CodeGuru Update eNewsletter – August 1st, 2006

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CodeGuru Newsletter
August 1, 2006

http://www.CodeGuru.com


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TOPICS:



–>
Editorial 
        …
Arrested Development
        … The cost
of a beta – about $1.50


–> Recently Published Books


–> New on CodeGuru: 
 
Videos
        ==>
Data
               
– Data Binding to Forms Made Simple in .NET 2.0 
  –
Articles
        ==>
Controls
               
– Creating Non-Transparent Controls on a Semi-Transparent
Window
        ==>
Controls
               
– Creating Arbitrarily Shaped
Controls
        ==> ASP.NET
Controls
               
– ASP.NET Tip: Using RadioButton Controls in a
Repeater
        ==> Memory
Management
               
– Mpatrol
        ==>
SharePoint
               
– Enabling Custom Authentication for SharePoint
2007
        ==> SQL
Server
               
– Using SQL Server to Implement the Publish-Subscribe Integration Pattern


–> Discussion Groups — HOT
Threads
        – Overloading
(VC++)
        – British Keyboard
Character — In A Console App
(C++)
        – Image Authentification for
Login (scripting)


–> Highlighted new articles on
Developer.com 
        1.
Test Driven Development, a Portable
Methodology
        2. Functional Test
Plans: The Right Way!
        3. Enabling
Custom Authentication for SharePoint 2007


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Comments
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If you are going to buy a house, chances are you would want to avoid buying
from the Bluth family. After three years, the unfortunate Bluth family was
bumped off of the Fox network and into television history.


If you aren’t familiar with Michael Bluth and his family, then you probably
didn’t watch “Arrested Development” on Fox. This sitcom lasted just fifty-three
episodes over three years, but during that time it was actually an award-winning
show and was critically acclaimed.


If you watched a single episode, you were likely to find it to be the
stupidest thing you ever saw. If you continued to watch, you were likely to find
that there was reason to the madness and that the dysfunctional Bluth family
actually lead to a lot of interesting situations that made for excellent comedy.
Like finding rhythm in a Blue Man Group performance, there was great rhythm in
this series.


Why do I mention Arrested Development and the Bluth family? I mention it
because good television no longer dies; rather, it goes into perpetual re-runs.
Actually, that was the way it worked in the past. Now, good television never
dies; it moves to the Internet.


Fox Entertainment Group is working to change the syndication game by shifting
the series to other forms of rich media. MSN has licensed the series for
syndication on their MSN portal. As such, you can expect to see all the episodes
of Arrested Development streamed on MSN Video and available on demand at no cost
to MSN customers. This syndication should be an interesting beginning to
opportunities with old television content. Not only will MSN be able to stream
the show, but they should be able to create other services around the community
that is interested in a show. In the case of Arrested Development, there are a
lot of die-hard fans that might just make for an interesting online
community.


… The cost of a beta – about $1.50 (US)


Microsoft has made an interesting change. To date about 3 million copies of
the Office 2007 beta having been downloaded, Microsoft’s bandwidth usage is
getting to the point that it is noticeable to even a billion dollar company. The
Office 2007 beta is larger than half a gigabyte, so three million downloads is a
lot of bits to cover.


Starting tomorrow, Microsoft is adding a charge to people who want to
download the Office 2007 beta for the first time. They will no longer be able to
do so free. Rather, they will have to pay $1.50 (US) to cover the bandwidth.
Time will tell if this becomes a standard trend for downloading all large betas
from Microsoft.


In all fairness, bandwidth does cost and Microsoft should be able to pass
that cost to people doing the download. Of course, some could look at this as a
chance to pay for the honor of testing for Microsoft. It seems to me that if you
then provide feedback to Microsoft on any issues with the beta, you should be
able to charge them for the service as well…


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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


–> C++ Standard Library Extensions, The: A Tutorial and
Reference 
      By Pete Becker
for Addison-Wesley
      624 pages for
$59.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0321412990


–> Pro Ajax and the .NET 2.0
Platform
      By Daniel Woolston for
Apress
      480 pages for
$49.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/1590596706


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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=1,2mq1,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0


This week’s CodeGuru posts:


=== Videos ===


==> Data


– Data Binding to Forms Made Simple in .NET
2.0
    By Wei-Meng Lee
Creating a form that
displays formatted information from a database is a matter of a few easy
steps in .NET 2.0 using Visual Studio 2005.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2mq1,1,ex9s,liax,jorm,i5r0


=== Articles ===


==> Controls


– Creating Non-Transparent Controls on a Semi-Transparent
Window
    By Alexander
Golovanov
Learn about the use and principles of operating a semi-transparent
control with non-transparent child controls.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2mq1,1,kbdx,ef5d,jorm,i5r0


==> Controls


– Creating Arbitrarily Shaped Controls
   
By Alexander Golovanov
Learn about the use and the principles of operating a
control of an arbitrary shape.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2mq1,1,jkm,8tdy,jorm,i5r0


==> ASP.NET Controls


– ASP.NET Tip: Using RadioButton Controls in a
Repeater
    By Eric Smith
The ASP.NET Repeater
control is fully customizable, but if you try to add a RadioButton control into
a Repeater, they won’t work correctly. A simple JavaScript function is a
reliable fix for this problem.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2mq1,1,8nfo,l44o,jorm,i5r0


==> Memory Management


– Mpatrol
    By Robert Schmitt
Mpatrol
has been around for quite some time. It is a simple library that hooks into
memory management. Learn how to use it on the Windows platform.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2mq1,1,e6wh,9gnk,jorm,i5r0


==> SharePoint


– Enabling Custom Authentication for SharePoint
2007
    By Sahil Malik
SharePoint 2003 used only
Windows Authentication, but SharePoint 2007 allows you to use any membership
provider to enable custom authentication. Find out how to switch the membership
provider on a SharePoint 2007 Web application.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2mq1,1,9cej,2y3p,jorm,i5r0


==> SQL Server


– Using SQL Server to Implement the Publish-Subscribe Integration
Pattern
    By Jeffrey Juday
Utilizing design
patterns with SQL Server 2005 Service Broker enables you to assess and select
appropriate solutions for all of your SQL Server 2005 asynchronous messaging
needs.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2mq1,1,5max,hi1s,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=1,2mq1,1,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:


==> Overloading
(VC++)

        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2mq1,1,canf,2zj6,jorm,i5r0


==> British Keyboard Character — In A Console App
(C++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2mq1,1,z2e,ihqr,jorm,i5r0


==> Image Authentification for Login
(scripting)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2mq1,1,9mzw,pzb,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. Test Driven Development, a Portable
Methodology
    By Nancy Corbett –
The practice
of TDD is becoming so widespread that no developer can afford to avoid learning
it. Discovers the pros and cons of the methodology and what tools are
available.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2mq1,1,l9m8,4ggd,jorm,i5r0


2. Functional Test Plans: The Right
Way!
    By Aleksey Shevchenko –
Discover the
role of the functional test plan in the context of the full development cycle
and how to effectively use it to meet your customer’s needs.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2mq1,1,e9fb,1xex,jorm,i5r0


3. Enabling Custom Authentication for SharePoint
2007
    By Sahil Malik –
SharePoint 2003 used
only Windows Authentication, but SharePoint 2007 allows you to use any
membership provider to enable custom authentication. Find out how to switch the
membership provider on a SharePoint 2007 Web application.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2mq1,1,c7v7,etub,jorm,i5r0


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