CodeGuru Update eNewsletter – August 15th, 2006

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CodeGuru Newsletter
August 15, 2006

http://www.CodeGuru.com


This newsletter is part of the Developer.com, EarthWeb, and
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TOPICS:



–> Editorial


–> Recently Published Books


–> New on CodeGuru:
 
Articles
        ==>
AJAX
               
– Creating an Ajax Search
Widget
               
– Offline Capable (Internet Explorer) AJAX
Client
        ==>
ASP.NET
               
– ASP.NET Tip: Control the Layout of Your Input
Forms
        ==>
Controls
               
– ListView Loading Images BMP, PNG, GIF, JPEG, WMF, ICO, and EMF Files Natively
(pure WINAPI)
        ==>
Deployment
               
– Simplify Application Deployment with Registration-Free
COM
        ==> Exception
Handling
               
– Exception Handling Techniques in
ASP.NET
        ==> Web
Forms
               
– Establishing ASP.NET 2.0 WebPart
Communication
        ==>
XML
               
– XPath Support in Browsers


–> Discussion Groups — HOT
Threads
        – The Future Of
VB
        – Difference between C# and C++
or Java
        – Increasing the stack
size of a Thread


–> Highlighted new articles on Developer.com

        1. Risk Management and
QA for the Lone Wolf
        2. Adding New
Transaction Engines to QUALCOMM BREW’s
IWeb
        3. Getting Started with
wxPython


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Comments
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My editorial this week has run long, so I’ve moved it to an article on the
site. The hot news this week is that Microsoft is releasing an product called
XNA Game Studio Express. It will be in beta August 30 and then widely available
by Christmas. With the headline of “Microsoft Invites the World to Create
Its Own Xbox 360 Console Games for the First Time,” it is no surprise that
everyone is now talking about XNA. Rather than make this email long, I’ve posted
my entire editorial here:


http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2npg,1,22kt,7yt3,jorm,i5r0


Check it out and let me know what you think. I’m “chomping at the bit” for
this, so you know I’ll get the free tool and subscribe the Creator’s Club. As
such, if you develop anything really cool, I’ll have paid my fee, so feel
free to share it with me! Better yet, post it to Codeguru and share it with the
world!


Until next week…


Brad!
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Bradley L.
Jones
www.CodeGuru.com
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Recently
Published Books
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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 at: http://www.codeguru.com/review-guidelines.php


–> Beginning Visual Web Developer 2005 Express

      From Novice to
Professional
      By Paul Sarknas for
Apress
      330 pages for
$34.95
      http://books.internet.com/books/1590594827


–> Microsoft SQL Server 2005: Applied Techniques Step by
Step
      By Solid Quality Learning for
Microsoft Press
      360 pages for
$39.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0735623163


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New
& Updated Articles on
CodeGuru
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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 located at


http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2npg,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0


This week’s CodeGuru posts:


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===   Articles  
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==> AJAX


– Creating an Ajax Search Widget
   By Jeremy
McPeak
See how easy it is to integrate a search widget on your site using
Ajax with this detailed example from Professional Ajax author Nicholas C. Zakas.


http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2npg,1,bhrt,21n4,jorm,i5r0


==> AJAX


– Offline Capable (Internet Explorer) AJAX
Client
   By Ariel Yakobovich
Learn what makes a
successful AJAX client, and how many AJAX applications lose sight of the
enormous benefit of supporting offline mode operation.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2npg,1,iwzl,5fru,jorm,i5r0


==> ASP.NET


– ASP.NET Tip: Control the Layout of Your Input
Forms
   By Eric Smith
Sometimes you need to vary the
number and configuration of your controls to control the layout of your input
forms. Learn how to set various attributes on the controls.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2npg,1,l7m0,j8tb,jorm,i5r0


==> Controls


– ListView Loading Images BMP, PNG, GIF, JPEG, WMF, ICO, and EMF
Files Natively (pure WINAPI)
   By Ali Imran
Learn
about the possibilites and extra functionality that a simple ListView provides
for loading images, either from an external image file, an Internet URL,
application resources, and from external EXE, DLL, OCS, or CPL files.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2npg,1,hyra,4vt0,jorm,i5r0


==> Deployment


– Simplify Application Deployment with Registration-Free
COM
   By Nick Wienholt
In the days before .NET, COM’s
dependency on the Registry and its backward compatibility issues were the
Achilles’ heels of Win32 development. Learn a technique for deploying your
existing COM components without the pain traditionally associated with the
Registry.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2npg,1,7yha,dbiz,jorm,i5r0


==> Exception Handling


– Exception Handling Techniques in ASP.NET
  
By Rohit Kukreti
Discover the different exception-handling techniques in
ASP.NET.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2npg,1,54t3,k062,jorm,i5r0


==> Web Forms


– Establishing ASP.NET 2.0 WebPart
Communication
    By Sahil Malik
As a Web
application developer, you need a mechanism that allows various Web site widgets
to communicate with each other. The ASP.NET 2.0 WebPart framework delivers.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2npg,1,50dg,ecy8,jorm,i5r0


==> XML


– XPath Support in Browsers
    By
Nicholas C. Zakas
Learn about XPath, a small language used specifically to
locate a single node or multiple nodes that match a particular pattern.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2npg,1,jdsh,foai,jorm,i5r0


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Discussion
Groups
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Check out the CodeGuru discussion forums at:


http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2npg,1,bcr8,cx5j,jorm,i5r0


Forums include Visual C++, General C++, Visual Basic, Java, General
Technology, C#, ASP.NET, XML, Help Wanted, and much, much, more!


… HOT THREADS …


Some of the current threads with the most activity are:


==> The Future Of
VB
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2npg,1,kiwn,jjdl,jorm,i5r0


==> Difference between C# and C++ or
Java
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2npg,1,cjqr,16nd,jorm,i5r0


==> Increasing the stack size of a
Thread
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2npg,1,lgd1,6va1,jorm,i5r0


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New
Articles on
Developer.com
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Below are some of the new articles that have been posted to Developer.com (http://www.developer.com).


1. Risk Management and QA for the Lone
Wolf
    By Mike Gunderloy –
If you can keep the
quality of your code high and the other risks to the project under control, you
have a much better chance of delivering working software than the average
developer using a random, chaotic process.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2npg,1,eude,4cyl,jorm,i5r0


2. Adding New Transaction Engines to QUALCOMM BREW’s
IWeb
    By Ray Rischpater –
Considering using
your own socket-based protocol without an interface? Do you need to extend
BREW’s IWeb to support your own protocol? Look no further!



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2npg,1,5i3p,femi,jorm,i5r0


3. Getting Started with wxPython
    By
Noel Rappin and Robin Dunn –
Looking for a new open source toolkit? Learn
about the core features of wxPython, the GUI toolkit for the Python programming
language.




http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2npg,1,4hwz,4qcl,jorm,i5r0


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