Chronicles of a Web Developer

Chronicles of a Web Developer is Chandra Chivukula's observations on subjects related to web software development

March, 2009

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    Microsoft Web Platform Installer - If you are a developer and you want to save some time…

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    If you are web developer using Microsoft stack, then you would probably know about the awesome Express edition products ( Visual Web Developer Express , Sql Server 2008 Express , Visual C# 2008 Express and others ). I refer my friends (and fellow geeks...
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    Intellisense in XSLT

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    If you are using Visual Studio 2008 for XSLT development you will no doubt be familiar with the intellisense/autocomplete option for XSLT schema elements. For instance, when you type say <xsl: you will notice the intellisense dropdown that displays...
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    Debugging and Profiling XSLTs

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    In my day job I get to work on a lot of XSLTs consuming a variety of xml data formats and if you do as well, you will know how much of a trouble it is to debug arcane bugs in the transforms, and how much of a shot in the dark it is to write optimized...
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    Tools and technologies

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    A question a few of my friends have asked me is - what does building the homepages mean, and do I develop content that is put on the homepages? The engineering team does not create or update the content on the sites. Instead, the content and the layout...
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    First post

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    This is the first post to my blog and I’d like to start off with some introduction to what I do in Microsoft. I am a developer with the MSN Global Homepages Engineering team, the team that develops the MSN homepages for US and international markets. For...
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