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Bipin Joshi is a software consultant, an author, and a yoga mentor
having more than 22 years of experience. He helps software developers learn Microsoft web technologies through his knowledge base and online courses. Having embraced the Yoga way of life he also teaches Kriya and Meditation to selected individuals.

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Invoke ASP.NET Web API using TypeScript and XMLHttpRequest
Invoking Web API is a quite common task in modern ASP.NET web applications. Usually, developers resort to jQuery Ajax to call the Web API. If you are using a client side framework such as Angular, you may also use the inbuilt ways to make the Ajax calls. However, what if you aren't using these approaches? This article discusses an alternative.
Posted On : 16 Oct 2017
Prepare ASP.NET projects (Web Forms / MVC / Core) to use Angular 4
As as ASP.NET developer working with latest trends you might want to use Angular 4 in your projects. Unlike libraries such as jQuery, Angular 4 is a framework and there are quite a few steps involved before you actually start utilizing its powerful features. To that end this article explains the steps necessary to prepare your ASP.NET projects to use Angular 4. We will discuss the process for all the three flavors of ASP.NET available today - ASP.NET Web Forms, ASP.NET MVC and ASP.NET Core.
Posted On : 25 Sep 2017
Use XML Data Format In ASP.NET Web API
Modern web application use JSON as the preferred data format for the sake of transferring data between a Web API and its client. However, at times you may want to use XML data format instead of JSON. Although the overall process to accomplish this task is same, there are certain subtle but important differences. To that end this article shows how XML data exchange can be done between an ASP.NET Web API and a jQuery driven client.
Posted On : 18 Sep 2017
Encode HTML, JavaScript, and URL Query Strings In ASP.NET Core
When a web page accepts an input from the end user it can also include malicious data consisting of special characters, HTML tags, JavaScript code and the things like that. As a safety measure you should encode such data before displaying it back on to a page or while passing through URL query strings. To that end ASP.NET Core providers three encoder classes that help you accomplish just that. This article discuses how these classes can be used to encode HTML markup, JavaScript code and URL query strings.
Posted On : 04 Sep 2017
Prevent Cross-Site Request Forgery In ASP.NET Core
If you worked with ASP.NET MVC applications before, you are probably aware of Cross-site request forgery (CSRF / XSRF) attacks. You might have also used anti-forgery token based approach to prevent them. ASP.NET Core uses a similar approach but there are a few differences that you should be aware of. To that end this article briefly discusses the CSRF attack and ASP.NET Core way to prevent them.
Posted On : 28 Aug 2017
Five Things Worth Knowing About ASP.NET Core Tag Helpers
It is quite common for ASP.NET Core applications to rely on the tag helpers to render forms and form fields. So, a view typically contains many tag helpers as well as standard HTML markup. You can improve your development time experience with the tag helpers in variety of ways. This article discusses a few of them.
Posted On : 14 Aug 2017
Four Ways of Handling Multiple Submit Buttons in ASP.NET Core
A common beginner question is - How to handle multiple submit buttons in ASP.NET Core? A few years ago I wrote similar article for ASP.NET MVC. This article is for ASP.NET Core and has minor changes.
Posted On : 07 Aug 2017
Implementing AutoPostBack in ASP.NET Core
Those of you who worked with ASP.NET web forms will recollect that certain server controls such as DropDownList have a property called AutoPostBack. This property when set to true automatically submits the form to the server and raises some server side event. In modern web development people prefer to use Ajax over AutoPostBack but at times AutoPostBack is what you might need. To that end this article shows how AutoPostBack can be implemented in ASP.NET Core applications.
Posted On : 31 Jul 2017
Seven Ways of Creating Objects in JavaScript for C# Developers
As a C# developer building ASP.NET web applications you create classes and then use their objects in your application. In JavaScript, however, there are multiple ways to create objects. This article gives you a quick overview of these available options with an example of each.
Posted On : 24 Jul 2017
Semantic Versioning (SemVer) in Nutshell
A quick graphical introduction to Semantic Versioning (SemVer) for beginners.
Posted On : 17 Jul 2017
अद्भुत फलदायी श्रीगोरक्षनाथ उपासना
वेब साईटच्या आणि देवाच्या डाव्या हाती / नाथ संकेतींचा दंशु च्या वाचकांकडून नेहमी एखादी नाथपंथी साधना सुचविण्याविषयी मागणी होत असते. खरंतर नाथपंथी साधना आपापल्या गुरुच्या मार्गदर्शनाखाली केलेल्या उत्तम असतात. परंतु सर्वांना असा गुरु किंवा मार्गदर्शक मिळणे अवघड आहे हे लक्षात घेऊन एक साधी-सोपी पण अत्यंक अद्भूत फलदायक अशी साधना विषद करत आहे.
Posted On : 05 Oct 2017
श्रीगणपती विषयी दहा गोष्टी
गणपती हे सगळयांचेच आवडते दैवत आहे. महाराष्ट्रात तर घराघरात श्रीगणेशाची पूजा-उपासना होत असते. या दैवतेविषयी सर्वसाधारण लोकांना माहित नसलेल्या दहा गोष्टी आपण आज जाणून घेणार आहोत.
Posted On : 25 Aug 2017
सुषुम्ना दर्शन
कुंडलिनी योगमार्गावर जे विलक्षण अनुभव येतात त्यामध्ये "सुषुम्ना दर्शन" ही एक महाद्भुत अशी अनुभूति आहे. जणू शेकडो विजांचा लोळ किंवा सहस्त्र सुर्यांचे तेज.
Posted On : 14 Aug 2017
Difference between Asanas and Mudras
Ancient texts on Kundalini Yoga describe various yoga practices such as Asana, Pranayama, Mudras, and Meditations. Note that in this context Mudras doesn't mean hand mudras. Mudras here means those that are specifically mentioned in Kundalini yoga literature. Beginners often get confused between Asanas and Mudras. A common confusion is this - Sarvangasana is considered as Asana whereas Viparitakarani is considered as a Mudra. From body posture point of view both look quite similar but still one is an Asana and the other is a Mudra. Even the other Mudras such as Maha Mudra and Maha Vedha are in a way physical postures. But they are called Mudras. Why so?
Posted On : 14 Aug 2017
जीव आणि शिव
मुण्डक उपनिषदांत एक छान उदाहरण सांगितले आहे. एका फळाफुलांनी बहरलेल्या वृक्षावर दोन पक्षी बसले होते. एक मोठ्या आवडीने वृक्षाची आंबट-गोड फळे खाण्यात मग्न होता. दुसरा मात्र तटस्थ वृत्तीने शांत बसून होता. ते झाड म्हणजे संसार, आंबट-गोड फळे म्हणजे सुखदु:ख, फळे खाणारा पक्षी म्हणजे जीव आणि शांत बसलेला पक्षी म्हणजे शिव.
Posted On : 07 Aug 2017
Desires and Destiny
You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.
Posted On : 31 Jul 2017
श्रावण २०१७ निमित्त काही....
उद्यापासून श्रावण सुरु होत आहे. श्रावण हा श्रीशंकराची उपासना विशेष रूपाने करण्याचा महिना. त्या निमित्ताने मनातले काही शब्द शिवकृपेने व्यक्त करत आहे. अवश्य विचारमंथन आणि आचरण करावे.
Posted On : 23 Jul 2017
Prana and Meditation
Taming the mind by the goad of Prana – that wonderful game called Meditation.
Posted On : 17 Jul 2017
घटका गेली पळे गेली तास वाजे झणाणा
या जगात सर्वात शक्तिशाली कोण असेल तर तो म्हणजे काळ. राजाचा रंक आणि रंकाचा राजा करणे हा त्याच्या हातचा मळ. मी-मी म्हणणाऱ्याची गठडी वळणं हा त्याच्या आवडता छंद. पैशाच्या मदाने भूललेल्यांना तो कच्चं खाऊन टाकतो. विद्येचा गर्व चढलेल्यांना तो यथेच्छ चघळून टाकतो.
Posted On : 14 Jul 2017
Ajapa Gayatri
Every day you get 21,600 chances to reflect upon your true nature. The more you utilize, the more you inch closer to the Atman. That’s the secret of Ajapa Gayatri.
Posted On : 13 Jul 2017
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.

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