Codeguru Update eNewsletter – January 27th, 2009





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Tuesday January 27, 2009



This Week’s Topics






Comments from the Editor


It seems like we are starting to get into the swing of things for 2009.
The holidays are over and the shock of the bills seems to have settled. As
such, we can once again begin to look forward.


On Codeguru, we made a change this week at the request of a number of
members. On the discussion forum, we have added a new area that is focused
on Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communication Foundation
(WCF), and Work Flow (WF). Primarily these are the technologies that were
introduced with .NET 3.0. It seems that there is enough discussion around
these areas now that they warranted their on sub-forum. You can find this
forum at http://www.codeguru.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=99. Stop
in and ask your questions or share your answers!


Of course, we are also reviewing the Python forum that we had previously created. This forum was
created with the understanding that if it got traffic, then it would
remain. If it doesn’t, then we will merge it into one of the more general
programming forums. If you are doing Python work, then there are several
other members that would be thrilled to have you stop by that forum and
post.


Let me know in the feedback forum or via email if you like these
changes. As I’ve stated in the past, if enough people request an
additional forum, then we will do what we can to add it – provided it
relates to Codeguru!


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
.


Pro
Silverlight 2 in C# 2008

By Matthew MacDonald for Apress
600 pages for $49.99


Active
Directory Administrator’s Pocket Consultant

By William R. Stanek for Microsoft
Press
340 pages for $29.99



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.


Using
T-SQL CROSS APPLY and OUTER APPLY

By Paul Kimmel
Elevate your SQL game (a
little bit) with CROSS APPLY and OUTER APPLY.


Is
Azure the New Silver Lining?

By Jani Järvinen
By now, you have heard
of Windows Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. But, what does
Azure provide for developers and users, and how can you benefit from it in
your .NET applications? Read on to find out.


Common
Pitfalls of COM Interoperability in .Net (not yet
reviewed)

By
supreet_hvr_1980
Discover some of the common pitfalls of using COM
Interoperability in .NET as well as best practices that could help you
steer clear of these pitfalls.


VIDEO:
Modeling in M

By
Jeffrey Juday
Learn how to build basic models using MSchema and the
Microsoft Oslo SDK CTP.



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 …


Set-like
collection in C#/.NET (C#)


Config.xml
(C#)


Removing
duplicates from a linear singly linked list (VC++)



New Articles on Developer.com

3D
Displays, Color Distance, and Edge Detection

By Richard G. Baldwin
Learn about color
distance, projecting 3D coordinates onto a 2D display plane, and edge
detection. Understanding these concepts will help you to better understand
modern image processing.


Integrating
Twitter Into the Zend Framework

By W. Jason Gilmore
Integrate Twitter
into your Zend Framework-powered website with ease. Just use the
Zend_Service_Twitter component!


Take
the Pain out of Creating Word Documents by Using C# and
XML

By Chris
Bennett
Learn how to create Word documents in your application without
using Office Interop or third-party libraries.

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