Codeguru Update eNewsletter - November 25th, 2008

by Bradley L. Jones

The good news: The holiday season is coming. It's time to be with family and friends. The bad news: Several companies are downsizing, causing workers to have the extra time to spend away from work.


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Tuesday November 25, 2008

This Week's Topics

Comments from the Editor

This week begins the holiday season in the United States. Thanksgiving is on Thursday, so most businesses will be closed on Thursday and Friday. The staff at CodeGuru also will be getting the two days off to enjoy family and friends.

There seems to be a lot of bad news happening around the world. This ranges from layoffs at Google (Google "laying off" 10,000) to predictions of a crashing Internet (Internet performance will dip by 2012) to economic declines (Summer Slowdown Worse Than First Thought). With Thanksgiving this week, it is sad to see that even food is making the news for the trouble it can cause. This ranges from deadly salads to bad curry.

It seems like a good time for everyone to take a few moments to be thankful for some of the positive things. At CodeGuru, we are thankful for you taking the time to read our newsletter and to visit the site. We are also thankful to everyone who contributes in the forums and those who submit articles to share with others. We are thankful for our moderators who keep the forums running smoothly and for the article reviewers who help make sure that the articles will help and not hurt. Most importantly, we are thankful to have you as a part of our community.

Even if you aren't in the United States where the Thanksgiving holiday will be happening, this is a good week to take some time to reflect on some of the positive things going on around us.

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.

Developing Service-Oriented AJAX Applications on the Microsoft Platform
By Daniel Larson for Microsoft Press
350 pages for $39.99

Windows Server 2008 Server Core
Administrator's Pocket Consultant
By Mitch Tulloch for Microsoft Press
450 pages for $29.99

Seamless Teamwork
By Michael Sampson for Microsoft Press
300 pages for $24.99
"Using Microsoft SharePoint Technologies to collaborate, innovate, and drive business in New Ways"

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.

Implement a Command Pattern Using C#
By cfyao
Learn how to implement a Command design pattern using C# with menus and toolstrip buttons as userinterface objects.

Records Management for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
By Gustavo Velez
The Records Center is an important MOSS (Microsoft Office SharePoint Server) component for companies that need to save critical or legally sensitive information. Discover how to create a Records Center then secure its contents with the MOSS Object Model and one of its default WebServices.

Automating Software Testing with Microsoft Hyper-V
By Jani Järvinen
Testing software applications can be hard. You might already be using virtual machines to test your applications, but chances are you are still doing this manually. Learn how to automate your testing procedures with Microsoft's new Hyper-V virtualization technologies.

Recursion Primer Using C++, Part 2
By Zeeshan
Further your understanding of recursion.

There is More Than Just a Little Touching...
By Bradley Jones
The way you interact with a personal computing device is changing and is about to change even more with lots of touching and even a little hidden video.

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Amazon Web Services and the Zend Framework
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Build powerful product-driven websites by using the Zend Framework to plug in to the vast Amazon.com database.

Building the Perfect Portable Eclipse Workbench
By Scott Nelson
Increase your productivity when developing in Eclipse with plug-ins that reduce the number of applications open on your desktop and make those infrequent tasks easier with wizards.

Creating a First-Person Shooter Game
By Richard G. Baldwin
Learn about first-person computer games in general, and learn how to use the game-math library to write a first-person game in a 3D world in Java.

This article was originally published on Wednesday Nov 26th 2008
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