CodeGuru Update eNewsletter – February 21st, 2006

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CodeGuru Newsletter

February 21, 2006

http://www.CodeGuru.com


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TOPICS:



–> Editorial –



–> Recently Published Books – Current Best-sellers


–> New Articles on
CodeGuru: 
        ==>
Controls
               
– Small C++ Class to Transform Any Static Control into a Hyperlink
Control
        ==> Data
Controls
               
– Implementing a Fixed GridView Header in ASP.NET
(VB.NET)
        ==>
Installations
               
– Deploy your Applications and Components Using the Windows Installer
(C#)
        ==>
Memory
               
– Enhance Your Dynamic Memory Allocation with an Undocumented MFC Class
(C++)
        ==>
Mobile
               
– Pushing HTML Content to a BlackBerry (C#)


–> Discussion Groups — HOT
Threads
        – Scrolling
(Client-side Scripting)
        – Pure
virtual function (C++)
        –
Difference between request.getParameter() and request.getAttribute()


–> Highlighted new articles on
Developer.com 
        1.
Creating Online Application Power Users Using Graduated
Usability
        2. Providing ESB Generic
Functionality


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Comments
from the
Editor
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What do DOM, AJAX, Design Patterns, ASP.NET 2.0, and Agile Web Development
with Rails all have in common?


If you guessed that they all are topics that involve Web development, you
wouldn’t necessarily be wrong, but you wouldn’t be right in regard to my
question!


These five topics are covered in some of the top ten computer books that were
selling on Amazon at the time I wrote this newsletter. I found this to be an
interesting list of topics, but not a surprising list. Web development has taken
over.


Along with that, methodologies, architectures, and simply “thinking before
coding” also seems to be gaining ground over the simply “code until it works
right” approaches that many people have often used. The fact that Design
Patterns and Agile programming books are near the top of the book list is a
great sign. Hopefully this trend continues!


Of course, three of the other top 10 books that I didn’t mention focused on
eBay and selling stuff. So I guess the next best thing to coding might just be
selling things. I wonder if you can buy a book on eBay about buying things on
eBay…..


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


Actually, this week I’m presenting some of the top selling books according to
Amazon. These are presented in the order they appear on the list:


–> DOM Scripting: Web Design with JavaScript and the Document
Object Model (Paperback)
      By Jeremy
Keith for Friends of Ed
      368 for
$34.99
      Published September
2005
     http://books.internet.com/books/1590595335



–> Head First Design
Patterns
      By Elisabeth Freeman, et al.
for O’Reilly
      676 pages for
$44.95
      Published October,
2004
      http://books.internet.com/books/0596007124


–> Ajax in Action
      By
Dave Crane for Manning Publications
      680 pages
for 44.95
      Published October,
2005
      http://books.internet.com/books/1932394613


–> Professional ASP.NET
2.0
      By Bill Evjen, et al. for
WROX
      1296 pages for
$49.99
      Published November,
2005
      http://books.internet.com/books/0764576100


–> Agile Web Development with Rails : A Pragmatic Guide (The
Facets of Ruby Series)
      By Dave Thomas, et
al for Pragmatic Bookshelf
      Published July,
2005
      http://books.internet.com/books/097669400X


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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=1,28tf,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0


This week’s posted CodeGuru articles:


==> Controls


– Small C++ Class to Transform Any Static Control into
a Hyperlink Control
    By lano1106

Discover how to develop your own hyperlink control implementation.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,28tf,1,2l9a,dw2x,jorm,i5r0


==> Data Controls


– Implementing a Fixed GridView Header in ASP.NET
(VB.NET)
    By Paul Kimmel –
Learn how to use
two new ASP.NET Web controls, the GridView and the Panel, styles, effectively to
create a scrollable grid with a fixed header.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,28tf,1,7vzl,adly,jorm,i5r0


==> Installations


– Deploy your Applications and Components Using the Windows Installer
(C#)

    By Prabhakar Manikonda –
Learn how to
create setup programs without having the knowledge of setup scripts.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,28tf,1,484e,m69n,jorm,i5r0


==> Memory


– Enhance Your Dynamic Memory Allocation with an Undocumented MFC
Class (C++)
    By lano1106 –
Learn to employ a
small utility class that allows you to modify how objects for a given class are
dynamically allocated.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,28tf,1,c1ym,aqct,jorm,i5r0


==> Mobile



– Pushing HTML Content to a BlackBerry
(C#)

    By Steven Berkovitz –
Learn how to push
HTML content to a BlackBerry handheld  using MDS.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,28tf,1,5dtx,k5pt,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=1,28tf,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:


==> Scrolling (Client-side
Scripting)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,28tf,1,6i7x,ukj,jorm,i5r0


==> Pure virtual function
(C++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,28tf,1,jbqk,jqdf,jorm,i5r0


==> Difference between request.getParameter() and
request.getAttribute()
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,28tf,1,1q0h,fyuw,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. Creating Online Application Power Users Using Graduated
Usability
   By Robert Buffone –
Being simple isn’t
always best. With Rich Internet Application technologies, Web applications can
now begin to adapt to different levels of users.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,28tf,1,hkd0,eib0,jorm,i5r0


2. Providing ESB Generic Functionality
   
By Vlad Kofman –
Discover how the first milestone release of Synapse can
serve as a solution for a more flexible architecture while adhering to SOA and
Web Services standards.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,28tf,1,dei,fdrj,jorm,i5r0


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