Codeguru Update eNewsletter – May 8th, 2007

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CodeGuru Newsletter
May 8, 2007

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TOPICS:



–> Editorial
–> Recently Published
Books


–> New on CodeGuru:

        ==>
Communication
               
– Building WCF Channels and
Bindings
        ==>
Misc.
               
– Application Developer Interview: 10 Steps to
Success
        ==>
RSS
               
– RSS 2.0: Really Simple
Syndication
        ==>
SharePoint
               
– Creating Advanced Solutions for SharePoint
2007
        ==> Silverlight
(WPF/e)
               
– How to Construct a Reusable Silverlight ASP.NET User
Control
        ==> SQL Server
2005
               
– Generating Custom XML from SQL 2005


–> Discussion Groups — HOT
Threads 
        – C++
equivalent for C# get/set macros.
(C++)
        – Creating a secure windows
service in C# 
        – Scrolling
Plot Graph – Visual C++ 2005 Express


–> Highlighted new articles on
Developer.com 
        1.
SOA Quality Management
        2. Using
Java to Produce SVG Code in XHTML
Data
        3. A Field Guide to Java
Direct Web Remoting (DWR)


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Comments
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Spiderman 3 arrived in theaters on Friday and it has since shattered numerous
box office records. Among its records, it is only the second movie to pass $100
(US) million dollars in only 2 days.


Why do I mention a movie as the lead to my editorial? How is this relevant to
coding?


Last month I gave a presentation that talked about the impact of multicore
processors on developers. One of the impacts that these more powerful,
parallizable processors is that you can do a lot more concurrent processing with
them. One area that tends to use more of such computing power is computerized
animations for movies.


Spiderman is full of computer generated scenes. In fact, a number of new
techniques were developed specifically for the movie. For example, tracking and
controlling millions of individual sand particles required new programming
algorithms to be developed. These were built and the results are in the
movie!


As multicore chips continue to gain cores at a decreasing price, computer
generated graphics will be cheaper and quicker to generate in movies. Image a
new Elvis Presley movie staring rendered recreations of the original Elvis. Or
imagine new episodes of Star Trek (the original series) using the original
actors via computer generation. Okay, maybe new episodes with William Shatner
aren’t needed, but image the computer power it would take — computer power that
is becoming cheaper every day.


Better yet, imagine a computer program that takes and renders your image in
place of a leading character in a movie. Sound like science fiction? The
hardware is getting closer to making this science fact. All we need are a few
good algorithms and a couple of coding gurus to build the applications!


So while Spiderman 3 has Tobey Maguire swinging through the sky, you never
know, in Spiderman 8, it could be you! We just need the right programs written
to make it happen!


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


–> Accelerated VB 2005
     
By Guy Fouche and Trey Nash for Apress
      420
pages for $39.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/1590598016


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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=1,360q,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0


This week’s CodeGuru posts:


==> Communication


– Building WCF Channels and Bindings
   
By Jeffrey Juday
Are you familiar with the Windows Communications Foundation?
Take it one step further and learn how to create WCF Channels and
Bindings.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,360q,1,9pdu,c8wn,jorm,i5r0


==> Misc.


– Application Developer Interview: 10 Steps to
Success
    By Aleksey Shevchenko
You’ve decided
that the time has come to change your job. What do you need to know to land the
job that pays well and allows you to further cultivate your career?
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,360q,1,hxon,6tyl,jorm,i5r0


==> RSS


– RSS 2.0: Really Simple Syndication
   
By Andrew Watt
Walk through the components of an RSS 2.0 feed for building
your own feeds either by hand or programmatically.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,360q,1,aymm,c4ny,jorm,i5r0


==> SharePoint


– Creating Advanced Solutions for SharePoint
2007
    By Gustavo Velez
Learn how to package and
deploy SharePoint 2007 Solutions through the cabinet-based .wsp file.Through it,
you can distribute customizable components including WebParts, templates, and
assemblies.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,360q,1,lguj,8q8g,jorm,i5r0


==> Silverlight (WPF/e)


– How to Construct a Reusable Silverlight ASP.NET User
Control
    By Chad
Campbell
Silverlight provides new opportunities for building lasting
connections with users. In this article, you will learn how to use this new tool
to create a simple logo control.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,360q,1,a2nx,2h6f,jorm,i5r0


==> SQL Server 2005


– Generating Custom XML from SQL
2005
    By Scott Hanselman
See how to take
advantage of some new XML features in SQL Server 2005 that will come in handy in
your ASP.NET development in this update from Professional ASP.NET 2.0 Special
Edition by Scott Hanselman.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,360q,1,9m1y,1p0g,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=1,360q,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:


==> C++ equivalent for C# get/set macros.
(C++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,360q,1,bmt5,j9g1,jorm,i5r0


==> Creating a secure windows service in C#

        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,360q,1,5ccx,buqm,jorm,i5r0


==> Scrolling Plot Graph – Visual C++ 2005
Express
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,360q,1,9yjd,am4g,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. SOA Quality
Management

     By Scott Hebner –
Quality
management in SOA is not defined as how many defects per line of code you find,
but how well the service meets the business requirements.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,360q,1,ee0c,6sd5,jorm,i5r0


2. Using Java to Produce SVG Code in XHTML
Data
     By Richard G. Baldwin –
Learn how
to write Java code to produce XHTML files containing in-line SVG/XML code.
Also learn how to write servlets that produce XHTML output containing in-line
SVG/XML code.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,360q,1,35tn,gu14,jorm,i5r0


3. A Field Guide to Java Direct Web Remoting
(DWR)
     By Vlad Kofman –
Looking for a
powerful concept that works with any existing Java web application and makes the
process of web remoting easier? Discover a unique way of Ajax-enabling existing
Java server-side code by exposing it in JavaScript.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,360q,1,7viz,74os,jorm,i5r0


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