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 …

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Professional Developer Conference (PDC) 2009

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Unfortunately I was not able to attend PDC2009 but I am keeping track with friends that I know who were as well I am keeping tabs on the speakers such as Scott Hanselman and Scott Davis,  via Twitter. Here are a number of topics that I find interesting and possibly you will also: Reactive Extions for .NET (Rx) ASP.NET MVC Beta 2 Windows Server AppFabric Windows Azure Tools and SDK Visual Studio .NET Functional Testing Open Data Protocol (OData) Be sure to visit Channel 9 and PDC2009 (which is streaming live) for further breaking news and for you folks in LA, …

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Understanding SMTP Status Codes

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Many programmers take processing email as one of those actions that is easily implemented and rarely fails. If you have not read my earlier post How-to: Easily Sent Emails With .NET you want to review this example. One would greatly benefit from understanding the status code result from the attempt to process emails and the .NET framework provides the tools you need to successfully perform this exact task. The System.Net.Mail Namespace provides the SmtpStatusCode Enumeration which will provide a fine level of detail to the programmer thus allowing for better informed decisions. For example, assume that you have a requirement …

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ASP.NET Tip: Creating and using a task list

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If you properly employ the Task List and comment your code appropriately you can ensure that you to complete the important tasks and never again miss something that you intended to correct. The Task List displays comments embedded in your project code that begin with the comment marker for your development language, followed by a default task token such as TODO, HACK, or UNDONE, or a custom comment token. To add a comment to the Task List it is as easy as completing two steps: Open a source code file for editing in the Code Editor. Begin a comment on a line of …

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