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Ashraful Alam is a Software Architect, who has 8 years of professional experience in Software Development industry. This Bangladeshi national is involved with project management and development of several US based software projects from his country. Already he has managed and developed several software projects, which are being used by several users of different countries, such as USA, Canada, Australia, and Bangladesh. While developing and managing a team, he contains and maintains a set of well defined engineering practices developed by him and other online developer communities.

Due to his willingness to give effort to improve and share better software development practices, Ashraf has been awarded as “Most Valuable Professional” (MVP) in ASP.NET category by Microsoft since year 2007 multiple times, which is a rare honor and prestigious reorganization among the developers around the world.

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Employee Info Starter Kit is an starter kit, which demonstrates the use of simple CRUD operations for maintaining a company's employee information. It has been developed by me as a guideline for building enterprise level projects.

In last few months this starter kit placed in the top chart at for several times regarding the popularity.

A very exciting news for all of Employee Info Starter Kit fans is yesterday this starter kit has been placed in the front page of Official Asp.Net site, in the "In the News" section! It has been placed in the listing of the elite starter kits of Official Asp.Net site.

As it developer, I can say, it's just beginning..over time I will add more and more features in terms of best practices for several areas, so that newbes and experts can get one stand-alone solution to grab, learn and implement most of the best practices, without going thru "tons" of tutorial!

Here are few highlights of the future version plan:

1. Full Unit Testing Automation

2. Web & Load Testing Automation

3. ASP.NET 3.5 Version

4. Silverlight Version

5. ASP.NET MVC Version

and lot more ...

So stay tuned!

If you don't want to wait till then, lets go to the project site and start download now..Cheers!

Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2008 10:42 PM | Back to top

Comments on this post: Employee Info Starter Kit on Official ASP.NET Site

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Mohammed, well done and thanks for making this effort available to the community.

do you have the component model diagram or class diagrams.I saw you use some interesting tools and wondering if you have used any of them to structure/model this very nice starter
Left by Salam on Jul 17, 2008 11:55 PM

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I am working through your code and tried to apply it to a pre-existing employee construct i already have.

But after much rejiggling of SP's, logic and code all I get is

The data source for GridView with id 'gridViewPerformers' did not have any properties or attributes from which to generate columns. Ensure that your data source has content.

Ho Hum...

Great work though.
Left by CyberMan on Mar 20, 2009 9:12 AM

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