Codeguru Update eNewsletter – December 11th, 2007

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CodeGuru Newsletter
December 11, 2007
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TOPICS:



–> Editorial
–> Recently Published
Books


–> New on CodeGuru:

        ==>
BizTalk
               
– You’ve Got the BizTalk POP3
Adapter
        ==>
Controls
               
– Creating a Dockable Panel ControlManager Using C#, Part
3
        ==>
Controls
               
– [Updated] Creating a Dockable Panel-Controlmanager Using C#, Part
2
        ==> Control
Designers
               
– Smart Control Designer
        ==>
MFC
               
– Run-Time Type Checking in C++
       
==>
Mobile 
               
– Windows Mobile Development with
MFC
        ==> Office
Automation
               
– Microsoft Word Automation Class


–> Discussion Groups — HOT
Threads 
        – string
buffer (C++)
        – vector vs int
(C++)
        – SSID in VB6.0 (VB)


–> Highlighted new articles on
Developer.com 
        1.
Providing a Clear Point of
Reference
        2. Got Speed? Seven
Project Jams and How Avoid Them
        3.
Principles for Agile Metrics


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On the Codeguru side of things, we’ve made a smaller window of opportunity
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Until next week….


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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


–> Cross-Platform Development in
C++
      By Syd Logan for
Addison-Wesley
      580 pages for $49.99

      http://books.internet.com/books/032124642X


–> Advanced Windows
Debugging
      By Hewardt and Pravat for
Addison-Wesley
      800 pages for $59.99

      http://books.internet.com/books/0321374460


–> Inside Exchange Server 2007 Web
Services
      By Sterling, Spain, et al.
for Microsoft Press
      920 pages for $59.99

      http://books.internet.com/books/0735623929


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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=1,3nra,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0


This week’s CodeGuru posts:


==> BizTalk


– You’ve Got the BizTalk POP3 Adapter
   
By Jeffrey Juday
Leverage the BizTalk POP3 Adapter to manage an inbox.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,6c95,4ysy,jorm,i5r0


==> Controls


– Creating a Dockable Panel ControlManager Using C#, Part
3
    By JonnyPoet
Continue your study of how to
create your own dockable Forms.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,c7yl,b0yl,jorm,i5r0


==> Controls


– [Updated] Creating a Dockable Panel-Controlmanager Using C#, Part
2

    By JonnyPoet
Learn how to get a borderless
Form to move around on the screen by capturing it with the mouse and dragging
it, and to be able to resize the form, the same way as a normal sizeable Form
can be sized by dragging its edges.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,gf6k,93pg,jorm,i5r0


==> Control Designers


– Smart Control Designer
    By Anton
Zlobin
Explore the work principles and ways of the use of
SmartControlDesigner, which supports the custom control design in
designtime.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,gide,iavh,jorm,i5r0


==> MFC


– Run-Time Type Checking in C++
    By
Ovidiu Cucu
Learn about different methods of run-time type checking in
C++.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,g0gg,ieyb,jorm,i5r0


==> Mobile


– Windows Mobile Development with MFC
   
By Nick Wienholt
Drill deeper into Mobile Development in C++ and go through
the development and debugging of a Windows Mobile 6 application with a focus on
MFC.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,a0u8,648e,jorm,i5r0


==> Office Automation


– Microsoft Word Automation Class
    By
Val Golovlev
Discover a class to start Microsoft Word and access Word
functions from a C++ application by using OLE and IDispatch interfaces. Two
classes are provided: the Word automation class CWordAutomation and the wrapper
class CEzWordAutomation.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,6sk,ho4k,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=1,3nra,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:


==> string buffer
(C++)

        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,h12m,m8es,jorm,i5r0


==> vector vs int
(C++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,flk2,2l4c,jorm,i5r0


==> SSID in VB6.0 (VB)

        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,70qy,8q5,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. Providing a Clear Point of
Reference
    By Jeffrey Ryan –
Is reference
architecture an ivory tower activity with little relevance to software
development projects? Or, is it rather like a compass that keeps projects on
track and pointing toward their destination? Learn the importance of reference
architecture in capturing and leveraging organizational knowledge.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,hx2f,e9nc,jorm,i5r0


2. Got Speed? Seven Project Jams and How Avoid
Them
    By Michelle LaBrosse –
Do you ever find
yourself in a project jam, wondering how to unclog it? Although there is no
magic formula, there are several ways that you can get your project moving again
and regain any lost momentum.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,7jme,2ed7,jorm,i5r0


3. Principles for Agile Metrics
    By
Jeff Langr –
Deriving metrics in an agile software development process can
be an integral part of managing and improving execution. As with any tool,
metrics used poorly can actually damage a project. A set of guiding principles
for agile metrics can keep your team on track.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3nra,1,7myl,dedr,jorm,i5r0


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