Codeguru Update eNewsletter – February 10th, 2009 Network
Tuesday February 10, 2009

This Week’s Topics

Comments from the Editor

It has been an interesting week. There are
several new articles on the site you should check out. There is even an excerpt from Bjarne Stroustrup. You can also look for a new video to be added to the site today. This new video is
by Dan Rigsby and will cover building a Windows service.

Of course, I have to take a moment to do some self promotion. I posted
a new blog post . While I ramble a bit at the beginning, it
has an interesting quiz for you to try. The post contains icons for 90
social networks. Take a look and see how many you can name. All 90 of
these icons, along with a few more, were on a web site mock I was shown by
a friend. Fortunately, she is cutting it down to only half a dozen. Seeing
nearly 100 icons made me consider how far overboard a lot of people have
gone with social networking links and book marking on their sites. It is
very good to have some of these links to your content, but at what point
is it going overboard?

Until next week…

Bradley L. Jones
[email protected]

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

3.5 AJAX Unleashed

By Robert Foster for Sams Publishing
288 pages for $39.99

The Trenches with Microsoft Office Project 2007

By Elaine J. Marmel for Microsoft
350 pages for $29.99

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.

Tips and Tricks

Mark Strawmyer
Learn some tips and tricks with the C# 3.0 language
features along with exploring some productivity gains with the Visual
Studio IDE.

the Windows Vista/Windows 7 Built-In Buffered Animation

By Marc
The Buffered Animation API makes it easy to make animations
without flickering. Learn how to use this Buffered Animation API.

Class Design : Shape

By Bjarne Stroustrup
Class Shape can provide you with the
ability to represent things appearing in a Window. Learn about this class
from an industry legend.

to Web

Learn about the various migration options of desktop/smart
client applications to the web available using Visual WebGui.

Tip: Searching for a Needle in a Haystack, or an Entry in an Event

By Jay
Simplify finding the entry you need from an event log.

Discussion Groups

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!


return NULL pointer (VC++)

with constructor initializer (C++)

My Own Operating System (Assembly)

New Articles on

Java to Import and Manipulate Microsoft Excel

Aleksey Shevchenko
Using Java to work with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets
has never been easer with the help of the JExcel API, a Java library that
provides the ability to read, write, and modify Microsoft Excel
spreadsheets from within Java applications.

Slider-Controlled Softening Program for Digital

By Richard
G. Baldwin
Learn how to write a Java program to apply a blurring or
softening filter to your digital photos. The amount of softening is
controlled by the user with a slider.

Role of Component Architecture in the Realm of Service Oriented
Architectures (SOA)

By Surekha Durvasula
For developers who have to live with an
enterprise that has legacy and component architecture-based applications,
here is a way to introduce SOA in a manner that is not too disruptive. SOA
can be leveraged to preserve business logic investments made within
component architecture-based systems while incorporating a better and more
standards-based infrastructure.

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