Codeguru Update eNewsletter - January 16th, 2007

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CodeGuru Newsletter
January 16, 2007

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 on CodeGuru:
        ==> ASP.NET Tip
                - Using the LoginView Control
        ==> Coding
                - Why Most Code Looks Like a Rube Goldberg Invention
        ==> Misc.
                - [Updated] Thunking in Win32
        ==> News
                - "Orcas" January CTP Available
        ==> Threading
                - Framework for Writing Services and Multithreaded Applications, Part 1
        ==> Video
                - Passing Information Between Master and Content Pages

--> Discussion Groups -- HOT Threads 
        - C# Program Distribution (C#) 
        - Dynamic casting (C#)
        - What does : (colon) do? (VC++)

--> Highlighted new articles on Developer.com 
        1. Technology of the Year 2007
        2. 10 Steps to SOA Success
        3. Mastering Multiple User Interface Applications for Mobile Platforms

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Comments from the Editor
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Today I am attending the Microsoft Across America event that is happening in Indianapolis, Indiana. This is the launch event in Indianapolis by Microsoft for Microsoft Windows Vista, Microsoft Exchange 2007, and Microsoft Office 2007. I'll let you know how this "sold out" event goes. With a number of these events taking place around the United States, you might be able to go to one in your area as well.

If you are keeping up with Visual Studio's latest releases, then you should note that the latest Community Technology Preview (CTP) released for "Orcas" last week. This is a preview of the next  release of Visual Studio, which contains C# 3.0 and VB 9.0 features.

For more, see: http://www.codeguru.com/announcements/article.php/3653811/

Finally, you should check out the winners of Developer.com's Product of the Year Awards. These were announced yesterday on the Developer.com site. You can see the list of winners at:

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2xwl,1,i5bp,i4pb,jorm,i5r0

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

--> Groovy Programming
      An Introdution for Java Developers
      By Kenneth Barclay & John Savage for Morgan Kaufmann
      489 pages for $49.95
      http://books.internet.com/books/0123725070

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

This week's CodeGuru posts:

==> ASP.NET Tip

- Using the LoginView Control
    By Eric Smith -
The LoginView control added to ASP.NET 2.0 can replace some of the tedious code you've probably got in your ASP.NET 1.x applications.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2xwl,1,iq8z,hqyu,jorm,i5r0

==> Coding

- Why Most Code Looks Like a Rube Goldberg Invention
    By Paul Kimmel -
Reliability is a by-product of beautiful code, so conscientious programmers care about the look of their code. But who's got the time to write beautiful code when deadlines and end users couldn't care less what the code looks like? Here's how to make the time.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2xwl,1,lhys,5y0r,jorm,i5r0

==> Misc.

- [Updated] Thunking in Win32
    By einaros -
Learn about an approach to creating thunks/trampolines to non-static member functions in 32-bit VC++.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2xwl,1,7qig,iniw,jorm,i5r0

==> News

- "Orcas" January CTP Available
    By Bradley L. Jones
A new community technology preview (CTP) for the next release of Visual Studio is now available from Microsoft.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2xwl,1,es7l,bka,jorm,i5r0

==> Threading

- Framework for Writing Services and Multithreaded Applications, Part 1
    By Martyn Brown -
Learn about a framework for rapid development of NT services. Also includes tools for stack tracing, performance testing, generic logging/debugging, memory leak testing, and thread pooling.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2xwl,1,k24n,hzrc,jorm,i5r0

==> Video

- Passing Information Between Master and Content Pages
    By Jacob J. Sanford -
Master the simple, yet elusive, task of passing information between Master Pages and your content using Visual Studio 2005!
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2xwl,1,5038,jrvi,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=1,2xwl,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:

==> C# Program Distribution (C#)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2xwl,1,166c,lgmt,jorm,i5r0

==> Dynamic casting (C#)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2xwl,1,eavs,clri,jorm,i5r0

==> What does : (colon) do? (VC++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2xwl,1,la3z,34gk,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. Technology of the Year 2007
    By Bradley L. Jones -
Find out who won Developer.com's Product of the Year 2007 technology category.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2xwl,1,ibtr,jaam,jorm,i5r0

2. 10 Steps to SOA Success
    By Sandy Carter -
Are you hesitant to initiate an SOA project? Follow these ten steps and you'll be on your way to success.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2xwl,1,eu9s,ijrl,jorm,i5r0

3. Mastering Multiple User Interface Applications for Mobile Platforms
    By Alex Gusev -
If you are a mobile developer, you have to survive in a multiple GUI environment. Regardless of which mobile OS you target, there is a point when you finally face it: You need to support different GUIs for different platforms. Learn about one possible technique to achive this goal.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2xwl,1,jiw6,7pug,jorm,i5r0

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