Codeguru Update eNewsletter – October 21st, 2008 Network
Tuesday October 28, 2008

This Week’s Topics

Comments from the Editor

This week, I’m attending Microsoft’s PDC in
California. There are a lot of announcements being made and paradigms
being changed in regard to development. Although I’d like to tell you
everything being said and announced, I’d have to skip out on sessions to
do so. Rather than send you a long editorial, I’ve written up an overview
of some of the comments that have been made to this point. You can check
these out at in my notes posted to These are posted as Notes
from PDC 2008
. You’ll find I talk about Windows Azure, C# 4.0, Windows
7, Visual Studio 2010, WPF, Silverlight, and more!

Expect articles and more information on all of this soon after PDC is

Until next week…


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

C# Programming Language (3rd Edition)

By Anders Hejlsberg, et. al. for
800 pages for $44.99

Better organized and
more complete.

C# 3.0 Unleashed

By Joe Mayo for Sams Publishing
1056 pages for $49.99

C# 3.0: For .NET Framework 3.5

By Mark Michaelis for
800 pages for $49.99

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.

a Windows Workflow SQL Server Integration Services

By Jeffrey
Learn to how to make SQL Server Integration Services a part of
Windows Workflow Foundation.

Solution for a Transparent Control

By galexding
Discover a very simple,
integrated method to make a control, such as static, button, sliderctrl,
and progress control transparent in a dialog box.

The Realities of an Uncertain Economy

By Paul Kimmel
When handed a crate of
lemons, make lemonade. Success in a tough economic climate is about
perspective and attitude.

to the Most Recent Visual Studio Libraries

By Marc Gregoire
Explore how to let your
applications bind to the most recent version of the Visual Studio 2008 SP1

Increment File and Product Version Number: Multiple

By Jordan
Learn about an add-in to automatically increment the
FileVersion and ProductVersion fields in your application’s files.

Discussion Groups

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!


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Specialization for Binary Search Function (C++)

design question (C++)

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development progress. Learn why this common technique is key to a
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Agile concepts from a phase perspective

By Greg Smith & Ahmed Sidky
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of the Vector Dot Product

By Richard G. Baldwin
Learn how to use the dot product to
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