CodeGuru Update eNewsletter – November 22nd, 2005

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CodeGuru Newsletter
November 22, 2005

http://www.CodeGuru.com


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TOPICS:



–> Editorial –



–> Recently Published Books


–> New Articles on CodeGuru:

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Controls

– Windows Mixer Control in C#
==>
Deployment

– Defining a Build
==>
Performance

– Implement Caching to Give Your .NET Applications a Performance
Boost
==> Regular
Expressions

– Restricting User Entry Using JavaScript and Reg
Expressions
==>
RSS

– Displaying RSS Items with C# and
ASP.NET
==>
System

– [Updated] Setting a System Environment
Variable
==>
Transactions

– System.Transactions: Implement Your Own Resource
Manager
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Tutorials

– DLL Tutorial For Beginners
==> VB
2005

– Programming with the My Feature


–> Discussion Groups — HOT
Threads
– Sending e-mail
through VB application.
– Is it possible
to generate C++ class with GUIDs from an IDL file using
MIDL?
– Six C# fundamental
questions.


–> Highlighted new articles on
Developer.com
1. The
(J)Face of Eclipse
2. Super Glue: Using
Perl to Develop a Cheap Network
Framework
3. IBM DB2 Universal Database
and the .NET Developer? Absolutely! The IBM Explorer


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Comments
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Developer.com is in the final stages of accepting votes for the product of
the year awards. You can vote at:


http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,21to,1,i9b3,3r1d,jorm,i5r0


You might want to vote in several categories, including the Technology of the
year, where finalists are AJAX, RSS, SOA, and virtualization. These have all had
a big impact over the last year and continue to have an impact, so it will be
interesting to see which technology is voted as the technology of the year.


If you are using .NET, you may want to vote for the .NET Tool or Add-in of
the year. This category includes a number of key products, including CodeSmart
2005 for Visual Studio by AxTools, Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, the Mono .NET
Framework, MyGeneration from MyGeneration Software, and IBM’s Rational Rose XDE
Developer for Visual Studio. If you haven’t already, you should take a couple of
minutes to check out the other finalists and to cast your vote for your
favorites.


On a less serious note, the Xbox 360 is now officially released, and if you
were one of those die-hards waiting in line for 24 hours or more, you are
probably not reading this newsletter, but rather are probably taking a sick day
from work so you can play games all day.


I played on an Xbox 360 a couple of days ago at a local store where they had
the demo machine up and running. The graphics were great, but they did not seem
evolutionary. Of course, the first games released for a new system
generally are updates of prior games or game engines, thus they rarely take
advantage of the key features of a new system. It will be interesting to see
later games that come out and how much they are improved over the existing Xbox
games. Time will tell!


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 Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0 Core
Reference
By Dino Espoito for
Microsoft Press
7800 pages for
$49.99
http://books.internet.com/books/0735621763


–> Pro SQL Server 2005

By Thomas Rizzo, et al. for Apress
700 pages,
hardbound for $49.99
http://books.internet.com/books/1590594770


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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=1,21to,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0


This week’s posted CodeGuru articles:


==> Controls


– Windows Mixer Control in C#
By
CastorTiu
Learn about a library to control a Windows Mixer from C#.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,21to,1,bs1w,fh2g,jorm,i5r0


==> Deployment


– Defining a Build
By Addison-Wesley
Professional Books
Learn the step-by-step process of building a release
version of your software. By a member of the Microsoft Build Team.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,21to,1,fccv,flbi,jorm,i5r0


==> Performance


– Implement Caching to Give Your .NET Applications a
Performance Boost
By Thiru
Thangarathinam
Caching can dramatically improve the performance of a
database-driven .NET application. The Enterprise Library caching block
encapsulates the plumbing code required to implement caching in a reusable
block.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,21to,1,5ju3,7r2q,jorm,i5r0


==> Regular Expressions


– Restricting User Entry Using JavaScript and Reg
Expressions
By Ezhilan
Learn how to
restrict controls to accept only a valid entry from a user with minimum coding
using Regular Expressions.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,21to,1,jdju,bn1a,jorm,i5r0


==> RSS


– Displaying RSS Items with C# and ASP.NET

By Bradley Jones
It is painless to display RSS feed items using C# and
ASP.NET 2.0. A simple method is provided that accepts an RSS Feed URL.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,21to,1,et30,fivk,jorm,i5r0


==> System


– [Updated] Setting a System Environment
Variable
By Darka
A free tool (with source code)
that demonstrates how to programatically set System Environment Variables.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,21to,1,jmsa,f53g,jorm,i5r0


==> Transactions


– System.Transactions: Implement Your Own Resource
Manager
By Sahil Malik
Very few
resource managers (RMs) are available with the framework of System.Transactions
right now. So why not write your very own RMs and use them in conjunction with
the hordes of RMs that will appear in future releases of the .NET Framework?



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,21to,1,1dl3,5mbr,jorm,i5r0


==> Tutorials


– DLL Tutorial For Beginners
By
Notsosuperhero
Learn how to create and implement DLLs without MFC.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,21to,1,6nbf,6lzd,jorm,i5r0


==> VB 2005


– Programming with the My Feature
By Paul
Kimmel
Part code-generating factory, part proxy pattern, and part fagade
pattern, the My feature makes VB.NET a little simpler to use by acting as a cue
for the VB compiler to substitute it with more verbose code.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,21to,1,m737,8133,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=1,21to,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:


==> Sending e-mail through VB
application.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,21to,1,ghzr,jwzr,jorm,i5r0


==> Is it possible to generate C++ class with GUIDs from an IDL
file using MIDL?
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,21to,1,715u,9wwr,jorm,i5r0


==> Six C# fundamental
questions.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,21to,1,hsa4,l2v0,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. The (J)Face of Eclipse
By Peter
Nehrer –
SWT and JFace are two Eclipse frameworks that represent the
foundation of most user interfaces in Eclipse. Find out what they are and how
they can help you rapidly develop interactive Eclipse plug-ins.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,21to,1,hoj0,e9w4,jorm,i5r0


2. Super Glue: Using Perl to Develop a Cheap Network
Framework
By Brad Lhotsky –
Catch hackers,
stop spyware, and be home by 5:00! Let Perl do the dirty work, and focus your
time fixing problems rather than tracking down computers and users!



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,21to,1,3pcp,1xk4,jorm,i5r0


3. IBM DB2 Universal Database and the .NET Developer? Absolutely! The
IBM Explorer

By Paul C. Zikopoulos –
Examine
some of the tooling productivity benefits that can be leveraged when
programming .NET applications in the Microsoft Visual Studio.NET integrated
development environment.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,21to,1,c1f0,f5o9,jorm,i5r0


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