SQL : How to use SQL Profiler with SQL Server Express Edition

SQL Server Express is a free edition of Microsoft SQL Server family that although fully functional, it has some technical limitations like maximum database size per database. It also has some features missing from paid editions. One of those features not available with Express edition is SQL Profiler. In this post I will list the alternative tools for SQL Profiling that can be used with either SQL Server Express or can be used as the SQL Express replacement.

WordPress : How to display only the most popular tags in a tag cloud

In my previous article about WordPress tag cloud widget, I showed you how you can display a count number for each tag. But what if you want to limit tags that are shown by displaying only the most popular tags and hide those with low count values. The tag cloud in WordPress doesn't have the parameter for that behavior, but by using another parameter, we can achieve the same result. In this article, we will add the code that will show only those tags in the tag cloud, that have count parameter value of 3 or more.

How to prevent detected Phone Numbers turning into links in Edge browser:

Microsoft Edge browser for Windows 10 has many features, but one of them may cause problems. This feature overrides the original style of telephone numbers with its own style. It also automatically adds clickable links, sometimes even to data not representing phone numbers. I encountered this issue recently and this article will show the solution to the problem.

Blogger : How to modify Pages widget / gadget for mobile template

When you want to add some external links to your sidebar for your Blogger website, you can use the Pages widget / gadget for that purpose. The problem with this gadget is the way it is displayed for the mobile devices. It is displayed as a dropdown menu containing the links, which might not be what you want. In this article, I will show you how to modify the template code for the Pages gadget, so that it is displayed the same way as in the desktop version.

How to fix IntelliSense canvas context problem in Visual Studio:

When coding in JavaScript, I prefer using Visual Studio IDE due to its JavaScript IntelliSense and debugging capabilities. But recently, when I started to experiment with canvas, I noticed something strange. As you might know, to draw and manipulate graphics on canvas element, you first need to get the canvas context. In some instances, the IntelliSense is not working on canvas context and as a result, the list of suggestions is missing all the context methods and properties you would expect. This article will show how to fix that.

Canvas : How to create a simple particle system in 50 lines

Recently I started to learn how to use canvas HTML5 element and the first thing I tried to do was to draw a small rectangle. Next I wanted to an add animation loop and move that shape. After that worked, I wanted to add a bunch of them all moving in different directions and this is how my first particle system was born. This article will show you how to create one yourself. The particle system is a pretty basic one. Each particle gets a random color, random direction and random speed when they are created. After they reach the edge of the canvas, they will bounce off of it.

WordPress : How to show tag count number of posts for Tag Cloud

Recently I modified a style of my tag cloud widget in a way, so it is less of a "cloud" and more of a list of tags with each tag in its own lines. With so much empty space on the right side of the tag, I wanted to add additional information to the visitors besides the name by showing tag's count number of posts. I expected that the parameter for this behavior would already exist, but it turned out it doesn’t after looking at wp_tag_cloud function, which lists all parameters. Luckily, there is a filter available which we can use to make this work and is the topic of this article.