CodeGuru Update eNewsletter – August 30th, 2005

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CodeGuru Newsletter
August 30, 2005

http://www.CodeGuru.com


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



–> Editorial



–> Recently Published Books


–> New Articles on
CodeGuru: 
       ==>
Controls
             
– [Updated] SP Numeric Edit Control
      
==> Database /
ADO
             
– Create Provider-Independent Data Access Code with ADO.NET
2.0       
      
==> Game
Development
             
– Cross-Platform Game Development for C++ Developers, Part III: The 3D Irrlicht
Engine
       ==>
Graphics
             
– [Updated] “Rubber Sheeting” with
QWarpTracker
       ==>
Misc.
             
– Coming Soon: Autonomous Nano Code
Generators
       ==> Sample
Chapter
             
– Building Websites with the ASP.NET Community Starter
Kit
       ==>
Techniques
             
– Building a Logic Layer for the Description of Wizards


–> Discussion Groups — HOT
Threads
       – CRecordset
Question!!!!
       – Constructors +
Arrays
       – Trouble woth VOID function


–> Highlighted new articles on
Developer.com 
       1. A
Picture is Worth a Thousand Lines of
Code…
       2. Anatomy of a Software
Development Role: Development Manager
       3.
Weighty Matters and Development Tools
       4.
Dissecting Java Page Flows


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Comments
from the
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If you are into IT Management, then there is yet another blog you can add to
your list. CodeGuru is a part of EarthWeb, and EarthWeb includes an IT
Management section:


itmanagement.earthweb.com



This section includes sites such as Datamation, CIO Update, eSecurity Planet,
eCRMGuide, and more. All of these sites post interesting articles in the
Internet Technology space. The new blog entries they are posting can be found
at:


http://blog.datamation.com/blog/


I skimmed through the blog entries today and found a few to be interesting
enough that I’ll check back on a regular basis.


Until next week!


Brad!
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Bradley L.
Jones (version 1.0)
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


–> .NET Framework Standard Library Annoted
Reference
      Volumne 2:
Networking Library, Reflection Library, and XML
Library
      By Brad Abrams and Tamara
Abrams for Addison-Wesley – 
      440 pages,
hardbound for $69.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0321194454


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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=1,1utn,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0


This week’s posted CodeGuru articles:


==> Controls


– [Updated] SP Numeric Edit Control
   By
Sergei VP
Learn about a masked numeric edit ActiveX control.


http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,82ex,j1im,jorm,i5r0


==> Database / ADO


– Create Provider-Independent Data Access Code with ADO.NET
2.0
   By Thiru Thangarathinam
ADO.NET 2.0 offers new
base classes and factory classes that enable you to write data access code that
works with almost all data stores. Find out how to seamlessly working with
multiple providers like SqlClient, OleDb, and ODBC without having to lock into a
specific implementation.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,aq62,3ht8,jorm,i5r0


==> Game Development


– Cross-Platform Game Development for C++ Developers, Part III: The
3D Irrlicht Engine
   By Victor Volkman
Although open
source, the high-performance Irrlicht Engine offers state-of-the-art features
normally found in commercial 3D engines. Find out what they are and how to use
them.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,eya3,j1zk,jorm,i5r0


==> Graphics


– [Updated] “Rubber Sheeting” with QWarpTracker
By Sjaak
Priester
Warping is the most drastic way to change the form of a GDI+
graphics object. The class QWarpTracker lets you do it interactively.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,iwuk,bphz,jorm,i5r0


==> Misc.


– Coming Soon: Autonomous Nano Code
Generators
   By Paul Kimmel
Imagine a day when tiny
bits of code automatically generate code based on any factor a programmer
desires. That day may be right around the corner.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,fsmn,7lkh,jorm,i5r0


==> Sample Chapter


– Building Websites with the ASP.NET Community Starter
Kit
   By Packt Publishing
Learn to customize the CSK
to implement a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) module.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,kv4x,i6gt,jorm,i5r0


==> Techniques


– Building a Logic Layer for the Description of Wizards

   By Michael-K
Learn to construct and use the logical
layer for the description of wizards.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,2mjy,dlrz,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=1,1utn,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:


==> CRecordset Question!!!!
       
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,hbrk,clys,jorm,i5r0


==> Constructors + Arrays
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,faus,hc9a,jorm,i5r0


==> Trouble woth VOID
function
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,2li1,jt52,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. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Lines of
Code…
    By Brad Lhotsky –
A picture is worth
a thousand words. The right picture could be worth much more. Use RRDtool
(RoundRobinDatabasetool) to provide data visualization to process more data.
Plus, it just looks cool..



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,gj4m,fol4,jorm,i5r0


2. Anatomy of a Software Development Role: Development
Manager

    By Robert Bogue –
Learning how to
communicate and evangelize to the team, to management, and to the rest of the
organization can help you find your way to the development manager
role.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,90xy,78v2,jorm,i5r0


3. Weighty Matters and Development
Tools
    By Michael Nash –
Explore the different
advantanges and disadvantages of “heavy” frameworks vs. “lightwight” frameworks
for developers.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,i4m5,j6tz,jorm,i5r0


4. Dissecting Java Page Flows
    By Kunal
Mittal & Srinivas Kanchanavally –
Take a look at the basic architecture
of Java Page Flows and NetUI tags. You’ll see the original Page Flows in
WebLogic Workshop and then look at the Beehive version. You’ll learn about the
overall architecture, the classes, and the APIs you’ll need to use to leverage
Java Page Flows and NetUI.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1utn,1,h3to,hotd,jorm,i5r0


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