Category Development

January 18, 2018

On July 16th, 2008 wrote on the subject of Development.

Object Databases »

Many developers spend a huge amount of time creating well designed object orientated applications only to have to have to write complex mapping classes in-order to interact with a relational database. A large percentage of application code often consists of mapping application objects to a relation database model. Relational databases have been the industry standard […]

On July 16th, 2008 wrote on the subject of Design,Development,Web Technology.

Microsoft Silverlight »

Microsoft Silverlight is a cross browser implementation of the .Net Framework that delivers interactive applications via the web. It does so by unifying the capabilities of the web server, the web browser and the desktop. Silverlight improves the potential for developers and web designer to create rich applications that aren’t limited by the constraints of […]

On July 16th, 2008 wrote on the subject of Development.

Visual Studio.Net 2008 »

The latest version of Visual Studio .Net 2008 will be shipped with as many as 250 new features and enhancements. There are too many new features to cover in one blog post so we will concentrate on features that will improve the productivity of our Datadial developers. Multi-Framework Targeting This is a superb new feature […]

On July 14th, 2008 wrote on the subject of Design,Development.

HTML 5 »

The W3C is currently developing HTML 5 as an open and royalty free upgrade to HTML 4. Its development is entirely public with over 500 participants including companies like AOL, Apple, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Nokia and Opera. This time around browser vendors and developers are working together to create the best possible version of HTML […]

On July 14th, 2008 wrote on the subject of Development.


Ajax stands for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML and has become hugely popular due to concepts such as Web 2.0 that has been made fashionable by companies like Amazon and Google. The key word in the definition of AJAX is Asynchronous! Despite all the wonderful web technologies available today the method in which users access web […]

On July 14th, 2008 wrote on the subject of Development.


The .Net framework 3.5 has introduced a new database query language known as LINQ (pronounced ‘LINK’). LINQ stands for Language Integrated Query and has been developed to make querying data a first class programming concept. LINQ can be used with any data source and can be expressed in any .Net language. It provides full type-safety, […]

On July 1st, 2008 wrote on the subject of Development,Programming.

Layering IFrames using positioning and z-index »

I was recently given a task by a client that required me to layer multiple IFrames on top of each other in order to facilitate the display of 3 separate content blocks (share price feeds) so that the content of two of them was only partially shown. Each frame was a simple, relatively small area […]

On January 31st, 2008 wrote on the subject of Development,Technology.

Firefox Developer Extensions »

Here is a list of 25 Firefox Developer Extensions that we find extremely useful at Datadial. These extensions are geared towards web development, SEO, network administration and end user marketing. 1. Firebug Firebug integrates with Firefox to put a wealth of development tools at your fingertips while you browse. You can edit, debug, and monitor […]