Codeguru Update eNewsletter – February 27th, 2007

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CodeGuru Newsletter
February 27,
2007
http://www.CodeGuru.com


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TOPICS:



–> Editorial


–> Recently Published Books


–> New on
CodeGuru: 
        ==>
AJAX
               
– Consuming Membership and Profile Services via ASP.NET
AJAX
        ==> ASP.NET
Tip
               
– Adding Tracing to an Application
       
==> .NET 3.0 –
WCF
               
– Looking at the Windows Communication Foundation
(WCF)
        ==>
Reporting
               
– Creating Crystal Reports Using the Push Method in
.NET
        ==>
STL
               
– Prefer std::string to char*
       
==> Visual Basic (.NET
3.5)
               
– Dynamic Identifiers: A Sneak Peek at .NET 3.5 for VB Programmers


–> Discussion Groups — HOT
Threads 
        –
Understanding the implementation of virtual functions
(C++)
        – fstream to array
(VC++)
        – Problem : Threads WILL
NOT DIE!! (C++)


–> Highlighted new articles on
Developer.com 
        1.
Extending Event Handling with the BREW UI
Toolkit
        2. The Search for the Holy
Grail(s)
        3. Running Your First
Rails Application on JRuby


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Comments
from the
Editor
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This past week we added a few new category options to Codeguru to help
organize articles. You’ll find new categories for .NET, Security, Vista
development and more.


In the next week or two you should expect another change on Codeguru as well.
We are currently upgrade our forum software on our VBForums.com site. Codeguru
will also be getting this upgrade. If all goes well, there will be a number of
new features.


This new software will also let us add to the forum functionality much easier
going forward. There are a few features that have been asked for that might just
make it onto the forum in the  near future. I’ll leave it as a suprise for
now, but watch for changes in the future!


In the mean time, I’d like to thank everyone that has made suggestions up to
this point. While we don’t make all suggested changes (at times we get
conflicting suggestions!), we are getting some of the changes made. Hopefully
you’ll agree that they are leading to a better site for you!


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


–> Beginning Expression
Web
      By Zak Ruvalcaba for
WROX
      480 pages for
$39.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0470073155


–> ASP.NET 2.0 Black
Book
      Includes VB 2005 and C#
2005 code
      By Dreamtech Software for
Paraglyph Press
      1200 pages for $49.99 w/
CD
      http://books.internet.com/books/1933097175


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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=1,30×2,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0


This week’s CodeGuru posts:


==> AJAX


– Consuming Membership and Profile Services via ASP.NET
AJAX
    By Bipin Joshi
You can consume ASP.NET
2.0 application services — such as Membership, Roles, and Profiles — from
client-side JavaScript code with ASP.NET AJAX.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,30×2,1,4ozz,41em,jorm,i5r0


==> ASP.NET Tip


– Adding Tracing to an Application
    By
Eric Smith
Tracing down errors in web applications and services is no easy
task. To make it simpler, learn how to add trace statements to your code. They
appear only when tracing is enabled on the web page or the web site.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,30×2,1,58sx,3g65,jorm,i5r0


==> .NET 3.0 – WCF


– Looking at the Windows Communication Foundation
(WCF)
    By Jayant Kulkarni
Discover Windows
Communication Foundation (WCF). Microsoft introduced this technology, which is a
part of .NET 3.0, to make your life easy when it comes to building distributed
applications.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,30×2,1,ilzz,h0c2,jorm,i5r0


==> Reporting


– Creating Crystal Reports Using the Push Method in
.NET
    By Kelvin McKisic
Learn how to use
datasets to power Crystal Reports, without the need for a server-based
database.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,30×2,1,9rg2,8yrw,jorm,i5r0


==> STL


– Prefer std::string to char*
    By
Marius Bancila
Understand the benefits of using the STL’s std::string class
over the C-like character arrays.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,30×2,1,9ojo,13k0,jorm,i5r0


==> Visual Basic (.NET 3.5)


– Dynamic Identifiers: A Sneak Peek at .NET 3.5 for VB
Programmers
    By Paul Kimmel
Attention VB
programmers: Dynamic identifiers are not just weakly typed variants extended to
C#. Find out what this new technology is and why it’s better than what you’re
used to.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,30×2,1,l4iq,5uy3,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=1,30×2,1,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:


==> Understanding the implementation of virtual functions
(C++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,30×2,1,4hb5,3lwp,jorm,i5r0


==> fstream to array
(VC++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,30×2,1,htxv,419n,jorm,i5r0


==> Problem : Threads WILL NOT DIE!!
(C++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,30×2,1,2nrc,h2ky,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. Extending Event Handling with the BREW UI
Toolkit
    By Ray Rischpater –
See how to use a
HandlerDesc to catch your own events in a form or widget’s event handler using a
HandlerDesc.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,30×2,1,awsr,jzmw,jorm,i5r0


2. The Search for the Holy Grail(s)
    By
Graeme Rocher –
Grails specifically is a next-generation web application
framework for Java that leverages the Groovy language to promote simplicity and
convention. Explore the history behind Grails’ inception and why you should be
interested in it and its alternatives.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,30×2,1,fhku,jcm8,jorm,i5r0


3. Running Your First Rails Application on
JRuby
    By Dominic Da Silva –
Work step-by-step
to install Rails into your JRuby installation and get a simple Rails application
up and running.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,30×2,1,9cpz,32ke,jorm,i5r0


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