Codeguru Update eNewsletter - September 8th, 2009

by Bradley L. Jones

Get the latest news, articles, and information from around Codeguru for the week of September 8th, 2009.


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Tuesday September 8, 2009

This Week's Topics

Comments from the Editor

Yesterday was a holiday, so we are working to catch up from a day away from the site. With most schools back in session, the pools closing, and summer vacations ending, it is time to focus back on the grind of keeping things moving.

Of course, you might get distracted tomorrow talking about the date. Tomorrow is one of those goofy calendar dates — 09/09/09 (or simply 9/9/9). I'm sure conversations on the date will distract everyone from writing code for at least a few minutes tomorrow!

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.

Introduction to Algorithms, Third Edition
By Cormen, Leiserson, Rivest, & Stein for MIT Press
1312 pages for $87.00

iPhone SDK 3 Projects
By Dave Mark for Apress
400 pages for $39.99

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.

Facelift to Forms; Part 1: TextBox
By Jay Thakar
This is the first article in the 'Facelift to Forms' series. Discover various options to make beautiful, easy to implement and easy to use web forms.

Modeling for System Integration
By Sajad Deyargaroo
System Integration that was one of the least considered areas in IT is now receiving a lot of attention. Learn about the types of integration and as well as about formats and modeling.

Windows Mobile Development
By Jani Jdrvinen -
Get started with database application development in Windows Mobile using C# and Visual Studio 2008. You will also learn how to set up an emulated network connection for the phone emulators.

[Updated] A Personal Virtual Keyboard for (nearly) Every Keyboard
By David Kelvin
Generate multiple (on-screen)Virtual Keyboards to include into your portable application via a DLL, so that your users can take their language/keyboard with them on their travels, even if the PC they use does not have their home keyboard installed.

[Updated] Permutations in C++
By Wong Shao Voon
The technique of finding permutations also provides source code for the recursive implementation. Also, learn how to use the STL template function next_permutation().

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New Articles on Developer.com

Understanding and Benefiting from Code Contracts in .NET 4.0
One of the fundamental programming challenges is managing state. Chances are you have written dozens and dozens of methods that at the beginning check that certain conditions are met, and that another set of conditions is met when the method returns. With Code Contracts in .NET 4.0, you can make things considerably easier. Read on to learn how.

Build Build Resilient Applications with Windows Recovery and Restart Applications
Even the best-written C++ applications can crash or hang—and end-users' perceptions of the application hinge on how gracefully the application works with the operating system to handle such problems. By registering your applications with Windows Application Recovery and Restart, they can recover gracefully after errors occur.

Build your own MVC Framework: Making Headway
Marc Plotz takes us further into his custom, lightweight MVC Framework.

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