Codeguru Update eNewsletter – September 5th, 2006

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CodeGuru Newsletter
September 5, 2006
http://www.CodeGuru.com


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TOPICS:



–> Editorial
–> Recently Published Books


–> New on CodeGuru: 
   –
Articles
        ==>
ASP.NET 
               
– Using Master Pages
        ==>
Documentation
               
– Doxygen: A Breath of Fresh Air for API
Documentation
        ==>
Files
               
– ASP.NET Tip: Control Access to a File
Download
        ==> Game
Development
               
– XNA Game Studio Express Beta Now
Available
        ==>
RFID
               
– RFID Programming Made Simple and
Cheap
        ==> Windows
Vista
               
– The Price of Vista


–> Discussion Groups — HOT
Threads
        – Which one is
faster — C or C++? (C/C++)
        – new
operator not thread-safe? (C/C++)
       
– Copying a folder with subfolders (VC++)


–> Highlighted new articles on
Developer.com 
        1.
Eclipse Tip: How to Live on the Cutting
Edge
        2. Play It Cool: Solving
Thermal Problems
        3. Virtual
Interfaces


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Comments
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It is official, Release Candidate 1 for Windows Vista is now out there! Of
course, many people were yelling for a beta 3; however, that is obviously not
going to happen. Actually, it is happening, it is just that the beta 3 is begin
called a release candidate! Of course, that is just my opinion.Vista RC1 is
going to be available on MSDN and Microsoft has stated that there will be a wide
release of this pre-release software.


I’ve been working with Vista for a while now and I highly recommend that as a
developer you take a look at it. You are going to find that there are some
differences in how things are presented and how some dialogs work — such as the
“Save As” dialog. You’ll also find that the way Microsoft uses toolbars and
menus changes a little bit. In many cases menus are initially hidden in
favor of toolbars. While a lot of this may not impact your coding at all, it
will impact the look and feel of your applications. I always recommend knowing
what is coming. Vista is coming — like it or not…..


In case you missed it last week, Microsoft also announced the pricing for
Vista. In fact, Amazon.com has posted prices and is now taking pre-orders. You
can find more in my announcement on the Codeguru site:


http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2p3z,1,j8vl,i96a,jorm,i5r0


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 Visual Studio 2005 Team System Application
Development
      By Steve Shrimpton for
Apress
      790 pages for
$49.99
      http://books.internet.com/books/159059682X


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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=1,2p3z,1,fka1,909i,jorm,i5r0


This week’s CodeGuru posts:


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===   Articles  
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==> ASP.NET


– Using Master Pages
    By Packt
Publishing
Learn how to use ASP.NET 2.0 master pages, which allow developers
to enforce common layout and behavior across pages within an application.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2p3z,1,kob9,cf5,jorm,i5r0


==> Documentation


– Doxygen: A Breath of Fresh Air for API
Documentation
    By Victor Volkman
The Doxygen
documentation system addresses the age-old dilemma of how to keep documentation
consistent with actual use cases by extracting it directly from the source
code.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2p3z,1,3nfa,jhh5,jorm,i5r0


==> Files


– ASP.NET Tip: Control Access to a File
Download
    By Eric Smith
Learn a method for
controlling how users download files from your ASP.NET applications.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2p3z,1,h1ph,53et,jorm,i5r0


==> Game Development


– XNA Game Studio Express Beta Now
Available
    By Bradley L. Jones
The first step
towards creating your own Xbox 360 games is now here.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2p3z,1,iqy5,9pdg,jorm,i5r0


==> RFID


– RFID Programming Made Simple and
Cheap
    By Bradley Jones
Using RFID hardware and
incorporating RFID tag information into your applications can really be quite
simple. See what can be done with less than $100 and no more than a few dozen
lines of code.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2p3z,1,kvzx,lky9,jorm,i5r0


==> Windows Vista



– The Price of Vista
    By Bradley
Jones
If Amazon.com is taken as the authority, then the price and 
release date of Microsoft Windows Vista are now public.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2p3z,1,j8vl,i96a,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=1,2p3z,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:


==> Which one is faster — C or C++?
(C/C++)
         http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2p3z,1,emfc,czo2,jorm,i5r0


==> new operator not thread-safe?
(C/C++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2p3z,1,19eu,a2a0,jorm,i5r0


==> Copying a folder with subfolders
(VC++)
        http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2p3z,1,28ii,be4p,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. Eclipse Tip: How to Live on the Cutting
Edge
   By Peter Nehrer –
See how to use the latest
Eclipse milestone builds to develop applications based on the latest stable
release.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2p3z,1,7u0j,l1na,jorm,i5r0


2. Play It Cool: Solving Thermal Problems
   By
Steve Schafer –
Replace the aging and somewhat faulty Kermit temperature
reading script and add an “on demand” hardware notification button.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2p3z,1,hwv7,j3ns,jorm,i5r0


3. Virtual Interfaces
    By Robert Bogue

See the results you can expect when utilizing both non-virtual and virtual
methods via an interface in .NET.



http://nl.internet.com/ct.html?rtr=on&s=1,2p3z,1,46oc,7yf8,jorm,i5r0


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