Building Objects from XML of eBay API with LINQ

In this post, I’d like to illustrate the power of LINQ with code sample. I query the web service published by eBay. Refer to this article about eBay API concepts.   EbayItem.cs namespace LINQ2EbayResponse {     class EbayItem     {         public string ItemID { get; set; }         public string Title { get; set;…

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What Facebook means for the enterprise

It is Facebook’s heyday probably. Every tiny breath of Facebook will attract lots of discussion and review among major media and tech blog. It is successful to some extent if you don’t care its current sheet too much. But can we mirror Facebook’s popularity to Enterprise? Let’s start with my experiences with Facebook. I’ve got…


"Search engine cannot make any money"

Some of my best friends complaint that my blog was over technical for them. With customer-oriented spirit and inspired by Socct Berkun’s the Myths of Innovation, I composed this eye-catching-titled post talking about how to innovate and influence people to adopt your ideas. J Our world becomes as it is today pretty much because many innovative people…

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Adding column to existing table and populate with default value

From time to time, we run into the scenarios of adding new columns to existing table with millions of records to meet emerging business needs. And these new columns often need initialized with default value. In this post, I’d like to illustrate my solution for such problems. Let us assume, Database: TestDB Existing table: TestTable…

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