Codeguru Update eNewsletter – December 2nd, 2008





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Tuesday December 2, 2008



This Week’s Topics






Comments from the Editor

Next week, the plan is for members of the
Microsoft Visual C++ team to visit the Codeguru discussion forum for a slow chat. This will be your chance
to ask questions and interact with a few of the people who work directly
with Visual C++ and the C++ language at Microsoft.


A slow chat is simply a special discussion forum with a very specific
topic. In this case, the topic will focus on the next official version of
C++ and the changes that are coming as a result. Additionally, a slow chat
is a discussion with a guest. In this case, the guest is several of the
members of the Visual C++ team. In general, it will be a back and forth
dialog with them (in other words, a chat). Because this is a forum, the
discussion will last all week. The Microsoft members will not be online 24
hours a day; this is why this will be a “slow” chat rather than one done
in real-time. However, this also lets you take time to formulate your
questions!


As stated, the focus will be on C++0x. There is actually a good
interview with Bjarne Stroustroup on C++0x on DevX, titled The State of the Language: An Interview with Bjarne
Stroustrup
. There area several other good articles on C++0x as well.
Regardless of what you already know about the next release of C++, you
should be able to getgood information from the discussion. I know that the
Microsoft folks will also be talking about the C++ language features
they’ve been working on as well. I’m also sure there will be discussion on
what is in the Visual Studio 2010 CTP release that was released at
Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference (PDC).


The discussion will be in the forum titled Slow Chat: C++0x. This will be unlocked before Monday so
that the discussion can begin. As with previous slow chats, the forum will
be closed after the end of the week, but will remain viewable. Also, like
previous slow chats, your questions need to be on the topic being
discussed or they will be moved to the regular forums.


On a different note, if you haven’t voted for your favorite products on
Developer.com, you still have a few days to add your choices for the best
products of the year. You’ll find the Developer.com Product of the Year
voting form here.


Until next week…

Brad!



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
guidelines
.


Microsoft
.NET Framework – App Dev Foundation Training Kit,
2E

By Tony Northrup
for Microsoft Press
800 pages for $69.99 (Hardbound)
MCTS Exam
70-736


Microsoft
Dynamics CRM 4.0 Step by Step

By Snyder, Steger, O’Brien, and Landers for
Microsoft Press
450 pages for $29.99


Microsoft
Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition Step by
Step

By Eric
Griffin for Microsoft Press
300 pages for $34.99


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.


Using
Windows Vista Built-In Double Buffering

By Marc Gregoire
Learn how to fixing
flickering issues when drawing graphics by using double buffering.


Creating
Your Own Visual WebGui Silverlight Theme

By Eyal.Albert
Learn how to create your
own Visual WebGui Silverlight theme that uses the default theme.


OP-ED:
Software Development from Core to Cosmetics

By Paul Kimmel
Few projects end up
having too much time. Successfully completing a project often depends on
tackling core, significant, and risky aspects of any custom solution
first—like the long hard march up hill—and finishing with the trim, or
cosmetic work, last.


VIDEO:
Debugging using Visual C++ 2008

By Kiran Thonse
In this video offering,
Kiran Thonse covers basic debugging tasks like setting breakpoints,
stepping through code and watching variables using the Visual Studio IDE.


Discussion Groups

Check
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!

… HOT THREADS …


Reading
in using overloaded >> and saving (C++)


What
Kind of Behaviour is this? (VC++)


Hash-function
for string (VC++)



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The
Data Problem

By Art
Sedighi
Explore the challenges of managing data in a Grid environment.


Message
Authentication: Unlocking the Secrets of the Java Cryptography
Extensions

By David
Thurmond
Learn how to check message integrity with message
authentication and the Java Cryptography Extension.


Getting
Started with the Turtle Class: Multimedia Programming with
Java

By Richard G.
Baldwin
Learn about the behavior of the Turtle class, its superclass
named SimpleTurtle, and what they can do for you.

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