Codeguru Update eNewsletter - May 26th, 2009


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Tuesday May 26, 2009

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Comments from the Editor
Those of us in the United States just returned from a three day week-end, so we are catching up on a bit of a backlog. An extra day on the week-end is always nice. It gives you a chance to catch up on some of your personal things while falling behind a little on the 'office' items!

Of course, if you are caught up, then you might want to take a look at the new service that we have started. A new features we just launched will should help benefit you as a member of Codeguru. This is Internet.com Freelancer. If you are looking for some additional income, then this service will have projects posted that people need help completing. It is expected that these are projects that pay a fee for the help. You can register on the site and bid on projects that interest you.

The site also allows you to post projects. If you need a project done, then you can post it to the Internet.com Freelancer site. People will then bid on doing your project for you. You can review and accept any bid that best servers your needs.

The best way to understand what the new service does is to take a few minutes to review it. Take a look at http://freelancer.internet.com and see what you think. It doesn't cost to register, so go ahead and set up an account and fill in your profile. Take a look around and see what you think. It is a new site, so there are just a few projects right now. We expect, however, that will change.

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.


Hello World!
Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners
By Warren and Carter Sande for Manning
420 pages for $34.99
Teaches Python.

Pro ASP.NET MVC Framework
By Steven Sanderson for Apress
600 pages for $49.99

murach's SQL Server 2008 for developers
By Bryan Syverson and Joel Murach for Murach
800 pages for $52.50

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.


Introduction to DirectWrite
By Marc Gregoire
DirectWrite is a new API to render text on Windows 7 / Vista. It makes it easy to render paragraphs of text that can contain different formatting, coloring, fonts etc. It supports horizontal and vertical alignments, even vertical centering of a paragraph with multiple lines which was not possible with the old text API, etc. This article will give an introduction to the new DirectWrite API.

DataBinding a DropDownList in a FormView
By Paul Kimmel
Providing a drop down list in your ASP.NET Web applications help users avoid wasting time with bad data and it's a kinder, gentler thing to do.

Codeguru Forum Search Accelerator for IE 8
By kirants
Learn how to write an accelerator for IE 8 to perform quick simple tasks, taking Codeguru Forums Search as an example.

std::sort Comparison Function
By Wong Shao Voon
How to write a comparison function for STL sort

My Silveright Barcode Software
By barcodesoftware
Barcode Software Application in Silverlight

STL and BOOST Parsing Iterators
By Constantin Fishkin
Discover an example of a parsing iterator. You'll find that the BOOST library provides convenient tools for an efficient iterator implementation, specifically, the boost::iterator_facade class.

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New Articles on Developer.com

DataBinding a DropDownList in a FormView
Providing a drop down list in your ASP.NET Web applications help users avoid wasting time with bad data and it's a kinder, gentler thing to do.


Reporting - Combining ReportViewer and MS Charts
Learn how to use the Microsoft Chart Controls for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 and the Reporting Services controls for Windows Forms to create a chart and display the chart on a report that can be viewed, exported, or printed from the application.

Rev Up the Drools 5 Java Rule Engine
Drools, a Java rule engine framework for organizing business logic, allows you transform spaghetti code into readable, verifiable, reusable, configurable, scalable, and flexible code.


This article was originally published on May 26th, 2009

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