Codeguru Update eNewsletter – January 13th, 2009





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Tuesday January 13, 2009



This Week’s Topics






Comments from the Editor

It seems like there has been a bit of a
damper on the developer community as a whole the past few weeks. While it
has seemed near the end of 2008 that the economical issues had not greatly
impacted the need for developers, these past few weeks has seen a bit of a
damper as layoffs begin to hit deeper into areas of IT.

I am a director of our local .NET group that meets monthly. Our January
meeting was the first one where the recruiters either didn’t show up or
where they stayed quietly out of the way. When recruiters don’t show up to
a gathering of over one hundred prime targets, you know something is
happening in the industry that is not good.

At Codeguru and at Jupitermedia; however, 2009 is expected to be a
banner year. In 2008 we continued to grow and ended December with numbers
higher than the prior year. I expect the trend for growth to continue
through 2009 as we work to bring even better focus on Codeguru.

Related to that, I’m also looking to get a few regular contributors on
Codeguru. We are always looking for you to submit articles when you can,
but short of that, we’re looking for a few people who can commit to
contributing a new article on a regular basis. Look for new stuff on the
site regularly!

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
.


Beginning
iPhone Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK

By Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche for
Apress
540 pages for $39.99


Programming
in Objective-C 2.0 (2nd Edition)

By Stephen G. Kochan for
Addison-Wesley
624 pages for $44.99


The
iPhone Developer’s Cookbook: Building Applications with the iPhone SDK

By Erica Sadun for
Addison-Wesley
400 pages for $39.99



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.


Adding
Standard Deviation to LINQ

By Chris Bennett
Learn how to implement a simple Standard
Deviation function for LINQ (Language Integrated Query).


BLOG:
Sample Source Code for Silverlight 2 Runtime and SDK
Controls

By Bradley
Jones
Microsoft releases source code under Microsoft Public License
(Ms-PL).


Economic
Downturn Not Necessarily Bad for Developers

From DevX
In a slowing economy, the
value of automation increases.



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 …


Nasty
bug in My.Computer.FileSystem.FileExists() (VB.Net)


Memory
Leak Questions (VC++)


Function
Help (VC++)



New Articles on Developer.com

A
Pixel Editor Program in Java: Multimedia Programming with
Java

By Richard G.
Baldwin
Examine a new program written entirely in Java that you can use
to edit the pixels in your digital photos on a pixel-by-pixel basis.


Using
DMAIC Methodology to Enhance Information Portals

By Arvind Muthukrishnan
Discover how to
enhance your website’s revenue and traffic from an end-to-end perspective
by applying DMAIC (Six Sigma) methodology to your website. Learn about the
key metrics, fundamentals of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and Ad
Words, and how to increase your site traffic all in one place.


Java
Ordered Collections: Trees and Skip Lists

By Mark Grand
Explore Java collections
framework classes that implement the SortedSet interface and how they keep
a set of objects in a guaranteed order, independent of the order that they
are added to the collection.


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