What is the .NET Framework?

Microsoft introduced the .NET Framework in 2000 as a new approach to software development. The .NET Framework borrowed ideas from the best practices in the software industry as well as brought new ideas to the table in an effort to meet developer needs and requests.

Virtually all programming languages manage data at some point. The primary reason that communication between applications created using C++, Visual Basic, and other languages was difficult was because each language stored data being managed in a unique set of data types.

For example, an integer in one language may not represent an integer in another language. Data needed to be converted to common data types to communicate between languages.

The .NET Framework introduced a common set of data types (the Common Type System) that is used by all .NET-compliant languages (C++, Visual Basic, C#, etc). Thus all languages can easily intercommunicate. Code written by using the .NET Framework is compiled instead of interpreted resulting in much better performance than Java and competing technologies.

Microsoft took the Web development industry by storm with their .NET upgrade to ASP. ASP.NET put a new face on Web development through a compiled code architecture and improved state management and it provides access to the full functionality of the .NET Framework. ASP.NET is built around XML, supports the latest Web development standards, and allows for the creation of advanced Web Services.

The .NET Framework also provides improved data access and database integration through ADO.NET.

There are many more features and benefits of the .NET Framework than those mentioned here. The .NET Framework has become the leading software development environment available.

Waiting For A New Dawn!

Pakistan needs us badly, that much we realize but do we really understand what it means? I follow several leading Pakistani journalists on Facebook. For example, Mr.Javed Chaudhary, Dr.Shahid Masood and others. I couldn’t help noticing that nearly 80% of the comments on the statuses of these people are “Allah madad karay Pakistan kee” or “Allah he bachaye Pakistan kau”. We really need to stop this, all we do is sit on our couches and act like we care about Pakistan. This is not going to change anything, we need to educate ourselves, come up with creative ideas. Basically, we need to become more proactive. The root of all the problems we are facing today is because of our uneducated, corrupt and pathetic leaders. We need to end the menace of corruption to live in peace and tranquility.

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Pakistan is a third-world country with more than half the population living on less than a dollar a day.

The minimum wage set by the government is Rs.5000. This indicates that Pakistan is a poor country, but Pakistan is not a poor country…28,000,000,000,000 rupees have been deposited in Swiss Banks. If it were in Pakistan, it could be used for a “Tax free” budget for 30 years, 60 million jobs, 4 lane roads from any village to Islamabad, free supply to +500 social projects, financial help of Rs 20,000 per month to every citizen for 60 years, disbanding the need of World Bank and IMF loans.Source- Facebook, Express.

  • You are the light of the world. Shine, and darkness will disappear – Paulo Coelho.

Our struggles define us

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A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a minor opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any advancement. It seemed as if it had gotten as far as it could, and it could go no further so the man decided to aid the butterfly. He grabbed a pair of scissors and clipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon.

The butterfly then emerged effortlessly. However it had an enlarged body and small, shriveled wings.

The man continued to watch the butterfly expecting, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand which would then be able to support the body. However neither materialized! In fact, the butterfly would spend the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It would never be able to fly.

What the man, in his kindness and haste,  did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were Allah‘s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly in to its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

At times struggles are precisely what we need in our lives. If Allah allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been.

I asked for Wisdom……..Allah gave me problems to solve.

I asked for Prosperity……Allah gave me brain to think.

I asked for Courage………Allah gave me danger to overcome.

I asked for Love……….Allah gave me distressed people to help.

I asked for Favours………Allah gave me opportunities.

I received nothing I wanted……..I received everything I needed!

“So blessed be Allah, the best of creators!”
Sura The Believer (23) verse 14

Pakistan – Give all credit to the boys!

Australia’s undefeated streak just comes to an end, against the same opponents who beat them more than 10 years ago. Outstanding cricket from Pakistan. Nevertheless, a 34 game unbeaten streak is still something definitely to be proud off.

All credit to the boys! :P. They played terrific cricket.

Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi: “Thanks to all the fans who came from Pakistan to support us, we didn’t let you down. We had some plans and the boys stuck to them, all the bowlers did a great job and the credit goes to the bowlers. My shot was irresponsible at that stage, I know.”  It doesn’t matter what you do.. We love you Boom Boom Afridi.  🙂

All credit to the boys! :P. They played terrific cricket. Also, Brett Lee just lost his first World Cup game, at the age of 34. Poor him,  as he took 4-28 from eight overs and was single-handedly trying to get Australia to win.

Pakistan can now focus on a quarter-final with the West Indies and soon the ICC WorldCup 2011. Pakistan Zindabad!! 😀 😀 😀

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