CodeGuru Update eNewsletter - July 19th, 2005

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CodeGuru Newsletter
July 19, 2005

http://www.CodeGuru.com

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TOPICS:

--> Editorial -
        ... Recently Published Books

--> New Articles on CodeGuru: 
        ==> Controls
                - Status Bar with AlphaBlend Fading Text
        ==> Forms
                - Creating Non-Rectangular Forms
        ==> Indexing
                - Administrate Indexing Server from Within Your Application
        ==> Java
                - Understanding Hibernate ORM for Java/J2EE
        ==> Mobile
                - How to Add Pocket Outlook Features to Your Mobile Application
        ==> Peronalization
                - ASP.NET 2.0 Profile: Simple User Personalization for Your Web Apps
        ==> Remoting
                - Improved .NET Remoting, Part 1: Same-Box Communication
        ==> Reporting
                - Introduction to SQL Server Report Builder

--> Discussion Groups -- HOT Threads
        - Threads and erratic behavior
        - Random number generator
        - Determine the type of a control

--> Highlighted new articles on Developer.com
        1. Inside Constructors
        2. 2D Fourier Transforms using Java
        3. Working with RSS and Oracle JDeveloper 10.1.3

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Comments from the Editor
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It has been a busy week. The moderators in the forums and I have determined a layout for presenting FAQs in the forums.Look for us to launch this structure over the coming days.

We had a number of interesting articles recently posted. As always, if you have something to share, feel free to submit an article on the site. If you have trouble submitting, you can email me or submit@codeguru.com. We are glad to help!

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  

--> The Java Language Specification, Third Edition
      By Gosling, Joy, Steele, and Bracha for Addison-Wesley
      660 pages for $49.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0321246780

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

This week's posted CodeGuru articles:

==> Controls

- Status Bar with AlphaBlend Fading Text
    By Dan Salvano
Discover a class that uses AlphaBlend fading to enhance the status bar.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1rgh,1,jbcg,bxh0,jorm,i5r0

==> Forms

- Creating Non-Rectangular Forms
    By Bradley Jones
It is amazingly easy to create forms of any shape within Visual C#. You can even do it with VB .NET!

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1rgh,1,l2jl,gnf0,jorm,i5r0

==> Indexing

- Administrate Indexing Server from Within Your Application
    By Klaus Salchner
Learn to programmatically administrate Indexing Server; for example, create a new Indexing catalog and then add folders to be indexed by this catalog.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1rgh,1,67va,d99v,jorm,i5r0

==> Java

- Understanding Hibernate ORM for Java/J2EE
    By Saritha S.V
Hibernate is the most popular and most complete open source object/relational mapping solution for Java environments. Learn Hibernate by using a simple Java application.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1rgh,1,g0gm,6yw,jorm,i5r0

==> Mobile

- How to Add Pocket Outlook Features to Your Mobile Application
    By Alex Gusev
With the help of POOM (Pocket Outlook Object Model), you can implement sophisticated and customized mobile applications with rich functionality.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1rgh,1,juwv,ebe9,jorm,i5r0

==> Personalization

- ASP.NET 2.0 Profile: Simple User Personalization for Your Web Apps
    By Thiru Thangarathinam
Are user-personalization features part of the design requirements for your Web application? Good news: the new ASP.NET 2.0 Profile object will greatly simplify the design and implementation.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1rgh,1,c9p2,1bi1,jorm,i5r0

==> Remoting

- Improved .NET Remoting, Part 1: Same-Box Communication
    By Mark Strawmyer
Learn how to create and consume .NET remoting clients and servers using Visual Studio 2005 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. In particular, find out how to use the new IpcChannel for same-box communications.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1rgh,1,j1mz,e9b4,jorm,i5r0

==> Reporting

- Introduction to SQL Server Report Builder
    By Mike Gunderloy
SQL Server 2005 is the first version to include end user reporting capabilities. See how the new Report Builder makes it easy for analysts to generate reports while avoiding the performance pitfalls of completely ad hoc reporting.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1rgh,1,jy2c,g3oo,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=1,1rgh,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:

==> Threads and erratic behavior
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1rgh,1,14jj,j16u,jorm,i5r0

==> Random number generator
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1rgh,1,hat2,8te7,jorm,i5r0

==> Determine the type of a control
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1rgh,1,k5ee,bavo,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. Inside Constructors
    By Matt Weisfeld -
Uncover many of the implementation issues of designing  constructors by actually examining the bytecodes generated  by the Java compiler.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1rgh,1,l00h,930s,jorm,i5r0

2. 2D Fourier Transforms using Java
    By Richard G. Baldwin -
Learn how the space domain and the wavenumber domain in  two-dimensional analysis are analogous to the time domain and the frequency domain in one-dimensional analysis. You will also see some practical examples showing how 2D Fourier transforms and wavenumber spectra can be useful in solving  engineering problems involving antenna arrays.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1rgh,1,eq69,e5hj,jorm,i5r0

3. Working with RSS and Oracle JDeveloper 10.1.3
    By Chris Schalk -
Discover how easy it is to experiment with RSS, Really Simple Syndicate, using common J2EE technologies such as JSP and JSP tag libraries in a productive development environment such as JDeveloper.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1rgh,1,dyyk,4wyl,jorm,i5r0

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