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Developer's Corner / Codeblocks & Devpaks Support
« on: July 05, 2008, 11:26 AM »
I'm quite unsure about the usage of devpak support with Code::blocks, even though it is supported officially.

For Offline(Without internet) users, you can't find the devpaks/maintain or devpaks can't be directly installed into code::blocks...

is there any way we can work arround this devpak support? Anybody tried the devpaks on code::blocks?
if i found the hack then i'll post in this thread, in mean time if anyone knows the solution, please let me know.
Also anybody knows how to set OpenGL & SDL on Codeblocks?

Living Room / Exam Software
« on: May 27, 2008, 06:51 AM »
I 'm looking for objective based Exam simulator software(simmilar to Certification software)  that allows us to enter questions and answer in i can test the progress of my nephew on some subjects..It could help me test myself on some of the C++/C objective questions as well....also is it possible to add multiple subjects based  in this simulator?

If you know any free-exam software simulator do let me know.. :)

Basic / VB+MS-SQL Simple Application
« on: April 23, 2008, 11:20 AM »
Hi,i'm trying to create simple application that stores my Phone contact in database I'm using MS-SQL server 2005 +Visual Basic express 2005 edition. I'm self-starter and learning using web tutorials,casts etc.So any of your pointers and help is appreciated.

What i want to do is :
1. Get the name/ph no or more info frm form then store it in SQL database..
2. I want to categarise the person info stored in database like tags etc and to retirve the person list in categary...
3. Dispaly the person list in perticular tag or overall list sorted as per alphabet or tag

Is there any web tutorial or videocast that explains simmilar app or working?

I have tried the MSDN where i have seen web based apps but very few data access apps,so its nt helping me here.If u think thre is any video that i missed on MSDN or Google plz point me.So all i ask is just give me more pointers to help build such app... :)

Thanks in advane for help. :Thmbsup:

Post New Requests Here / IDEA: Project Idealogy software
« on: April 20, 2008, 11:35 AM »
I think there could be software for this,but i have no idea. I think there is supposed to be a software that keeps projects we're doing,or left out.This is not meant to be commercial or industrial projects. These pprojects are like personal startups,skectches,ideas or simmilar but restricted to personal not for commercial.I'm imagining this software that keeps some of of my following requirements:

1. Completed project date/categary/summary
2. Project Ideas
3. Unfinished Projects/Work in progress
4. Abandoned Projects

We can compare with charts on how we're going on with ideas and abnadoned or complete projects with help of date and categary.Completed projects can be saved as PDF/DOC so that we can see it as personal portfolio.
This software may be available as web application but still desktop application can be a good addition.

What do you think of this idea? Please let me know is this idea worth a shot or maybe i should buy any available software based on this idea?

Living Room / Offline Computing :The End
« on: April 12, 2008, 05:50 AM »
It's about time i have brought some question in front you to discuss.So here goes the discussion.

My question this time is How long Offline computing will survive?
Let me start with Why offline computing exist:We don't want our computers to stay online get slammed frm virus,DOS attacks.We can't let our sensitive data to be acceses thru internet like rat-lab reports etc.We don't want to share our personal information online.There may be other reasons as well.

I personally use computers thru cybercafe.Internet is not yet cheap in asian countries.In india you have to pay 20 bucks per hour (50 cents in USA ).Monthly broadband plans are based on volumes of data download like 1GB for 600bucks and son on.Unlimited plans have very few bandwidth at about 64kbps-256kbps at higher costs.(This is all marketting strategy to keep the people in technolgical dark area to earn profit,this is another issue).So i know the advantages and disadvantages of staying offline.

Online Software :There are plenty of softwares requires you to be online in order to register/update/ or even start software.There are very few softwares left which can work without internet connection.In my use i have photoshop,corel,flash and some other notable which are left that can be used offline.I have came to know Adobe made Photoshop express web interface that allows photographers to manipulate photos online.So next version might be only avialble online or certain features will require us to saty online.Google docs took office computing to the next level now you can create office documents in cyber cafe or another computer that is connected to internet without paying dime for software.

Even Windows license key is either to be entered thru web interface or phone.Microsoft even limiting the options of offline installation by removing individual ISO download for VIsual Studio 2008 (Now you can either download entire DVD ISO and then install individual component (VB,C#) or install individual software thru web install feature) Same is the case with Borland & other software companies.

Times moving is the internet.What do you think next update in technology will force us to stay online ,garbage out offline sofftware or anything else?

Developer's Corner / Syntax highlight plugins+adons
« on: March 25, 2008, 09:49 AM »
Guys i'm looking for syntax higlight plugins for wordpress there any u knw? i tried the offficial website plugin directory and i didn't find any worthy plugin over there.plugin should be lite for viewers means less time to load,supports multiple languages etc.

also if im coding standalone on PHP is there any add-on for PHP for this? i mean doing php site in cakephp,zend framewok,so is there any plugin+adon for that as well.

please share ur exp.thoughts.

Living Room / Happy birthday: Mahesh
« on: March 22, 2008, 06:05 AM »

Happy birthday to you ...  Mahesh .Or  mahesh2k.

So according to your stats on saf: u are 24 year old dude....great.

Happy birthday to mahesh.We Loved some of your startups last
2.DC feed on googlemashups
3. Unreleased Waterworld ultra (waiting for that)
4. Upcoming Processing visualizations etc....
more ...

Wishing you good luck for future...hope you get  nice job in software industry.
Keep it up and keep rocking.


Living Room / Poratble applications
« on: March 14, 2008, 06:09 AM »
Potable applications can be good even if we can use them on disk.But I have question about portable as:
1. is portable app save any setting to the registry?
2. if portable app consume more memory?
3. is portable application can be registered as ext in open with list?

 i have more set of questions but i remember these only so let me know abt it.

Java / Java to exe converters
« on: March 14, 2008, 06:06 AM »
Is there any quick and easy way to create an executable file from java source files?
As using .jar files sucks many users can't understand what it is and there is supposed to be a way if we're targetting java programs for widnows only users.I know creating exe will take away the mere purpose of java program but what if i want to make it available for windows user (who knows only clicking on exe file to run program).Jar file and webstart methods are tried earlier but they're not what i want,also i tried most of the google search.

I also came across blog which explains not to create exe,instead create webstart and jar file for users.But i want to know is there any  native compiler for this,a dn how we can create java to exe using this.MANY google searches are being forwarded to such blogs who dont recommend this way,why people hate to create EXE for windows users.

plz let me knw if any tricks are there.

Site/Forum Features / Upcoming birthdays feature
« on: March 07, 2008, 06:18 AM »
Hi i have seen this feature i most of the forums.can we it plz.
I mean in somewhere around noticeable area where we can see the upcoming birthdays box with list of membernames.

what ya think? :Thmbsup:

I've found that official Google webtoolkit download is broken.Many users reported it but  google code admin's refuse to admit that it is not broken.The download fails after the 20% or lower.

When the ticket related to this problem was made,admins replied with" You can use the downlaod manager or better internet connection,files are ok and they can be downloaded,there is no problem from our side".

Many users reported that they have connection of about 512kbps-2mbps and are in US or another part of globe using download manager but still download is browken.

After about 2 months of constant complaints still google is not able to fix this problem.
Check it out yourself:
What could be the matter?
[] Google don't care for this?
[] There is problem with rest of the world's internet connection who's downloading?
[] Or google's server are busy with the requests? and google don't want to mirror the google code site?

Just drop in your replies.

PHP / PHP Desinging
« on: February 28, 2008, 07:54 AM »
I'm learnign PHP as i want to design my own journal for coding,i had done during my college days with search engine as first page interface.For learning PHP i have downloaded XAMPP package,and PHP designer editor.Q. I was told by someone that XAMPP can be used to create web-app locally and test it on local machine.But i want to create my cms and then i want to upload it to server.IS this

Q. Is there good tutorial for creating small cms or web-apps,using PHP & MySQL?

Q. What can i do if i'm uploading large database,is MySQL & PHP enough? or do i need some other langugae?

Q. is raw PHP code enough or do i have to use any framework like zend or cakephp?

Please help.Let me know how to proceed.

Living Room / Myth or Last legend
« on: February 20, 2008, 04:40 AM »
Anyone frm scotland do update me with this.

here is the link for somehing unusual on the discovery.I found it while was searching for sea horse myth on discovery.


What ya think it is?

General Software Discussion / Visual Studio Uninstaller Tool
« on: January 30, 2008, 05:42 AM »
If you're developing for windows with Visual Studio then you might known about the condition of your PC after uninstalling it.It leaves about 180+(As per my count) reg entries on system if you uninstall it manually.I'm not saying that this happens with 2008 express alone it happens with all previous editions including express or professional edition.Even VB 6 is more buggy than 2003+ later editions.

If you're Pro-visual studio user & MS fan you might think i'm talking lame.Then please let me know if uninstalling VS is not leaving remainants on system & it's not indirectly forcing users to do clean install them.

No matter how many precautions you take or follow official MSDN approach of uninstalling Visual Studio it makes your system unusable.Many of the official uninstaller don't work correctly.Even if you follow the official approach to uninstall the Visual studio components,the remainants persist.You can't have clean system after uninstalling visual studio.

As per official way of removing Visual Studio:
Microsoft supplied miszap.exe which uninstalles the registry entry and some other installation files,But miszap.exe is available with windows .net SDK which is about 300MB (So no chance for Offliners,Slow internet connection users)
miszap.exe is not allowed to distribute other than SDK so there is very little chance of getting it.

Uninstaller tool (Found on MS-Visual express installer install instruction)provided to uninstall previous versions of Visual Studio is also not worthy to run, cause it s just 400 KB and and is not searching registry or /windows/system32 or respective folder for remainants.

So what we need is miracle?
Yes atleast from microsoft or from some group like sysinternals.The silly & idiot MS needs to understand copying OS & programming Language features from others doesn't make it better,it's just path & run philosophy.If they can build a better & secure OS (As per their Sales quotes)and so why don't they just build a proper uninstaller for Visual studio?  :mad:

They need to learn some lessons from Borland,Adobe,Corel & other comapnies which develop applications for windows & have better uninstallers that atlesat work 98%.

Is this how the developers are being treated from Microsoft.Then they shouldn't cry if the developers are moving to apple & linux cause many small things in MS are breaking up & VS uninstaller is the first one which is noticed since so many years. >:(

Videogame Development / 2D/3D game developement
« on: January 14, 2008, 04:12 AM »
I'm interested in 2D game developement.

Which softwares are availale for 2d developement free,paid?
Which scripting language do i need to learn?
How to create cross-platform games?
What i need to startup with 2d-game develoement like graphic engine,tools,design apps etc?
Same questions for the 3d game developement.

Looking forward to your reply.

Thanks in advance.

Living Room / Books that Costs you Irretation
« on: January 03, 2008, 06:41 AM »
It's not some flame or war against any author or the publication but simply put that if you invest money to learn something and you get something diffrent makes you irretate right.Here's how it happens with me.

1. Bad Purcahse :Purchased Borland C++ builder complete refernce by herbt schildt.(Tata-mcgraw hill) What was inside it total copy of his previous book C++ complete refernce except last few chapters were on widnow based programing.What a pitty! The money is wasted cause i got this book in pack of 3-programming books pre-bundled by bookstall.Take my word instead of complete reference you can invest on something else.

2.Even another bad purchase Begining XML- By Kurt cagle (Wrox press) This book sounds to teahc you XML.Doesn't it? But take my word for it you will find Active server pages inforamtion inside it. What could be the perspective of the author? Why the hell u need ASP in XML? If that is the case you can use PHP as well why not that?or even some pages filling up with installation of ASP and PHP on computer?On the other hand i fot the book called " XML -in easy steps by dreamtech press" was actually filled with lot of information and as promised will teach you XML in easy steps.

3.Other than this many of the books written for the delphi & Borland C++ builder willl do either language reference or some command line programming techniques.I found books on said topics won't teach you anything,insead develop code on your own for delphi and borland C++ builder.

4. Purchasing the books on Windows Annyances by are nothing but telling u how to copy and paste,and some other tips that arre simply will be avialble in most of the printed magazines & activewindows eventually.

I think reading quite inforamtive and contentfull stuff on the web like, took me to onto another level of readership.You know in student stage every penny counts no matter if its for eating out or buying books or watching movies etc.

Look at some of the authors like Kathy sierra " SCJP 1.5 " book's auhtor.She teaches you the java rules and theory by properly writing the code and making good interaction between you and book.
Ivor horton of wrox press is also good example of quality theory with have good authors which are teaching quite quality stuff from their ebooks or printed books.

My opinion: Writing a book can be fun cause if the crowd in the perticuler programming language is not mature and is dumb then no matter what you write & you won't get the guilty feeling of cheating them :) .And anotehr thing you get recognition of authoring book.

What are your experiences in such situations? Do let me know,How you cope up in these situations?
Which book you usually suggest to others.

Developer's Corner / .Net Questions
« on: December 21, 2007, 04:11 AM »
I've few questions regarding the .Net programming language.I've not learned .net i've some observations about this technology and have few doubts as well.

Earlier the Visual basic 5x/6x can be easily distributed to the other users,without the need of runtime environment.There was no necessity for the Runtime environment for it.But introduction of .NET made VB.Net to use .net environment whereever the program runs.So this runtime environment looks like copy of Java's Runtime environement,is it so? But java is cross platform,Why Microsoft created Runtime Environment for .net?The .net environment is not going on system other system than windows,not even on apple.(I dont know if the latest Office 2008 requires the .Net component for Mac,i think there isno component))

.Net programs can be compact than previous MFC and VB programs but the introduction of Runtime environment makes the setup increases above 10MB cause the environment itself is upto 10mb.So if we create simple utility like todo lists or thesaurus program then even we have to force our users to download the runtime environment on there system?

Is .Net works properly with older systems like WIN9X,win2k?

Today software industry is geared towards distributed and cross platform application,making the software specific for windows or learning windows only programming language will pay us in future?Do .Net wil survive in the future,against the open source technology?

Another out of the box,question.
Why Microsoft is giving away their IDE's as Free? (Visual Express series) as lot of commercial level work can be easily acomplished thru these IDE's.

As Visual C++ express is free,Borland C++ Builder is not worth to buy.And Borland Sees this as problem and made the decision of including the Delphi and Borland C"++ builder in one single product after the launch of RAD studio.After the RAD studion the BCB and Delphi will be sold together.What do you think this move is gathering developers in its side.cause they are falling short of developers due to Open source technologies.Making IDE's and some part of technology(.net source code) will let them survive?

Please let me know what you think? I've these questions as i'm doing job search as programmer,i need to know where some future stands for programming language before taking decision as programmer to choose a perticular language to earn some money for survival.

C / C++ / Exploring C++
« on: November 22, 2007, 05:41 AM »
I have Dev-C++'m trying to create fun programs with it.So i pick up something

interesting and I'm attempting to create console based program to get the system details

such as:
1.CPU type (Name,specification,Speed)
2.Installed Operating system
3.Current Time
4.Motherboard Type
5.Cache Memory
6.Memory Slot detection (Type of Memory)

The problem i'm facing is how can i retreive this type of data from system using console based program?If i'm writing the program in C++,what header files i have to include? Which functions of the header are necessary to call in such case?Is it possible to create the same programs in Borland C++ Builder 6?Where to look into the help files?Which methods usually?It is really hard to find something in the help file,i hope i can get some pointer to work with.

General Software Discussion / Money Management Software
« on: November 13, 2007, 12:55 AM »
I'm looking for software to keep eye on my expenses.I've signed up for online money management site for the same.But they need your bank account or credit card to be added to keep eye on this.In reality we do spend in cash so i need software to look after these.I just want to keep eye on my spending and want to comapre for the future savings what can i do?

What i want:
1.Spending calculation
2.Future expenditure
3.Savings calculation
4.Total cost

is there any software that does the same?

Living Room / Technology Myths
« on: November 05, 2007, 04:15 AM »
Hi,im starting this thread to know if there are any myths arround you regarding technology.Ofcourse these myths are in those people with less technical expertise +more social life.There are lot of geeks who know the truth and really laughs at them.In india where i live we've lot of myths about MS,some of the popular myths are:

1. Microsoft windows is the first operating system on the planet,other operating system if exist are copycat of microsoft.
2. All Windows features are copied into apple,and apple never innovates anything.Steve job came into Microsoft  and copied the windows and started the apple macintosh.
3. Opensource and Freeware is threat to software industry,if software not get patented then this will affect jobs in future.
4. Windows operating system is good at provacy than linux or mac.
5. Windows Vista requirs 4GB RAM. :) I laugh,when someone talks vague like this.
6. Norton Antivirus,Quick Heal,E-scan antivirus are the best antivirus.(Even if norton and quick heal eats 60% of your system resources)
7.Linux is most dificult operating system,where is the start button or add-remove programs button? (Where is DOS? :) please don't laugh)

The myths about programming languages spread by teachers and computer training institutes,sales person of software are:

1. Java is outdated,.Net is the programming language of the future and its trend.( :) It doesn't matter if java is cross platform or secure or stable or easy) There will be more jobs for .net than java.
2.To learn C++,you should learn C first otherwise you dont understand the C++.
3. Flash is outdated and Expression Blend is current trend.(  :) Even if Flash i portable over any operating system,has no features copied from any other thing)
4. Maybe someday i might hear Flash is copied from Expression blend :) Ha ha ha

Ok enough with blurb.What are myths in your neighbourhood?Do post about them?Lets laugh on it together.

Living Room / How Google earns money?
« on: October 26, 2007, 03:38 AM »
This thread may sound vague to you guys.But i'm posting this as these days i'm studying the google website closely And just figuring out from where they are earning money.

Some of My observations are:

Adsense: This could be the first and high revenue source.For advertisers looking for sales or trafic to their website ,trust me plenty of traffic can be achieved with help of Adsense.

Paid products : Though i've seen very few online.Like Google earth,Analytics Plus,Google App,Gmail Plus.Picassa Plus and some more to name here.They've very nominal charges for yearly service as compared to yahoo products.

But i'm really thinking that they are offering lot of money in the google sumemr of code.How they are going to get  profit from that?Most of their web applications are freely avilable on the internet.Their spam control mechanism is more powerfull than any other webmail.

Living Room / Leech Attacks
« on: October 15, 2007, 04:26 AM »
I've been reading weblogs for quite some time.I've seen so many tech guys getting frustrated by the response of the readers they get on their weblogs.Most of programmers with tech blogs posts howtos and other article stuff,which is very good thing for building internet.They are constantly being hit by Leechers.So you'll ask me what are leechers?

leechers are guys/gals out there hunting for the answers for their questions.They'll ask tech guys for the answers these ways:
1. "Hey send me the fibbonaci sequence program".
2. "Hey send me any good book on linux on my email address"
3." Send me link to download for the warez"
Some people try and act like begging:
1."Hey please help me send me the answer to these programming problems in C"
2."Hey please help i m in trouble i need xxx/yyy software ?"
3."Hey i'm student and i can't do the programs in C please help me out do this homework".

Sometimes they sound like ordering or rude while making commetns.
1" Hey,send me link to warez software site?
2. "Hey send me some library automation program in java,fast,NOW".

Sometimes they do invest time in you,make friendship just to get their purpose out of it.It's really hard nowadays to differentiate between leeches and good guys.Asking for some tutorial and howto can be good idea usually to ask for help but asking for readymade programs that does the homework is lame.Sometimes they don't even appreciate you if they get help from you.If they are not maintaing any sort of readership with you then whats the point in having the readers or visitors to your site.

My observation on weblogs for filtering leeches:
There are some tech guys like kirupa chimathambi from who sorted out this problem by placing moderator on his site for filtering out such leech.Paul stamatiou from filters out such comments instantly.On the other hand our member "Mahesh2k" unable to filter out leech comments on his site His site is being attacked evryday with leech request of more than 120+ leech comments.One of my friend who works for d2design derivative have same problems as some customers call for the design ideas and waste valuable buisness time.Trap17 free hosting site kicked out many users from their forum for such leech behaviour.

Everyone have their own life & need to maintain balance but asking for custom content or program that gets the time of programmers.Which is more valuable than any such leechers lifetime.Asking for help when you get stuck is good thing but leeching & not appreciating for help is really bad thing.There are ways to ask for help and get your answers but if you're only interested in your job getting done.You get many people arround you,asking for free-advice or content from when you start asking for the charge they all disappears.

How you'll handle such leeches in real life or on your tech blog?

Living Room / Video Tutorials
« on: September 28, 2007, 11:04 AM »
is there any site for video tutorials for these :

1. Flash
2. Borland C++ Builder
3. Gamemaker
4. Delphi
5. Wxwidgets
6. Fruityloops

I've tried google,youtube but got less success if you know any source then please let me

know about it.

Site/Forum Features / Donation code contest
« on: September 28, 2007, 11:03 AM »
Coding contests are not new on DC. But there are many ways it can be actually useful for the developer community.I was thinking of contest especially for the linux community.I know there are very few developers out there.But any amount of help can prove to be beneficial.

Also why not have donationware utilities in linux?
Why not arrange contest that will help solve some problems that linux communty faces.Like there is lot of requirement of easy to use applications in linux.Many geeks in linux think it is usable but if give the linux app in hands of newbie in computer we can feel the diffrence when we give that person to use windows application.

There are few needs in linux
community some of them are like e.g.
1. There is need of one-click installation for software (ubutnu is working on it but yet no big success)
2. There is lot of need for developers documentation in linux dev tools like glade,lazarus
3. Lot of code samples & howto like instructional stuff.

There may be more of it but due to geekdom culture in linux.We can't point in it.especially in case of KDE.
Arranging contest can fill up the gap in terms of applications cause most off the system related works like integration of python and other stuff is done on the google summer of code.
For such contest funds can be raised by giant companies like mandriva,red hat,yahoo or
cannonical.As,Google spends lot in summer of code.So they will not raise the funds for it.And their queue for new ideas in coding contest is large.They don't look at small details.So they missed out on many good ideas.

What you think? I want your opinion on it?

Post New Requests Here / IDEA :Component installer
« on: September 08, 2007, 09:54 AM »
I don't know if it is implemented already or not.But creating component installer for borland c++ builder & delphi can reduce hassles.There are chances for utility to exist for creating component instaleller.There is need for the component installer for projects like : delphi-scintilla interface component & synedit.If you want to see any component in action like this: then try the RUIsoftware Components.It detects the any borland IDE installed,can install component in multiple IDE,once instller is completed it can be viewed in component pallete.But i would like to know if any developer here can create component installer for these two components.

For Delphi-sci interface component
1.It should copy the scilexer.dll in (c:/windows/system32 directory or respective drive )
2.Detect the borland IDE installed in system & checks them for installation,allow option for uncheck.
3.Include all compiled files & libraries with it,so that no need to add anything other than installation.
4.Add the component into the component pallete.
5.Uninstaller: if in case the files installed has problem,the installed files should be removed & component from pallete as well.

For Synedit:
This has less requirement than scintilla,but it also has less feature set as well.
1. Detect the Delphi IDE or supported version of BCB.
2.Install the component in pallete with compiled files & libraries.
3.Uninstaller for removing things.

If any such installer is already available then can anyone forward me URL for such component installer creater.Also can anyone let me know what files i need to ship with installer for delphisci component to make it work.

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