Codeguru Update eNewsletter – January 8th, 2008

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CodeGuru Newsletter
January 8, 2008

http://www.CodeGuru.com


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TOPICS:



–> Editorial
–> Recently Published
Books


–> New on CodeGuru:

        ==>
Java
               
– Compile Time Dynamism Using Java
Generics
        ==> Regular
Expressions
               
– Building a Regular Expression Stream Search with the .NET
Framework
        ==> Visual
Basic
               
– [Updated] Little Quirks in the VB.NET
IDE
        ==> Web
Controls
               
– A Complete Scriptable ActiveX Web Control Tutorial Using ATL


–> Discussion Groups — HOT
Threads 

        – Time
function (VC++)
        – Zoom views in
splitter (VC++)
        – Add attachment
from folder in email form (Scripting)


–> Highlighted new articles on
Developer.com 
        1.
Rails 2: The Top Five Features
List
        2. Fun with Auto-Complete
Widgets
        3. Getting Test Doubles in
Place


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Comments
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A lot of Codeguru’s members use Microsoft products and Microsoft Windows. I
would be willing to bet that a lot have purchased Microsoft Windows Vista.
I know that I have several legal copies. If you ask Microsoft, they will likely
tell you that they have now sold more than one hundred million licenses of Vista
at retail.


That is a lot of copies.


Of course, while I own several copies, I actually only have one copy
installed on one secondary drive. I removed it from another machine due to
driver support. Granted, I plan to reinstall it once I am done with my current
project. The point is, people are getting Vista, but are they keeping it
installed and are they using it? Are you?


Stop over in the discussion forum and chime in on the topic of Vista. We have
a thread at:
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3pjk,1,c95f,h0c2,jorm,i5r0


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


–> C# 3.0 Design
Patterns
      By Judith Bishop for
O’Reilly
      320 pages for $39.99

      http://books.internet.com/books/059652773X


–> Internet Information Services (IIS) 7
Administrator’s Pocket
Consultant
      By William R. Stanek for
Microsoft Press
      540 pages for $29.99

      http://books.internet.com/books/0735623643


–> Visual C# 2008 Step by
Step
      By John Sharp for Microsoft
Press
      680 pages for $39.99

      http://books.internet.com/books/0735624305


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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=1,3pjk,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0


This week’s CodeGuru posts:


==> Java


– Compile Time Dynamism Using Java
Generics
    By Sumith Puri
Use Java Generics to
achieve compile-time dynamic inheritance. This is explained with a simple
example.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3pjk,1,j1n6,oo7,jorm,i5r0


==> Regular Expressions


– Building a Regular Expression Stream Search with the
.NET Framework
    By Jeffrey
Juday
Learn to implement a Regular Expression search for .NET Streams.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3pjk,1,knz7,kxb9,jorm,i5r0


==> Visual Basic


– [Updated] Little Quirks in the VB.NET
IDE
    By Richard Newcombe
Every program has
bugs; this is the way things are. Look at some of the quirky bugs found in the
.NET 2005 IDE.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3pjk,1,6fuk,7u4y,jorm,i5r0


==> Web Controls


– A Complete Scriptable ActiveX Web Control Tutorial Using
ATL
    By Arif Zaman
Learn to
use a scriptable ActiveX web control that uses ATL.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3pjk,1,khu2,j93u,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=1,3pjk,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:


==> Time function
(VC++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3pjk,1,13f9,6m8j,jorm,i5r0


==> Zoom views in splitter
(VC++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3pjk,1,gbvd,i6dd,jorm,i5r0


==> Add attachment from folder in email form (Scripting)

        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3pjk,1,8ib4,1eip,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. Rails 2: The Top Five Features List
   
By Jason Gilmore –
Rails 2.0 was released with great fanfare in early
December.  Get acquainted with some of the popular framework’s
newest features.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3pjk,1,l8kv,j1ri,jorm,i5r0


2. Fun with Auto-Complete Widgets
    By
Vlad Kofman –
Have you ever wanted to implement auto-suggest text fields?
Take a look at the new Ajax-based web widgets to auto-complete user
queries.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3pjk,1,4dez,jrpg,jorm,i5r0


3. Getting Test Doubles in Place
    By
Jeff Langr –
Test doubles (aka fakes or mocks) are a great tool that allow
for deeper ability to test-drive solutions. The most common way to use test
doubles is to pass them via constructors or setters. But there are at least a
couple other solutions.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3pjk,1,1iuc,cc73,jorm,i5r0


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