Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tips for increasing Alexa rank of your technical blog

Today I am not writing any technical post. This post is out of subject for this technical blog. But the intension of this blog to reach more and more people to help community so I am writing this. In this post I am going to explain few tips for improving Alexa rank for your technical blog.

What is Alexa Rank? is a private company founded in 1996. They defined themselves as the “Web information company”. But in simple words for us Alexa is a company that measures web traffic in almost every site on the internet through their toolbar plugin. On the internet Alexa rank becomes a standard in the webmasters world. If you have good Alexa ranking then there will more people,advertisers,sponsors and visitors will be attracted your site.

Tips for increasing Alexa rank on your technical blog:

I am not kind of guru on this. I am just sharing what I have learnt from the experience. Followings are few tips that will help you increasing Alexa rank.

  1. First thing I need to clear that alexa rank and google page rank are both different. So If you are having higher page rank that does not mean that you will have higher Alexa rank. Both are measured in different way.
  2. To have perfect Alexa rank first thing you need to is to claim your site at You can claim your site via putting a meta tag suggested by them. That way can access your site better and you could have possibly better and accurate rank over there.
Saturday, September 8, 2012

Predicate delegate in C#

I am writing few post on different type of delegates and this post also will be part of it. In this post I am going to write about Predicate delegate which is available from C# 2.0. Following is list of post that I have written about delegates.

  1. Delegates in C#.
  2. Multicast delegates in C#.
  3. Func delegate in C#.
  4. Action delegate in C#.

Predicate delegate in C#:

As per MSDN predicate delegate is a pointer to a function that returns true or false and takes generics types as argument. It contains following signature.

Predicate<T> – where T is any generic type and this delegate will always return Boolean value. The most common use of a predicate delegate is to searching items in array or list. So let’s take a simple example. Following is code for that.
Thursday, September 6, 2012

Action delegates in C#

In last few posts about I have written lots of things about delegates and this post is also part of that series. In this post we are going to learn about Action delegates in C#.  Following is a list of post related to delegates.

  1. Delegates in C#.
  2. Multicast Delegates in C#.
  3. Func Delegates in C#.

Action Delegates in c#:

As per MSDN action delegates used to pass a method as parameter without explicitly declaring custom delegates. Action Delegates are used to encapsulate method that does not have return value. C# 4.0 Action delegates have following different variants like following. It can take up to 16 parameters.

  • Action – It will be no parameter and does not return any value.
  • Action(T)
  • Action(T1,T2)
  • Action(T1,T2,T3)
  • Action(T1,T2,T3,T4)
  • Action(T1,T2,T3,T4,T5)
  • Action(T1,T2,T3,T4,T5,T6)
  • Action(T1,T2,T3,T4,T5,T6,T7)
  • Action(T1,T2,T3,T4,T5,T6,T7,T8)
  • Action(T1,T2,T3,T4,T5,T6,T7,T8,T9)
  • Action(T1,T2,T3,T4,T5,T6,T7,T8,T9,T10)
  • Action(T1,T2,T3,T4,T5,T6,T7,T8,T9,T10,T11)
  • Action(T1,T2,T3,T4,T5,T6,T7,T8,T9,T10,T11,T12)
  • Action(T1,T2,T3,T4,T5,T6,T7,T8,T9,T10,T11,T12,T13)
  • Action(T1,T2,T3,T4,T5,T6,T7,T8,T9,T10,T11,T12,T13,T14)
  • Action(T1,T2,T3,T4,T5,T6,T7,T8,T9,T10,T11,T12,T13,T14,T15)
  • Action(T1,T2,T3,T4,T5,T6,T7,T8,T9,T10,T11,T12,T13,T14,T15,T16)
Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Incremental search in Visual Studio

Visual studio is a Great IDE and there are still lots of feature that not known to developers. Incremental search is one of them. This is a amazing feature to find code in particular document and its available from Visual Studio 2010 and carried over in Visual Studio 2012. Incremental search allows developers to search in document without blocking UI and allow to search as they type.

Interesting!! right.. So let’s open visual studio and see how it works. Once you open Visual Studio and press Ctrl + I and type something it will find the string without blocking your visual studio UI. Just like following.

Incremental Search in Visual Studio

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