Codeguru Update eNewsletter - June 9th, 2009 Network
Tuesday June 9, 2009

This Week's Topics

Comments from the Editor
It has been an interesting week. We continue to work on building a freelancer site where people can either post projects or bid on projects that have been posted. Like any new business, we expect this to take some time to build; however, we also expect it to be a valuable service. We know there are other sites out there offering a similar service. We hope with time to make ours the best.

Take a look at and see what you think. Register and set up a profile for bidding on projects. It is free to do so. If you have feedback on the site, send it my way and I'll pass it along.

Better yet, if you have a project you need help with, give the shot a try. We'll be doing a lot of promotion for the site, so its responsiveness should only get better as we work to improve and grow it. I also expect that as evolve the site, we will work to incorporate it more into Codeguru. Time will tell.

Regardless, we look to you to help by either setting up a profile and watching the projects, by posting projects, or by simply letting us know what you think!

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.

SQL Server 2008 Query Performance Tuning Distilled
By Fritchey and Dam for Apress
540 pages for $54.99

Programming for Unified Communications
with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
By Rui Maximo, et al. for Microsoft Press
420 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.

TIP: Using Unions for Manipulating Bits
By bat_lubo2001
See how to set up a single bit!

Code Contracts in .NET
By Marius Bancila
This article introduces code contracts that specify statements in .NET programs that must prove valid.

VIDEO: Intro to the Microsoft REST Starter Kit
By Jeffrey Juday
Discover an easy way to REST with the .NET framework.

State Management : Native Parallel Programming for Visual C++
By Nick Wienholt
Visual C++ 2010 includes a number of new features for preventing data inconsistencies due to simultaneous updates of memory locations - a key challenge in parallel development.

Saving Bandwidth Using UpdatePanel Triggers
By Sajad Deyargaroo
Reduce the payload from the client to the server using AJAX and the UpdatePanel triggers.

Discussion Groups

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Forums include Visual C++, General C++, Visual Basic, Java, General Technology, C#, ASP.NET, XML, Help Wanted, and much, much, more!


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New Articles on

Create Quick Database Interfaces with ASP.NET Dynamic Data
Very often web applications utilize a database, but creating a set of pages to view, edit, delete and insert data to the database seems like a repetitive task. Every application has the same set of basic features. To ease the process, Microsoft has recently developed a new technique for creating such applications. Enter ASP.NET Dynamic Data.

Microsoft Charts Overview
Learn how to use the Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 by reviewing the most commonly used and required charting properties.

JBoss Tools 3 Developer Guide
Learn how to develop a completely functional JSF application using JBoss Tools for Eclipse. Along the way, you will discover all the Java frameworks and technologies included in JBoss Tools.

Native Parallel Programming for Visual C++: State Management
Visual C++ 2010 includes a number of new features for preventing data inconsistencies due to simultaneous updates of memory locations—a key challenge in parallel development.

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