Codeguru Update eNewsletter - January 26th, 2010

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Tuesday January 26, 2010


This Week's Topics

  • Comments from the Editor
  • New & Updated Articles on CodeGuru
    • Lambdas in VC++ 2010
    • Enhance MFC Applications with Preview and Thumbnail Support
    • Top 10 features of WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation
    • Accessing and Updating Data in ASP.NET: Filtering Data Using a CheckBoxList
    • Windows Phone 7 Rumors Gain Steam
    • Using Where Clauses with LINQ in VB
  • Hottest Discussions
  • New Articles on Internet.com
    • Proceed Cautiously With SharePoint 2010, Analyst Says
    • Why You Should Use a Development Workflow Tool
    • Build an AJAX-Enabled CMS with Visual WebGUI: Adding Components (III)

Comments from the Editor


I would like to introduce Rich Hein to you this week. Rich has been helping with Codeguru for quite a while. Several years ago you might have seen him on as the forum manager. Recently, he has stepped in to take help run Codeguru on a daily basis. I'll continue to be here as well, but I now have Rich to help make sure the things happening on a daily basis actually happen. He'll also be able to give more time to helping our fantastic moderators, article contributors, article reviewers, and other volunteers. You won't lose sight of me, but you'll start seeing more of Rich!

You'll soon also start seeing some of the work that Rich has been helping to pull together for the site. One thing he has already done is to start a new monthly feature that will be seen on Codeguru. This is a Top 10 article that we will have someone write. We might choose to do more than one a month if they are successful, but for now Rich has committed to making sure he brings you at least one.

To that extent, you'll see that this week's articles include a Top 10 Features of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). Take a look at the article by Arun Karthick and see if you agree. If not, fill out a comment on the article and let us know what you think shouldn't be there and what you believe should!

On a different note, if everything goes well this week, then by next week, we might have a new layout on the Codeguru site. The changes are not large. Rather, they simply are a face lift and some infrastructure updates to put us in a better position to make more changes quicker going forward. We'll see how the testing finishes over the next day or two! Stay tuned!

Finally, for those that use to follow my movie comments in this newsletter I have to say, Avatar has burned the movie charts! Just like Star War originally did, I believe Avatar has taken film special effects to a new level. The result is being seen at the boxoffice. I bet the CGI developers had a lot of fun!

Until next week...

Brad!
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Bradley L. Jones
www.CodeGuru.com
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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.

Lambdas in VC++ 2010
By Marius Bancila
This article gives an introduction to lambda functions, a new feature available in C++0x, as implemented in the new C++ compiler from Visual Studio 2010.

Enhance MFC Applications with Preview and Thumbnail Support
By Nick Wienholt
C++ Programming is having a revitalization of Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) which continues to deliver simple integration with powerful Windows features. In this article, we'll look at Preview and Thumbnail Support, and how these features can be easily implemented in an MFC application.

Top 10 features of WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)
By Arun Karthick
Discover the top 10 features of that have inspired application developers to use Windows Presentation Foundation.

Accessing and Updating Data in ASP.NET: Filtering Data Using a CheckBoxList
By Scott Mitchell
Scott Mitchell shows you how to work with data using ASP.NET's data source controls. Discover how to filter data based on a user's selections from a CheckBoxList.

Windows Phone 7 Rumors Gain Steam
By Stuart Johnston
Some say 'Seven' will debut in Barcelona — others say 'No Way.'

Using Where Clauses with LINQ in VB
By Paul Kimmel
Learn about LINQ and all the ways you can use "Where" in your code.

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New Articles on Internet.com


Proceed Cautiously With SharePoint 2010, Analyst Says
By Deborah Gage
Customers may be confused by the promises Microsoft has been making with the final release of SharePoint 2010, analyst Janus Boye says.

Why You Should Use a Development Workflow Tool
By Scott McNeany
Having processes in place to streamline workflow can save you tons of time and result in well-documented, high-quality systems.

Build an AJAX-Enabled CMS with Visual WebGUI: Adding Components (III)
By Bogdan Zamfir
We continue our tutorial on building your own content management system.



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