Codeguru Update eNewsletter - December 23rd, 2008


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Tuesday December 23, 2008

This Week's Topics

Comments from the Editor
I just want to wish you a happy holiday. Many people around the world are celebrating a variety of holidays over the next several days. I wish you and yours the best!

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.

Professional Android Application Development
By Reto Meier for WROX
400 pages for $44.99

Pro Full-Text Search in SQL Server 2008
By Michael Coles for Apress
300 pages for $49.99

Create Dynamic Charts in Excel 2007 and Beyond
By Reinhold Scheck for Microsoft Press
600 pages for $39.99 w/ CD

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.

[Updated] Shutdown Manager
By TT(n)
The Windows "Turn off" buttons are three or more steps away from the desktop work area, depending on your personal settings. This can be not only inconvenient, but downright bothersome at times. These programs can power down the computer, in just one or two steps.

Visual Basic 10 Is One Step Closer to Being C#
By Bradley Jones
Visual Basic developers will be happy with the new simple feature coming to Visual Basic - a feature languages like C# have had all along....

KBSoft IP Locator
By Anton Zlobin
Explore various aspects of getting information by IP Address.

Building Microsoft Oslo Models
By Jeffrey Juday
Learn modeling and M development with the Oslo CTP SDK.

Advanced C++/CLI: Type Forwarding, Pointers, and Variable Argument Lists
By Nick Wienholt
C++/CLI has a number of advanced features that make developing and maintaining applications easier. Discover how these allow types to be moved between assemblies without breaking existing application, allow fast and efficient interoperability between native functions, and make it possible to create functions that take a variable number of parameters while still maintaining type safety.

Changing Mouse Settings With VB.NET
By Hannes du Preez
Learn how to change all the mouse settings through the use of your Visual Basic program and the Registry.

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New Articles on Developer.com

A Visual Introduction to Using UML Sequence Diagrams for Refining Object Models
By Mark Grand
Discover how to draw UML sequence diagrams to refine the relationships and responsibilities of classes and objects into a detailed object model.

Reading Excel Files with Apache POI HSSF
By Scott Nelson
Learn how to create a pure Java class for reading Microsoft Excel with the help of the Apache POI projects' HSSF libraries.

The Axis2 Information Model
By Deepal Jayasinghe
Gain a clear understanding of Axis2's static data hierarchy, how it's configured, and how to work with it.

This article was originally published on December 24th, 2008

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