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Weekly Poll Results

When creating an application for a new platform do you

Survey period: 11 Feb 2013 to 18 Feb 2013

OptionVotes% 
Design and write the application from scratch, tailoring it to the specific capabilities of the patform32234.48322 votes, 34.48%
Port an existing application as much as possible, ensuring it works well on the framework26228.05262 votes, 28.05%
Port an existing application as-is, keeping as much as possible the same across different platforms13714.67137 votes, 14.67%
Use application hosting environments or automated porting tools in the hope of not doing any coding at all202.1420 votes, 2.14%
Not even bother. I don't port.15416.49154 votes, 16.49%
Other262.7826 votes, 2.78%

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This week's survey: When creating an application for a new platform do you

Most popular new articles

11 Feb 2013 - 17 Feb 2013

Latest Additions

141 articles overall. 51 new, 90 updated.

New articles added

.NET Framework

Algorithms & Recipes

Applications & Tools

ASP.NET

ASP.NET Controls

C / C++ Language

  • CSSSandbox - Dave Calkins
    A tool for simultaneous editing and viewing of CSS and HTML.

C#

Client side scripting

HTML / CSS

Libraries

Product Showcase

Scrapbook

  • Women in Technology Resources - Terrence Dorsey
    Whether you're starting out and want to get a first taste of programming, looking to connect with other women in science and technology, or want to be inspired by the amazing work being done by women, check out these resources.

Threads, Processes & IPC

Windows Powershell

Articles updated

.NET Framework

Ajax

Algorithms & Recipes

Applications & Tools

ASP.NET

ASP.NET Controls

  • Advanced ASPX GridView Pagination and Data Entities - Raul Iloc
    ASP.NET based software system skeleton that uses the ASPX GridView control and advanced pagination for displaying a list of data entities loaded from the database, and the ASP.NET AJAX ModalPopupExtender control for creating new entities or for editing entities from the grid.

  • From Table to TreeView…Displaying Hierarchies - Steve Wellens
    Who remembers Object Databases? At one time they were going to dominate the programming world. But, as with a lot of over-hyped technology (Lisp, AI, ADA, Virtual Reality) they were destined to a small niche segment of the market. Relational Databases remain king. Why? Because Relational Databases

C / C++ Language

C#

Client side scripting

Code Generation

  • Transfer and XFR Tools - gggustafson
    This article presents two Windows utilities that copy the contents of directories and subdirectories from one directory to another. Transfer uses a graphical interface; XFR is a console application.

Database

Design and Architecture

Desktop Gadgets

DirectX

  • D3dScenePresenter - How to present and manipulate a 3D scene using MDX - Shmuel Zang
    This article shows how we can present a 3D scene and, perform common operations (zoom, rotate, move, zoom to specific region, adjust the camera to view the whole of the scene, and pick a 3D shape on a specific region on the rendered surface) on it, using Managed DirectX.

DLLs & Assemblies

Edit Controls

Files and Folders

Game Development

General Graphics

Hardware & System

HTML / CSS

Internet / Network

iPhone

Libraries

List Controls

  • WPF Based Bar Diagram Control - Dominik V.
    This article is about a simple bar diagram control, which is easy to integrate into an existing WPF application.

MFC

Scrapbook

Shell and IE programming

String handling

Testing and QA

  • Reuse selenium webdriver solution - Mircea Sirghi
    This article describes how to reuse web driver when selenium test crashes or how to debug selenium scripts on the fly.

Threads, Processes & IPC

Trace and Logs

Tree Controls

Web Security

Win32/64 SDK & OS

  • Elevating during runtime - Michael Haephrati מיכאל האפרתי
    How can an applicaiton elevate itself to gain "Admin" rights during runtime

Windows Communication Foundation

Windows Presentation Foundation

Windows Runtime

Windows Security

New Tips and Tricks added

Ajax

Amazon Web Services

Applications & Tools

  • Visual SourceSafe automation to get shared references - KRISHNA PRASAD.N
    This paper would provide a small code snippet which will report all files from VSS (Visual SourceSafe 6.0) with shared reference instances. It will be useful for migrating files from VSS to TFS.

Author Resources

Game Development

General Graphics

Libraries

Parallel Programming

Threads, Processes & IPC

Windows Runtime

Tips and Tricks updated

.NET Framework

ASP.NET

C#

Database

Dialogs and Windows

  • Save and restore your form size and location - OriginalGriff
    It's one of those things that annoys me - and probably you - you set up five or so windows so they are in the right place on your desktop, and it lovely. Then you open them again tomorrow...and one of them always opens too big, and in the middle of the screen...

Grid & Data Controls

Internet / Network

Macros and Add-ins

Programming Tips

Windows Powershell

  • Parse Log4Net log files with PowerShell - Rumnha
    PowerShell in general can be used for searching text in files. The same fearture helps to get required debugging info from log files on the production server,

New Technical Blogs added

.NET Framework

  • ASP.Net WebForms can do FriendlyUrls too! - Jeffrey T. Fritz
    I n this article, I'll introduced the concept of FriendlyUrls in ASP.Net webforms. We'll see how to retrieve data from a formatted url string so that it can be consumed. We'll also take a brief look at ValueProviders in ASP.Net 4.5 to present some data.

Algorithms & Recipes

Book Reviews

C / C++ Language

  • Digit Separators in C++ - John Bandela
    Lawrence Crowl's paper describes a proposal the C++ standard to add digit separators to C++. In this blog post, we will look at what we can do for this problem in C++ as it is currently

Client side scripting

  • Do you know JsRender? - Himanshu DS
    I am new to JsRender but still felt like discussing with my readers as may be one of our readers can provide more insights, after all, it’s a mutual learning that helps a community. What is JsRender? First thing that i learned is that it’s not an invention but an improvisation of a concept called...

Database

Files and Folders

  • Compress Dynamic Files Using 7-Zip in SSIS - Sifiso W Ndlovu
    AbstractThis blog post is in response to a request/comment from Thato in this previous article. Hence, I have taken much of the logic used in the aforementioned article and changed it from static to dynamic file compression. Thus, I am still using SQL Server Integration Services‘s Execute Proc

  • Execute Process Task – Compress File Using 7-Zip - Sifiso W Ndlovu
    Using SQL Server Integration Services' Execute Process Task to compress a CSV file into a zip format using 7-Zip.

HTML / CSS

  • Beautiful Gilded Text with CSS - Benaiah Mischenko
    Ever want to create beautiful gilding beside your text with CSS? (Here’s a demo, if you’re in a modern browser) It’s actually quite easy. Here’s how… First, some simple HTML. I’ll just give you this one: Concept 1 Minstrel Then, you need [...]

iPhone

Libraries

Site & Server Management

String handling

Third Party Products and Tools

  • Case Study – Implementing an HTML5/Javascript Enterprise Java Application - Keyhole Software
    The Keyhole team has had recent engagements that involve applying HTML5 technology to create rich client web applications. In order to explore and validate application architecture design patterns and best practices in this area, and as they say “eat our own dogfood,” we have gone through the proces

User Controls

  • Using REST API in SSIS to Extract Top 100 User Tweets - Sifiso W Ndlovu
    AbstractThe growing popularity of the use of social networks by businesses indicate a possible change in ETL requirements. Part of this change is that developers had to revise existing ETL model such that it caters for sourcing of data off the internet in addition to the traditional flat files or OL

Windows API

Windows Runtime

Work Issues

Technical Blogs updated

Design and Architecture

General Graphics

PHP

Trace and Logs

Windows Presentation Foundation

  • WPF Enumeration Data Provider - Stephen Hardie
    In my recent adventures creating activity designers (Workflow Foundation 4+) I needed a way to bind a ComboBox with an enumeration and didn't want to manually wire up events in the code behind. Fortunately I found some examples on how to use an ObjectDataProvider. This worked great but I realized th




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