Codeguru Update eNewsletter – September 12th, 2006

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CodeGuru Newsletter
September 12, 2006
http://www.CodeGuru.com


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TOPICS:



–> Editorial
–> Recently Published Books


–> New on CodeGuru: 
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Articles
        ==>
AJAX
               
– ASP.NET AJAX Callback Control
       
==>
Algorithms 
               
– A-Star (A*) Implementation in C# (Path Finding,
PathFinder)
        ==> Bar
codes
               
– TBarCodeDLL — Board the Barcode
Bandwagon
        ==>
Controls
               
– [Updated] Resources Explorer
       
==>
Database
               
– SQL Server 2005 Service Broker Plays Well with Older
Relatives
        ==>
Debugging
               
– Catch C/C++ Errors Early with VSTS Code
Verifier
        ==> Image
Manipulation
               
– Extracting the Thumbnails and EXIF Information of JPEG
Files
        ==>
Migration
               
– Converting Projects from Visual Studio 2003 to Visual Studio
2005
        ==>
Threads
               
– Multithreaded Programming Using
CSP.NET
        ==> Web
Parts
               
– ASP.NET 2.0 WebPartChrome


–> Discussion Groups — HOT
Threads
        – Listing of
files of folder (VB 6)
        – Allowing
multiple clients to access object on a local system (DLL)
(VC++)
        – Is this Possible ??
(Sockets question) (C++/VC++)


–> Highlighted new articles on
Developer.com 
        1.
Fiddler Can Make Debugging Easy
        2.
Objects and Collections:
ArrayLists
        3. Introduction to
Custom Ant Tasks


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Comments
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This week I’ll keep my editorial short. Instead of reading my ramblings, take
a few minutes to go to Developer.com and fill out a nomination for your
favoriate products that have come out over the last year (or are due out in the
next month or two). You can nominate your favorite products at:


http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2pp1,1,fkrt,je20,jorm,i5r0


There are categories for Technology, Framework, Development Tool, Web Service
Product, Database, Java, .NET Tool, Open Source tools, and more.


If a product doesn’t get nominated, it can’t win!


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


–> Expert SErvice-Oriented Architecture in C#
2005
      By Jeffrey Hasan for
Apress
      260 pages for
$39.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/159059701X


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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=1,2pp1,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0


This week’s CodeGuru posts:


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+===  Articles  +===
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==> AJAX


– ASP.NET AJAX Callback Control
    By
dk_hamipara
The KCallback.NET control is the most powerful, robust, callback
control available today for ASP.NET with AJAX support.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2pp1,1,jod9,9pvm,jorm,i5r0


==> Algorithms


– A-Star (A*) Implementation in C# (Path Finding,
PathFinder)
    By CastorTiu
Learn to use the
A-star (A*) implementation in C# (Path Finding, PathFinder).



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2pp1,1,5jl5,dgj1,jorm,i5r0


==> Bar codes


– TBarCodeDLL — Board the Barcode
Bandwagon
    By Victor Volkman
Reap great
benefits from barcode integration. The TBarCode DLL component is a barcoding
solution you can use to print reports or stickers that will verify inventory
when scanned.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2pp1,1,1fnz,1jwj,jorm,i5r0


==> Controls


– [Updated] Resources Explorer
    By
Georges Dumond 
Learn about a search files with resources to explore
it. The selected resource can be extracted. This tool is a sample of using
Splitter, List, Tree, and resource display.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2pp1,1,40jb,egfk,jorm,i5r0


==> Database


– SQL Server 2005 Service Broker Plays Well with Older
Relatives
    By Jeffrey Juday
You can leverage
SQL 2005 Server Service Broker with existing technologies such as SQL Server
2000 and MSMQ. BizTalk and SSB external activation are viable options, but a
simple polling solution is easier.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2pp1,1,hvgz,4tyc,jorm,i5r0


==> Debugging


– Catch C/C++ Errors Early with VSTS Code
Verifier
    By Nick Wienholt
The application
verification features in VSTS Developer Edition help identify errors that are
detectable only when an application is running.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2pp1,1,d24c,e0ww,jorm,i5r0


==> Image Manipulation


– Extracting the Thumbnails and EXIF Information of JPEG
Files
    By Georges Dumond
Digital cameras add
material to the JPEG files they create, containing information that is easy to
extract: thumbnails and information EXIF.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2pp1,1,5z5k,9qiw,jorm,i5r0


==> Migration


– Converting Projects from Visual Studio 2003 to Visual Studio
2005
    By plmanabhan
Learn about the
considerations that need to be taken into account when migrating existing Visual
Studio 2003 applications to Visual Studio 2005.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2pp1,1,h0mq,ltzv,jorm,i5r0


==> Threads


– Multithreaded Programming Using
CSP.NET
    By Martin Nebelong Olsen
Read a short
introduction to multithreaded programming with CSP.NET, which is a simple and
intuitive alternative to standard thread programming.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2pp1,1,9gcc,9ptl,jorm,i5r0


==> Web Parts


– ASP.NET 2.0 WebPartChrome
    By
skhosravi
Discover how ASP.NET 2.0 can be used use to customize WebPartChrome
to render WebPart controls.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2pp1,1,9pgo,gc0t,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=1,2pp1,1,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:


==> Listing of files of folder (VB
6)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2pp1,1,5cz5,hvpz,jorm,i5r0


==> Allowing multiple clients to access object on a local system
(DLL) (VC++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2pp1,1,aype,m1rj,jorm,i5r0


==> Is this Possible ?? (Sockets question)
(C++/VC++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2pp1,1,8wdn,hizx,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. Fiddler Can Make Debugging Easy
   By Robert
Bogue –
Many issues remain undiscovered in Web sites because browsers are
designed to allow things to continue to work even when they’re not quite right.
Discover how Fiddle can be used to expose common problems that may be in your
sites.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2pp1,1,5o1k,kf04,jorm,i5r0


2. Objects and Collections: ArrayLists
   
By Matt Weisfeld –
Discover the pros and cons of using ArrayLists in your
Java applications.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2pp1,1,j8f2,m5xi,jorm,i5r0


3. Introduction to Custom Ant Tasks
    By
Rob Lybarger –
The Apache Ant build tool does many things out of the box,
but there may be a time when you need Ant to do something extra. Discover the
steps needed to make Ant do those things only you need it to do.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2pp1,1,6agn,hsxa,jorm,i5r0


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