web development

Call me crazy, call me stupid. I’m preparing a project where I will simulate the possible behaviour of the Steam database as an ASP.NET MVC solution. My goal is to prove that it could be possible to have a database as large as the Steam database with a similar payload and still have an adequate community API which doesn’t sacrifice flexibility, comfort and data delivery for performance savings. I understand this project more than a prototype for the Steam Community API and therefore will focus completely on a redesigned web service interface and its according data layer.

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I recently came across the problem having an Accordion control on my site and wanted to load the pane content on demand to reduce loading time of the site. The Accordion was bound to a datasource and every pane should display data of another datasource. Databinding everything from the start led to an unacceptable load time of the page itself.

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It was time to throw an update on the ChartAPI for FusionCharts. The first package which was originally released was beta because of the lag of time for testing and because it was fairly incomplete. I managed to complete and include the single series charts completely into the download. There have been the doughnut and area charts missing. I also fixed some bugs on the pie charts and included a fifth example application just to show the area and doughnut charts. Head over the the ChartAPI blogpost and download the new package.

Since there is a need in the multi series charts which I need to implement for some sites, I hopefully will soon complete the ChartAPI with all the charts. Stay tuned and enjoy.

Here we go with the DarkBlog theme for the latest BlogEngine 1.4.5 version. In fact it’s not really a 1:1 portion of the theme. What I did, since I liked the colors and look, is to take the BlogEngine standard/default theme by Mad Kristensen and to update it to the colors of the DarkBlog theme adopted by RTur.net.

If you like it, then use it 😉 Just unzip the content into your Themes directory of your BlogEngine installation.

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Hahaha, not really. The site www.codejdm.net went online on August 1st 2008 as I promised exactly 3 weeks before on the Superstreetonline website. A site that hopefully will unite the European clubs to one big community. I planned long before starting something like this, and I also planned long before using a ready to use CMS for the website. I was pending between LDU and some of the ASP.NET starter kits. After some time passed I decided that LDU is not really what I wanted to use not because it is developed with PHP and MySQL but because I started of thinking how it would be to use a starter kit and extend it myself. This would be an easy task in ASP.NET. Looking for the desired components like a gallery module and all those CMS stuff I could not really find a gallery module that works with the CMS available with ASP.NET. So I decided to write my own CMS.

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One of the greatest chart components I could find on the web is the FusionCharts free v2. This chart component contains 22 type of charts with all the features you could imagine a chart control component to have. The best thing on this chart component is that it is free for private and commercial use.

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