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CodeGuru Newsletter
February 21, 2006

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TOPICS:

--> Editorial -

--> Recently Published Books - Current Best-sellers

--> New Articles on CodeGuru: 
        ==> Controls
                - Small C++ Class to Transform Any Static Control into a Hyperlink Control
        ==> Data Controls
                - Implementing a Fixed GridView Header in ASP.NET (VB.NET)
        ==> Installations
                - Deploy your Applications and Components Using the Windows Installer (C#)
        ==> Memory
                - Enhance Your Dynamic Memory Allocation with an Undocumented MFC Class (C++)
        ==> Mobile
                - Pushing HTML Content to a BlackBerry (C#)

--> Discussion Groups -- HOT Threads
        - Scrolling (Client-side Scripting)
        - Pure virtual function (C++)
        - Difference between request.getParameter() and request.getAttribute()

--> Highlighted new articles on Developer.com 
        1. Creating Online Application Power Users Using Graduated Usability
        2. Providing ESB Generic Functionality

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Comments from the Editor
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What do DOM, AJAX, Design Patterns, ASP.NET 2.0, and Agile Web Development with Rails all have in common?

If you guessed that they all are topics that involve Web development, you wouldn't necessarily be wrong, but you wouldn't be right in regard to my question!

These five topics are covered in some of the top ten computer books that were selling on Amazon at the time I wrote this newsletter. I found this to be an interesting list of topics, but not a surprising list. Web development has taken over.

Along with that, methodologies, architectures, and simply "thinking before coding" also seems to be gaining ground over the simply "code until it works right" approaches that many people have often used. The fact that Design Patterns and Agile programming books are near the top of the book list is a great sign. Hopefully this trend continues!

Of course, three of the other top 10 books that I didn't mention focused on eBay and selling stuff. So I guess the next best thing to coding might just be selling things. I wonder if you can buy a book on eBay about buying things on eBay.....

Until next week...

Brad!
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Bradley L. Jones
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

Actually, this week I'm presenting some of the top selling books according to Amazon. These are presented in the order they appear on the list:

--> DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document Object Model (Paperback)
      By Jeremy Keith for Friends of Ed
      368 for $34.99
      Published September 2005
     http://books.internet.com/books/1590595335

--> Head First Design Patterns
      By Elisabeth Freeman, et al. for O'Reilly
      676 pages for $44.95
      Published October, 2004
      http://books.internet.com/books/0596007124

--> Ajax in Action
      By Dave Crane for Manning Publications
      680 pages for 44.95
      Published October, 2005
      http://books.internet.com/books/1932394613

--> Professional ASP.NET 2.0
      By Bill Evjen, et al. for WROX
      1296 pages for $49.99
      Published November, 2005
      http://books.internet.com/books/0764576100

--> Agile Web Development with Rails : A Pragmatic Guide (The Facets of Ruby Series)
      By Dave Thomas, et al for Pragmatic Bookshelf
      Published July, 2005
      http://books.internet.com/books/097669400X

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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=1,28tf,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0

This week's posted CodeGuru articles:

==> Controls

- Small C++ Class to Transform Any Static Control into a Hyperlink Control
    By lano1106 -
Discover how to develop your own hyperlink control implementation.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,28tf,1,2l9a,dw2x,jorm,i5r0

==> Data Controls

- Implementing a Fixed GridView Header in ASP.NET (VB.NET)
    By Paul Kimmel -
Learn how to use two new ASP.NET Web controls, the GridView and the Panel, styles, effectively to create a scrollable grid with a fixed header.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,28tf,1,7vzl,adly,jorm,i5r0

==> Installations

- Deploy your Applications and Components Using the Windows Installer (C#)
    By Prabhakar Manikonda -
Learn how to create setup programs without having the knowledge of setup scripts.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,28tf,1,484e,m69n,jorm,i5r0

==> Memory

- Enhance Your Dynamic Memory Allocation with an Undocumented MFC Class (C++)
    By lano1106 -
Learn to employ a small utility class that allows you to modify how objects for a given class are dynamically allocated.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,28tf,1,c1ym,aqct,jorm,i5r0

==> Mobile

- Pushing HTML Content to a BlackBerry (C#)
    By Steven Berkovitz -
Learn how to push HTML content to a BlackBerry handheld  using MDS.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,28tf,1,5dtx,k5pt,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=1,28tf,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:

==> Scrolling (Client-side Scripting)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,28tf,1,6i7x,ukj,jorm,i5r0

==> Pure virtual function (C++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,28tf,1,jbqk,jqdf,jorm,i5r0

==> Difference between request.getParameter() and request.getAttribute()
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,28tf,1,1q0h,fyuw,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. Creating Online Application Power Users Using Graduated Usability
   By Robert Buffone -
Being simple isn't always best. With Rich Internet Application technologies, Web applications can now begin to adapt to different levels of users.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,28tf,1,hkd0,eib0,jorm,i5r0

2. Providing ESB Generic Functionality
    By Vlad Kofman -
Discover how the first milestone release of Synapse can serve as a solution for a more flexible architecture while adhering to SOA and Web Services standards.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,28tf,1,dei,fdrj,jorm,i5r0

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