Codeguru Update eNewsletter – December 4th, 2007

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CodeGuru Newsletter
December 4, 2007
http://www.CodeGuru.com


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



–> Editorial
–> Recently Published
Books


–> New on
CodeGuru: 
        ==>
APIs
               
– Developing an Application for
Facebook
        ==> Data
Exchange
               
– Using Delegates to Interchange Information Between Siblings of a Parent
Form
        ==>
Memory
               
– Intelligent Memory Buffer Class on Non-MFC(SDK)
Platforms
        ==> .NET
Tip
               
– Display All Fields and Properties of an
Object
        ==> Visual Basic
2008
               
– Exploring Lambda Expression Trees


–> Discussion Groups — HOT
Threads 
        – Loading
different formats (C++)
        – Creating
Website using VB 6.0 
        –
Question about memset (C++)


–> Highlighted new articles on Developer.com

        1. VTD-XML: A New Vision
of XML
        2. Graphing Data with
PHP/SWF Charts
        3. Scheduling Jobs
in the Database


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Comments
from the
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I’ve mentioned Silverlight a few times. In fact I’ve even mentioned
Silverlight 1.1. There will no longer be a Silverlight 1.1. Nope. It is
officially gone.


Okay, maybe it isn’t gone. Rather, Microsoft has decided that the changes
from 1.0 are great enough that it should be called Silverlight 2.0! Right now
Microsoft is targeting an official beta of Silverlight 2.0 for the first quarter
of 2008. Also released at that time should be a Go-live license.


Early this month, Microsoft is also releasing a preview of ASP.NET 3.5
Extensions. This release includes MVC, Dynamic Data Controls and REST
Services.


On a different note, let’s all say “Happy Birthday” to Windows Vista and
Office 2007. They are a year old.


Finally, let me say that November articles are submitted and we are getting
the last of them posted. we will then be able to present them for a vote to help
determine which will receive $200 (US). We will do an other opportunity for the
month of December, so go ahead and get your articles submitted if you want
to be part of the next opportunity to get $200!


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


–> Silverlight 1.0 (in Full
Color)

      By Rader, Beres, Little, and
Hinkson for WROX
      300 pages for $39.99

      http://books.internet.com/books/0470228407


–> Step by Step Microsoft Expression
Web
      By Chris Leeds for Microsoft
Press
      176 pages for $29.99 w/
CD
      http://books.internet.com/books/0735624402


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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=1,3n4j,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0


This week’s CodeGuru posts:


==> APIs


– Developing an Application for
Facebook
      By Hannes du
Preez
Discover, and learn to use, some of the behind-the-scenes technologies
used with Facebook, and learn how to write an application that interfaces with
Facebook.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3n4j,1,bkxq,c8m7,jorm,i5r0


==> Data Exchange


– 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=1,3n4j,1,6fmg,5wj7,jorm,i5r0


==> Memory


– Intelligent Memory Buffer Class on Non-MFC(SDK)
Platforms
    By krkim
Check out this stand-alone,
intelligent “increasing buffer” class. It’s useful for a Win32 SDK project
without using MFC.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3n4j,1,2rqd,7yi7,jorm,i5r0


==> .NET Tip


– Display All Fields and Properties of an
Object
    By Jay Miller
Learn how to display all
of the fields and properties of any object. By using a little reflection, you
can expose the internals of your objects.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3n4j,1,lbwt,83px,jorm,i5r0


==> Visual Basic 2008


– Exploring Lambda Expression Trees
    By
Paul Kimmel
Gain an understanding of the difference between Lambda
Expressions generated as code and those generated as expression trees. Explore
the expression tree and briefly touch on how API developers uses expression
trees to convert expressions to other forms, such as to T-SQL.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3n4j,1,etsh,26np,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=1,3n4j,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:


==> Loading different formats
(C++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3n4j,1,5n4k,gqjm,jorm,i5r0


==> Creating Website using VB 6.0

        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3n4j,1,20pk,fc9m,jorm,i5r0


==> Question about memset (C++)

        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3n4j,1,2iel,gxpt,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. VTD-XML: A New Vision of XML
    By
Victor Volkman –
XML parsing has been stuck in the mud through
cumbersome  implementations of the DOM and SAX models. The VTD-XML model
provides a new XML access method that both exceeds all existing parser models
and also is easy to use.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3n4j,1,4cn7,3jak,jorm,i5r0


2. Graphing Data with PHP/SWF Charts
   
By W. Jason Gilmore –
Bring your data to life by charting it using
PHP/SWF!
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3n4j,1,m2z5,4omq,jorm,i5r0


3. Scheduling Jobs in the Database
    By
Jeyarani Venkatasamy –
Learn about the Oracle job queue sub system and its
usage in scheduling and executing PL/SQL routines at predefined
times and/or repeated job execution at regular intervals.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3n4j,1,5rr2,g9qk,jorm,i5r0


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