Short Course in C#

Written by Deepak Vasa on October 20th, 2009

Recently I ran a Short Course in C# for about 8 weeks at Swinburne University. I was asked at the last moment If could step in to deliver the course due to the regular instructor not been available. Well…I thought why not and so gave it a go. It was great experience and the students were great. Since it’s a hands on way of teaching, I had great time delivering the material with some cool on the fly examples. I guess that best outcome for me was discovering a new talent in me 🙂

I should have posted…about this stuff when I was doing them, well…here’s something I will make it a point to blog atleast once a week or more.

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Richard Feynman – Lecutures Video @ Microsoft Research

Written by Deepak Vasa on July 17th, 2009

I would recommend any one interested in Physics to go through the Richard Feynman’s Lecture series from 1967 which are now made available for free by Bill Gates @ Microsoft Research – Project Tuva.

Here’s a snap shot of how the videos are presented:

Richard Feynman lecturing on Gravitational Law

Richard Feynman lecturing on Gravitational Law

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry — Richard Feynman

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What Wordle thinks about my site

Written by Deepak Vasa on May 15th, 2009

Click on the image to see the Wordle aka Tag Cloud.

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Fixing WMI issues when upgrading SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2008

Written by Deepak Vasa on March 26th, 2009

I found the post by Sydney on rebuilding the required SQL Server 2005 mof file highly useful, it worked for me…here’s the post: http://thirdshelf.com/2008/08/13/rebuilding-wmi-repository/

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Using the field name alias in SQL Where clause

Written by Deepak Vasa on March 17th, 2009

Often I encounter SQL queries where I would love to use the alias names of my columns in the WHERE clause, today while trawling around the web I found a cool and easy way to do it. Here’s an example:

WITH Customer_Info AS
(
SELECT (Surname + ‘, ‘ + Firstname) AS FullName,
(Address_Line_1 + ‘,’ + Address_Line_2) AS Customer_Address
FROM Customers
)
SELECT FullName, Customer_Address
FROM Customer_Info
WHERE FullName LIKE ‘Smith%’

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