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Billions of dollars a day are spent on speculative trading. Traders buy and sell stocks, Bonds, Forex. CDs and a wide array of other investment instruments. For these traders to execute their buying and selling they need to use a trading platform to facilitate it. Creating a trading platform can be very lucrative but it is a very competitive market ......

Agile is an iterative and incremental set of management practices that can increase productivity, flexibility, adaptability and enable teams to rapidly deliver products of a high quality.In contrast with the sequential Waterfall Model, Agile and its frameworks encourage user involvement and show actual progress in real time. Guidelines are laid out ......

An interesting thing about the corporate world is how fast money circulates in and out of businesses. For a business start-up, your concern is securing capital for initiating the venture. On the other hand, you might already have an established business and looking to invest in a new project. From either perspective, you require a substantial amount ......

Many times I need to merge two separate datasets that have a common key column – for example: dataset 1: ID, Name, Weight, Height dataset 2: ID, Address1, Address2, Phone1, Phone2 I can’t just concat the data together, instead I need the merge to happen around the ID key, so that each ID only has a single row in the result. So, of course I wrote a powershell ......

First I found this blog post – which worked but only after some tinkering. There is a comment there that describes a better (simpler) solution, IMO. Step 1: Create the following macro, which simply toggles (twice) the existing TrackActivityinSolutionExpl... command – this is the same command that happens if you turn on solution explorer tracking in ......

If you would like to help me out, you can Tweet this story OR email Expedia and ask them to make things right for me and my wife. This is the story of how Expedia made my new bride cry. When Expedia followed up their failure with our honeymoon trip with a complete and total lack of acknowledgement of any responsibility for the problem and endless loops ......

I know I don't usually blog about food - but it is one of my favorite things in life! So I just had to share this quick and easy recipe for vegetarian lasagna because it tastes amazing. It started as some recipe I found from a web search, but I didn't have certain ingredients and I wanted to add others, so here's what I ended up with: In a large pot, ......

Here’s a quick start introduction to the ADO.NET Entity Framework Code First Development Pattern. For a more complete (but still intro) walkthrough, check out ScottGu’s blog. At the time of this writing, you’ll need the EF 4.1 Release Candidate. After EF 4.1 is released you’ll no doubt be able to find it on the ADO.NET team blog. 1. Create a new empty ......

Here is a quick notes about using regular expressions in the VS2010 Find Replace dialog. 1. To create a backreference, use curly braces (“{“ and “}” ) instead of regular parentheses. 2. To use the captured backreference, use \1\2 etc, where \1 is the first captured value, \2 is the second captured value, etc. Example: I want to find*: info.setFieldValue(param1, ......

Here is the simple function I added to my powershell profile: function create-tfstask ($desc) { tfpt workitem /new $workItemType /collection:$serverUrl /fields:"Title=$($desc);Ass... To=$assignee;AreaId=$areaId... } To find the AreaId and IterationId for your project/versions, just look at a bug you know is setup correctly: ......

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