You’ve probably see on the wild on websites such as StackOverflow, but if you don’t know what it is, it is a single sign-on mechanism that allows user of your website to use his existing profile on an provider, such as Gmail, Yahoo, Wordpress, etc. so by providing this service on your website, you allow the user to login without gooing through all the hoops of creating and validating an account which is usable on a single website only. Continue reading

As a part of working in a Licensing component codebase, I’m checking commercial components to see how they implement licensing and the result, as you guess, is that mostly in-house (read dumb) lousy solutions are used for licensing and trial versioning. So if you see the key-gen for your application spread on the internet a couple of days after releasing a new version, maybe this post is meant for you. Continue reading

Lately I’ve been trying to blend three different technologies, namingly Sharepoint 2010, SSRS and Silverlight 4 into one application. The goal of the project was to display existing reports of SSRS plus some features of Sharepoint in a Silverlight application that runs inside Sharepoint or as an out of browser application. You may say that SSRS and Sharepoint already work together, so why add Silverlight to the equation? The thing is that customer was so happy with previous Silverlight applications we demoed, that they don’t like to working with old, flat html websites anymore and need a richer application to work with. Continue reading

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Hadi Eskandari

Developer, amateur photographer, coffee snob, husband and father.