Codeguru Update eNewsletter - December 11th, 2007

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CodeGuru Newsletter
December 11, 2007
http://www.CodeGuru.com

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TOPICS:

--> Editorial
--> Recently Published Books

--> New on CodeGuru:
        ==> BizTalk
                - You've Got the BizTalk POP3 Adapter
        ==> Controls
                - Creating a Dockable Panel ControlManager Using C#, Part 3
        ==> Controls
                - [Updated] Creating a Dockable Panel-Controlmanager Using C#, Part 2
        ==> Control Designers
                - Smart Control Designer
        ==> MFC
                - Run-Time Type Checking in C++
        ==> Mobile 
                - Windows Mobile Development with MFC
        ==> Office Automation
                - Microsoft Word Automation Class

--> Discussion Groups -- HOT Threads 
        - string buffer (C++)
        - vector vs int (C++)
        - SSID in VB6.0 (VB)

--> Highlighted new articles on Developer.com 
        1. Providing a Clear Point of Reference
        2. Got Speed? Seven Project Jams and How Avoid Them
        3. Principles for Agile Metrics

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Comments from the Editor
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The VB team from Microsoft is doing a slow chat on Visual Basic 2005/2008 over at VBForums this week. Check it out at http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,2k1j,kk3e,jorm,i5r0

On the Codeguru side of things, we've made a smaller window of opportunity for submitting articles for a chance at $200. Instead of being a month and a half, it is now a single month. This means your chances to win could be increased. For a chance at the December money, get your articles submitted now!

The October / November finalist articles will be posted for voting later this week!

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

--> Cross-Platform Development in C++
      By Syd Logan for Addison-Wesley
      580 pages for $49.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/032124642X

--> Advanced Windows Debugging
      By Hewardt and Pravat for Addison-Wesley
      800 pages for $59.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0321374460

--> Inside Exchange Server 2007 Web Services
      By Sterling, Spain, et al. for Microsoft Press
      920 pages for $59.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0735623929

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

This week's CodeGuru posts:

==> BizTalk

- You've Got the BizTalk POP3 Adapter
    By Jeffrey Juday
Leverage the BizTalk POP3 Adapter to manage an inbox.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,6c95,4ysy,jorm,i5r0

==> Controls

- Creating a Dockable Panel ControlManager Using C#, Part 3
    By JonnyPoet
Continue your study of how to create your own dockable Forms.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,c7yl,b0yl,jorm,i5r0

==> Controls

- [Updated] Creating a Dockable Panel-Controlmanager Using C#, Part 2
    By JonnyPoet
Learn how to get a borderless Form to move around on the screen by capturing it with the mouse and dragging it, and to be able to resize the form, the same way as a normal sizeable Form can be sized by dragging its edges.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,gf6k,93pg,jorm,i5r0

==> Control Designers

- Smart Control Designer
    By Anton Zlobin
Explore the work principles and ways of the use of SmartControlDesigner, which supports the custom control design in designtime.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,gide,iavh,jorm,i5r0

==> MFC

- Run-Time Type Checking in C++
    By Ovidiu Cucu
Learn about different methods of run-time type checking in C++.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,g0gg,ieyb,jorm,i5r0

==> Mobile

- Windows Mobile Development with MFC
    By Nick Wienholt
Drill deeper into Mobile Development in C++ and go through the development and debugging of a Windows Mobile 6 application with a focus on MFC.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,a0u8,648e,jorm,i5r0

==> Office Automation

- Microsoft Word Automation Class
    By Val Golovlev
Discover a class to start Microsoft Word and access Word functions from a C++ application by using OLE and IDispatch interfaces. Two classes are provided: the Word automation class CWordAutomation and the wrapper class CEzWordAutomation.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,6sk,ho4k,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=1,3nra,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:

==> string buffer (C++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,h12m,m8es,jorm,i5r0

==> vector vs int (C++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,flk2,2l4c,jorm,i5r0

==> SSID in VB6.0 (VB)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,70qy,8q5,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. Providing a Clear Point of Reference
    By Jeffrey Ryan -
Is reference architecture an ivory tower activity with little relevance to software development projects? Or, is it rather like a compass that keeps projects on track and pointing toward their destination? Learn the importance of reference architecture in capturing and leveraging organizational knowledge.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,hx2f,e9nc,jorm,i5r0

2. Got Speed? Seven Project Jams and How Avoid Them
    By Michelle LaBrosse -
Do you ever find yourself in a project jam, wondering how to unclog it? Although there is no magic formula, there are several ways that you can get your project moving again and regain any lost momentum.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,7jme,2ed7,jorm,i5r0

3. Principles for Agile Metrics
    By Jeff Langr -
Deriving metrics in an agile software development process can be an integral part of managing and improving execution. As with any tool, metrics used poorly can actually damage a project. A set of guiding principles for agile metrics can keep your team on track.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,7myl,dedr,jorm,i5r0

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