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Archives / 2013
  • Integrate Microsoft Translator into your ASP.Net application

    In this article I am going to explain how easily you can integrate the Microsoft translator API to your ASP.Net application. Why we need a translation API? Once you published a website, you are opening a channel to the global audience. So making the web content available only in one language doesn’t cover all your audience. Especially when you are offering products/services it is important to provide contents in multiple languages. Users will be more comfortable when they see the content in their native language. How to achieve this, hiring translators and translate the content to all your user’s languages will cost you lot of money, and it is not a one time job, you need to translate the contents on the go. What is the alternative, we need to look for machine translation. Thankfully there are some translator engines available that gives you API level access, so that automatically you can translate the content and display to the user. Microsoft Translator API is an excellent set of web service APIs that allows developers to use the machine translation technology in their own applications.

  • Bundling and Minification in ASP.Net 4.5

    Being a web developer in these days is challenging as well as interesting. With HTML 5 specifications in place, the browsers adding more client side capabilities. JQuery is playing a major role in today’s client side development. As a developer you cannot stay away from these things, you need to adapt these. At the same time you cannot develop (at least not practical as cost/time wise) all those client side scripts, you need to depend on third party JQuery plug-ins to bring attractive user friendly interfaces. There are lots of plug-ins available over internet for free that allows to use in your website. If you are developing sites, you must be using use several plug-ins in your site.

  • ASP.Net Web API in Visual Studio 2010

    Recently for one of my project, it was necessary to create couple of services. In the past I was using WCF, since my Services are going to be utilized through HTTP, I was thinking of ASP.Net web API. So I decided to create a Web API project. Now the real issue is that ASP.Net Web API launched after Visual Studio 2010 and I had to use ASP.Net web API in VS 2010 itself. By default there is no template available for Web API in Visual Studio 2010.

  • Semantic Tags in HTML 5

    In December 2012, W3C has published the complete definition of HTML 5 specification. Already most of the browser vendors have implemented support for HTML 5 and you can expect future versions of browsers will have complete support of the specification. In the introduction of HTML 5, web developers faced some challenges to support their markup in non-HTML 5 browsers. This added some cost to web development. Now web developers can expect better browser support and all the browser vendors already announced their commitment to this standard.

  • Apply language packs to SharePoint 2013

    Any collaboration platform that allows teams to work together should have the user interface available in multiple languages. As a market leader in portals and collaboration technology, it is one of the important but easiest features to configure inside SharePoint 2013. Now a days it is common in enterprises to have teams mixed with people speaks different languages. Getting the menus and commands translated to user’s local language will increase the productivity for the user. In this walkthrough I am going to demonstrate how you can apply language pack in SharePoint 2013.