Codeguru Update eNewsletter – February 3rd, 2009

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Tuesday February 3, 2009

This Week’s Topics

Comments from the Editor

Codeguru is a part of Jupitermedia. As I
write today’s editorial, I’m sitting in a meeting with the Jupitermedia
upper management, talking about many of the things that our company does.
This ranges from doing technical stuff such as our web sites and forums
(over one hundred), to our media connections with MediaBistro, to our job
services with JustTechJobs, to our conferences.

The mention of some of our upcoming conferences made me wonder if you
were even aware that we do conferences. You aren’t going to see a VS
Live!, Connections, or PDC from us because those are already effectively
covered elsewhere. We tend to do conferences on topics that are a bit more
focused. Focused doesn’t mean uninteresting. Rather, we have a few that I
wish even I could attend.

One that is coming up next week in San Jose is the User Generated Content Conference. This is the one I
thought would be great to attend, but with it being in California, it was
easier to send one of my editors from San Francisco. Being that you and
other users at Codeguru generate most of the content on our site, it seems
very applicable to Codeguru. It is also applicable for most people doing
sites today, including companies that want to get their end users more
involved. With speakers such as Craig Newmark (Craigslist) and Guy
Kawasaki, there should be some interesting information.

Other upcoming conferences that are also interesting are the Web 3.0 Conference in New York in May. We’ve been covering
the Semantic Web on DevX and on other sites for quite a while now. In my
book, Web 2.0 Heroes, I ask a number of leaders of Web 2.0
sites what they think of the concept of the semantic web as well. The
responses are interesting and it is a topic that any serious web developer
should understand.

Of course, the next conference I’ll be attending is the Microsoft MVP
Summit in Seattle the first week of March. If you are planning to attend
it, please let the other Codeguru members know. I know many of the
Codeguru members like to meet up at the summit to speak face-to-face.

Of course, if you can’t get to any of the conferences – and with budget
cuts, that is understandable – you can always hang out at the Codeguru

Until next week…

Bradley L. Jones

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

Lessons: C# 2008 Fundamentals I and II

By Paul J. Deitel for Prentice Hall
pages and DVD for $99.99
This is video instructions – not just a book.

ADO.NET Data Services: Working with RESTful Data

By John Shaw and Simon Evans for
340 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.

the New MSBuild Features for Visual C++ 2010

By Nick Wienholt
MSBuild is the build
platform that Microsoft is using across all developer and related tools
moving forward. Visual C++ is the last major compiler offering from
Microsoft to move onto the MSBuild platform, with the Visual C++ 2010
release using MSBuild as its native project format. Explore the MSBuild
basics from a C++ perspective, and see how it can improve your build

an FM Radio with RDS Support

By Tamir Khason
Build a simple FM radio
player with RDS support by using WPF and the USBFM library.

10 Tips for Writing Consistently Popular Programming

By Bradley
I reference a blog post by Russell Jones at DevX. If you are
writing articles, Russell has some tips for you.

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!


about overloading the = operator. (C++)

a struct or pointer to struct froma a function (VC++)

and Show Dialog (VC++)

New Articles on

Manipulation with Apache AXIOM

By Deepal Jayasinghe
Apache AXIOM (AXis2
Object Model) is a pull-based, XML Infoset-compliant object model that
supports on-demand building of the object tree. Learn the basis of Axiom
and how to use it.

GlassFish ESB v2 for SOA Tooling

By Kelvin Meeks
Are you finding it hard
to obtain funding to finish building out your Service Oriented
Architecture (SOA) technology stack? You may have heard about the Open
Source GlassFish Java 5 EE Application Server, but did you know that there
is a GlassFish ESB (Enterprise Service Bus) Project that integrates the
Open ESB Project? See what it can do for you.

Hashed Collections

By Mark Grand
The Java collections framework contains classes
you use to maintain collections of other objects. These collection classes
have different performance and ordering properties. See how the HashMap
and HashSet Classes allow objects to be added to a collection, removed
from a collection, or found in roughly constant time. Discover how to use
these classes and what to do to achieve good performance from them.

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