CodeGuru Update eNewsletter – December 6th, 2005

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CodeGuru Newsletter
December 6, 2005
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TOPICS:


–> Editorial –


–> Recently Published Books


–> New Articles on CodeGuru:


       ==>
ADO.NET
             
– The TransactionScope Object Makes ADO.NET Transactions
Easy
       ==>
Database
             
– Using the SQL Server 2005 Integration Services Class
Library
       ==>
Graphics
             
– [Updated] Color Take
       ==>
Internet
             
– Customize an IE Context Menu to Add CodeGuru
Favorites
       ==>
XML
             
– RSS, So Simple with Visual Basic 2005


–> Discussion Groups — HOT
Threads
       – Program to delete
itself
       – Can Microsoft Paint be
automated?
       – Edit textbox control
array


–> Highlighted new articles on
Developer.com
       1. Top Ten
Reasons AJAX is Here to Stay
       2.
Succeeding with Struts: Dynamically Allocated
Forms
       3. A New Look at the Linux+
Certification


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Comments
from the
Editor
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December is here and things are cooling down. Over at Sun, however, they have
turned the heat up.


Three weeks ago, I mentioned that Sun had changed the pricing on their Java
Enterprise System. The product was going to be free going forward. This was a
reduction from the prior price of around $1895. In addition to the Java
Enterprise System, Sun has, or will be, releasing a number of products. These
include:


    – The open sourced Solaris 10 Operating
System
    – PostgreSQL database (part of
Solaris)
    – The Sun Java Enterprise System infrastructure
software platform
    – Sun Java Identity Management
Suite
    – Sun Java Integration Suite
    –
Sun Java Communications Suite
    – Sun Java Application
Platform Suite
    – Sun Java Availability
Suite
    – Sun Java Web Infrastructure
Suite
    – The N1 Management Software
    –
Sun Studio 11 (for C, C++, & Java)
    – Sun Java Studio
Enterprise
    – Sun Java Studio Creator
   
– Sun Secure Global Desktop software
    – And more


Combine the free software with services to help you learn and use their
products, and you begin to get the picture that Sun is really turning the heat
up!


If you are wondering how Sun will make money, don’t fret. The software needs
good servers. Additionally, if you need support, then Sun will be glad to help.
Consulting and services are where a lot of money is currently being made by many
companies that support free software as well as open sourced software.


Regardless of the reasons for making the software free, it is a great boon
for developers. At no cost, there is no reason to avoid picking up some of these
products and giving them a shake down.


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


–> Programming Microsoft Windows Forms: 2005
Edition
      A Streamlined
approach using C#
      By Charles Petzold
for Microsoft Press
      400 pages for
$39.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0735621535


–> Pro .NET 2.0 Graphics
Programming
      By Eric White for
Apress
      430 pages for
$49.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/1590594452 


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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=1,22rd,1,fka1,909i,72z7,fi8i


This week’s posted CodeGuru articles:


==> ADO.NET


– The TransactionScope Object Makes ADO.NET Transactions
Easy
   By Paul Kimmel
Learn how the
TransactionScope object enables you to auto-enlist database operations in your
ADO.NET transactions.


http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,22rd,1,1w23,ecx5,72z7,fi8i 


==> Database


– Using the SQL Server 2005 Integration Services Class
Library
   By Jeffrey Juday
Learn how
to extend SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS), the new ETL tool that
ships with SQL Server 2005, to perform operations that aren’t already bundled
with the product.


http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,22rd,1,gztf,cyee,72z7,fi8i


==> Graphics


– [Updated] Color Take
   By
Roger65
Get pixels from the desktop.


http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,22rd,1,1edx,jk7a,72z7,fi8i


==> Internet


– Customize an IE Context Menu to Add CodeGuru
Favorites
   By kirants
Discover the development of a
Browser Helper Object to customize Internet Explorer context menu to add
CodeGuru Favorites items.


http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,22rd,1,7xhx,7lrn,72z7,fi8i


==> XML


– RSS, So Simple with Visual Basic 2005
   By
Josh Fitzgerald
Displaying RSS feeds or channels is very easy using Visual
Basic 2005. In no time, you can build a simple RSS viewer that takes a
user-entered RSS feed URL and retrieves the title, description, and link for
that channel.


http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,22rd,1,9md1,96tv,72z7,fi8i


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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=1,22rd,1,bcr8,cx5j,72z7,fi8i


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:


==> Program to delete
itself
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,22rd,1,9yci,e2i3,72z7,fi8i


==> Can Microsoft Paint be
automated?

        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,22rd,1,476f,h45n,72z7,fi8i


==> Edit textbox control
array
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,22rd,1,b7t6,g4lg,72z7,fi8i


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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. Top Ten Reasons AJAX is Here to
Stay

    By Andre Charland –
   This
topic may not make the Letterman show but it is on the mind of many developers
these days…


   http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,22rd,1,az2v,8dr5,72z7,fi8i


2. Succeeding with Struts: Dynamically Allocated
Forms
    By James Turner –
   Sometimes
you need to create a form that could have one item in it, or 1000 items. By
using the common example of a shopping cart, learn how to create this kind of
dynamically sized forms in Struts.


http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,22rd,1,2x2e,cpm2,72z7,fi8i


3. A New Look at the Linux+
Certification
    By Steve Rowe –
  
Here is your chance to build and certify your foundational Linux knowledge
within a vendor-neutral framework.


http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,22rd,1,fj2,2woj,72z7,fi8i


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