Codeguru Update eNewsletter - January 7th, 2009 Network
Tuesday January 6, 2009

This Week's Topics

Comments from the Editor

It is hard to believe that it is already 2009. I remember when the book 2001: A Space Odyssey seemed like a distant future. The follow-up book focusing on 2010 seemed even farther away. In another year, both dates will be in the history books. Unfortunately, it looks like our space technology won't be even close to what either story suggested.

Here on Earth, however, there is one key thing to note. In 2008, Codeguru had a lot of great articles published by many of our members just like you. Some of our top articles of the year include (in no specific order):

Kudos to these authors for their submissions. These were among the highest read articles that were contributed in 2008. It will be interesting to see what topics and authors reach the top in 2009. Maybe you can even make the list by submitting an article!

Until next week...

Bradley L. Jones

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.

Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform: Bringing Rich Client to the Web
By Fabian Lange for Apress
288 pages for $19.99

Simply SQL
By Rudy Limeback for SitePoint
350 pages for $35.95

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.

Adding Standard Deviation to LINQ
By Chris Bennett
Learn how to implement a simple Standard Deviation function for LINQ (Language Integrated Query).

VIDEO: Create Custom Task Lists in SharePoint Designer
By Garry Robinson
Create a Custom Task List in Microsoft SharePoint Designer

BLOG: Z2K - The Importance of Quality Assurance and Testing
By Brad Jones
Is the Microsoft Zune Crash indicative of poor testing?

Discussion Groups

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Saving data using save button (VB 6)

New Articles on

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.

Wrapping Up the SimpleTurtle Class: Multimedia Programming with Java
By Richard G. Baldwin
Learn more about the methods and the properties of a Turtle object from Ericson's Java multimedia library.

The Mono 2.0 Offerings for Debian GNU/Linux (From
By Roberto Giorgetti
Find out how much of the Mono 2.0 (and beyond) platform is available for Debian users who want up-to-date .NET compatibility.

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