Codeguru Update eNewsletter - November 10th, 2009


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Tuesday November 10, 2009

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Comments from the Editor

I don't block ads on the internet because I know they support the sites that display them. Having said that, I also don't often pay attention to ads either. In fact, I tend to ignore them. Every now and then, however, there are some interesting comments or offers in all that noise around the edge of many web site pages.

Today I actually notice the Cloud Computing Resource Center displayed on some of the Internet.com sites including Developer.com and CodeGuru. This is a link to a page that further links to three white papers on Cloud Computing. Cloud Computing is currently the big "buzz" topic, so any information on it seems welcome. I took a look at one of these papers. One of the interesting comments was:

"By 2011, early technology adopters will forgo capital expenditures and instead purchase 40 percent of their IT infrastructure as a service."

The white paper was quoting Gartner Group. They went on to also report that Merrill Lynch has stated that "by 2013, 12 percent of [the] world software market will be Internet-based forms of SaaS and cloud computing." Twelve percent might not sound like a lot, but that is a large enough percentage to indicate it is going to be impacting a lot of developers.

Of course, how large cloud computing will be depends primarily on how you define cloud computing. If you consider it to simply be using resources and applications on the internet, then those people using email such as gmail or hotmail are already doing cloud computing. The number of people starting to use cloud applications such as Google Apps and Microsoft Windows Live Services is also increasing. As such, it isn't hard to see more cloud computing coming our way.

Until next week...

Bradley L. Jones
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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.

Tip: Screen Capture
By Ashim Dutta
This tool will help user to capture selected area of screen. It provides user to set his/her own HotKey to capture screen. It runs in system tray. Source code is included with this article.

File Verbs - EXE System Shortcut Menu Items
By TT(n)
Do the verbs of a file, like Run as administrator, and Pin to Taskbar.

File System Filter Driver Tutorial
By Apriorit Inc.
Discover how to develop a simple file system filter driver. The demo driver will print the names of opening files to debug output. The article requires basic windows driver and C/C++ knowledge. However it may be interesting to the people without windows driver experience.

A Web Developer's Look at Windows 7
By Jason Gilmore
The new Windows 7 user interface features can offer Web developers significant productivity gains in terms of organizing, finding, and navigating to commonly used resources. This article introduces you to the improvements which can cut significant time from otherwise mundane daily workflow tasks.

[Updated] MODBUS Serial RTU + TCP/IP Simulator
By Conrad Braam
If you are unable to find a free Modbus Slave simulator, here is one.

Writing a basic Windows Debugger - Part 1
By Ajay Vijayvargiya
Demonstrates the basics of writing a Windows Debugger.

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By Cesar Otero
Want to use Spring but don't want to use Java? Spring for Python is an Inversion of Control container for Python with several additional features such as aspect oriented programming. To learn more read on.

Managing File Uploads with the Zend Framework
By Jason Gilmore
Creating the next great community-driven Website? Using the Zend Framework, you can validate and manage your users' file uploads with ease. Read on to learn how.

Implement a Fixed Login Form in Spring
By Willie Wheeler and John Wheeler
A fixed login form highlights the fact that a web site supports user registrations and logins, while allowing the user to log in with one fewer click.

This article was originally published on November 11th, 2009

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