Codeguru Update eNewsletter – October 14th, 2008







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Tuesday October 14, 2008



This Week’s Topics






Comments from the Editor

Microsoft’s very own Scott Guthrie, along
with Brian Goldfarb, announced the release of Silverlight 2 yesterday.
Along with the release that should be available as of this morning is also
the release of the Visual Studio tools for Silverlight that are supported
in Visual Studio 2008 as well as the Visual Web Developer Express Edition.
Expression Studio will also support Silverlight 2 by using a Service Pack
that is also being released.


They also announced Microsoft support to fund a project with Soyatec, a
member of the Eclipse foundation, to move advanced Silverlight
capabilities into the Eclipse IDE. This is being released as a preview
today under the Eclipse public license version 1.0 on SourceForge. This
will start with Windows support, but the hope is that this will also
migrate to the Mac and Linux platforms.


What was not announced was support for Visual Studio 2005 for the
Visual Studio Silverlight tools. If you have Visual Studio 2005, you’ll
need to upgrade, or you’ll need to use the freely available Web Developer
2008 Express Edition.

Scott and Brian made several other related
announcements as well. See my complete write up on Codeguru in Silverlight 2.0 Releases Today – Prior to PDC.


Until next week…

Brad!
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Recently Published Books

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
.


I’m out of the office this
week, so you’ll have to wait for a list of newly released
books!


New & Updated Articles on CodeGuru

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 here.


Silverlight
2.0 Releases Today – Prior to PDC

By Brad Jones
Silverlight development on
Eclipse, XAML language released for public use, no support for Silverlight
2.0 tools in Visual Studio 2005, and most importantly – the official
release of Silverlight 2.0.


Declarative
programming style

By Tomas Petricek
Learn about two properties of functional
languages that together define the overall style of writing functional
code.


Working
with Device Contexts in MFC

By Marius Bancila
Acquire the core
information that will allow you to do (at least) simple painting
operations in MFC.


Discussion Groups

Check
out the CodeGuru discussion forums

Forums include Visual C++, General C++,
Visual Basic, Java, General Technology, C#, ASP.NET, XML, Help Wanted, and
much, much, more!

… HOT THREADS …


MFC
sucks (VC++)


size_t
(C++)


Mutually
dependent classes and inheritance (C++)


New Articles on Developer.com

Embedding
Apache Axis2 into Existing Applications

By Deepal Jayasinghe
Learn how to embed
Apache Axis2 into your J2EE application to take full advantage of Web
services. You also can provide a Web Service API for your application by
using Axis2 and using it to interact with other Web services.


Managing
Change Requests Using Lean Methods and a Kanban
Board

By Eric
Landes
See how a development group can increase productivity and
customer satisfaction by using a Kanban board to manage the change
management process. This agile method is gaining traction with many agile
leaders as a next step in the agile evolution.


Reuse
and the Portal Onion

By Jeffrey Ryan
Reuse is the Holy Grail that many IT shops
search for to reap the benefits of lower development and maintenance
costs. Read on and peel the layers of the portal onion, examining how each
layer enables reuse of front-end components and infrastructure.

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