Codeguru Update eNewsletter – August 26th, 2008 Network
Tuesday August 26, 2008

This Week’s Topics

Comments from the Editor

RFID was all the rage in 2004 until about 2006. With Wal-Mart
pushing, RFID was constantly making headlines. Even Microsoft jumped
deeply into RFID. In the 2005 TechEd Microsoft unwrapped their RFID
infrastructure built on SQL Server and .NET. It is now 2008 and the buzz
on RFID seems to have all but disappeared. Even Google Trends shows a
downward slop for RFID

I asked Sudhir Hasbe of Microsoft a few questions regarding RFID. Check
out his answers in the short Q&A that I’ve posted to Codeguru here.

Until next week…

Bradley L. Jones

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

Unleashed for C#

Paul Kimmel for Sams
550 pages for $49.99
Paul is one of our
regular writers on Codeguru!

Server 2008 Networking and Network Access Protection

By Davies and
Northrup with the Microsoft Networking Team for Microsoft Press
pages for $59.99 with CD

Best of Widnows Vista: The Official Magazine

By Various for Microsoft Press
240 pages
for $19.99
Full color Windows Vista end-user book.

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.

Increment File and Product Version Number: Multiple

By Jordan
Learn about an add-in to automatically increment the
FileVersion and ProductVersion fields in your application’s files.

System Library: Introduction

By chilly32
Discover a simplified and
unified way to access most frequently used information about Process,
System, and Environment.

to Language Integrated Query (LINQ)

By Mark Strawmyer
Gain a solid
understanding of what Language Integrated Query (LINQ) is and isn’t and
what it can do for you.

To Disable Virtualization

By Jeya Kumar
Learn how to disable Vista’s virtualization for
your application.

Business Data in WPF Applications

By Jani Jdrvinen
Many WPF demos focus on
slick graphics and designer user interfaces. While this is all good, those
regular business database applications will eventually make the transition
from WinForms to WPF. Learn how to get started accessing business data in
your WPF applications.

Discussion Groups

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!


to copy a File — How to post a question without a question…

conventions (include guards) (C++)

or C# (yes, yet again….)

New Articles on & DevX

The Dawning of a New Standard

By Various
It’s been 10 years since the
first ISO C++ standard, and 2009 will bring us the second. In this special
report, DevX delves into the new features being discussed by the standards
team. Learn how these new features will revolutionize the way you code.

State of the Language: An Interview with Bjarne Stroustrup

By DevX
founding father assesses the language on the eve of its new standard.

C++ Gets an Overhaul

By Danny Kalev
It’s been 10 years since the first ISO C++
standard, and 2009 will bring us the second. Learn about the new features
being added and how they will revolutionize the language.

Back to Basics with GUIs

By Richard G. Baldwin
Learn the basics of creating your own
custom GUI components by creating a pair of buttons used to turn pages.

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