CodeGuru Update eNewsletter – March 28th, 2006

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CodeGuru Newsletter
March 28, 2006

http://www.CodeGuru.com


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TOPICS:



–> Editorial –



–> Recently Published Books

–> New Articles on
CodeGuru: 
   === Articles
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       ==>
Dialogs
             
– Browse for Folder with a Quick Pick
      
==>
Dialogs
             
– TIP: Dialog-Based, Single-Instance
Applications
       ==>
Internet
             
– [Updated] WinIPCfg
       ==>
Language
             
– C# Generics
       ==> Scroll
Bars
             
– Colorizing the Scroll Bars of Your Application’s Window (not yet
reviewed)
       ==>
Sockets
             
– Communicating over Sockets: Blocking vs. Unblocking


–> Discussion Groups — HOT Threads
– Key Pressed
(C++)
– How to run a message box from inside a vc++ application
– Image
manupulation (VB)


–> Highlighted new articles on
Developer.com 
       1.
Developing with POJOs Part 3
       2. A High
Performance Model for State and Caching
      
3. Using Java to Clean Up Your Bookmark Library


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Comments
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Editor
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Over the past week or two, a lot has happened. There have been a number of
conferences, a few announcements, and several delays.


Last week I attended the Microsoft Office Developers Conference in Redmond,
Washington. This conference hosted over 1000 people on the Microsoft campus.
With discussions ranging from Sharepoint to the new XML file formats, there was
a lot to learn for everyone there. While I won’t say that anyone appeared to be
“wow’ed” by the information being presented, most found it interesting.


In another part of the country the MIX conference was happening. This
conference in Las Vegas has been getting lots of buzz. Aimed at Web developers,
designers and business people, this conference did not leave out things that you
would be interested in as a developer. One of the biggest announcements was the
release of a “go-live” license for Atlas. This is the ASP.NET framework to allow
for AJAX-styled development. With the go-live license, you can now use Atlas in
your production applications.


Also announced at MIX was an update to Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 preview.
This will be made available.Finally, it is worth repeating the news that
everyone has already been talking about. In true Microsoft fashion, big products
are slipping. Windows Vista and Microsoft Office “12” are now sliding into 2007
and out of 2006. While delays are never considered great, they do often lead to
better software.


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


–> CLR via C#
      By Jeffrey Richter for Microsoft
Press
      700 pages for
$59.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/0735621632


–> Beginning SQL Server 2005
Programming
      By Roert Vieira for
WROX
      700 pages for $39.99

      http://books.internet.com/books/0764584662


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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=1,2bwh,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0


This week’s posted CodeGuru articles:


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===  Articles 
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==> Dialogs


– Browse for Folder with a Quick Pick
   
By Lars Werner
Learn about a customized version of the “Browse for folder”
dialog that creates quick picks to your selected directories.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,em9p,j0ww,jorm,i5r0


==> Dialogs


– TIP: Dialog-Based, Single-Instance
Applications
   By pkhach
Limit your dialog-based
programs to a single instance by modifying the dialog template.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,jw11,kvyv,jorm,i5r0


==> Internet


– [Updated] WinIPCfg
   By egawtry
A clone
of the Win95/98/ME utility for checking and controlling IP addresses.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,8lec,624h,jorm,i5r0


==> Language


– C# Generics
   By Patrick Smacchia
Learn
about the fascinating use of generics in C#.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,ktnw,4dqn,jorm,i5r0


==> Scroll Bars


– Colorizing the Scroll Bars of Your Application’s Window (not yet
reviewed)

     By Habeeballah Hasnoddin
Learn
how to colorize the scroll bars of your application’s Window.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,jpom,fjm3,jorm,i5r0


==> Sockets


– Communicating over Sockets: Blocking vs.
Unblocking

    By Mark Strawmyer
Learn about
blocking versus unblocking sockets, and about the use of generics and a sample
socket connection pool.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,coy6,7d25,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=1,2bwh,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:


==> Key Pressed
(C++)

        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,4ls9,lxu3,jorm,i5r0


==> How to run a message box from inside a vc++
application
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,6cmy,cnzs,jorm,i5r0


==> Image manupulation
(VB)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,fyn2,22bz,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. Developing with POJOs Part 3
    By
Chris Richardson –
See how to configure applications with Spring, deploy a
POJO application and review POJO design topics.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,hlha,cja9,jorm,i5r0


2. A High Performance Model for State and
Caching

    By Robert Bogue –
Putting objects in
the right place can help performance in the short term, allowing your existing
configuration to do more, as well as setting you up for larger horizontal
scaling options with server farms.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,ajxf,aoxk,jorm,i5r0


3. Using Java to Clean Up Your Bookmark
Library
    By Richard G. Baldwin –
Learn how to
write a Java program that will help you to identify the broken bookmarks
(Favorites) in your bookmark library so that you can either delete or repair
them.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2bwh,1,icqs,fqga,jorm,i5r0


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