Thus said a Yogi ~ Thoughts and Musings By Bipin Joshi
Bipin Joshi is an independent software consultant and trainer by profession specializing in Microsoft web development technologies. Having embraced the Yoga way of life he is also a yoga mentor, meditation teacher, and spiritual guide to his students. He is a prolific author and writes regularly about software development and yoga on his websites. He is programming, meditating, writing, and teaching for over 24 years. To know more about him go here.

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CRUD using gRPC, EF Core, and ASP.NET Core (Part - 4)
In Part -1, Part - 2, and Part -3 of this article you learned to create and consume the EmployeeCRUD service in ASP.NET Core. This concluding part of this series discusses some limitations that you should be aware of while deploying gRPC services with real-world applications.
Posted On : 18 Nov 2019
CRUD using gRPC, EF Core, and ASP.NET Core (Part - 3)
In Part -1 and Part - 2 of this article you created EmployeeCRUD service definition using Protocol Buffer language and also implemented it in EmployeeCRUDService class. So, our gRPC service is now ready. In this part we will consume the service in an ASP.NET Core MVC application. Begin by opening the GrpcService1 project you created earlier. Add a new ASP.NET Core MVC application in the same solution. Then copy the Protos folder from the GrpcService1 project into the newly created MVC application. At this stage your Solution Explorer will look like this.
Posted On : 04 Nov 2019
CRUD using gRPC, EF Core, and ASP.NET Core (Part - 2)
In Part -1 of this article you created EmployeeCRUD service definition using Protocol Buffer language. The EmployeeCRUD.proto file and EF Core model is now ready. In this part you will create the EmployeeCRUD service based on the structure defined in the .proto file. To begin, open the project created in Part -1 and expand the Services folder. Rename the service file to EmployeeCRUDService.cs. At this point the Solutions Explorer will look like this.
Posted On : 28 Oct 2019
CRUD using gRPC, EF Core, and ASP.NET Core (Part - 1)
If you have read about the new features of ASP.NET core 3.0, you are probably aware that it supports gRPC, a framework for building services using Remote Procedure Call (RPC). I won't go into the dry information about what gRPC is and how it can help you solve software problems in this article. This multipart article creates a simple yet complete example that performs CRUD operations on the Employees table of Northwind database. As you develop this example you will get chance to familiarize yourself with the basics of gRPC as implemented in .NET Core 3.0.
Posted On : 21 Oct 2019
Push data to client using ASP.NET Core Web API and Server Sent Events
Server Sent Events or SSE allow you to send push messages from the server to client. They come handy when you have a lengthy processing going on the server and want to notify the client from time to time about the status or intermediate results of the processing. In this article you will learn how SSE can be used to push data from Web API to the JavaScript client.
Posted On : 14 Oct 2019
JSON to XML / XML to JSON conversion in .NET Core
JSON is a preferred format for transferring data over the wire in modern web apps. However, at times you need to deal with XML data format. Moreover, you might want to handle JSON and XML in the same application. For example, you might be receiving data in JSON from a Web API and then you might want to feed it to another service that expects input in XML format. Such situations are common when you are integrating old and new software systems.
Posted On : 07 Oct 2019
Upload Files Using jQuery Ajax and JavaScript Interop in Blazor
Uploading files from client machine to the server is one of the fundamental operations in web applications. In ASP.NET Core MVC applications you can accomplish this task easily using HTML5 file input field and server side logic. However, Blazor doesn't have any built-in facility (so far) for uploading files. You either need to use some third-party solution or device your own technique to accomplish the task.
Posted On : 30 Sep 2019
ASP.NET Core 3.0 - Ten features beginners should know
If you are tracking the progress of ASP.NET Core, you are probably aware that .NET Core 3 and ASP.NET Core 3.0 are being released at .NET Conf 2019. There are many exciting feature additions and improvements to the latest version of ASP.NET Core. You might have already stumbled upon the prominent ones. In this article I am enumerating over ten features / improvements for beginners that are worth noting. My aim is to quickly mention them here so that you can explore them in more detail by visiting Microsoft's official channels such as product documentation and Channel 9.
Posted On : 23 Sep 2019
Utilize new data provider for SQL Server in ASP.NET Core apps
If you are developing database centric web applications for quite some time you have probably used SQL Server data provider a.k.a. System.Data.SqlClient. There are two code bases of SQL Server data provider - one that comes with .NET Framework and another that comes with .NET Core. Now Microsoft has developed a new data provider for SQL Server that is available in Microsoft.Data.SqlClient package.
Posted On : 16 Sep 2019
Change Default Location of Views and Razor Pages in ASP.NET Core
ASP.NET Core MVC web applications typically store view files under Views folder and Razor Pages are stored under Pages folder. Although this default location is what you want in most of the applications, at times you may want to store views and pages in some different folder. To that end this short article shows how to accomplish just that.
Posted On : 09 Sep 2019
पर्यावरण स्नेही योगोपासना
आजकाल सर्व सुशिक्षित समाजामध्ये पर्यावरण संरक्षण आणि संवर्धनाचे महत्व ताविषयी जागरूकता आलेली आहे. मग तो प्लास्टिकचा वापर असो किंवा मातीच्या गणेशमूर्ती असोत किंवा फटाके असोत. प्रत्येक पर्यावरण स्नेही आपापल्या परीने छोट्या-छोट्या गोष्टींद्वारे या कार्यास हातभार लावण्याचा प्रयत्न करत आहे. आज त्या दृष्टीने योग, उपासना, अध्यात्म इत्यादी विषयांत गोडी असणाऱ्या साधकांना काही खारीचा वाटा उचलता येईल का ते पाहणार आहोत.
Posted On : 18 Nov 2019
कार्तिक स्वामी जन्माचे लज्जागौरी कनेक्शन
आज त्रिपुरी पौर्णिमा अर्थात कार्तिक पौर्णिमा आहे. आजच्या दिवशी भगवान शंकराने त्रिपुरासुराचा वध केला होता. ती कथा सुप्रसिद्धच आहे. त्यामुळे त्याच्या खोलात जात नाही. आजच्या दिवशी भगवान शंकराची उपासना तर करतातच परंतु त्याचबरोबर कार्तिकस्वामीची उपासना सुद्धा करतात.
Posted On : 12 Nov 2019
हिवाळ्यातील अजपा कुंडलिनी साधना
या वर्षी पाऊस फारच लांबलेला आहे. त्यामुळे ऋतूचक्र काहीसं विस्कळीत झालेलं आहे. हळूहळू थंडीची चाहूल लागेल अशी आशा करूयात. त्याच अनुषंगाने हिवाळ्यात अजपा कुंडलिनी साधना करणाऱ्या योगसाधकांनी काय काळजी घ्यावी त्याबद्दल काही गोष्टी आजच्या या लेखात सांगणार आहे. मुद्दामच हिवाळा सुरु होण्याच्या आगोदर ह्या गोष्टी सांगतोय म्हणजे ज्यांना कराव्याशा वाटतील त्यांना तयारी करायला पुरेसा अवधी मिळेल.
Posted On : 04 Nov 2019
त्याचेच त्या कळाले तो राजहंस एक
भारतीय अध्यात्मशास्त्रात वेगवेगळ्या गद्य आणि पद्य ग्रंथांत हंस पक्षाचे रूपक वापरलेलं आहे. हंस पक्षी हा मुळातच राजबिंडा आहे. पांढरा शुभ्र रंग, काहीशी नाजूक, लवचिक पण भक्कम मान, बहारदार पंख असं त्याचं रूप कोणालाही मोहून टाकेल असंच आहे. प्राचीन भारतीय ऋषीमुनींना आणि योग्यांनाही त्याच्या रूपाचं आकर्षण वाटत आलेलं आहे आणि त्यांनी त्याला अध्यात्मशास्त्रात बेमालूमपणे गुंफलेल आहे.
Posted On : 28 Oct 2019
दिवाळीच्या रात्री कुंडलिनी साधना
भारतीय अध्यात्मशास्त्रात मंत्रमय उपासनेला आत्यंतिक महत्व आहे. मूळ आगम-निगम शास्त्रात उगम असलेळ्या मंत्रशास्त्राचे महत्व ओळखून भगवान शंकराने सात्विक मंत्र आणि योग याची जुंपणी मंत्रयोगात केली. मंत्र म्हटला की त्याचा जप हा ओघाने आलाच आणि जप म्हटलं की त्यांद्वारे मंत्रातील चैतन्याची जागृतीही ओघाने आलीच. हठयोग किंवा राजयोगाच्या तुलनेत मंत्रयोग काहीसा मंदगतीचा मार्ग आहे. त्यामुळेच मंत्राचे जेंव्हा हजारो-लाखो वेळा विधीविधानासाहित उच्चारण करावे तेंव्हा कुठे तो सिद्ध होतो. यात लागणारा वेळ लक्षात घेता प्राचीन योग्यांनी काही असे उपाय शोधून काढले की ज्यांमुळे मंत्रसिद्धी शीघ्रगतीने होण्यास मदत मिळेल.
Posted On : 21 Oct 2019
Let Yoga postures become the stepping stone to your meditation practice
Rakesh, a friend-of-friend, approached me with a peculiar problem. He worked as a software developer in a reputed company and was suffering from work related stress for a few years. An year ago he and his family realized that the stress is affecting his health. And he decided to visit a doctor. As a part of the overall treatment his doctor also suggested him to include meditation, soothing music, and such relaxation techniques in his daily routine. Since this suggestion was coming from a doctor Rakesh decided to take it seriously and joined a nearby yoga institute.
Posted On : 14 Oct 2019
Ajapa Japa and Mysterious Fourth Pranayama
In my previous article I enumerated over a set of Pranayamas and their benefits. The previous article presented Hatha Yoga point of view of the subject matter. Hatha Yoga has always given great emphasis on Pranayama as a tool for cleansing and Kundalini awakening. It would be equally interesting to take a quick look at Pranayama from Raja Yoga point of view. To that end this article discusses what Patanjali Yoga Sutras (PYS) have to say about Pranayama and its utility in spiritual development of a yoga practitioner.
Posted On : 07 Oct 2019
Add These Ten Powerful Pranayamas To Your Happiness Routine
Pranayama is one of the most important and powerful practice of classical Hatha Yoga. Although Pranayama is commonly equated with breathing exercises, it's far more than that. Prana is the life energy and Ayama is its proper control. Just like any other form of energy Prana is also invisible and difficult to manipulate directly.
Posted On : 30 Sep 2019
कुंडलिनी शक्तीत दशमहाविद्यांचे एकीकरण
आठवड्या-दोन-आठवड्यात नवरात्र सुरु होणार आहे. नवरात्र म्हटलं की देवीची विविध रूपांत उपासना ही ओघाने आलीच. शक्ती उपासनेत आदिशक्तीची उपासना दहा स्वरूपांत करण्याची प्रथा पाचीन काळापासून सुरु आहे. ही दहा स्वरूपे कोणती तर काली, तारा, छिन्नमस्ता, षोडशी, भुवनेश्वरी, त्रिपुरभैरवी, धूमावती, बगलामुखी, मातंगी आणि कमला.
Posted On : 16 Sep 2019
हठयोगातील बालविधवा आणि कुलवधू
प्राचीन योगाग्रंथांची खासियत ही आहे की त्यांत योग विज्ञान तर ओतप्रोत भरलेलं आहे परंतु ते अशा भाषेत प्रस्तुत केलेलं आहे की सर्वसामान्य माणसाच्या पकडीत ते सापडू नये. याला गोपनीयता म्हणा किंवा काव्यात्मकता म्हणा किंवा क्लिष्टता म्हणा पण ती योगग्रंथांचा अविभाज्य घटक बनलेली आहे. कुंडलिनी योगमार्गावरून वाटचाल करू इच्छिणाऱ्या साधकाला कधी ना कधी या गुढरम्य भाषेचा सामना करावा लागतो. त्यावेळेस ही भाषा एकतर त्याला स्वतःला एखादं कोडं सोडवल्याप्रमाणे decode करावी लागते किंवा एखाद्या जाणकार माणसाकडून ती समजून घ्यावी लागते. आजच्या या लेखात अशी दोन उदाहरणे पाहुया.
Posted On : 09 Sep 2019
Beginning XML with C# 7
(Apress, November 2017)

Master the basics of XML as well as the namespaces and objects you need to know in order to work efficiently with XML. You'll learn extensive support for XML in everything from data access to configuration, from raw parsing to code documentation. You will see clear, practical examples that illustrate best practices in implementing XML APIs and services as part of your C#-based Windows applications. In this book, you’ll discover the integration of XML with ADO.NET and LINQ as well as additional .NET support for today's RESTful web services and Web API. Written by a Microsoft Certified Professional and developer, this book demystifies everything to do with XML and C# 7.
Beginning SOLID Principles and Design Patterns for ASP.NET Developers
(Apress, March 2016)

This book teaches you all the essential knowledge required to learn and apply time-proven SOLID principles of object-oriented design and important design patterns in ASP.NET 5 (recently renamed ASP.NET Core 1.0) applications. You will learn to write server-side as well as client-side code that makes use of proven practices and patterns. This book contains detailed descriptions of how to apply Creational, Structural and Behavioral GoF design patterns along with some Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture. Also covered are a few Popular JavaScript code organization techniques and patterns.
Beginning jQuery 2 for ASP.NET Developers
(APress, December 2013)

Beginning jQuery 2 for ASP.NET Developers teaches you to harness the power, versatility and extensibility of jQuery in your ASP.NET Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC applications. By combining jQuery with ASP.NET you get the best of both worlds: the client-side interactivity and responsiveness of JavaScript with the robustness and extensibility of Microsoft's web stack. Beginning jQuery 2 for ASP.NET Developers shows you how.
HTML5 Programming for ASP.NET Developers
(APress, November 2012)

HTML5 Programming for ASP.NET Developers teaches you to harness the power and flexibility of HTML5 in your ASP.NET Web Forms and ASP.NET MVC applications. Focusing on the programmable features of HTML5 that will be most useful to you as an ASP.NET developer, this book will take you straight to the heart of what you can get out of this new technology.
नाथ संकेतींचा दंशु
(फेब्रुवारी २०१५)


कुंडलिनी योगमार्ग विनाकारण गुढतेच्या आणि क्लिष्टतेच्या वलयात झाकोळला गेला आहे. सर्वसामान्य संसारी साधक कुंडलिनी योगमार्गापासून दूरच राहिला आहे. कुंडलिनी योगमार्गाच्या अनेक परंपरा आहेत. त्यांच्या साधनामार्गातही भिन्नता आहे. या सर्व पसार्‍यातून सर्वसामान्य साधकाला समजतील, जमतील आणि फायदा मिळवून देतील अशी मूलतत्वे आणि साधना यांचे सहज सोप्या भाषेत विश्लेषण करणे हे या पुस्तकाचे मुख्य उद्दीष्ट आहे.
शिवोपासना
(मार्च २०११)


भारतवर्षामधे अनादी काळापासून शिवोपासना आणि योग प्रचलित आहे. कूर्म पूराणात निःसंदिग्धपणे असे सांगितले आहे की शंकर हे कलियुगातल्या मानवांसाठीचे दैवत आहे. शिव उपासनेचे योगमार्गावरील महत्व, शिवलिंग, पुजा इत्यादींचा योगशास्त्रीय अर्थ, शैव दर्शनाची मुलतत्वे, रुद्राक्षधारण विधी, कालसापेक्ष शिव उपासना कशी करावी इत्यादी गोष्टी सोप्या भाषेत विशद करणारे पुस्तक.
देवाच्या डाव्या हाती
(प्रथम आवृत्ती - मार्च २००९, द्वितीय आवृत्ती - ऑक्टोबर २०११, तृतीय आवृत्ती - फेब्रुवारी २०१७)


कुंडलिनी योग अध्यात्म जीवनाचा राजमार्ग आहे. जगदंबा कुंडलिनीला जागृत करून तीचे सहस्रार स्थित शिवाशी सामरस्य घडवून आणणे हे कुंडलिनी योगमार्गाचे मुलतत्व. अनेकदा कुंडलिनी योग गूढतेच्या अनावश्यक धुक्याने वेढलेला आठळतो. हा मार्ग फक्त जंगलात वा हिमालयात वास्तव्य करणार्‍या योग्यांसाठीच आहे असा गैरसमज बहुतांशी लोकांमधे आढळतो. देवाच्या डाव्या हाती' या पुस्तकात श्री. बिपीन जोशी यांनी स्वतःचे कुंडलिनी योगमार्गावरील अनुभव विषद केले आहेत. एक नवखा साधक ते योगी या प्रवासात त्यांना कोणत्या अडचणी आल्या, त्यांनी मोठ्या जिद्दीने हा प्रवास कसा पार केला याचे प्रभावी वर्णन या पुस्तकात आढळते. 
Beginning XML with C# 2008: From Novice to Professional
(APress, April 2008)

Beginning XML with C# 2008 focuses on XML and how it is used within .NET 3.5. As you’d expect of a modern application framework, .NET 3.5 has extensive support for XML in everything from data access to configuration, from raw parsing to code documentation. This book demystifies all of this. It explains the basics of XML as well as the namespaces and objects you need to know in order to work efficiently with XML. You will see clear, practical examples that illustrate best practices in action. With this book, you’ll learn everything you need to know from the basics of reading and writing XML data to using the DOM, from LINQ and SQL Server integration to SOAP and web services.
Pro .NET 2.0 XML
(APress, April 2007)


XML is the de facto language for communication within and between distributed applications, whether they are on the Internet or a corporate network. XML is successful because of two strengths: it has a highly-structured human readable format and it can be transmitted as pure text. No matter how disparate applications and their architectures may be, text files can always be read, and therefore can accept XML data. This makes XML-based solutions advantageous over rival technologies like remoting. Pro .NET 2.0 XML is the first book to provide a complete solution to XML on the .NET Framework 2.0 including the new .NET 3.0 extensions that are being released in January 2007. It provides you with everything you need to know to take advantage of XML in every aspect of your job including integration with Windows Communication Foundation.
Developer's Guide to ASP.NET 3.5
(BinaryIntellect Consulting, November 2007)


This book is about ASP.NET 3.5. It teaches you most of the concepts that you need to make yourself up and running with ASP.NET 3.5. It looks at ASP.NET 3.5 as a complete platform for web application development. You will find many topics that are equally applicable in ASP.NET 1.x and 2.0 also. Care has been taken that you need not refer any 1.x or 2.0 book for understanding the concepts. Master ASP.NET 3.5 development using C# and Visual Studio.NET 2008. Learn ASP.NET from ground up. Design professional looking web sites with server controls, Master Pages and Themes. Develop data driven web forms with ADO.NET and data bound controls. Secure your web application with Membership and Roles. Develop AJAX spiced web sites. Write ASMX and WCF services. Understand the configuration, compilation and deployment techniques.
Developer's Guide to ASP.NET 2.0
(BinaryIntellect Consulting, November 2005)


Since Microsoft introduced ASP.NET the overall web application development is revolving around ASP.NET as far as Microsoft product based solutions are concerned. ASP.NET brought a major shift in the way applications are built and deployed. Web applications suddenly became so rich and powerful! Continuing the same wave further Microsoft has introduced ASP.NET 2.0. The new version is totally backward compatible with ASP.NET 1.x. However, it introduces some major enhancements and additions. While building version 2.0 the goal of ASP.NET team within Microsoft has been to reduce the amount of code that developers are writing today to a great degree. Version 2.0 brings more than 40 new controls and provides many new classes and concepts. With these additions ASP.NET 2.0 is poised to be stronger, flexible and powerful than ever before. This book is about ASP.NET 2.0. It teaches you most of the concepts that you need to make yourself up and running with ASP.NET 2.0. There are books that cover just the new additions to ASP.NET infrastructure. This book is different. It looks at ASP.NET 2.0 as a complete platform for web application development. You will find many topics that are equally applicable in ASP.NET 1.x also. Care has been taken that you need not refer to any 1.x book for understanding the concepts.
Pro ADO.NET with VB .NET 1.1
(APress, November 2004)

Calling all VB .NET programmers and web developers! This highly anticipated book provides thorough instruction for using ADO.NET, supported with numerous relevant code examples and extensive technical information. So whether you're developing web applications using ASP.NET, Windows Forms applications, or XML Web Services, you will become adept at maximizing .NET's data access technology. Topics include: ADO.NET data architecture; data readers, adapters, and DataSets; safer development with XML Schemas; data relationships; and ADO.NETs built-in support and performance optimization. With such valuable content, you will come to master a solution-oriented approach to ADO.NET.
Professional ADO.NET with VB.NET
(WROX Press, December 2002)

ADO.NET is Microsoft's latest data access technology and, as an integral part of the .NET Framework, is far more than just an ADO upgrade. ADO.NET provides an extensive set of .NET classes that facilitate efficient access to data in a large variety of sources, enable sophisticated manipulation and sorting of data, and form an important framework within which to implement inter-application communication. This book provides a comprehensive guide to using ADO.NET, with plenty of practical code examples and extensive technical information. Whether you're developing web applications using ASP.NET, Windows Forms applications, or XML Web Services, this book will show you how to use .NET's data access technology to maximum effect. Along the way, it looks at: Understanding the architecture of the ADO.NET data providers, Reading and writing data with data readers, data adapters and DataSets, Making development safer with XML Schemas and strongly typed DataSets, Defining constraints on and relationships between your data, Using ADO.NET's built-in support for transactional processing, Optimizing the performance and security of your ADO.NET applications, Developing your own data provider for a custom data source.
Professional XML for .NET Developers
(WROX Press, December 2001)

XML is now an established technology for the description and transportation of data, and has made a major impact on almost every aspect of software development. When Microsoft introduced the .NET Framework, they took advantage of XML wherever they could. No other technology is so tightly bound with .NET as XML, both at the developer level and underlying the whole framework. This book aims to give the reader enough information to be able to use XML from within the .NET Framework in the most efficient manner possible. It will explain in detail the usage of all the XML-related .NET Framework library classes for the manipulation, validation, transformation, and serialization of XML data, using both C# and Visual Basic .NET. It also looks at how the developer can utilize the full power of XML within the .NET Framework, for example, with the new XML capabilities of ADO.NET and ASP.NET. As is demonstrated, the .NET Framework itself uses XML, in configuration files, meta data, and C#'s XML code documentation mechanism, for example. This book is aimed at intermediate-level programmers who have started on their journey towards .NET development, and who want to see how to use XML within their applications to its best advantage. Basic knowledge of C# or Visual Basic .NET, XML, and XML related technologies (XSLT, XPath, and XML Schemas) is necessary.
Professional ADO.NET
(WROX Press, November 2001)

ADO.NET is Microsoft's latest data access technology and, as an integral part of the .NET Framework, is far more than simply an upgrade of previous incarnations of ADO. ADO.NET provides an extensive set of .NET classes that facilitate efficient access to data from a large variety of sources, enable sophisticated manipulation and sorting of data, and forms an important framework within which to implement inter-application communication and XML Web Services. This book provides a comprehensive guide to using ADO.NET, with plenty of practical code examples, extensive technical information, and a detailed case study. Whether you are developing Web Applications using ASP.NET, Windows Forms applications, or XML Web Services, this book will show you how to utilize .NET's data access technology to maximum effect.

ASP.NET Core, SOLID Principles, and Design Patterns

Now a days there are many learning options available to .NET developers. But if you are looking for more structured, code intensive, and down-to-earth learning experience we would be happy to help. Instructor-led online courses for individuals and small groups conducted by Bipin Joshi. Get in touch with our web team for registration and more details.
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Lots of hands-ons with real-world examples
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Ajapa Dhyana for Kundalini and Chakras

Now a days there are many learning options available to spiritual seekers. But if you are looking for more structured, authentic, and blissful meditative yogic techniques we would be happy to help. Online guidance and mentoring for selected individuals by Bipin Joshi. Get in touch with our web team for registration and more details.
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Open Chakras and awaken Kundalini
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