Codeguru Update eNewsletter - December 30th, 2008

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Tuesday December 30, 2008

This Week's Topics


Comments from the Editor

This is the last Codeguru newsletter for 2008. This past year was a pretty good year for Codeguru. We added servers, we did a big upgrade of the bulletin board software, we added video pages, and much more. Of course, the best part of Codeguru in 2008 was the articles that members like you took the time to write and submit. I look forward to seeing what new articles and topics get covered in 2009!

Until next year...

Brad!
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Bradley L. Jones
www.CodeGuru.com
webmaster@codeguru.com
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Recently Published Books

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.

How We Test Software At Microsoft
By Page, Johnston, and Rollison for Microsoft Press
450 pages for $44.99
Best Practices

Accelerated Silverlight 2
By Jeff Scanlon for Apress
360 pages for $39.99

New & Updated Articles on CodeGuru

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 here.

Blog: And the Visual Basic Type Is...
By Bradley L. Jones
Do you know what your variable's type is? If not, then VB "10" might! Visual Basic "10" is adding Type Inference.

[Updated] Multi Column Combo Cell for a .NET 2.0 DataGridView Control
By IssaharNoam
Learn how a DrawItem approach solves the issue of Multi Column Combobox cells in DataGridView of VS8.

Compile Time Data Structure Using Template Meta Programming
By Zeeshan
Learn about the link list as an example of a compile-time data structure and implement it with template meta-programming.

Developing a Smart Application Architecture
By TheCPUWizard
Learn to develop a powerful and flexible application architecture.

Discussion Groups

Check out the CodeGuru discussion forums
Forums include Visual C++, General C++, Visual Basic, Java, General Technology, C#, ASP.NET, XML, Help Wanted, and much, much, more!

... HOT THREADS ...

Best way to check if a string is empty (C#)

Heap efficiency? (C++)

Issues in dealing with va_list and va_start (VC++)

New Articles on Developer.com

Connecting to IBM FileNet 4.0 Outside of a Java Application Server
By Anthony Lee
Learn about IBM FileNet 4.0 and how to use its Java API to connect to an enterprise Content and Business Process Management product.

The Five Stages of Highly Effective Datacenters
By Art Sedighi
Discover the attributes of an effective datacenter. Discover a plan that can assist you in making the best use of these expensive assets.

A Visual Introduction to Using UML Sequence Diagrams for Refining Object Models
By Mark Grand
Discover how to draw UML sequence diagrams to refine the relationships and responsibilities of classes and objects into a detailed object model.



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Bradley L. Jones

bjones@jupitermedia.com

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