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Problem with Google visualization API- DataTable

One of the most widely charting API is the Google visualization API. Which enables the developers to create charts using
javascript at runtime by supplying the data in a particular format. I had to use this API with ASP.Net. So the major problem in
front of me was how to transfer the data in my database to the client side JavaScript.
Which I could solve by using .ashx pages. I created my own class for
transforming .Net DataTable to a JSON string. The final problem that I faced was that when I transferred the
JSON string to the client side using Jquery AJAX method though it was parsing
the JSON correctly. The Google DataTable was being formed correctly the final
AnnonatedTimeline I was trying to make with that JSON data was showing errors. So
to debug I created a Google DataTable manually and converted it into JSON using
the method it provides. The JSON string that was given out by Google’s very own
DataTable and my JSON string were exact match still, still mine was showing
errors. Aft…

your blog/website inside facebook :)

2 day while i was looking at the facebook canvas app documentation. i was thinking why not put my blog right inside a canvas so that then my blog would be directly accessible inside facebook. i tried doing it but becoz facebook posts a signed string containing i dont know what to the blogger platform i could not do it. so i searched for a free asp.net hosting provider and thankx 2 aspspider.com i could make an online app for free that can remove that post string and then redirect to my blog.
so instead of hardcoding the values to it i decided to make it as an api so that then everybdy can use it.

so here it is ladies and gentle men if you also want your blog or any other right inside facebook.
like this one http://apps.facebook.com/zippedtech

simply make a new canvas application and
put the url as
http://aspspider.org/parv0888/?pagelink=<link to your website>


example - 


http://aspspider.org/parv0888/?pagelink=http://zippedtech.blogspot.com


to make a new canvas app visit
http://develo…

integrating your website/blog with facebook

To integrate your blog or any other website with facebook just involves 2 simple steps. Thankx to facebook you. The administrator dosent need to do many things to integrate and everything is handeled by the facebook at their end. The 2 steps that the admistrator needs to do is 1.Add the meta tags to the blog/website in the head sectiontion so that when facebook lints your site it can compile the information that your blog/website it is showing 2.Adding an optional like button to your blog/website so that the visitors that have an facebook account can like the page. All the likes statistics then can are shown on the facebook page and to every administrator. A website when is added to the facebook has 3 options for showing the administrator a.Adding a single or multiple users of facebook as an admisnistator of a page that represents your blog on the facebook b.Adding an app an an admistrator c.Adding both 1.Adding meta tag to the blog. This particular process of integration is handeled by th…

Categories and Static Pages in Blogger

1. Static pages
A recent addition to the blogger in draft is the feature that allows the blog owners to add static pages to the blog. According to the blog up to 10 static pages can be added to the blog now. This can be done inside the posting section where now a separate tab is available for adding new pages.

2. Categories
Blogger still does not allow the authors to add categories to the blog. This sometime is a must for a blog. Especially for the blogs like the one you are currently reading. This is a tech blog and because tech in itself is a vast topic to blog about categories are needed. So I devised a way to easily add categories to my blog. Prior to this I searched the internet for some solution but all the solutions I got either were too complicated for anyone to apply to their blog or were simply not the type I was searching for
The solution I devised allows you to add categories to the blog and the main stream of posts remain untouched. When the reader clicks on any of the ca…