Codeguru Update eNewsletter - January 27th, 2009


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Tuesday January 27, 2009

This Week's Topics

Comments from the Editor

It seems like we are starting to get into the swing of things for 2009. The holidays are over and the shock of the bills seems to have settled. As such, we can once again begin to look forward.

On Codeguru, we made a change this week at the request of a number of members. On the discussion forum, we have added a new area that is focused on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), and Work Flow (WF). Primarily these are the technologies that were introduced with .NET 3.0. It seems that there is enough discussion around these areas now that they warranted their on sub-forum. You can find this forum at http://www.codeguru.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=99. Stop in and ask your questions or share your answers!

Of course, we are also reviewing the Python forum that we had previously created. This forum was created with the understanding that if it got traffic, then it would remain. If it doesn't, then we will merge it into one of the more general programming forums. If you are doing Python work, then there are several other members that would be thrilled to have you stop by that forum and post.

Let me know in the feedback forum or via email if you like these changes. As I've stated in the past, if enough people request an additional forum, then we will do what we can to add it - provided it relates to Codeguru!

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.

Pro Silverlight 2 in C# 2008
By Matthew MacDonald for Apress
600 pages for $49.99

Active Directory Administrator's Pocket Consultant
By William R. Stanek for Microsoft Press
340 pages for $29.99

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 here.

By Paul Kimmel
Elevate your SQL game (a little bit) with CROSS APPLY and OUTER APPLY.

Is Azure the New Silver Lining?
By Jani Järvinen
By now, you have heard of Windows Azure, Microsoft's cloud computing platform. But, what does Azure provide for developers and users, and how can you benefit from it in your .NET applications? Read on to find out.

Common Pitfalls of COM Interoperability in .Net (not yet reviewed)
By supreet_hvr_1980
Discover some of the common pitfalls of using COM Interoperability in .NET as well as best practices that could help you steer clear of these pitfalls.

VIDEO: Modeling in M
By Jeffrey Juday
Learn how to build basic models using MSchema and the Microsoft Oslo SDK CTP.

Discussion Groups

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


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Removing duplicates from a linear singly linked list (VC++)

New Articles on Developer.com

3D Displays, Color Distance, and Edge Detection
By Richard G. Baldwin
Learn about color distance, projecting 3D coordinates onto a 2D display plane, and edge detection. Understanding these concepts will help you to better understand modern image processing.

Integrating Twitter Into the Zend Framework
By W. Jason Gilmore
Integrate Twitter into your Zend Framework-powered website with ease. Just use the Zend_Service_Twitter component!

Take the Pain out of Creating Word Documents by Using C# and XML
By Chris Bennett
Learn how to create Word documents in your application without using Office Interop or third-party libraries.

This article was originally published on January 28th, 2009

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