Discards(_) in C#

26 Sep 2019 | C#
Sometimes you might have to create a variable in C# code that you will not use, like that out parameter that you don’t need. It would be nice if you don’t have to declare a variable just for the sake of it. Well, Discard solves this problem. Discard is represented...

Replacing div tag with schematic tags

When we are starting to write HTML it is common that we use the div tag a lot more often. Containers, sections, footers, sidebars, headers, etc… are all wrapped up into a div. While there is nothing functionally wrong with this, it does not add any schematic meaning. You can...

Refactor as you code

13 Mar 2019 | Best Practices
Refactoring a code refers to the process of altering the code without changing its functionality. Usually, it is done to reduce technical debt or to standardize our code. Sometimes code refactoring is viewed as a separate task that is done in a scheduled manner. Refactoring should not be a separate...

Optimising images in a website

12 Mar 2019 | SEO
Images are a huge part of a website which consumes a large chunk of bandwidth for a site. Larger images can significantly slow down a site. Hence optimizing image is a key part in site speed up. Image optimization is not just about compressing images. There is much more to...

Deleting unused online accounts

10 Feb 2019 | Privacy Security
I recently created a list of all my user accounts online by digging through all my old emails for the purposes of moving towards a password manager. I was surprised at the length of the list. The list included many accounts ranging from my social media accounts to the profiles...

String.Empty, string.Empty and “” in C#

28 Dec 2018 | C#
All the three above mentioned codes have the same value in C sharp, the value of an empty string. What is the difference between them and what must be used? Let us discuss These values are identical such that, String.Empty == string.Empty == “” will return true. Equating various empty...

Edge Switching To Chromium Is Not Bad, It Is Actually Good

07 Dec 2018 | Opinion Microsoft Edge
Microsoft recently announced that they are going to replace their browser’s rendering engine with Open Source Chromium engine. This news has received some mixed reaction. But there is a lot of good news and here are some of it. Better built-in browser One thing we all can agree is that...

My key takeaways from the 1st Linkedin site speedup meet

06 Oct 2018 | SEO Web Technologies
I attended an event of website performance organized LinkedIn, India conducted on 06, October 2018. It was an extremely useful event and I would like to share some key things that I learned. Linkedin site speed meetup banner image 1. Analyze and record everything The first thing is to record...

Constants and static readonly variables, A Comparison

10 Aug 2018 | C#
There are two ways to create a immutable variables in c#. One is by using static read-only functionality and the other is by using constants. Today we are going to see which approach is better. The main difference between the two is that the static read-only variables are initialized in...

NOLOCK is not bad

07 Aug 2018 | SQL
All over the internet when someone asks about using NOLOCK they are flooded with responses that say not to use it, never to use it, etc… But NOLOCK is not as bad as it is made to be. It is infact really good when used under right circumstances. NOLOCK can...

Best practices for writing SQL stored procedures

18 Jun 2018 | SQL Best Practices
Below are some of the best practices / code conventions for writing SQL stored procedures. 1. One function per stored procedure Always make sure that a stored procedure does only one task. If you are having a stored procedure doing multiple tasks split them. Reason: This makes the code modular,...

Securing your data in Web.config

05 Jun 2018 | .NET C# Security
Why use Web.config instead of say database? There are some advantages for storing data in web.config files. There are some things for instance database connection string that cannot be stored in a database. Storing data inside the code as Constants or Enums mean that it will be difficult to change...