Codeguru Update eNewsletter - November 27th, 2007

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CodeGuru Newsletter
November 27, 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:
        ==> Memory
                - Intelligent Memory Buffer Class on Non-MFC(SDK) platforms 
        ==> Misc.
                - Do You Hear the Sirens' Song?
        ==> Services
                - SFL 2.0: Service Framework Library for Native Windows Service Applications, Part II

--> Discussion Groups -- HOT Threads 
        - How do you get the current traffic bandwidth of computer? 
        - Vectors (VC++)
        - Need help writing a program to hide cmd windows. (VC++)

--> Highlighted new articles on Developer.com 
        1. Simple Thread Control With Java's CountDownLatch
        2. Advanced Active Record Validations with Rails
        3. Installing a Custom ODBC Driver on Windows for SQL Anywhere

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Comments from the Editor
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Last week was the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. The holiday is a great time to remember to thank others. I'd like to thank all of you for helping support Codeguru and for helping make it a fantastic community site. After all, it is the community -- you -- that makes the site fantastic.

Of course, it is also a good time to thank all of the people who have taken the time to write and submit articles. It is great to share what we know with others. The "Pay it Forward" philosophy works and much of the great content on Codeguru proves this.

It is also a good time to give a special thanks to all the moderators at Codeguru. They volunteer their time to help out others. They are also the reason that the Codeguru forums have very little spam and other noise. If you get a chance, then consider thanking the moderators. They do a great job.

So thanks. It has been a great year. Let's see if we can make the next year even better!

Until next week....

(Don't forget - articles submitted this week are still in the running for $200 for October/November!)

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

--> Advanced Windows Debugging
      By Mario Hewardt, Daniel Pravat for Addison-Wesley
      840 pages for $59.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0321374460

--> Implementation Patterns
      By Kent Beck for Addison-Wesley
      176 pages for $39.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0321413091

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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=1,3mmj,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0

This week's CodeGuru posts:

(With a two day holiday, it was a short week for getting things posted. Next week will be better!)

==> Memory

- Intelligent Memory Buffer Class on Non-MFC(SDK) platforms
    By krkim
Check out this stand-alone, intelligent "increasing buffer"  class. It's useful for a Win32 SDK project without using MFC.
http://www.codeguru.com/cpp/misc/misc/memory/article.php/c14499/

==> Misc.

- Do You Hear the Sirens' Song?
    By Paul Kimmel
Everyone has ideas about how to build software. Explore some common fallacies and collect some hints that may help you along the way. All of the ideas are the opinion of the author (who is sometimes wrong).
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3mmj,1,47tm,e1re,jorm,i5r0

==> Services

- SFL 2.0: Service Framework Library for Native Windows Service Applications, Part II
    By Igor Vartanov
Learn more about this very useful library.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3mmj,1,c99l,12qx,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=1,3mmj,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:

==> How do you get the current traffic bandwidth of computer?
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3mmj,1,cwxs,5p2u,jorm,i5r0

==> Vectors (C++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3mmj,1,lh26,gzgv,jorm,i5r0

==> Need help writing a program to hide cmd windows. (VC++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3mmj,1,lzz3,6zy5,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. Simple Thread Control With Java's CountDownLatch
    By Jeff Langr -
Take advantage of Java's CountDownLatch to simplify your multithreaded applications.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3mmj,1,19dx,6uad,jorm,i5r0

2. Advanced Active Record Validations with Rails
    By Jason Gilmore -
Use Rails' Active Record validation callbacks to exercise greater control over user input.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3mmj,1,9n3g,cnve,jorm,i5r0

3. Installing a Custom ODBC Driver on Windows for SQL Anywhere
    By Jason Hinsperger -
By creating your own custom ODBC driver entry, you can effectively isolate your application database connectivity components from other applications running on the same system.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3mmj,1,2yk9,2dpc,jorm,i5r0

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