CodeGuru Update eNewsletter - October 4th, 2005

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CodeGuru Newsletter
October 4, 2005

http://www.CodeGuru.com

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TOPICS:

--> Editorial -

--> Recently Published Books

--> New Articles on CodeGuru: 
        ==> CLI
                - Writing Code in a Natural Way with C++/CLI
        ==> Configuration
                - VC++ Cures for .NET Configuration Change Headaches, Part 2
        ==> Database
                - Using DDL Triggers to Manage SQL Server 2005
        ==> Management
                - Your Guide to Fast, Fail-Proof Software Development
        ==> Types
                - [Updated] A Big Integer Package for Use in Visual Basic Written in Visual C++

--> Discussion Groups -- HOT Threads
       
- Draw line dynamically in VC++ MFC
        - Underclock CPU
        - Dialog size...

--> Highlighted new articles on Developer.com
       
1. Introducing Betwixt
        2. Developing Eclipse Plug-ins
        3. Taking the Maven 2 Plunge
        4. Q&A with Pat Gibney on IBM's New Community Source Development Strategy

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Comments from the Editor
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I spent most of last week out at Microsoft in Redmond at the MVP Summit. It was a great time with lots of great, hard-core information. There was even a chance to bump into a few MVPs  from CodeGuru including our very own JohnCz and gstercken. 

While I'd be thrilled to tell you all the gory details of the event, I can't. Most was presented under a non-disclosure agreement. I will say that the VC++ team was very pro-active in asking for, accepting, and responding to feedback. The other teams were equally receptive as well. Look for great things to come in future releases of the Microsoft products.

While at Microsoft I had a chance to talk with the Codezone group as well. This is the group that we (Codeguru) have been working with in regard to Visual Studio 2005. If you look at  the help system in Visual Studio 2005, you will find community options and a Community tab. When searching, results will be included that list articles from Codeguru! Very cool! 

In addition to having Codeguru content found in Visual Studio 2005, you can also find the community search elsewhere as well. It is also on Microsoft's portal site, Codezone. From that site you can also use the community search to find Codeguru articles.

In the future you may even find this search in other locations around Microsoft's online presence.

What does this mean? It means that if you have a relevant article published on CodeGuru, then you may find it as help on Codezone or within Visual Studio!

Until next week!

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

--> Pro C# 2005 and the .NET 2.0 Platform
      By Andrew Troelsen for Apress
      1000 pages, hardbound for $59.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/1590594193

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

This week's posted CodeGuru articles:

==> CLI

- Writing Code in a Natural Way with C++/CLI
    By Marius Bancila
   Learn about some of the most important changes to the managed extensions for C++, trying to show how it feels to write code with C++/CLI.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,3p61,1yle,jorm,i5r0

==> Configuration

- VC++ Cures for .NET Configuration Change Headaches, Part 2
    By Nick Wienholt
   The Configuration Application Block is a viable solution for reloading changed configuration settings, but requires you rework existing applications. Learn how a Visual C++ assembly offers a much easier way.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,byru,84ei,jorm,i5r0

==> Database

- Using DDL Triggers to Manage SQL Server 2005
    By Jeffrey Juday
Get an introduction to the extended SQL Server 2005 trigger functionality that Data Definition Language (DDL) triggers provide for both databases and servers.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,doau,bjjv,jorm,i5r0

==> Management

- Your Guide to Fast, Fail-Proof Software Development
    By Paul Kimmel
   Software projects fail because some critical management principles remain largely ignored. Find out what the prerequisites are for building software as quickly as humanly possible.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,kfd9,c7co,jorm,i5r0

==> Types

- [Updated] A Big Integer Package for Use in Visual Basic Written in Visual C++
    By jeffrey@toad.net
   A 'How To' for creating a COM Big Integer Library using Visual C++ ATL Wizard and Wei Dai's Crypto++ Library.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,83ns,lfzl,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=1,1xny,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:

==> Draw line dynamically in VC++ MFC
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,77uy,2528,jorm,i5r0

==> Underclock CPU
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,a9ml,2bn1,jorm,i5r0

==> Dialog size...
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,84zn,h4k5,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. Introducing Betwixt
    By Vikram Goyal -
   Discover Betwixt, a utility tool for converting JavaBeans to XML and vice versa. It's a flexible tool that uses Digester rules to create objects from XML files. It also converts JavaBeans to XML in a manner that can be customized to a high degree.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,8cvb,gojs,jorm,i5r0

2. Developing Eclipse Plug-ins
    By Peter Nehrer -
   In Eclipse, all functionality is encapsulated in plug-ins, which "plug into" one another using well-defined extension points. Its Plug-in Development Environment provides powerful tools and wizards to help you get started developing your own plug-ins. More importantly, PDE will support your development throughout the entire cycle, including distribution and post-production maintenance. Now make your own!

   http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,51wt,24rf,jorm,i5r0

3. Taking the Maven 2 Plunge
    By David DeWolf -
   Apache Maven's approach to automated builds and project management can save critical development hours by eliminating the need for build scripting and providing valuable features. Learn about the advantages of Maven, and get started using the newest version of Maven - Maven 2.

   http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,gkub,kf2r,jorm,i5r0

4. Q&A with Pat Gibney on IBM's New Community Source Development Strategy
    By Rosemarie Graham -
   Find out about IBM's new Community Source development strategy and if it can work for you.

   http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,37yg,6i33,jorm,i5r0

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