CodeGuru Update eNewsletter – October 4th, 2005

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CodeGuru Newsletter
October 4, 2005

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TOPICS:



–> Editorial –



–> Recently Published Books


–> New Articles on
CodeGuru: 
       
==>
CLI
               
– Writing Code in a Natural Way with
C++/CLI
        ==>
Configuration
               
– VC++ Cures for .NET Configuration Change Headaches, Part
2
        ==>
Database
               
– Using DDL Triggers to Manage SQL Server
2005
        ==>
Management
               
– Your Guide to Fast, Fail-Proof Software
Development
       
==>
Types
               
– [Updated] A Big Integer Package for Use in Visual Basic Written in
Visual C++


–> Discussion Groups — HOT
Threads
       
– Draw line
dynamically in VC++ MFC
       
– Underclock CPU
       
– Dialog size…


–> Highlighted new articles on Developer.com

       
1. Introducing
Betwixt
        2.
Developing Eclipse
Plug-ins
        3.
Taking the Maven 2 Plunge
       
4. Q&A with Pat Gibney on IBM’s New Community Source Development
Strategy


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Comments
from the
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I spent most of last week out at Microsoft in Redmond at the MVP Summit. It
was a great time with lots of great, hard-core information. There was even a
chance to bump into a few MVPs  from CodeGuru including our very own JohnCz
and gstercken. 


While I’d be thrilled to tell you all the gory details of the event, I can’t.
Most was presented under a non-disclosure agreement. I will say that the VC++
team was very pro-active in asking for, accepting, and responding to feedback.
The other teams were equally receptive as well. Look for great things to come in
future releases of the Microsoft products.


While at Microsoft I had a chance to talk with the Codezone group as well.
This is the group that we (Codeguru) have been working with in regard to Visual
Studio 2005. If you look at  the help system in Visual Studio 2005, you
will find community options and a Community tab. When searching, results will be
included that list articles from Codeguru! Very cool! 


In addition to having Codeguru content found in Visual Studio 2005, you can
also find the community search elsewhere as well. It is also on Microsoft’s
portal site, Codezone. From that site you can also use the community search to
find Codeguru articles.


In the future you may even find this search in other locations around
Microsoft’s online presence.


What does this mean? It means that if you have a relevant article published
on CodeGuru, then you may find it as help on Codezone or within Visual Studio!


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


–> Pro C# 2005 and the .NET 2.0
Platform
      By Andrew Troelsen for
Apress
      1000 pages, hardbound for
$59.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/1590594193


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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=1,1xny,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0


This week’s posted CodeGuru articles:


==> CLI


– Writing Code in a Natural Way with
C++/CLI
    By Marius Bancila
   Learn
about some of the most important changes to the managed extensions for C++,
trying to show how it feels to write code with C++/CLI.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,3p61,1yle,jorm,i5r0


==> Configuration


– VC++ Cures for .NET Configuration Change Headaches, Part
2
    By Nick Wienholt
   The
Configuration Application Block is a viable solution for reloading changed
configuration settings, but requires you rework existing applications. Learn how
a Visual C++ assembly offers a much easier way.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,byru,84ei,jorm,i5r0


==> Database


– Using DDL Triggers to Manage SQL Server
2005
    By Jeffrey Juday
Get an introduction to
the extended SQL Server 2005 trigger functionality that Data Definition Language
(DDL) triggers provide for both databases and servers.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,doau,bjjv,jorm,i5r0


==> Management


– Your Guide to Fast, Fail-Proof Software
Development
    By Paul Kimmel
  
Software projects fail because some critical management principles remain
largely ignored. Find out what the prerequisites are for building software as
quickly as humanly possible.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,kfd9,c7co,jorm,i5r0


==> Types


– [Updated] A Big Integer Package for Use in Visual Basic Written in
Visual C++
    By [email protected]
   A ‘How To’
for creating a COM Big Integer Library using Visual C++ ATL Wizard and Wei Dai’s
Crypto++ Library.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,83ns,lfzl,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=1,1xny,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:


==> Draw line dynamically in VC++
MFC
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,77uy,2528,jorm,i5r0


==> Underclock
CPU

        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,a9ml,2bn1,jorm,i5r0


==> Dialog
size…

        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,84zn,h4k5,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. Introducing Betwixt
    By Vikram Goyal

   Discover Betwixt, a utility tool for converting JavaBeans to
XML and vice versa. It’s a flexible tool that uses Digester rules to create
objects from XML files. It also converts JavaBeans to XML in a manner that can
be customized to a high degree.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,8cvb,gojs,jorm,i5r0


2. Developing Eclipse Plug-ins
    By
Peter Nehrer –
   In Eclipse, all functionality is encapsulated in
plug-ins, which “plug into” one another using well-defined extension points. Its
Plug-in Development Environment provides powerful tools and wizards to help you
get started developing your own plug-ins. More importantly, PDE will support
your development throughout the entire cycle, including distribution and
post-production maintenance. Now make your own!



   http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,51wt,24rf,jorm,i5r0


3. Taking the Maven 2 Plunge
    By David
DeWolf –
   Apache Maven’s approach to automated builds and
project management can save critical development hours by eliminating the need
for build scripting and providing valuable features. Learn about the advantages
of Maven, and get started using the newest version of Maven – Maven 2.



   http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,gkub,kf2r,jorm,i5r0


4. Q&A with Pat Gibney on IBM’s New Community Source Development
Strategy
    By Rosemarie Graham –
  
Find out about IBM’s new Community Source development strategy and if it can
work for you.



   http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,1xny,1,37yg,6i33,jorm,i5r0


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