Codeguru Update eNewsletter - August 25th, 2009

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This Week's Topics

Comments from the Editor

Crazy busy week. Our reviewers have been working hard to help approve and make suggestions on articles that are contributed. I've also managed to get access to some of our internals to one of our reviewers who will be able to help keep things moving a bit quicker. We should all thank Hannes for volunteering to help keep things moving.


Of course, we are always looking for more articles to post. If you have a tip, trick, or tutorial you'd like to share, there is never a better time than the present to submit it!

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.


Elements of Programming
By Stepanov and McJones for Addison-Wesley
260 pages for $39.99 (Hardbound)

Effective REST Services via .NET
By Kenn Scribner and Scott Seely for Addison-Wesley
440 pages for $49.99

For .NET Framework 3.5

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.


Easy C++ - Delegates / Generic Properties / Closures / Thunks
Ali Imran -
Implement delegates in C++ (which normally most of C++ compilers don't support) in a way that is really easy and that is cross-compiler compatible.

WPF - Custom Window Styles
Andersen -
Customize window styles with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).

[Updated] Five Cents on Arithmetic Encoding
Aliaksei Sanko -
Learn about a classical arithmetic compression implementation (CACM) optimization.

Table Width or No Table Width: That is the Question
Jay Thakar -
Some situation where to use and where not to use the HTML TABLE width element.

Video: Working with Azure Tables

By Kurt Claeys -
Explore at the Azure Tables concepts and the advanced features of the exciting new Azure platform.

C++ Resource Management with shared_ptr
Nick Wienholt -
Correctly managing the release of heap-allocated memory and other resources has been one of the great challenges of C and C++ development for decades. The new shared_ptr class, shipping with Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and Visual Studio 2010, makes dealing with resource management dramatically simpler.

(See all Newest & Updated Articles)

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!


How to convert string to char *? (C++)

swapping array values with just pointers? (C++)

Reading chunks from large files (VB 6)

New Articles on

Architectural Layers and Tips on how to Achieve Architecture Consistency
Architectural roles can make a project great or set you back to the drawing board. Read on to discover the many architectural roles in your project life cycle and how to achieve consistency throughout.


Real Developers Demand Application Quality Measures
The key to using quality data effectively is in understanding why developers need such data and how it can empower them.

Simple Custom Group Assignments in SharePoint
Discover how to assign users the right to add other users to existing SharePoint groups on their site—without also giving other rights too.

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