CodeGuru Update eNewsletter - January 31st, 2006

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CodeGuru Newsletter
January 31, 2006

http://www.CodeGuru.com

This newsletter is part of the Developer.com, EarthWeb, and internet.com networks.
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TOPICS:

--> Editorial -

--> Recently Published Books

--> New Articles on CodeGuru:
        ==> .NET Framework
                - Enterprise Library 2.0: The Logging Application Block
        ==> Classes
                - [Updated] Tree Container Library
        ==> GDI
                - [Updated] Capturing Windows Regardless of Their Z-Order
        ==> Misc.
                - WinFS Basics: Working with a Data Store
        ==> Voice
                - VB and Voice Recognition, Part 2
                - VB and Voice Recognition, Part 3: The Voice Controls

--> Discussion Groups -- HOT Threads
        - Finding Primes with C++
        - Accessing elements from gloabal array in VB 6
        - Matching two arrays (C++)

--> Highlighted new articles on Developer.com 
        1. Discovering Sybase PocketBuilder 2.0: The Basics
        2. Using More Advanced JDBC Features
        3. Effective Code Reviews Without the Pain
        4. This Year's Buzz in Web Services

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Comments from the Editor
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There is an area of Codeguru that we've not done much with recently. This is the area for book reviews. If you've recently read a computer book, then take a few minutes to let the rest of us know what you thought of it. You don't have to write a novel, but simply provide a couple of paragraphs letting the rest of us know if you thought it was a good or bad book. We've even created a simple form for you to enter the information. You can find it at:

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,272r,1,9hlk,3j91,jorm,i5r0

If you are located in the United States, you can watch the feedback forum for an announcement sometime in the next week. I'll be offering a number of older books for review. You'll be able to get one of the books for free as long as you promise to submit a review within 30 days of receiving it. The books will be offered on a 'first request' basis.

I apologize in advance if you are from outside of the United States. Shipping costs make it too expensive to send the books.

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

--> Visual C# 2005 Recipes
      A Problem-Solution Approach
      By Allen Jones and Matthew MacDonald for Apress
      570 pages for 49.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/1590595890

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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=1,272r,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0

This week's posted CodeGuru articles:

==> .NET Framework

- Enterprise Library 2.0: The Logging Application Block
    By Vijay Mehta
Investigate some basic logging scenarios, explain and define some of the required terminology, and take the first steps to more efficient logging.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,272r,1,e4kj,3u2d,jorm,i5r0

==> Classes

- [Updated] Tree Container Library
    By Mitchel Haas
The TCL consists of three templatized container classes, similar to those found in the STL.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,272r,1,4fb2,25mk,jorm,i5r0

==> GDI

- [Updated] Capturing Windows Regardless of Their Z-Order
    By Shahar Golan
Capture a top window content to a BMP file, regardless of the z-order of the window.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,272r,1,4bfp,57ts,jorm,i5r0

==> Misc.

- WinFS Basics: Working with a Data Store
    By Sahil Malik
Introducing the next step in information storage on the Windows platform: WinFS, an active storage platform. Learn the basic operations that you can perform on a WinFS data store.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,272r,1,cvaw,bxb2,jorm,i5r0

==> Voice

- VB and Voice Recognition, Part 2
    By Richard Newcombe
Delve in a little deeper into Voice recognition and add Voice diction to your Voice text editor.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,272r,1,cy70,8gqe,jorm,i5r0

==> Voice

- VB and Voice Recognition, Part 3: The Voice Controls
    By Richard Newcombe
Cover the Properties, Methods, and Events of the voice controls.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,272r,1,34mk,2u9w,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=1,272r,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:

==> Finding Primes with C++
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,272r,1,1164,hpgd,jorm,i5r0

==> Accessing elements from gloabal array in VB 6
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,272r,1,c9pr,5lo5,jorm,i5r0

==> Matching two arrays (C++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,272r,1,58an,dal0,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. Discovering Sybase PocketBuilder 2.0: The Basics
    By Alex Gusev -
If you need to develop industry-standard, robust applications for Windows CE quickly and with minimal effort, Sybase PocketBuilder can help you on that road.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,272r,1,7mz2,cwtz,jorm,i5r0

2. Using More Advanced JDBC Features
    By Matt Weisfeld -
Expand your basic knowledge of connecting to a database from a Java application using JDBC. Discover how to use just about any database application you may want. In this example its a Microsoft Access database.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,272r,1,ipsf,hbyf,jorm,i5r0

3. Effective Code Reviews Without the Pain
    By Robert Bogue -
Code reviews don't have to be painful. Find out how to make this process productive and pain-free for everyone.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,272r,1,gm88,d60y,jorm,i5r0

4. This Year's Buzz in Web Services
    By Jason Gilmore -
Can the company that transformed its name into a commonly used verb beat out the other Web Services?

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,272r,1,4pha,dlh5,jorm,i5r0

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