Codeguru Update eNewsletter - February 24th, 2009


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Tuesday February 24, 2009

This Week's Topics

Comments from the Editor

Welcome to another week of the Codeguru Update eNewsletter. The next few weeks look like they will be exciting.

I know that a number of Codeguru members have been recognized as Microsoft MVPs. Several of these awardees will be flying out to Seattle, Washington next week to attend the MVP Summit. Because we are planning to get together, if you are an MVP or if you are in the Seattle area, let us know. Hopefully those that attend will be able to come back and share any information that isn't restricted.

It is also worth noting that we are starting to accept more shorter form articles. These are in the forum of Tips or Tricks. If you have a tip or trick you'd like to share, feel free to submit it as an article with "Tip" at the start of the title. If it is something others will get value from, then we will get it published.

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.

Programming in Objective-C 2.0
By Stephen G. Kochan for Addison-Wesley
624 pages for $44.99

Learn Objective.C on the Mac
By Mark Dalrymple and Scott Knaster for Apress
350 pages for $39.99

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Resource Kit
By Maximo, et al. for Microsoft Press
850 pages w/ CD for $59.99

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.

Writing to the EventLog from a Web Application
By Paul Kimmel
The security-hole testing that hackers engage results in a sparring match where security-conscious companies like Microsoft are forced to—well, make life harder on the rest of us.

A Multidevice ASIO Output Plugin for WinAMP
By Domagoj Saric
Explore a C++ replacement of the official ASIO SDK that supports multiple ASIO devices put to the test in a tiny WinAMP output DLL.

Pause Before Exiting a Console Application
By Marc Gregoire
Learn a way to elegantly add support for pausing your console application right before exiting.

Text Transformation with MGrammar and the Oslo SDK
By Jeffrey Juday
Learn to build a text DSL in MGrammar.

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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New Articles on Developer.com

Techniques to Pass and Read URL Parameters Using Rails
By Raveendran, Arumugam, Rao, and Nanjundappa
Many developers have a set of wrong ideas about Rails parameters. See how you can deal with them in real life.

The Best Continuous Integration Tools
By Vlad Kofman
Discover the practice of continuous integration and several of the most popular tools, including Apache's Continuum, Cruise Control (CC), and Hudson, which effectively implement this concept.

Adding Animated Movement to Your Java Applicaton
By Richard G. Baldwin
Learn how to add animated movement into your program where multiple objects chase a lead object as it moves randomly in a given environment.

This article was originally published on February 25th, 2009

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Bradley L. Jones


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