Codeguru Update eNewsletter - February 17th, 2009 Network
Tuesday February 17, 2009

This Week's Topics

Comments from the Editor

This week I get to take a couple of days to relax. While you're reading this, I'll likely be gliding on a raft down a lazy river or swoshing down a water slide in an indoor waterpark.

It is interesting that to many people and indoor waterpark is like saying "an open source Microsoft project." It seems like the two things things shouldn't really go together. In truth, they can. For an indoor water park, you get all the fun of a waterpark even if there is snow or rain outside. With open sourced Microsoft, you get things like Mono 2.0 and Moonlight. In the end, it is all good!

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.

Sams Teach Yourself Windows Workflow Foundation in 24 Hours
By Robert Eisenberg for Sams Publishing
600 pages for $23.99

Smart Business Intelligence Solutions w/ Microsoft SQL Server 2008
By Goff, Mauri, Malik, and Welch for Microsoft Press
780 pages for $49.99

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.

Updating a Database from WinForms Controls, Old School
By Paul Kimmel
Old school programming, whereby the programmer reads control values and writes inline SQL, still works, but it's so 90s. If you are new to WinForms or Web programming but experienced, peruse the article and then master LINQ.

Introduction to AJAX Technologies
By Rob Foster
Get help bringing you up to speed with AJAX's place in your web development toolbox.

VIDEO: Develop Windows Services
By Dan Rigsby
Developing straight Windows Services doesn't allow for rich debugging by developers and often requires stopping the service, redeploying, etc. This video explores how to build Windows Services for a more rich development experience.

Discussion Groups

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Securing Web Services in JBoss Application Server with WS-Security
By Javid Jamae & Peter Johnson
Learn how to secure a web service using WS-Security. WS-Security is a specification from OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) that describes enhancements to SOAP messaging to provide message integrity and confidentiality.

Introduction to Multi-Tenant Architecture
By Neal Schneider
Learn how to create websites with similar functionality yet different UIs and maintain them across one shared code base using Multi-Tenant Website Architecture.

A Slider-Controlled Softening Program for Digital Photos
By Richard G. Baldwin
Learn how to write a Java program to apply a blurring or softening filter to your digital photos. The amount of softening is controlled by the user with a slider.

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