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Working alone has its own share of challenges. You are expected to master anything out there in the wild.
So, this time I was asked to enable batch processing of emails for an existing phplist installation. Well, I hadn't managed a phplist installation before, and so the task looked a bit daunting on the onset (which was not to be, as I figured out later).
Well, I am in a bit of a hurry, so if you are not aware of what asynchronous web-methods in ASP.NET web-services are, or why and how to use them, check out this article on MSDN.
Essentially, you split your regular web-method (let's say XXX) to a pair of web-methods (BeginXXX and EndXXX) with particular signatures, enabling them to run in background freeing-up the ASP.NET thread pool thread for handling requests. This is only useful if your web-method is expected to perform a long-running task.
A couple of days ago, I was asked to figure out if it's possible to integrate Ext.Net DirectMethods with the ASP.NET asynchronous pages to achieve scalability with long running DirectMethod calls.
I have been using HighCharts for sometime now, for reporting and data visualization in an enterprise application I am working upon for one of my clients. And I was pretty satisfied with what HighCharts offers.