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OP-ED: Do You Hear the Sirens' Song?

Everyone has ideas about how to build software. Explore some common fallacies and collect some hints that may help you along the way. All of the ideas are the opinion of the author (who is sometimes wrong).

Wallpaper Changer

Learn how to create an application that changes your wallpapers after a specified period, as well as how to apply the Tile, Center, and Stretch wallpaper styles.

Why Most Code Looks Like a Rube Goldberg Invention

Reliability is a by-product of beautiful code, so conscientious programmers care about the look of their code. But who's got the time to write beautiful code when deadlines and end users couldn't care less what the code looks like? Here's how to make the time.

Sample Code: Sudoku in VB .NET

Sudoku is a logic-based location puzzle game normally played using numbers. This is simply an introduction to some of the facets of VB .NET using the mathematics behind Sudoku.

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MFC Integration with the Windows Transactional File System (TxF)

The Transactional File System (TxF), which allows access to an NTFS file system to be conducted in a transacted manner through extensions to the Windows SDK API. MFC 10, has been extended to support TxF and related technologies. This support allows existing MFC applications to be easily extended to support kernel transactions.

The Sorry State of .NET ORMs

Looking to work with a non Microsoft Database in .NET? You need to know what ORM's are available, and why you can't currently use Entity Framework.

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