Codeguru Update eNewsletter - July 14th, 2009


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Tuesday July 14, 2009

This Week's Topics

Comments from the Editor

This has been a busy week in the developer world and it is only Tuesday!

Microsoft is having their Partners conference (Microsoft WPC09) in New Orleans this week. This is an event with a number of announcements. In fact, a few include the release of a Technology Preview for Office 2010 (invitation only), comments that Windows 7 with release to manufacturing this month, more talk on the Windows Marketplace for Mobile, more changes in licensing for Windows, an unveiling of the Windows Azure Platform Business Model, and much more.

One area that I've been watching a bit is the changes within Surface. The Surface group is now offering a "QuickStart" for creating Microsoft Surface applications. You can get up and going with Surface development by checking out the Surface QuickStart web site. You do need to be in the Microsoft Partner program to gain access, but this should be a simple enrollment.

Over at Adobe, they've been busy too. This week they have announced Adobe ColdFusion 9 and ColdFusion Builder are both now in public betas. As no surprise, both now have greater Flash integration. You can find these betas at

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.

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Internals
By Kalen Delaney for Microsoft Press
780 pages for $59.99

Windows Internals
By Russinovich adn Solomon for Microsoft Press
1250 pages for $69.99 (Hardbound)
"Covering Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista"

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.

Simple Parallel Development with the Asynchronous Agents Library
By Nick Wienholt
By adopting a messaging based approach to task parallelism, the Asynchronous Agents Library provides a simple model for concurrent programming that avoids the complexity of memory locks.

By Ovidiu Cucu
MFC-extension class for handling Windows API errors

An ADO.NET Data Services Tutorial
By mendhak
An ADO.NET Data Services Tutorial covering REST, querystring operations and expressions, HTTP verbs, Linq to Data Services, security, exceptions and tracing.

Creating Your Own Encryption / Decryption Program Using VB.NET 2005
By Hannes du Preez
With this article, I will try my best to assist you in protecting valuable information such as Passwords, account numbers and so on.

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