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Posted on 1:49 AM by Softminer and filed under , , ,

Obfuscated code is source or machine code that has been made difficult to understand.

in other words its a way to encode the source code that would not be easy to decode. there is a famous free tool called .NET reflector which give the possibility to open compiled DLL or even EXE files of .NET project and see the source code.

to avoid this we have to obfuscate the source code.

Eazfuscator.NET
Eazfuscator.NET is a free obfuscator for .NET platform. The main purpose of obfuscator is to protect intellectual property of the software.

Skater .NET obfuscator
Skater .NET obfuscator is designed for both (x86 and x64) operating system platforms.

.NET Reactor
.NET Reactor is a powerful .NET code protection & licensing system which assists developers in protecting their .NET software.


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Posted on 2:26 AM by Softminer and filed under

I got this error on lanuching IIS 7.5

IIS Error: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.

the problem was skype which was using port 80

with "netstat –ano" its possible to see the PID and the binded ports:

TCP 0.0.0.0:42 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING 3540
TCP 0.0.0.0:53 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING 1460
TCP 0.0.0.0:80 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING 1336
TCP 0.0.0.0:81 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING 3792
TCP 0.0.0.0:82 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING 3792
TCP 0.0.0.0:88 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING 452

then in TaskManager you can find the PID of the corresponding application:


Error in event Viewer:

System log Event: 1004 Source: IIS-W3SVC Error received when trying to start the stopped web site:

The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. (Exception from HRESULT: 0×80070020)

To verify nothing else is using the x.x.x.x:80 IP address and port (which would be a different issue), launch administrative command prompt and type:
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Posted on 1:32 AM by Softminer and filed under ,

here I want to introduce some virtual machines:

virtual box (Oracle): the extension of images are .vdi than can be download from http://virtualboximages.com

I have tested android and chrome OS, the problem is that it can not be full screen :D


VMware: its really powerfull software to have virtual machine for desktop and for servers. there are many website to get "vmware appliance".


Virtual pc : its free from microsoft and you can even download the images from microsoft. I use it to test my layout design in IE7


Hyper-V: its a feature in windows server 2008 and even there is a windows server hyper-v which already has Hyper-v installed.

this video shows how to install hyper-v on windows server:

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Posted on 3:05 AM by Softminer and filed under , ,

There are many source control software that can be used depend on the purpose for example :

Tortoise SVN
Source Gear (Vault)

fo visual studio

Microsoft Source Safe
Team Foundation Server

Source Safe can be used for small project because in source safe one user can just check out the source and the file is locked, but in TFS in can be edited by many users and then users can solve the conflict when they check-in.

Top features of TFS are :

  • Project Management (connecting to Agile)
  • Reporting (Based on .NET Framework)
  • Automated Builds
  • Process Templates
  • Code Branching
  • Web-Based Portal (Sharepoint)
  • Source Control
Here are some Tutorial about installing TFS on Windows Server :

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4