Codeguru Update eNewsletter – December 18th, 2007

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CodeGuru Newsletter
December 18, 2007
http://www.CodeGuru.com


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TOPICS:



–> Editorial
–> Recently Published
Books


–> New on
CodeGuru: 
        ==>
ADO.NET
               
– Getting Started with Microsoft Synchronization Services for
ADO.NET
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Delegates
               
– [Updated] Using Delegates to Interchange Information Between Siblings of a
Parent Form
        ==>
Misc.
               
– TypeForwardedTo Attribute: Forward a Type to a Different
Assembly
        ==>
Security
               
– Cryptographically Random Password Generator


–> Discussion Groups — HOT Threads

        – Translate Problem
(VB)
        – sendto does not send data
(C++)
        – Paramters as references
(C++)


–> Highlighted new articles on Developer.com

        1. A First Look at the
VS2008 ReportViewer
        2.
Understanding Transforms in Java
3D
        3. Java vs Ruby: a Comparison
of the Key Elements


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Comments
from the
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It is hard to believe that yet another week has gone by. It seems like 2007
is flying quicker than previous years. In just a week it will be Christmas Day,
and it is just two weeks until 2008.


It has been a great year with lots of big releases. I’ll take a look at a few
of the big releases for 2007 in one of the upcoming newsletters. I also plan to
talk about a lot of other topics that have been a part of recent discussions.
These include differences between RIA and Web 2.0, insights on SaaS, and the
ideas for some redesign changes around Codeguru.


Are there things you’d like to hear about in 2008? If so, let me know. I
believe next year will be a big year for Codeguru. It should include some site
usage changes, maybe a few special guests, and lots of articles and great
discussions.


Speaking of articles, now is a slower time of year for many people. You might
want to consider writing up some of the tips or tricks you learned in 2007 and
share them with others around Codeguru. We plan to continue giving someone cash
each month, so what better time than now to take a few minutes to see if
your tip, trick, or coding sample can snag you an extra $200 US.


Until next week…. Happy Holidays!


Brad!
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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


–> Geekonomics
      The real cost of
insecure software
      By David Rice for
Addison-Wesley
      370 pages for $29.99
Hardbound
      http://books.internet.com/books/0321477898


–> Windows via C/C++
     
By Jeffrey Richter and Christophe Nasarre for Microsoft
Press
      840 pages for $69.99
Hardbound
      http://books.internet.com/books/0735624240


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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=1,3oc6,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0


This week’s CodeGuru posts:


==> ADO.NET


– Getting Started with Microsoft Synchronization Services for
ADO.NET
    By Rachel Baker –
Are you looking for
a synchronization solution to your occasionally connected .NET application?
Learn how to create a sample “Microsoft Synchronization Service for ADO.NET”
solution in C# with an ASP.NET Web service layer.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3oc6,1,e4sw,eeub,jorm,i5r0


==> Delegates


– [Updated] Using Delegates to Interchange Information
Between Siblings of a Parent
Form
    By Mehedi Shams
Discover how to
interchange information between sibling forms of a parent form. In many cases,
especially in MDI applications, you need to interchange information between
child forms that are instantiated by the same parent. In such cases, delegates
are a suitable way to exchange information.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3oc6,1,6fmg,5wj7,jorm,i5r0


==> Misc.


– TypeForwardedTo Attribute: Forward a Type to a Different
Assembly
    By Mehedi Shams
We
often face the need to shift a type from one assembly to another. What if
everything is already deployed? The TypeForwardedTo attribute comes in to
help.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3oc6,1,67n2,lrf8,jorm,i5r0


==> Security


– Cryptographically Random Password
Generator
    By Garrett Groff
Create a
cryptographically random password generator, including options that allow the
user to specify allowable characters in the password.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3oc6,1,cyiy,5mzb,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=1,3oc6,1,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:


==> Translate Problem
(VB)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3oc6,1,eso1,b23,jorm,i5r0


==> sendto does not send data
(C++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3oc6,1,22jl,e3v8,jorm,i5r0


==> Paramters as references (C++)

        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3oc6,1,6v0h,aznh,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 First Look at the VS2008
ReportViewer
    By William R. Vaughn –
The
Visual Studio team has taken a first step toward integrating the BI (Business
Intelligence) Report Wizard.a baby step.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3oc6,1,72dd,kfcr,jorm,i5r0


2. Understanding Transforms in Java 3D
   
By Richard G. Baldwin –
Understand the concept of transforms in Java 3D and
learn how to write Java 3D code using that knowledge.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3oc6,1,14u8,gela,jorm,i5r0


3. Java vs Ruby: a Comparison of the Key
Elements
    
By Deepak Vohra –
Ruby is often
compared to Java and is touted as an alternative to Java. Take a closer look at
the building blocks of the two languages and decide for yourself.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3oc6,1,ejxn,t8t,jorm,i5r0


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