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Designing a notification system

Posted on April 26, 2017 by in Node.Js, SQL

It has become common for any social mobile or web app to support notifications and track user activities within that application.

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Dynamics Dev Helpmate

Posted on April 25, 2017 by in CRM Solutions

INTRODUCTION

Dynamics Dev Helpmate – was developed as a bookmarklet for Microsoft Dynamics 365 developers. The idea behind this is to minimize the efforts and time in accomplishing the tasks related to customizations & navigations. This tool supports MS CRM 2013 and above versions.

FEATURES OF DYNAMICS DEV HELPMATE

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Dynamics 365: Trigger action using JS

Posted on April 20, 2017 by in CRM Solutions

Trigger action using JS

In many cases we may encounter a requirement where we are required to perform server side logic utilizing client side events (onchange, onsave, onload…etc) in MS CRM. We generally prefer to use actions for dealing with these kinds of operations.

So in this blog, we’ll take a detailed look at how to trigger an action and retrieve the action output parameters using script with a simple example.

Example

Let us create a simple action which will trigger on save of the account and create a primary contact.

Schema Migration in CakePHP 3.x

Posted on April 17, 2017 by in PHP Solutions

Introduction

In this blog, we’re going to look at the purpose of the schema migration tool provided by CakePHP and the benefits of using it in our project(s).

What does it do

CakePHP provides a plugin called migration which is supported by the core team. This plugin is a wrapper for the database migrations library Phinx.

Using a migration file we can create or drop tables, add or remove columns, create indexes and even insert data into our database. A migration file contains PHP script which handles our schema.

Reusable class for UI controls on iOS

Posted on March 20, 2017 by in iOS

Introduction

Most of the UI controls are usually provided by Apple while developing an app. Depending up on the requirements, it is common to change the default behavior and design of a UI control to create an app with uniform look and feel.

It is not only tedious but a bad practice to design/alter each control separately. Moreover, the process of altering each control not only time-consuming and cost-intensive but often prone to human error which could cause all sorts of compatibility problems with any other interdependent apps or systems.

iOS App Launch using Geo-fencing

Posted on February 24, 2017 by in iOS

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QB Remote Connector

Posted on February 23, 2017 by in Quickbooks

QuickBooks SDK is a time tested option while doing custom programming against any flavor of QuickBooks Desktop edition. This SDK is based on COM with two interfaces: QBFC and QBXML.

QBFC uses pre-defined objects to build XML requests, whereas much of the plumbing has to be done by you with QBXML that includes XML serialization and deserialization.

While it is a breeze to consume the SDK from .NET based languages, the same is not true with other popular languages/frameworks such as PHP, Java, Node.js etc., because of the SDK’s roots in COM. Common problem across programming languages/frameworks is connecting to a remote instance of QuickBooks and perform pull/push of data.

MS SQL Server Cell/Column Level Encryption & Decryption

Posted on February 15, 2017 by in SQL

Introduction

Database is a wonderful tool to store information and to look at the data in different ways to make decisions, present an opinion etc. However, the same data can pose a big problem should it fall in the hands of unscrupulous people and the impact can be more devastating if it has sensitive information such as Credit Card/Bank Account numbers, personal Telephone/Email details. For some organizations, it is mandatory to meet stringent data security regulations such as PCI-DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, or GLBA/FFIEC. Hence all such sensitive information must be encrypted in order to protect the customers and avoid data loss in the event of data breach.

This article focuses on how to do data encryption in Microsoft SQL Server by looking at the available options.

Common mistakes while working with CakePHP index page views

Posted on February 3, 2017 by in PHP Solutions

At some point of time as developers, we all go through a situation where we have a short deadline and a hand-full of work. In such situations if we are working with CakePHP index views, this blog may help you avoid some common mistakes. For this tutorial, we are targetting CakePHP 2 and CakePHP 3.

Prerequisite

  • Knowledge on CakePHP views

Dynamics 365 - Add Icons to Entity Views

Posted on January 21, 2017 by in CRM Solutions

1.   Introduction

Microsoft Dynamics 365 has a new feature added for customizing entity views, where-in we can add custom icons with tool-tip text to display in a column depending on the column value; we can also specify localized tool-tip text.

This can be done by using JavaScript web resource and icons as image web resource. Below are the steps to add icons and tool-tips to entity view.