Add a parameter (or even more then one) to Flex event listener

Hi All, Well, sometimes you find yourself needing a work around to a default framework or language behavior. I found myself needing exactly that on an application I’m building. No matter what I did I couldn’t find a “normal” way of doing what I did. This is actually a pretty efficient way of creating your own event listener. We will talk about the button and we’ll add an event listener.

Number of open connections SQL server

Hi all, Normally, when you’re coding on a website or a system you’re probably using connection to an SQL server database. When you are the coder or you are a consultant coming to a company to check the code or the server or anything else for that matter, you sometimes need to check the number of connections that are open right now. This can be done to check the quality of the code regarding connections.

Share your local drives over RDP – Windows 7

Hi All, You probably work quite a bit with RDP connections to multiple servers around the globe. I’m currently running 6 servers in Israel, 4 in the US and some more around the world. Uploading materials or downloading is sometimes quite a mission to handle if you don’t know this crazy little method. You can share your local drives so that it will be visible to remote connections you manage, those drives are only mapped when you are connected and not someone else, so they are secure and easy to use.

Delete all tables in sql database

Hi all, Recently I encountered a bizarre request, I had to delete all the tables from an Sql database. The reason is even more bizarre. The client had a system auto creating them without making sure if they exist first. Ao, I had to write some code to first delete all the tables. I thought maybe other people like me may encounter the same issue, so I wrote some code for it.

Using jQuery tree for database data

Hi, This blog post is actually to answer a really nice guy from a forum (.Net) I run in Hebrew, but I thought it will be really nice to write about it in general. I get lots of questions regarding the concept of using jQuery (in general) with .net and database data. I actually blame Microsoft for having the tutorials in their website teaching only SqlDataSource, which I never used and recommend that you don’t use too.

Hebrew version is coming soon

Hello all, I know I know, a lot have asked me to open a hebrew version for my blog. Well, it is coming very soon (I believe in 2 weeks). I’ll keep ya posted. 10x

What is Kenso…?

Hi all, A lot of people are reading my Web Development blog or following me on twitter have been asking me, what is Kenso? What does that word mean? Well, I’ll tell you what it isn’t, It’s not my last name Kenso is a word in Japanese meaning “economical and simple”. In case you don’t believe me, here’s a screenshot from a dictionary online. That’s it

Interview Questions (flex) – What do you say?

Hi all, as you know, I work as a full time freelancer in RIA and web development. Once in a while like every service provider I have to meet with new clients to maybe start working with them on new projects, or work with the company as a consultant. Usually when I go to this kind of a meeting, my portfolio speaks for itself and we get down to business in no time.

Add new website IIS 7 (Vista)

Hello all, For all of us programmers or web developers working with websites, you know the need to open more then one website (by default) on your development machine. Sometime you need all a website to stand on its own and not be a sub directory or a virtual directory (like: http://localhost/your_webiste). Why, well let’s say your using URL rewriting, then you need to use parent path’s like so: 1: <img src="

Solo standalone mp3 player to embed in a page

Client’s request: I want an mp3 player on my website (html), a kind of player which the user can’t pause or stop the song, also I want it to work in all browsers with no problem. After explaining to him this is not very common and urged him to think it over, he insisted and I had to do what he asked me to. Because of the cross-browser need, I had to use Flash/Flex for this job, but I also wanted to make this as reusable as possible for other project or for distribution as a component which I think a lot will want to use.