November 27, 2007
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– Intelligent Memory Buffer Class on Non-MFC(SDK)
– Do You Hear the Sirens’ Song?
– SFL 2.0: Service Framework Library for Native Windows Service Applications,
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– How do
you get the current traffic bandwidth of
– Need help writing a
program to hide cmd windows. (VC++)
–> Highlighted new articles on
Simple Thread Control With Java’s
2. Advanced Active
Record Validations with Rails
Installing a Custom ODBC Driver on Windows for SQL Anywhere
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great time to remember to thank others. I’d like to thank all of you for helping
support Codeguru and for helping make it a fantastic community site. After all,
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So thanks. It has been a great year. Let’s see if we can make the next year
Until next week….
(Don’t forget – articles submitted this week are still in the running for
$200 for October/November!)
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the new books that have been recently released. If you’ve read any of these,
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–> Advanced Windows
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Following are short descriptions of new articles on CodeGuru. If you are
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This week’s CodeGuru posts:
(With a two day holiday, it was a short week for getting things posted.
Next week will be better!)
– Intelligent Memory Buffer Class on Non-MFC(SDK) platforms
Check out this stand-alone,
intelligent “increasing buffer” class. It’s useful for a Win32 SDK project
without using MFC.
– Do You Hear the Sirens’ Song?
Everyone has ideas about how to build software. Explore some common
fallacies and collect some hints that may help you along the way. All of the
ideas are the opinion of the author (who is sometimes wrong).
– SFL 2.0: Service Framework Library for Native Windows
Service Applications, Part II
Learn more about this very useful library.
Check out the CodeGuru discussion forums at:
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:
==> How do you get the current traffic bandwidth of computer?
==> Need help writing a program to hide cmd windows. (VC++)
Below are some of the new articles that have been posted to Developer.com (http://www.developer.com).
1. Simple Thread Control With Java’s
By Jeff Langr –
of Java’s CountDownLatch to simplify your multithreaded applications.
2. Advanced Active Record Validations with
By Jason Gilmore –
Use Rails’ Active
Record validation callbacks to exercise greater control over user input.
3. Installing a Custom ODBC Driver on Windows for SQL
By Jason Hinsperger –
your own custom ODBC driver entry, you can effectively isolate your application
database connectivity components from other applications running on the same