Codeguru Update eNewsletter – December 26th, 2006

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CodeGuru Newsletter
December 26, 2006

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TOPICS:



–> Editorial –
–> Recently Published Books


–> New on CodeGuru:

       ==>
AJAX
             
– Using Control Adapters to Automatically Attach AJAX Extenders to ASP.NET
Controls
       ==>
Controls
             
– Owner Drawing the Submenu Arrow
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Data
             
– The Only Data Access Layer You’ll Ever
Need?
       ==> Exception
Handling
             
– [Updated] Managing Exceptions in .NET
      
==> Samples –
Games
             
– [Updated] Sample Code: Sudoku in VB
.NET
       ==>
Security
             
– [Updated] Compiling and Integrating Crypto++ into the Microsoft Visual C++
Environment
       ==>
Syntax
             
– [Updated] Flags Enumerations
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Web
Parts
             
– Web parts: the building blocks of portals

–> Discussion
Groups — HOT Threads
 
       –
C++ Aha! Moments (C++) 
       – C# vs C++
in server apps 
       – Why not public
(C++)


–> Highlighted new articles on
Developer.com
 
       1. A Brief
Introduction to Agile
       2. EJB 3 Session
Beans
       3. Cure Your Java XML Troubles
with a Dose of Castor Oil


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Comments
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A very simple editorial this week: Happy New Year!


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


–> Agile Web Development with
Rails
      By Thomas, Hansson, et al. for
Pragmatic Bookshelf 
      720 pages for
$39.95
      http://books.internet.com/books/0977616630


–> LEGO Mindstorms NXT: The Mayan Adventure (Technology in
Action)
      By Jim Kelly for
Apress
      336 pages for
$24.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0977616630
     
Interesting idea for dong a Mindstorm NXT book. Part fiction, but gives you
the robot projects used in the book.


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


This week’s CodeGuru posts:


==> AJAX


– Using Control Adapters to Automatically Attach AJAX Extenders to
ASP.NET Controls
    By Damian Mehers
They have
confusingly similar names, but how can ASP.NET AJAX Control Extenders and
ASP.NET Control Adapters be usefully combined?
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2wvu,1,fipo,569t,jorm,i5r0


==> Controls


– Owner Drawing the Submenu Arrow
    By
drkato9
Due to a restriction in the Win32 APIs, submenu arrows are always
drawn, and always drawn enabled in owner drawn menus. Learn about a workaround
for this situation.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2wvu,1,3rnb,g70e,jorm,i5r0


==> Data


– The Only Data Access Layer You’ll Ever
Need?
    By Paul Kimmel
A useful data access
layer (DAL) makes managing persistence easier than writing CRUD behaviors all
over your code. Learn to build a flexible, simple one that does just that with a
relatively few lines of code.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2wvu,1,cpq8,4kcg,jorm,i5r0


==> Exception Handling


– [Updated] Managing Exceptions in
.NET
    By Jayant Kulkarni
Learn about the
techniques and guidelines you can use to make your application stable and less
prone to errors, hande errors in a graceful manner, and avoid crashing.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2wvu,1,4qcb,le8u,jorm,i5r0


==> Samples – Games


– [Updated] Sample Code: Sudoku in VB
.NET
    By Michael Champion
Sudoku is a
logic-based location puzzle game normally played using numbers. This is simply
an introduction to some of the facets of VB .NET using the mathematics behind
Sudoku.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2wvu,1,34qw,6t7c,jorm,i5r0


==> Security


– [Updated] Compiling and Integrating Crypto++ into the
Microsoft Visual C++ Environment
   
By Jeffrey Walton
Learn how to compile and integrate Crypto++ into the
Microsoft Visual C++ environment.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2wvu,1,679l,7vpi,jorm,i5r0


==> Syntax


– [Updated] Flags Enumerations
    By
David Oldfield
The documentation on Microsoft’s flags enumerations is rather
sketchy at best, but offers a more ideal solution for a great many problems. The
problem is, with such little documentation it can be very time consuming to
figure out how to use them correctly. Here is a small walkthrough explaining a
relatively simple means of interacting with them through use of the bitwise OR
operator.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2wvu,1,jpwu,ie1g,jorm,i5r0


==> Web Parts


– Web parts: the building blocks of
portals
    By DarrenNeimke
Learn how to use
ASP.NET Web Parts to build better web sites.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2wvu,1,d4u6,5jj2,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=1,2wvu,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:


==> C++ Aha! Moments (C++)
       
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2wvu,1,2gu5,gxmr,jorm,i5r0


==> C# vs C++ in server apps

        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2wvu,1,m6wa,mgjm,jorm,i5r0


==> Why not public
(C++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2wvu,1,baf6,ctg1,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 Brief Introduction to
Agile
    By Jeff Langr –
Discover the conceptual
framework where customers, iterative and incremental delivery are key.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2wvu,1,cp75,djz9,jorm,i5r0


2. EJB 3 Session
Beans
    By Raghu R. Kodali, Jonathan R. Wetherbee,
and Peter Zadrozny –
Look at the new and simplified EJB 3 model for
developing session  beans using standard Java language artifacts, such as
Java classes and interfaces. You will also learn about session beans
(stateless and stateful), including the differences between them and some
general use cases for each and how each is used in 2-tier and 3-tier application
architectures.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2wvu,1,dix,lqpe,jorm,i5r0



3. Cure Your Java XML Troubles with a Dose of
Castor Oil
    By James Turner –
Caster gives you
the ability to copy the contents of an XML file into a collection of Plain Old
Java Objects (POJOs).
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2wvu,1,82v4,jikl,jorm,i5r0


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