CodeGuru Update eNewsletter - October 26, 2004

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CodeGuru Newsletter
October 26, 2004
http://www.CodeGuru.com

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TOPICS:

--> Editorial -
--> New Articles on CodeGuru:

       ==> ASP.NET
              - Exploring ASP.NET and Web Forms
       ==> ASP.NET
              - Introducing .NET and ASP.NET
       ==> GDI+ (C++)
              - Managed Extensions: Using GDI+ Brushes to Draw Text
       ==> GDI+ (C++)
              - Managed Extensions: Using GDI+ to Draw 3D Text
       ==> Internet
              - Write an FTP Client with VB .NET to Bridge Legacy Software
       ==> Misc.
              - Moses Delivers the Ten Commandments for Programmers

--> Discussion Groups
--> Highlighted new articles on Developer.com

       1. The Case for Developing a Service-Oriented Architecture
       2. Mastering Windows Networking (WNet)
       3. Processing Image Pixels using Java, Creating a Spotlight

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Comments from the Editor
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Today I'm in San Francisco at the CTIA conference and the surrounding events. The focus is on mobile/wireless computing and devices. It is amazing how technology has continued to change in the past few years. The power within the new cell phones and mobile devices is greater than the entire computer systems that were being used just ten years ago. In many cases, they are more powerful than some of the desktops of just a few years ago.

In next week's newsletter, I'll let you know about some of the cool tools, devices, and development products for the wireless/mobile developer that are here at the CTIA.

In the mean time, check out the new articles on CodeGuru. There are also a number of new book reviews that have been added to the site. I've been rather slow at getting book reviews added to the site; however, we have taken the first step to speed up the process. There is now a web-based form that you can use to enter a book review. If you've read a computer book recently, then share your thoughts with the rest of us. The purpose of a review is simple -- to let the rest of us know if we should spend our time and money on a book. You don't have to do a 'book report' like you did in school, rather tell us what you thought of the book and whether it delivered on what was expected. Including specifics about the book is also helpful. I'm sure that others visiting CodeGuru will appreciate your comments.

If you are using the 2005 beta of Visual Studio .NET, you will start noticing that CodeGuru articles are now included in the Community searches. We have been tagging all new relevant articles to be included in the searches. If you submit a .NET related or C++ article to the site, after it is published, it will also be included. There has never been a better time to submit articles.

As always, let me know if you have questions about CodeGuru or this newsletter. There are several great suggestions that I've started working towards including. If you need help with article ideas, drop by the forums and post in the feedback section a request for ideas. You can also check the Articles forum.

Have a great day! I'm heading back to the conference here

in cloudy San Francisco.

Until next week!

Brad!
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Brad Jones
www.CodeGuru.com
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... Recently Published Books

For those of you keeping up by reading books. The following are just a few of the new books that have been recently released. If you've read any of these, feel free to write a review to be posted on CodeGuru. See the submission guidelines at:

http://www.codeguru.com/review-guidelines.php

--> Beginning .NET Game Programming in VB .NET
      By Weller, Labao, and Hatton for Apress
      420 pages $49.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/1590594010
      Looks interesting.

--> AI for Game Developers
      By David Bourg & Glenn Seemann for O'Reilly
      400 pages for $39.95
      http://books.internet.com/books/0596005555 
      Very interesting book. Code is in C/C++ but the concepts apply regardless of language.

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New & Updated Articles on CodeGuru
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Following are short descriptions of new articles on CodeGuru. If you are interested in submitting your own article for inclusion on the site, then you will find guidelines located at

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,171z,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0

This week's posted CodeGuru articles:

==> ASP.NET

- Exploring ASP.NET and Web Forms
    By Wiley Publishing
Learn how to use ASP.NET to bring the structure and fun back to Web development.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,171z,1,2vwz,mfw2,jorm,i5r0

==> ASP.NET

- Introducing .NET and ASP.NET
    By Wiley Publishing
Read all about the exciting world of .NET and ASP.NET. You'll find interesting information whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,171z,1,8znm,2yep,jorm,i5r0

==> GDI+ (C++)

- Managed Extensions: Using GDI+ Brushes to Draw Text
    By Tom Archer
Tom Archer illustrates how the combination of Managed Extensions and GDI+ enable you to draw gradient and hatched text with only a few lines of C++ code.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,171z,1,cq2b,iow7,jorm,i5r0

==> GDI+ (C++)

- Managed Extensions: Using GDI+ to Draw 3D Text
    By Tom Archer
Learn how to use GDI+ to render several 3D text effects, such as shadowed, blocked, embossed, and engraved text. 

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,171z,1,hotd,jlxi,jorm,i5r0

==> Internet

- Write an FTP Client with VB .NET to Bridge Legacy Software
    By Paul Kimmel
Paul Kimmel gives you all you need to write a complete implementation of an FTP client in managed code. Once you create a socket and an IPEndPoint, and decipher the data you will receive from the other end point, you are well on your way to writing connected software.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,171z,1,5xue,ko80,jorm,i5r0

==> Misc.

- Moses Delivers the Ten Commandments for Programmers
    By Paul Kimmel
If you asked Charlton Heston, Moses in the epic film The Ten Commandments, to list 10 useful commandments for programmers, Paul Kimmel believes this would be his answer.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,171z,1,1iww,5mgl,jorm,i5r0

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Discussion Groups
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Check out the CodeGuru discussion forums at:

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,171z,1,bcr8,cx5j,jorm,i5r0

Forums include Visual C++, General C++, Visual Basic, Java, General Technology, C#, ASP.NET, XML, Help Wanted, and  much, much, more!

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New Articles on Developer.com
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Below are some of the new articles that have been posted to Developer.com (http://www.developer.com).

1. The Case for Developing a Service-Oriented Architecture
      By Channabasavaiah, Holley, & Tuggle - 
     Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is being promoted in the industry as the next evolutionary step in software architecture to help IT organizations meet their ever more complex set of challenges. Is it real, though, and even if it can be outlined and described, can it really be implemented?

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,171z,1,9s1g,cpkz,jorm,i5r0

2. Mastering Windows Networking (WNet)
     By Alex Gusev - 
    Learn one more way to use remote network resources such as shared folders, printers etc. Being connected, your PDA application can provide convenient and powerful interface to utilize such resources.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,171z,1,97a4,6ycm,jorm,i5r0

3. Processing Image Pixels using Java, Creating a Spotlight
     By Richard G. Baldwin -
    Learn how to control the brightness of pixels in an image. You will see how to create a spotlight that lights up the center of an image leaving the outer edges dark.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,171z,1,cu00,cfeo,jorm,i5r0

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