This Week's Topics
- Comments from the Editor
- Recently Published Books
- New & Updated Articles on CodeGuru
- LINQ to XML
- Getting Functional with F#
- Install/Uninstall/Control Windows Services Remotely Using VB.Net
- C++ CLR Compilation
- BLOG: Windows 7 Calculates to Large Results for Developers
- Hottest Discussions
- New Articles on Developer.com
- Creating a First-Person Shooter Game (in Java)
- Why Agile Projects Fail
- Test Cases Made Easy with JUnit 4.5
Comments from the EditorOver the last week or two we've had a chance to do a few things around or related to Codeguru. If you use the forums, then you know we just did an upgrade of our vBulletin software. This adds a bit of AJAX to the inner-workings and thus helps to make a few tasks such as posting much easier. Additionally, there are a number of moderation features that help to keep the spam off of the forum so that everyone can focus on discussions instead of on deleting unwanted junk. Of course, there were a lot of other additions within the software as well. Among everything else, you might want to skim through the User Control Panel and take a look at some of the new social networking items.
We've also started setting up Codeguru pages on many of the social networks that you might be using outside of Codeguru. We've set up our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Codeguru/45429103713.
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Until next week...
Recently Published BooksFor 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.
Microsoft .NET : Architecting Applciations for the Enterprise
By Dino Esposito and Andrea Saltarello for Microsoft Press
460 pages for $44.99
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Resource Kit
By Buck, Maximo, Kenert, et al. for Microsoft Press
780 pages for $59.99 w/ CD
Windows Vista Inside Out Deluxe Edition
By Bott, Siechert, and Stinson for Microsoft Press
1380 pages for $59.99 w/ CD
New & Updated Articles on CodeGuruFollowing 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.
LINQ to XML
By Mark Strawmyer
Gain an understanding of LINQ (Language Integrated Query) to XML and see why you'll never want to use the DOM again.
Getting Functional with F#
By Jani Järvinen
Most mainstream programming languages are based on the paradigm called imperative programming, in which the programmer tells the computer the exact steps what to do. In contrast, there are multiple programming languages that are based on functional programming. Functional programming is making its way to the .NET world with the advent of the F# language. Discover what F# is and why it is useful.
Install/Uninstall/Control Windows Services Remotely Using VB.Net
Discover the basic code to install, uninstall, start, stop, pause, continue, and change logon user for Windows Services remotely.
C++ CLR Compilation
By Nick Wienholt
The Visual C++ compiler has a number of switches that control the generation of native and managed instructions within an executable image. Choosing the correct setting is an important consideration for application performance, deployment, and execution, as well as having implications about which development toolkits can be used.
BLOG: Windows 7 Calculates to Large Results for Developers
By Bradley L. Jones
If you can install it, Windows 7 can calculate to large results for developers.
Discussion GroupsCheck out the CodeGuru discussion forums
Forums include Visual C++, General C++, Visual Basic, Java, General Technology, C#, ASP.NET, XML, Help Wanted, and much, much, more!
... HOT THREADS ...
New Articles on Developer.comCreating a First-Person Shooter Game (in Java)
By Richard G. Baldwin
Learn how to write a first-person game in a 3D world in Java.
Why Agile Projects Fail
By Scott Nelson
Agile methodologies can deliver more functionality and better quality in less time. When they don't, is it the process, the people, or the project?
Test Cases Made Easy with JUnit 4.5
By David Thurmond
JUnit revolutionized writing unit test cases when it arrived on the scene, but with the release of JUnit 4.5, developers now have a whole new architecture and a host of new features to make writing unit tests even easier.