CodeGuru Update eNewsletter - March 29th, 2005

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March 29, 2005

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TOPICS:

--> Editorial - 
        ... Top 10 CodeGuru articles in 2005 (so far)
        ... Recently Published Books 
           (I scope out this week to mention a few unusual bestsellers)

--> New Articles on CodeGuru: 
        ==> Controls
                - [Updated] SP Numeric Edit Control
        ==> Dialogs
                - [Updated] Resources Explorer
        ==> Messaging
                - [Updated] Enterprise Messaging in a Heterogeneous Environment
        ==> Misc.
                - Object Tool Bench: Cool New VS 2005 Feature
        ==> Multimedia
                - Wave Player & Recorder Library
        ==> My 
                - Your Introduction to the My Object in VS 2005
        ==> Searching
                - "Search and Replace" in Visual Basic Applications
        ==> Visual Studio 
                - Price of Visual Studio 2005 Announced

--> Discussion Groups (including Hot threads)
        - Adding files to project workspace.
        - MFC update view 
        - Naming Conventions & Notations

--> Highlighted new articles on Developer.com 
        1. Coding Tidbits and Style That Saved My Butt
        2. Development Meets Business Process Modeling: A Q&A with IBM
        3. Rapid J2EE Development with Oracle ADF

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Comments from the Editor
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Top 10 articles for 2005...so far...

We have an algorithm that displays the top five most popular articles on the front of the CodeGuru site. Some times it is better to simply look at the raw numbers for a ranking. As such, in 2005, the following are the top 10 so far this year. Be aware, that an article published January 1st has had more time to gather views, so it has a better chance to be at the top of the list.

  1. Visual C++ 2005 IDE Enhancements (02/07/05)
  2. Visual C++ 2005 IDE Enhancements, Part 2 (03/09/05)
  3. Polygon Clipping (01/06/05)
  4. Three Ways to Retrieve Processor Information (01/28/05)
  5. Determine Windows Version and Edition (01/06/05)
  6. PCM Audio and Wave Files (01/18/05)
  7. Asynchronous Socket Programming in C#: Part II (01/04/05)
  8. Building Software That Is Interoperable By Design (02/04/05)
  9. 3D Visualization Techniques for Geo-Referenced Images (02/23/05)
  10. Encrypt DataSets for Offline Storage (01/28/05)

One March article did make the list. Quickly climbing (12th right now) is a second March article, An Introduction to Assembly Language: Part 1, which was just published on March 15th!

Congratulations to all those who have written a "Top 10" article!

On a similar note, this week I mention three non-programming book in my list of recently published titles. Rather than going with new programming books, I thought I'd mention three books that were at or near the top of the bestseller list and that also sounded extremely interesting. You can see the titles below!

Until next week!

Brad!
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Brad Jones, Microsoft MVP
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

This week, I actually expand beyond what I normally present. The following are a few books near the top of the bestseller lists. These are not necessarily aimed at hard core developers. Rather, they are books I thought sounded interesting, and that others liked well enough to get them to the top of the charts!

--> Make: Technology On Your Own Time
       By Mark Frauenfelder (editor) for O'Reilly
       224 pages for $14.99
       http://books.internet.com/books/0596009224
       If you like to tweak, disassemble, re-create, and invent cool new uses for technology....

--> On Intelligence
       By Jeff Hawkins and Sandra Blakeslee for Times Books
      272 pages for $25.00
       http://books.internet.com/books/0805074562
       "Thinking about thinking" is the best way to describe this book. It discusses the future of intelligent machines or intelligence in machines.

--> The Art of Intrusion:
      The Real Stories Behind the Exploits of Hackers, Intruders & Deceivers
       By Kevin Mitnick and William Simon for Wiley
       400 pages for 27.50
       http://books.internet.com/books/0764569597
       Stories - Friends who reverse-engineered slot machines, teens persuaded to hack Lockheed Martin, hackers from inside a prison, a "Robin Hood" hacker, and more.

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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=1,1hth,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0

This week's posted CodeGuru articles:

==> Controls

- [Updated] SP Numeric Edit Control
   By Sergei VP
Learn about a masked numeric edit ActiveX control.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1hth,1,82ex,j1im,jorm,i5r0

==> Dialogs

- [Updated] Resources Explorer
   By Georges Dumond
Learn about a search files with resources to explore it. The selected resource can be extracted. This tool is a sample of using Splitter, List, Tree, and resource display.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1hth,1,40jb,egfk,jorm,i5r0

==> Messaging

- [Updated] Enterprise Messaging in a Heterogeneous Environment
   By Jeremy Thomas
Learn how to integrate C# and Java services into a single logical message bus using MSMQ and JMS.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1hth,1,1zhw,3nuu,jorm,i5r0

==> Misc.

- Object Tool Bench: Cool New VS 2005 Feature
   By Paul Kimmel
Learn about "Object Tool Bench," which is sure to become one of your favorite tools in the forthcoming 2005 version of Visual Studio.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1hth,1,1cwq,8lj4,jorm,i5r0

==> Multimedia

- Wave Player & Recorder Library
   By cgsprinter
An easy to use wave library that can be used in a wave player or a wave recorder.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1hth,1,f12m,96fu,jorm,i5r0

==> My

- Your Introduction to the My Object in VS 2005
   By Paul Kimmel
With the introduction of the My object in VS 2005, Microsoft is still finding innovative ways to increase productivity without making VB.NET a second-class language.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1hth,1,gtqj,70zn,jorm,i5r0

==> Searching

- "Search and Replace" in Visual Basic Applications
   By zipcn046
Implementing "Search and Replace" functionality in your VB application is very easy. The straightforward and to-the-point algorithm that I developed for this will make it easier for you to understand it.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1hth,1,781y,de65,jorm,i5r0

==> Visual Studio

- Price of Visual Studio 2005 Announced
   By Bradley Jones
Microsoft has announced pricing on the Visual Studio 2005 product line.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1hth,1,gbbu,iycl,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=1,1hth,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!

... HOT THREADS ...

Some of the current threads with the most activity are:

==> Adding files to project workspace.
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1hth,1,8p0r,gilo,jorm,i5r0

==> MFC update view
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1hth,1,izs9,g5ln,jorm,i5r0

==> Naming Conventions & Notations
        (An older thread brought back to life)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1hth,1,b42x,fb8x,jorm,i5r0

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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. Coding Tidbits and Style That Saved My Butt
     By Mike McShaffry -  
Who doesn't want their butt saved, especially if it can save you hours of programming or from the embarrassment of producing a bad game?

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1hth,1,grr6,j5v6,jorm,i5r0

2. Development Meets Business Process Modeling: A Q&A with IBM
     By Rosemarie Graham -
Developer.com speaks with Debbie Moynihan, Program Director, IBM WebSphere Business Integration Product Management about Business Process Modeling and how it effects developers.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1hth,1,3yyh,z8t,jorm,i5r0

3. Rapid J2EE Development with Oracle ADF
     By Michael Klaene -
Learn about Oracle's Application Developer Framework (ADF) and how it integrates with J2EE. Explore the basic concepts and terminology behind this framework, and then see how ADF can help Oracle developers build quality J2EE applications in a short amount of time.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1hth,1,g0id,i29e,jorm,i5r0

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