Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Ankur Patel

learn ASP.NET (read all 6 entries…)
Project Work is over..

If you have basic knowledge of ASP then one can easily grab ASP.NET Web Technology, I started reading book Beginning ASP.NET with Visual C#.Net 2003, and i develop my mini-project in .Net framework v1.1. It is worth doing if you have short duration projects and want to develop Web Application with database support.

learn ASP.NET (read all 6 entries…)
WebMark: Social Bookmarking Application

From last 6 days i was working on WebMatrix IDE and MSDE 2000 to complete my project. It is almost over and i need 3 full days to integrate all Web Forms and Pages.
Its fun when you work from morning to evening on one IDE and try to solve the problems. Many of the problem i hv faced..
1) Adding WebMark button on browser toolbar.
2) Adding hyperlink on Datagrid’s data field
3) Navigating frames by clicking on server side button
4) Retriving the query string values.
Thats all from today..

learn ASP.NET (read all 6 entries…)
MSDE 2000 over Network

MSDE 2000(Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop engine) integrated in Web Matrix IDE. Yesterday i made data report. I used osql utility to administrater my database. But my installed MSDE is for single system and run application on local system. Then i know that to run application over network, parameter DISABLENETWORKPROTOCOLS=0 and SECURITYMODE=SQL (mixed authentication of Windows and SQL Server). I reinstalled it today, now i am able to run my data report over the network. Its fun… and One nice feature of Web Matrix that i discover is Community Suport – One can chat over MSN messanger, Forum, even ASP.NET books list and site list is also available. Thats all from today…

learn ASP.NET (read all 6 entries…)
MSDE 2000 thin DB

I installed this DB in My system, and now i m looking for Creation of Tables/Database Commands.. Web Matrix has data Connection facility with MSDE… I like Multi-thread Database facility of this DB..
So two days holiday, so i learn some MS SQL command, these command are different from ORACLE SQL

learn C# (read all 4 entries…)
C# Variables and Server Side Controls

C# Variables:
Same as C++ variables only thing is to provide rich data types, and large memory space to store variables. Also Scope of variable is same as in C++, but Advantage is to Hashtable and SortedList types.
Server Side Controls:
Again similar to HTML controls but it provides more controls like Calender, DataGrid…
so i finished 3 chapter and move towards to 4th one which is Operators and Looping, Branching..

learn ASP.NET (read all 6 entries…)
Web Matrix ASP.NET IDE

Very lightweight IDE for designing web forms in ASP.NET, which supports VB.NET, C#, J# as language. only 1.3 MB, one can download it from It has inbuild web server to run web forms.
yesterday i tried to install it. Installtion is finished.
but new problem that i hv 3 web server which was run on PC
1) IIS port 80
2) Apache port 8080
3) Web Matrix’s inbuild one port 1800

so i can’t able to run my DBconnection.aspx page on any of them. so i hv to stop above 2 servers then it will works.
but we need IntelliSense feature like Visual Web Developer 2005 beta version has..
thats all for today, so no system it ready for my Project…

learn C# (read all 4 entries…)
5th sem Project

I’ll make On-line bookmark for my college as database project so on can access his/her bookmarks from any PC in Lab. So i started reading C# and database connectivity with oracle…

I really like this connectivity
1) with any RDBMS (just use OLE DB , and 4 to 5 line code)
2) with XML (just open XML file , read it and bind it with dataGrid, again 4-5 line code)

learn ASP.NET (read all 6 entries…)
Getting Started

i bought ASP.NET database with C# (wrox publication) and start reading. right now i m on 3 chapter(server side controls ans C# variables). First i hv to make system ready for my 5 th sem project (Database project – Online Bookmark)
so i need
1) Windows Xp prof. or Windows 2003 server
2) .NET framework redistributable version 1.1
3) MDAC 2.8 (database drivers)
4) Web Matrix or Visual Web Developer 2005 IDE for ASP.NET

so i downloaded all above today.. but i m not able to download MDAC 2.8 becoz it ask for windows and browser verification codes. any way i’ll connect using ODP.NET to Oracle database.

learn C# (read all 4 entries…)
Book for C#

Can anybody suggest me good book on C#.
I heard name of few books
1) C# Complete reference by Herbert Scheidt
2) beginning C# programming (wrox publication)
beside this any good book will be appreciated..

learn C# (read all 4 entries…)
Migration from Java to C#

I know java (core java). And may be i finished The complete reference book by june 2005 and then i will start C# and ASP.NET , C# is very similar to Java , and I want to developed my 5th Semester project in .NET environment, so i thought C# is best. but we need to make project that has some database interaction so i combine both C# and ASP.Net. I know ASP so i can easily finished ASP.NET within a month.



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