CodeGuru Update eNewsletter - March 28th, 2006

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CodeGuru Newsletter
March 28, 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: 
   === Articles ===
       ==> Dialogs
              - Browse for Folder with a Quick Pick
       ==> Dialogs
              - TIP: Dialog-Based, Single-Instance Applications
       ==> Internet
              - [Updated] WinIPCfg
       ==> Language
              - C# Generics
       ==> Scroll Bars
              - Colorizing the Scroll Bars of Your Application's Window (not yet reviewed)
       ==> Sockets
              - Communicating over Sockets: Blocking vs. Unblocking

--> Discussion Groups -- HOT Threads
- Key Pressed (C++)
- How to run a message box from inside a vc++ application
- Image manupulation (VB)

--> Highlighted new articles on Developer.com 
       1. Developing with POJOs Part 3
       2. A High Performance Model for State and Caching
       3. Using Java to Clean Up Your Bookmark Library

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Comments from the Editor
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Over the past week or two, a lot has happened. There have been a number of conferences, a few announcements, and several delays.

Last week I attended the Microsoft Office Developers Conference in Redmond, Washington. This conference hosted over 1000 people on the Microsoft campus. With discussions ranging from Sharepoint to the new XML file formats, there was a lot to learn for everyone there. While I won't say that anyone appeared to be "wow'ed" by the information being presented, most found it interesting.

In another part of the country the MIX conference was happening. This conference in Las Vegas has been getting lots of buzz. Aimed at Web developers, designers and business people, this conference did not leave out things that you would be interested in as a developer. One of the biggest announcements was the release of a "go-live" license for Atlas. This is the ASP.NET framework to allow for AJAX-styled development. With the go-live license, you can now use Atlas in your production applications.

Also announced at MIX was an update to Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 preview. This will be made available.Finally, it is worth repeating the news that everyone has already been talking about. In true Microsoft fashion, big products are slipping. Windows Vista and Microsoft Office "12" are now sliding into 2007 and out of 2006. While delays are never considered great, they do often lead to better software.

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

--> CLR via C#
      By Jeffrey Richter for Microsoft Press
      700 pages for $59.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0735621632

--> Beginning SQL Server 2005 Programming
      By Roert Vieira for WROX
      700 pages for $39.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0764584662

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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=1,2bwh,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0

This week's posted CodeGuru articles:

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===  Articles  ===
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==> Dialogs

- Browse for Folder with a Quick Pick
    By Lars Werner
Learn about a customized version of the "Browse for folder" dialog that creates quick picks to your selected directories.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,em9p,j0ww,jorm,i5r0

==> Dialogs

- TIP: Dialog-Based, Single-Instance Applications
   By pkhach
Limit your dialog-based programs to a single instance by modifying the dialog template.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,jw11,kvyv,jorm,i5r0

==> Internet

- [Updated] WinIPCfg
   By egawtry
A clone of the Win95/98/ME utility for checking and controlling IP addresses.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,8lec,624h,jorm,i5r0

==> Language

- C# Generics
   By Patrick Smacchia
Learn about the fascinating use of generics in C#.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,ktnw,4dqn,jorm,i5r0

==> Scroll Bars

- Colorizing the Scroll Bars of Your Application's Window (not yet reviewed)
     By Habeeballah Hasnoddin
Learn how to colorize the scroll bars of your application's Window.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,jpom,fjm3,jorm,i5r0

==> Sockets

- Communicating over Sockets: Blocking vs. Unblocking
    By Mark Strawmyer
Learn about blocking versus unblocking sockets, and about the use of generics and a sample socket connection pool.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,coy6,7d25,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=1,2bwh,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:

==> Key Pressed (C++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,4ls9,lxu3,jorm,i5r0

==> How to run a message box from inside a vc++ application
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,6cmy,cnzs,jorm,i5r0

==> Image manupulation (VB)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,fyn2,22bz,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. Developing with POJOs Part 3
    By Chris Richardson -
See how to configure applications with Spring, deploy a POJO application and review POJO design topics.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,hlha,cja9,jorm,i5r0

2. A High Performance Model for State and Caching
    By Robert Bogue -
Putting objects in the right place can help performance in the short term, allowing your existing configuration to do more, as well as setting you up for larger horizontal scaling options with server farms.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,ajxf,aoxk,jorm,i5r0

3. Using Java to Clean Up Your Bookmark Library
    By Richard G. Baldwin -
Learn how to write a Java program that will help you to identify the broken bookmarks (Favorites) in your bookmark library so that you can either delete or repair them.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,icqs,fqga,jorm,i5r0

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