Codeguru Update eNewsletter - August 26th, 2008

by Bradley L. Jones

Is RFID Still Important? CodeGuru's own Bradley Jones speaks with a guru from Microsoft on the topic.


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Tuesday August 26, 2008

This Week's Topics

Comments from the Editor

RFID was all the rage in 2004 until about 2006. With Wal-Mart pushing, RFID was constantly making headlines. Even Microsoft jumped deeply into RFID. In the 2005 TechEd Microsoft unwrapped their RFID infrastructure built on SQL Server and .NET. It is now 2008 and the buzz on RFID seems to have all but disappeared. Even Google Trends shows a downward slop for RFID

I asked Sudhir Hasbe of Microsoft a few questions regarding RFID. Check out his answers in the short Q&A that I've posted to Codeguru here.

Until next week...

Bradley L. Jones

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 guidelines.

LINQ Unleashed for C#
By Paul Kimmel for Sams
550 pages for $49.99
Paul is one of our regular writers on Codeguru!

Windows Server 2008 Networking and Network Access Protection (NAP)
By Davies and Northrup with the Microsoft Networking Team for Microsoft Press
840 pages for $59.99 with CD

The Best of Widnows Vista: The Official Magazine
By Various for Microsoft Press
240 pages for $19.99
Full color Windows Vista end-user book.

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.

[Updated] Increment File and Product Version Number: Multiple IDE
By Jordan Walters
Learn about an add-in to automatically increment the FileVersion and ProductVersion fields in your application's files.

Professional System Library: Introduction
By chilly32
Discover a simplified and unified way to access most frequently used information about Process, System, and Environment.

Introduction to Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
By Mark Strawmyer
Gain a solid understanding of what Language Integrated Query (LINQ) is and isn't and what it can do for you.

Tip: To Disable Virtualization
By Jeya Kumar
Learn how to disable Vista's virtualization for your application.

Accessing Business Data in WPF Applications
By Jani Jdrvinen
Many WPF demos focus on slick graphics and designer user interfaces. While this is all good, those regular business database applications will eventually make the transition from WinForms to WPF. Learn how to get started accessing business data in your WPF applications.

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New Articles on Developer.com & DevX

C++0x: The Dawning of a New Standard
By Various
It's been 10 years since the first ISO C++ standard, and 2009 will bring us the second. In this special report, DevX delves into the new features being discussed by the standards team. Learn how these new features will revolutionize the way you code.

The State of the Language: An Interview with Bjarne Stroustrup
By DevX
C++ founding father assesses the language on the eve of its new standard.

Overview: C++ Gets an Overhaul
By Danny Kalev
It's been 10 years since the first ISO C++ standard, and 2009 will bring us the second. Learn about the new features being added and how they will revolutionize the language.

Getting Back to Basics with GUIs
By Richard G. Baldwin
Learn the basics of creating your own custom GUI components by creating a pair of buttons used to turn pages.

This article was originally published on Tuesday Aug 26th 2008
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