Codeguru Update eNewsletter - February 10th, 2009


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Tuesday February 10, 2009

This Week's Topics

Comments from the Editor

It has been an interesting week. There are several new articles on the site you should check out. There is even an excerpt from Bjarne Stroustrup. You can also look for a new video to be added to the site today. This new video is by Dan Rigsby and will cover building a Windows service.

Of course, I have to take a moment to do some self promotion. I posted a new blog post . While I ramble a bit at the beginning, it has an interesting quiz for you to try. The post contains icons for 90 social networks. Take a look and see how many you can name. All 90 of these icons, along with a few more, were on a web site mock I was shown by a friend. Fortunately, she is cutting it down to only half a dozen. Seeing nearly 100 icons made me consider how far overboard a lot of people have gone with social networking links and book marking on their sites. It is very good to have some of these links to your content, but at what point is it going overboard?

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.

ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX Unleashed
By Robert Foster for Sams Publishing
288 pages for $39.99

In The Trenches with Microsoft Office Project 2007
By Elaine J. Marmel for Microsoft Press
350 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.

C# Tips and Tricks
By Mark Strawmyer
Learn some tips and tricks with the C# 3.0 language features along with exploring some productivity gains with the Visual Studio IDE.

Using the Windows Vista/Windows 7 Built-In Buffered Animation API
By Marc Gregoire
The Buffered Animation API makes it easy to make animations without flickering. Learn how to use this Buffered Animation API.

Graphics Class Design : Shape
By Bjarne Stroustrup
Class Shape can provide you with the ability to represent things appearing in a Window. Learn about this class from an industry legend.

WinForms to Web
By Eyal.Albert
Learn about the various migration options of desktop/smart client applications to the web available using Visual WebGui.

.NET Tip: Searching for a Needle in a Haystack, or an Entry in an Event Log
By Jay Miller
Simplify finding the entry you need from an event log.

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New Articles on Developer.com

Using Java to Import and Manipulate Microsoft Excel Documents
By Aleksey Shevchenko
Using Java to work with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets has never been easer with the help of the JExcel API, a Java library that provides the ability to read, write, and modify Microsoft Excel spreadsheets from within Java applications.

A Slider-Controlled Softening Program for Digital Photos
By Richard G. Baldwin
Learn how to write a Java program to apply a blurring or softening filter to your digital photos. The amount of softening is controlled by the user with a slider.

The Role of Component Architecture in the Realm of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA)
By Surekha Durvasula
For developers who have to live with an enterprise that has legacy and component architecture-based applications, here is a way to introduce SOA in a manner that is not too disruptive. SOA can be leveraged to preserve business logic investments made within component architecture-based systems while incorporating a better and more standards-based infrastructure.

This article was originally published on February 11th, 2009

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