streamed in HD—thanks to IIS Smooth Streaming and Silverlight. Continue reading