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CodeGuru Newsletter
August 30, 2005

http://www.CodeGuru.com

This newsletter is part of the Developer.com, EarthWeb, and internet.com networks.
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TOPICS:

--> Editorial

--> Recently Published Books

--> New Articles on CodeGuru: 
       ==> Controls
              - [Updated] SP Numeric Edit Control
       ==> Database / ADO
              - Create Provider-Independent Data Access Code with ADO.NET 2.0       
       ==> Game Development
              - Cross-Platform Game Development for C++ Developers, Part III: The 3D Irrlicht Engine
       ==> Graphics
              - [Updated] "Rubber Sheeting" with QWarpTracker
       ==> Misc.
              - Coming Soon: Autonomous Nano Code Generators
       ==> Sample Chapter
              - Building Websites with the ASP.NET Community Starter Kit
       ==> Techniques
              - Building a Logic Layer for the Description of Wizards

--> Discussion Groups -- HOT Threads
       - CRecordset Question!!!!
       - Constructors + Arrays
       - Trouble woth VOID function

--> Highlighted new articles on Developer.com 
       1. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Lines of Code...
       2. Anatomy of a Software Development Role: Development Manager
       3. Weighty Matters and Development Tools
       4. Dissecting Java Page Flows

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Comments from the Editor
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If you are into IT Management, then there is yet another blog you can add to your list. CodeGuru is a part of EarthWeb, and EarthWeb includes an IT Management section:

itmanagement.earthweb.com

This section includes sites such as Datamation, CIO Update, eSecurity Planet, eCRMGuide, and more. All of these sites post interesting articles in the Internet Technology space. The new blog entries they are posting can be found at:

http://blog.datamation.com/blog/

I skimmed through the blog entries today and found a few to be interesting enough that I'll check back on a regular basis.

Until next week!

Brad!
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Bradley L. Jones (version 1.0)
www.CodeGuru.com
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Recently Published Books
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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 at:

http://www.codeguru.com/review-guidelines.php

--> .NET Framework Standard Library Annoted Reference
      Volumne 2: Networking Library, Reflection Library, and XML Library
      By Brad Abrams and Tamara Abrams for Addison-Wesley - 
      440 pages, hardbound for $69.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0321194454

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New & Updated Articles on CodeGuru
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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 located at

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0

This week's posted CodeGuru articles:

==> Controls

- [Updated] SP Numeric Edit Control
   By Sergei VP
Learn about a masked numeric edit ActiveX control.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,82ex,j1im,jorm,i5r0

==> Database / ADO

- Create Provider-Independent Data Access Code with ADO.NET 2.0
   By Thiru Thangarathinam
ADO.NET 2.0 offers new base classes and factory classes that enable you to write data access code that works with almost all data stores. Find out how to seamlessly working with multiple providers like SqlClient, OleDb, and ODBC without having to lock into a specific implementation.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,aq62,3ht8,jorm,i5r0

==> Game Development

- Cross-Platform Game Development for C++ Developers, Part III: The 3D Irrlicht Engine
   By Victor Volkman
Although open source, the high-performance Irrlicht Engine offers state-of-the-art features normally found in commercial 3D engines. Find out what they are and how to use them.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,eya3,j1zk,jorm,i5r0

==> Graphics

- [Updated] "Rubber Sheeting" with QWarpTracker
By Sjaak Priester
Warping is the most drastic way to change the form of a GDI+ graphics object. The class QWarpTracker lets you do it interactively.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,iwuk,bphz,jorm,i5r0

==> Misc.

- Coming Soon: Autonomous Nano Code Generators
   By Paul Kimmel
Imagine a day when tiny bits of code automatically generate code based on any factor a programmer desires. That day may be right around the corner.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,fsmn,7lkh,jorm,i5r0

==> Sample Chapter

- Building Websites with the ASP.NET Community Starter Kit
   By Packt Publishing
Learn to customize the CSK to implement a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) module.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,kv4x,i6gt,jorm,i5r0

==> Techniques

- Building a Logic Layer for the Description of Wizards
   By Michael-K
Learn to construct and use the logical layer for the description of wizards.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,2mjy,dlrz,jorm,i5r0

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Discussion Groups
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Check out the CodeGuru discussion forums at:

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,bcr8,cx5j,jorm,i5r0

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

... HOT THREADS ...

Some of the current threads with the most activity are:

==> CRecordset Question!!!!
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,hbrk,clys,jorm,i5r0

==> Constructors + Arrays
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,faus,hc9a,jorm,i5r0

==> Trouble woth VOID function
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,2li1,jt52,jorm,i5r0

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New Articles on Developer.com
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Below are some of the new articles that have been posted to Developer.com (http://www.developer.com).

1. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Lines of Code...
    By Brad Lhotsky -
A picture is worth a thousand words. The right picture could be worth much more. Use RRDtool (RoundRobinDatabasetool) to provide data visualization to process more data. Plus, it just looks cool..

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,gj4m,fol4,jorm,i5r0

2. Anatomy of a Software Development Role: Development Manager
    By Robert Bogue -
Learning how to communicate and evangelize to the team, to management, and to the rest of the organization can help you find your way to the development manager role.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,90xy,78v2,jorm,i5r0

3. Weighty Matters and Development Tools
    By Michael Nash -
Explore the different advantanges and disadvantages of "heavy" frameworks vs. "lightwight" frameworks for developers.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,i4m5,j6tz,jorm,i5r0

4. Dissecting Java Page Flows
    By Kunal Mittal & Srinivas Kanchanavally -
Take a look at the basic architecture of Java Page Flows and NetUI tags. You'll see the original Page Flows in WebLogic Workshop and then look at the Beehive version. You'll learn about the overall architecture, the classes, and the APIs you'll need to use to leverage Java Page Flows and NetUI.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,h3to,hotd,jorm,i5r0

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