Codeguru Update eNewsletter - September 22nd, 2009


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Tuesday September 22, 2009

This Week's Topics

Comments from the Editor

Last week we launched an update to Developer.com. If you've not visited Developer.com in a while, you'll now find that more article titles are listed on the home page. Additionally, the article pages were revamped on the site to make them easier to read and to give them more width on the page.

This week I submitted a request to our developers to revamp the Codeguru site as well. It might not get the same overhaul on the front page as Developer.com, but there are a number of improvements that have been requested. I've also requested updates to the submission system as well as to how articles are displayed. Hopefully we'll see some of these changes start rolling onto the site in the near future.

In the mean time, please continue to submit your articles, tips, tricks, and other items to the site. Feel free to join the discussions on the forum as well. There have been some great discussions recently and I look forward to seeing where they go!

Until next week...

Bradley L. Jones
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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.

Windows Live Essentials and Services
Using Free Microsoft Applications for Windows 7
By Bradley L. Jones for Wiley
320 pages for $34.99 (color)
Okay, this isn't a programming book, but I'm the author, so this is a shameless plug! This book covers using things such as Live Messenger, Windows Live Mail, Live Writer (for blogging), Live Groups, Live Spaces, Photo Gallery, Live Movie Maker, SkyDrive, and more. Even a developer can get value from this book!

How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It:
Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times
By James Wesley Rawles for Plume
336 pages for $17.00

This isn't a programming book either, but being that so many end uers think the world is ending when their projects are late, I thought it worth listing!

Dungeon Master's Guide 2: A 4th Edition D&D Core Rulebook
By Mearls, Lwas,a and Gorden for Wizards of the Coast
224 pages for $34.95
I figured as long as I was not listing programming books, I might as well list this one too! Newly released for real geeks. And yes, grown ups play D&D....

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.

Doing In-Place Editing in a GridView
By Jay Thakar
Discover a different way to look at EditItemTemplate  using which user navigation for editing is reduced and ... it looks very different then regular implementation of GridView.

VIDEO: Dependency Injection with Microsoft Unity
By Dan Rigsby
Dan Rigsby gives us a first look at the Dependency Injection design pattern and how to accomplish it with Microsoft's Unity.

Skins and Themes in ASP.NET
By Paul Kimmel
Using skins and themes make it much easier to quickly, uniformly, and easily change the way web application looks.

[Updated] Easy C++ - Delegates / Generic Properties / Closures / Thunks
By 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.

Discussion Groups

Check out the CodeGuru discussion forums
Forums include Visual C++, General C++, Visual Basic, Java, General Technology, C#, ASP.NET, XML, Help Wanted, and much, much, more!


Performance enhancement (C++)

A doubt in design of a class-BMP file extraction (C++)

Is STL important? (C++)

New Articles on Developer.com

Using new location-aware data types in SQL Server 2008
Learn how leverage location based data using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 from C# applications and combine them with interactive maps.

Implementing Skins and Themes for ASP.NET
Skins and themes make it much easier to quickly, uniformly, and easily change the way your web application looks.

Non-Blocking I/O Made Possible in Java
Java SE7 "Dolphin" release is nearing and we're chomping at the bit. So let's dig in and review non-blocking IO, a feature of java.nio (New I/O) package that is a part of Java v1.4, v1.5 and v1.6 and we'll also take a peek at the java.nio.file (NIO.2) package.

This article was originally published on September 22nd, 2009

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