Codeguru Update eNewsletter - December 1st, 2009


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Tuesday December 1, 2009

This Week's Topics

Comments from the Editor

We are back from the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States. Things are crazy busy as the holidays approach. This past week-end included Black Friday - the big shopping day. I didn't go out on Friday, but I was in line at a store at 5:00am the day before. I managed to score a new netbook computer. Better yet, the one I ended getting to buy was better than the one listed in the ad! It was definitely worth the wait.

Speaking of lines....

We are still working on some updates to the Codeguru site that will hopefully be launched in the near future. The changes are in the works; however, they were been delayed a little due to other projects from cutting in line and bumping us back a little bit. Regardless, I've shown the forum moderators some of the changes and the overall feedback has been positive. Hopefully the Codeguru updates will be worth the long wait in line. While I don't expect to get a better site than what our developers promised, I do expect that it will be an improvement over the site today!

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.

BlackBerry Development Fundamentals
By John M. Wargo for Addison Wesley
450 pages for $39.99

Teach Yourself iPhone Application Development in 24 Hours
By John Ray and Sean Johnson for Sams Publishing
700 pages for $34.99

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.

Constructing your First PowerShell Provider
By Jeffrey Juday
PowerShell, it seems, is going to be here for awhile. So today we'll focus on a few of the major PowerShell Provider concepts.

Dynamic Programming with Lambda Expressions
Add ultimate flexibility and power to your programs with function parameters and Lambda Expressions.

Autorun Menu Creator in VB.NET
By Hannes du Preez
Use Visual Basic .NET to create an Autorun menu, through the use of HTA, JavaScript and VBScript.

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Working with the Android Calendar
Integrate Android Calendar support into your Android applications.

The 7 Rules for Writing World Class Technical Documentation
Writing technical documentation can be a daunting task. Let Bob Reselman show you the way to writing great engaging technical documentation.

Back to Basics: Understanding How Java 6 Programs Work
The Java application and the applet are two distinct types of program. They have several important differences in the way they function and the way you create them. Learn the differences and how to create both in Java 6.

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