Codeguru Update eNewsletter - April 1st, 2008


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CodeGuru Newsletter
April 1, 2008

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        ==> Misc.
                - The Kazakh Language and OS400
        ==> .NET Tip
                - String Literals Without Escape Characters
        ==> Sockets
                - A Little Sniffer that Uses WSA Sockets (Windows Sockets)
        ==> Voice
                - Designing an Interactive Voice Response System Using VoiceXML and CCXML

--> Discussion Groups -- HOT Threads 
        - Micro seconds processing in mfc (VC++)
        - C++ programming queries (VC++)
        - File iterator (VC++)

--> Highlighted new articles on Developer.com 
        1. Adobe's Emerging Rich Media Ecosystem, Part 1: Developing Social Media Applications
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Comments from the Editor

The Codeguru newsletter is being converted to an HTML format. I've been asked to drop a few elements of the newsletter including this editorial each week. If you have just a few seconds, can you send an email to webmaster@codeguru.com and let me know the following:

Should we keep the following (a simple yes, no, or maybe would be appreciated:

  • Keep the editorial?
  • Keep the list of recently published books?
  • Keep the hottest threads?
  • Keep the Developer.com article list?

Is there anything else you'd like to see added or dropped?

Your response is greatly appreciated.

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 at:


--> Beginning Web Development, Silverlight, and ASP.NET AJAX
      By Laurence Moroney for Apress
      450 pages for $44.99

--> Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 Resource Kit
      By Volodarsky, et. al. for Microsoft Press
      800 pages for $49.99 w/ CD

--> Foundations of Popfly
      By Eric Griffin for Apress
      200 pages for $34.99

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 located at

This week's CodeGuru posts:

==> Misc.

- The Kazakh Language and OS400
    By Radmir Turmukhambetov
Learn how to encode Kazakh language characters in OS400.

==> .NET Tip

- String Literals Without Escape Characters
    By Jay Miller
Use @-quoted strings to avoid escape characters in your string literals.

==> Sockets

- A Little Sniffer that Uses WSA Sockets (Windows Sockets)
    By Ciro Sisman Pereira
Discover how to intercept network traffic (IP packets) by putting a socket in promiscuous mode.

==> Voice

- Designing an Interactive Voice Response System Using VoiceXML and CCXML
    By Ponkumar and Sujata De -
Design an IVR (Interactive Voice Response) system to access your business service using VoiceXML and CCXML (Call Control Markup Language).

Discussion Groups

Check out the CodeGuru discussion forums at:


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


Some of the current threads with the most activity are:

==> Micro seconds processing in mfc (VC++)

==> C++ programming queries (VC++)

==> File iterator (VC++)

New Articles on Developer.com

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

1. Adobe's Emerging Rich Media Ecosystem, Part 1: Developing Social Media Applications
    By Marcia Gulesian -
Discover a rich media ecosystem wherein connected participants can form communities of individuals that interact with each other for a variety of purposes.

2. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face: Getting Started with JavaServer Faces
    By David Thurmond -
Find out what this new framework for developing Web-based Java applications has to offer.

3. Using Alerts, Images, Timers, and Gauges in MIDlets
    By Richard G. Baldwin -
Learn how to program an Alert for a MIDlet, add an image to the Alert, add a Gauge to the Alert to act as a progress or activity meter, and how to use a Timer to control when an Alert becomes visible on the screen.


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Bradley L. Jones



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