Codeguru Update eNewsletter – February 17th, 2009





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Tuesday February 17, 2009



This Week’s Topics






Comments from the Editor

This week I get to take a couple of days to
relax. While you’re reading this, I’ll likely be gliding on a raft down a
lazy river or swoshing down a water slide in an indoor waterpark.

It is interesting that to many people and indoor waterpark is like
saying “an open source Microsoft project.” It seems like the two things
things shouldn’t really go together. In truth, they can. For an indoor
water park, you get all the fun of a waterpark even if there is snow or
rain outside. With open sourced Microsoft, you get things like Mono 2.0
and Moonlight. In the end, it is all good!

Until next week…

Brad!
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Bradley L. Jones
www.CodeGuru.com
[email protected]
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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
.


Sams
Teach Yourself Windows Workflow Foundation in 24
Hours

By Robert
Eisenberg for Sams Publishing
600 pages for $23.99


Smart
Business Intelligence Solutions w/ Microsoft SQL Server
2008

By Goff,
Mauri, Malik, and Welch for Microsoft Press
780 pages for $49.99


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.


Updating
a Database from WinForms Controls, Old School

By Paul Kimmel
Old school programming,
whereby the programmer reads control values and writes inline SQL, still
works, but it’s so 90s. If you are new to WinForms or Web programming but
experienced, peruse the article and then master LINQ.


Introduction
to AJAX Technologies

By Rob Foster
Get help bringing you up to speed with AJAX’s
place in your web development toolbox.


VIDEO:
Develop Windows Services

By Dan Rigsby
Developing straight Windows Services doesn’t allow
for rich debugging by developers and often requires stopping the service,
redeploying, etc. This video explores how to build Windows Services for a
more rich development experience.



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 …


Sum
Display (VC++)


Basic
inheritance question (C#)


How
Can I Close exe files with C++ code? (C++)



New Articles on Developer.com

Securing
Web Services in JBoss Application Server with
WS-Security

By
Javid Jamae & Peter Johnson
Learn how to secure a web service using
WS-Security. WS-Security is a specification from OASIS (Organization for
the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) that describes
enhancements to SOAP messaging to provide message integrity and
confidentiality.


Introduction
to Multi-Tenant Architecture

By Neal Schneider
Learn how to create
websites with similar functionality yet different UIs and maintain them
across one shared code base using Multi-Tenant Website Architecture.


A
Slider-Controlled Softening Program for Digital
Photos

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.

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