Codeguru Update eNewsletter – September 25th, 2007

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CodeGuru Newsletter
September 25, 2007
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TOPICS:



–> Editorial
–> Recently Published
Books


–> New on
CodeGuru: 
        ==>
.NET Micro
Framework
               
– The .NET Micro Framework: A First
Look
        ==> .NET
Tip: 
               
– Throwing Exceptions: Will You be Able to Catch What You
Expect?
        ==>
Outlook
               
– Microsoft Outlook Integration with
C#.NET
        ==>
SharePoint
               
– Developing SharePoint Server 2007 Publishing Sites the Smart and Structured
Way


–> Discussion Groups — HOT
Threads 
        – Getting A
Parameter Passed To My Dialog App
(VC++)
        – An accurate form of
Sleep()? (C++)
        – Help with file
handling (C++)


–> Highlighted new articles on
Developer.com 
        1.
Considering Test-After Development
       
2. Tip: The Psychology of Builds
       
3. Manage Your MySQL Database with Rails’ Migrations


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Comments
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Halo 3 released at midnight last night. Sorry, can’t talk right now….


Until next week!


Brad!
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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


Here are a few new non-programming books:


–> MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam
70-445):
      Microsoft SQL Server(TM) 2005
Business Intelligence Implementation and Maintenance (Pro – Certification)

      By Veerman,
Lacheev, Sarka, and Loria for Microsoft Press
      608 pages for $59.99 w/
DVD
      http://books.internet.com/books/0735623414


–> MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-441):

      Designing Database Solutions
by Using Microsoft SQL Server(TM)
2005
      By Sarka, Wiernik, Loria,
and Leonard for Microsoft Press
      656 pages for $59.99 w/
DVD
      http://books.internet.com/books/0735623422


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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=1,3hks,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0


This week’s CodeGuru posts:


==> .NET Micro Framework


– The .NET Micro Framework: A First
Look
    By Bradley Jones
Take a look at how you
now can use your C# skills to create an embedded application. No hardware is
required to get started!
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3hks,1,hz3z,6qnn,jorm,i5r0


==> .NET Tip:


– Throwing Exceptions: Will You be Able to Catch What You
Expect?
    By Jay Miller
Handling exceptions can
sometimes be a little tricky. If you are not careful, your code may act on the
wrong information. Learn how to bubble up exceptions while keeping the original
exception information intact.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3hks,1,2u48,3keu,jorm,i5r0


==> Outlook


– Microsoft Outlook Integration with
C#.NET
    By Rachel Wireman
Interacting with
Office functionality in a .NET application can add a new level of functionality
while providing the user with familiar methods of getting work done. In Part One
of this series, explore a sample WinForms Outlook contact management
application.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3hks,1,735h,1enm,jorm,i5r0


==> SharePoint


– Developing SharePoint Server 2007 Publishing Sites the
Smart and Structured Way
    By
Andrew Connell
SharePoint MVP and Wrox author Andrew Connell shows a
little-known approach to publishing content sites using Microsoft Office
SharePoint Server 2007.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3hks,1,ilfz,24ht,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=1,3hks,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:


==> Getting A Parameter Passed To My Dialog App
(VC++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3hks,1,gc8b,go6x,jorm,i5r0


==> An accurate form of Sleep()?
(C++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3hks,1,ihim,bqu,jorm,i5r0


==> Help with file handling
(C++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3hks,1,d26q,88sl,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. Considering Test-After Development
   
By Jeff Langr –
Should you write tests first, or write the code first, and
then write tests after? Explore the time it takes to develop the same solution
using both techniques.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3hks,1,6szh,cz7z,jorm,i5r0


2. Tip: The Psychology of Builds
    By
David DeWolf –
Assess your build situation and discover whether your
automation =is encouraging or discouraging best practices such as unit testing.

http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3hks,1,9j56,e2nl,jorm,i5r0


3. Manage Your MySQL Database with Rails’
Migrations
    By W. Jason Gilmore –
Manage your
MySQL database with incredible ease using Rails’ migrations feature.
http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,3hks,1,do0q,iwqh,jorm,i5r0


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