Codeguru Update eNewsletter – June 12th, 2007

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CodeGuru Newsletter
June 12, 2007
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TOPICS:



–> Editorial
–> Recently Published
Books


–> New on
CodeGuru: 
        ==>
AJAX
               
– Developing Ajax-Enabled Controls and Components: Periodic Refresh
Pattern
        ==>
Data
               
– Introduction to LINQ, Part 3: LINQ to
SQL
        ==>
I/O
               
– Extract Floppy Disk Geometry from the Boot
Sector
        ==> Visual Basic
9
               
– Anonymous Types (or Projections) in
VB9
        ==> Web
Development
               
– JavaScript DOM Ranges


–> Discussion Groups — HOT
Threads 
        – hwnd and
Copymemory to create object (VB 6)
       
– Limited number of boxes allow in dialog
(C++)
        – Sorting a Listview
(VC++)


–> Highlighted new articles on Developer.com

        1. PM Concepts:
Processes and Knowledge Areas
        2.
Implementing Dynamic Scroll with Ajax, JavaScript, and
XML
        3. Using the Java 2D LookupOp
Filter Class to Scramble and Unscramble Images


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Comments
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Editor
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It is good to be back from Tech Ed. I actually go a couple of days early for
meeting with additional groups such as INETA and the Microsoft MVP program
group. In all the meetings and time spent at Tech Ed this year, one thing became
obvious. We are in a ‘catch up’ period.


There has been a ton of news and products coming out of Microsoft over the
past few years, including Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005, Windows Vista,
and .NET 3.0 with its WPF, WCF, WF, and Cardspace. There also have been
technologies such as AJAX and a Silverlight beta getting lots of coverage. On
top of all this, Microsoft has been beating the drum on Visual Studio “Orcas”
and its new LINQ data features as well as on new versions of SQL Server
(“Katmai”) and Windows Server (“Longhorn”). It is an understatement to say that
the days are busy at Microsoft.


With all the cool products in the pipeline, you’d think there would be grand
announcements and loud bands playing at Tech Ed. This is, after all, the big
show for IT people. It is where Microsoft can make big noise and build the
excitement.


Of course, this seems to be a reflection of Tech Eds past.


In one of the most subdued Tech Eds that I can recall, there were no bands
before the keynote, no cheering sections, and no real comedians. They did have
Christopher Lloyd as “Doc” from Back to the Future. Unfortunately, even the
Delorian seemed to have a slow time at rolling onto the stage. Not even
Microsoft’s Bob Muglia was able to bring the excitement to the stage. Maybe if
Steve Ballmer had shown up to yell “IT, IT, IT” it would have gone better.


My editorial continues online at: http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,38pu,1,ljc8,ko,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


–> Programming Sudoku
     
By Wei-Meng Lee for Apress
      230 pages for
$24.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/1590596625


–> Foundations of F#
     
By Robert Pickering for Apress
      370
pages for $59.99 (hardbound)
      http://books.internet.com/books/1590597575


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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=1,38pu,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0


This week’s CodeGuru posts:


==> AJAX


– Developing Ajax-Enabled Controls and Components: Periodic Refresh
Pattern
    By skhosravi
Dr. Shahram Khosravi
shows how to develop an ASP.NET 2.0 custom control that uses the periodic
Refresh pattern to periodically poll the server for changes.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,38pu,1,1mul,a129,jorm,i5r0


==> Data


– Introduction to LINQ, Part 3: LINQ to
SQL
    By Marius Bancila
Learn about the basic
mechanism of querying and submitting changes to relational data stores.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,38pu,1,8u1e,1nrc,jorm,i5r0


==> I/O


– Extract Floppy Disk Geometry from the Boot
Sector
    By Mufti Mohammed
Learn how to read a
floppy disk’s geometry witout using DeviceIoControl on Windows XP.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,38pu,1,aaba,6h69,jorm,i5r0


==> Visual Basic 9


– Anonymous Types (or Projections) in
VB9
    By Paul Kimmel
Anonymous types (or
projections) are a new feature that permits you to define strong types on the
fly without writing the nominal — full class — definition. Learn how to
implement Anonymous types in VB9.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,38pu,1,fdyj,imum,jorm,i5r0


==> Web Development


– JavaScript DOM Ranges
    By Nicholas
Zakas
Nicholas Zakas explores the powerful DOM Range tool and how a range can
be used to select a section of a web document regardless of node
boundaries.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,38pu,1,12fr,c9f,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=1,38pu,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:


==> hwnd and Copymemory to create object (VB
6)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,38pu,1,egf0,mcsw,jorm,i5r0


==> Limited number of boxes allow in dialog
(C++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,38pu,1,j4ij,latf,jorm,i5r0


==> Sorting a Listview
(VC++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,38pu,1,e9cc,edgd,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. PM Concepts: Processes and Knowledge
Areas
    By Aleksey Shevchenko –
Project
Management (PM) is a hot topic and a key to success within the workplace. Here
you will learn about the Project Management Processes and PM Knowledge Areas of
a project. The articles that will follow in this series will walk you through
the entire Project Management Processes.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,38pu,1,3l37,5jss,jorm,i5r0


2. Implementing Dynamic Scroll with Ajax, JavaScript, and
XML
    By Vlad Kofman –
Implement an
Ajax-enabled scrollable table, in which rows are dynamically fetched from the
server, as the user scrolls, without the whole page refreshing. This technique
is unique and very convenient for implementing pages with a lot of dynamic
content in a readable form; for instance, a live news feed.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,38pu,1,h04z,jeay,jorm,i5r0


3. Using the Java 2D LookupOp Filter Class to Scramble and Unscramble
Images
    By Richard G. Baldwin –
Learn how to
use the LookupOp image-filtering class from the Java 2D API, along with the
Random class from the java.util package to write a pair of easy-to-use programs
to scramble and unscramble images in a reasonably secure fashion.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,38pu,1,mgeu,f0l9,jorm,i5r0


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