Category Archives: Development Tools


By | July 13, 2019

Containerization is a lightweight alternative to a virtual machine that involves encapsulating an application in a container with its own operating system. A container takes its meaning from the logistics term, packaging container. When we refer to an application container, we mean packaging software.

Must Have Visual Studio Extensions

By | October 11, 2018

Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs, as well as websites, web apps, web services and mobile apps. Visual Studio uses Microsoft software development platforms such as Windows API, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Store. It can produce both native code and managed… Read More »

Basic SQL Cheat Sheet

By | August 27, 2018

SQL (Structured Query Language) was initially developed at IBM by Donald D. Chamberlin and Raymond F. Boyce after learning about the relational model from Ted Codd in the early 1970s. This version, initially called SEQUEL(Structured English Query Language), was designed to manipulate and retrieve data stored in IBM’s original quasi-relational database management system, System R, which a group at IBM San Jose Research Laboratory had developed during… Read More »

Using Gulp with MVC.NET

By | April 9, 2018

Gulp.js is an open-source JavaScript toolkit by Fractal Innovations and the open source community at GitHub, used as a streaming build system in front-end web development. Within This post I will cover the required steps for enabling Gulp inside any existing ASP.NET MVC solution. Install Gulp Visual Studio 2015 ships with the Task Runner Explorer… Read More »

How to fix “not recognized as an internal or external command”

By | September 16, 2017

There are cases when software installers mess up our Windows environment variables.  When the environment variables get messed up, it could lead to trouble with other programs that share the same environment variable.  One such symptom is the following error in Windows: “command” is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or… Read More »

Productivity tips for developer?

By | September 10, 2017

There is a huge demand for productive programmers. Not only are they able to code faster, but they also write high-quality code. However, productivity, for programmers, is highly debatable. A programmer’s productivity is measured using LOC (Line of Code) and the quality of the code written. As productivity for programmers is hard to measure due… Read More »

How to Copy Azure SQL Database to Local SQL Server

By | September 5, 2017

Azure SQL Database is a relational database-as-a service using the Microsoft SQL Server Engine. SQL Database is a high-performance, reliable, and secure database you can use to build data-driven applications and websites in the programming language of your choice, without needing to manage infrastructure. Some times you may want to create a copy of azure… Read More »