Find Database Creation Date | Quickie

Database
To find the database creation dates, you need to insert the following query in SQL Server
USE master
SELECT name, crdate
FROM dbo.sysdatabases

WhatsApp on Windows Phone OS 7 “Mango”

With the announcement of Skype coming to Windows Phone OS, I think that another app that might be coming on WP OS is WhatsApp Messenger. It is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. Currently WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and also Nokia.

The problem that WhatsApp messenger had with the initial release of WP7 was mainly due to the lack of permissions to access the address book and the lack of Sockets on Windows Phone 7. Read the rest of this entry »

Angry Birds on Windows Phone 7 in May

Sorry guys for my previos post.. it was too good to be true.. Apprently we’ll have to wait a little longer for Angry Birds on Windows Phone 7.. It’s going to be launched on May 25th.. sigh.. Better late than never!

Skype Coming to Windows Phone 7 this Fall

According to Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore, Skype is “definitely coming this fall.” He said this whilst speaking at MIX 2011 which started on Tuesday.

With the extra phone integration features that developers are getting next May, you will be able to call your contacts using Skype. The Phone Integration features include Multitasking, Contacts and Calendar access, and also access to the Camera.

Will we see a front facing camera?.. Time will tell us.

Angry Birds on Windows Phone 7 Today

According to WinRumors.com, today should be the day that Angry Birds will be launched on the Windows Phone Platform. Before Windows Phone came out, there was an Angry Birds graphic being displayed, and Rovio said that they didn’t intend to port it to Windows Phone, but obviously this was always happening, as it happened on every other platform. Read the rest of this entry »

Week Review.. over 300,000 all time views

This week my blog managed to reach a target that I previously set in my mind, 300,000 all time views. Most popular websites manage to reach that amount in only one day. But I’m happy with the result.

Moving Forward

These last few months, I’ve been trying to add a post, if not daily, at least 4 times a week, and am almost managing it, to help more developers with the solutions to the daily problems I find, and other utilities that help users.

During the next weeks I will be shifting this blog to  personal domain name, www.ciappara.com, to make it more customizable. I’ve been meaning to do this for years, but now it’s time to do it 🙂

Blogging Solutions

I have been happy using wordpress for these last 4 and a half years, but now I would like to start using a .Net Blogging solution. This would help make customisations more easily, as I’m a C# guy :), and can add anything I want. I’ve been searching for a few solutions, and I found BlogEngine.Net and Graffiti, or else develop continue developing a blogging engine using Project Nine. I will be testing and reviewing them and let you know what I’m choosing.

But more info on my new blog later. Till then continue watching this blog ciappara.wordpress.com! Thanks for all your reading! 🙂

Start the Weekend with Great Music Downloads

Start your weekend with some good Music from Ian Carrey, Snoop Dog, Mischa Daniels, and J-Son.. and Download them for your pleasure!

Ian Carey ft. Snoop Dogg & Bobby Anthony – Last Night

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