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10 million!

We've had our 10 millionth signup to CodeProject! Beers are on us!.

This is our 14th year and we're only just getting started with the fun stuff we'll be releasing in the next few weeks. Thank you to everyone for your articles, your comments, your answers and your help you give to the community. This is what it's all about.

Win a 64GB Surface RT tablet

On another note we'd like to give you all the opportunity (as usual) to earn lots of loot. Our Windows Azure Developer Challenge has started. Five Challenges, with $2,100 in prizes each challenge, and a grand prize of $2,500.

Three 64 GB Microsoft Surface RTs (or cash equivalent) are on offer this week!

The Best of the Best

The best articles of last month have been announced:

Best C++ article of March 2013
Marius Bancila - Lessons learned migrating to Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5
Prizes: Codejock Xtreme ToolkitPro; SmartOutline 2010; CryptoLicensing For MFC - Enterprise Edition; The latest C++ ebooks from informIT;
 
Best C# article of March 2013
Kanasz Robert - Introduction to CQRS
Prizes: Shell MegaPack.Net; SmartOutline 2010; Crypto Obfuscator For .Net - Enterprise Edition; The latest C# ebooks from informIT; ActiveReports 7;
 
Best VB.NET article of March 2013
kburman6 - Making a Search Engine
Prizes: Shell MegaPack.Net; SmartOutline 2010; Crypto Logger For .Net; The latest VB.NET ebooks from informIT;
 
Best Mobile article of March 2013
Espen Harlinn - D3.js crash course - Part2
Prizes: CodeProject Mousepad; The latest Mobile ebooks from informIT; ComponentOne Studio Enterprise;
 
Best Web Dev article of March 2013
Marcelo Ricardo de Oliveira - HTML5 Bar Chart
Prizes: SmartOutline 2010; The latest Web Dev ebooks from informIT; Spread WPF-Silverlight; JArchitect;
 
Best overall article of March 2013
Kanasz Robert - Introduction to CQRS
Prizes: CodeProject Mug; Hyper Build; Spread .NET;
 

Well done!

cheers,
Chris Maunder

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Weekly Poll Results

Do you build your own machine?

Survey period: 15 Apr 2013 to 22 Apr 2013

Once upon a time every developer worth their salt spec'd and built their own machine to their own exact requirements...

OptionVotes% 
Yes, from the ground up42846.57428 votes, 46.57%
Yes, but I start with a basic machine and upgrade the parts10911.86109 votes, 11.86%
No, I get someone else to build a machine to my specificiations849.1484 votes, 9.14%
No, I get a pre-configured machine that suits my hardware849.1484 votes, 9.14%
No, I get a pre-configured machine13414.58134 votes, 14.58%
No, I use whatever I can find or am given 808.7180 votes, 8.71%

This week's survey: Will you move to jQuery 2.0 (and drop IE 6,7 and 8 support)?

Most popular new articles

15 Apr 2013 - 21 Apr 2013

Latest Additions

112 articles overall. 38 new, 74 updated.

New articles added

ASP.NET

Client side scripting

Cryptography & Security

Database

Design and Architecture

Game Development

Interviews

  • A Coder Interview With Mike Meinz - CodeProject, Mike Meinz
    Welcome to our continuing series of CodeProject interviews in which we talk to developers about their backgrounds, projects, interests and pet peeves. In this installment we talk to Mike Meinz, who shares some highlights from 45 years in the industry.

Java

Testing and QA

  • Overview of Testing in Cloud - Kulamani Sahoo
    The paper outlines the benefits of moving the application testing from traditional in house to cloud ,high level description on different type of testing performed in cloud for the applications, approach Test team/companies need to performed if they are adopting cloud solution .This solution is gene

Tools and IDE

Windows Presentation Foundation

Articles updated

.NET Framework

Algorithms & Recipes

Android

ASP.NET

ASP.NET Controls

C#

Client side scripting

CodeProject FAQs

Cryptography & Security

Database

  • ADO+.NET - Paulo Zemek
    This library is intended to "replace" ADO.NET by solving type mismatches and by creating typed readers that are faster and easier to use than DataTables.

Design and Architecture

E-commerce

Game Development

HTML / CSS

Internet / Network

  • fastJSON - Mehdi Gholam
    Smallest, fastest polymorphic JSON serializer (with Silverlight4 and MonoDroid support)

  • fastBinaryJSON - Mehdi Gholam
    A binary JSON serializer based on fastJSON (support for MonoDroid)

  • APJSON - Aron Kovacs
    This is an alternative for "fastJSON"

  • Socket_Control DLL Resource and Tutorial - Sicppy
    A DLL resource to help beginner to intermediate developers open and use sockets in a P2P application.

Interviews

  • A Coder Interview With Susan Buck - CodeProject, Susan Buck
    Welcome to our continuing series of Code Project interviews in which we talk to developers about their backgrounds, projects, interests and pet peeves. In this installment we talk to Susan Buck, who splits her time between teaching, developing and helping other women learn to code.

iPhone

Miscellaneous

  • GMap.NET - Great Maps for Windows Forms and Presentation - radioman.lt
    GMap.NET is a powerful, free, cross platform, Open Source .NET control. It enables the use of routing, geocoding, and maps from Google, Yahoo!, OpenStreet in Windows Forms and Presentation, and supports caching!

OpenGL

PHP

  • A simple webchat - Oso Oluwafemi Ebenezer
    Implementing a simple webchat using PHP and MySQL

Programming Tips

Static & Panel Controls

String handling

Testing and QA

Threads, Processes & IPC

Tools and IDE

Ultrabooks

Windows 8 Design

Windows Presentation Foundation

Windows Runtime

New Tips and Tricks added

.NET Framework

Ajax

ASP.NET Controls

C#

Database

E-commerce

HTML / CSS

Uncategorised Tips and Tricks

Windows Presentation Foundation

Windows Runtime

Tips and Tricks updated

Android

ASP.NET Controls

C#

Cryptography & Security

Database

  • SQL Server: TOP…WITH TIES - A Beauty of TSQL - aasim abdullah
    The TOP clause is commonly used to get the top required rows from a result set. The beauty of this clause is that it can be used with the WITH TIES clause to retrieve all similar rows to a base result set.

Desktop Gadgets

Hardware & System

Libraries

Programming Tips

Social Network APIs

Validation

Web Services

New Technical Blogs added

Azure

Client side scripting

Database

Design and Architecture

Files and Folders

Hardware & System

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

  • How to find the top most expensive cached queries: sys.dm_exec_query_stats - Rohitmssqlfun
    sys.dm_exec_query_stats DMV (Dynamic Management View), described in BOL as follows : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189741.aspx Returns aggregate performance statistics for cached query plans. The view contains one row per query statement within the cached plan, and the lifetime of the ro

Windows Phone 7/8

Technical Blogs updated

Game Development

Java

Third Party Products and Tools

Windows Powershell




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