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Each month we let our readers choose the best of the best, but each month we are a little sad that so many authors have to fight over the "Best overall article" category so we're expanding the categories to spread the love a little further. To have your say.

In the meantime we'd like to give a short, serious nod of respect to the top authors of last month. Well done guys.


Best C++ article of April 2013
Marius Bancila - Ten C++11 Features Every C++ Developer Should Use
Prizes: Codejock Xtreme ToolkitPro; SmartOutline 2010; CryptoLicensing For MFC - Enterprise Edition; The latest C++ ebooks from informIT;
 
Best C# article of April 2013
Uzi Granot - PDF File Writer C# Class Library
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 April 2013
Rob Culhane - Dynamically add access database columns at runtime using vb.net
Prizes: Shell MegaPack.Net; SmartOutline 2010; Crypto Logger For .Net; The latest VB.NET ebooks from informIT;
 
Best Mobile article of April 2013
roscler - Azure Animal Adoption Agent and Lost & Found
Prizes: CodeProject Mug; CodeProject Mousepad; The latest Mobile ebooks from informIT; ComponentOne Studio Enterprise;
 
Best Web Dev article of April 2013
Tim Corey - JavaScript Best Practices
Prizes: SmartOutline 2010; The latest Web Dev ebooks from informIT; Spread WPF-Silverlight; JArchitect;
 
Best overall article of April 2013
Uzi Granot - PDF File Writer C# Class Library
Prizes: CodeProject Mug; Hyper Build; Spread .NET;
 

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Weekly Poll Results

Do you test your applications using real, live users?

Survey period: 20 May 2013 to 27 May 2013

Do you test against actual users, or rely on those closest to the product? "Real user" means someone who would use your product day-to-day and who wasn't involved in any aspect of development (other than testing)

OptionVotes% 
Yes, we test against real users45242.48452 votes, 42.48%
We sometimes test against real users28626.88286 votes, 26.88%
We rarely test against real users14513.63145 votes, 13.63%
We never test against real users. All testing is done in-house.18117.01181 votes, 17.01%

This week's survey: What new category in the "Article of the Month" contest would you like to see?

Most popular new articles

20 May 2013 - 26 May 2013

Latest Additions

137 articles overall. 52 new, 85 updated.

New articles added

Audio and Video

C / C++ Language

  • Compile Time Map - ustulation
    A map storing key-value/s and allowing data retrieval and other operations all at compile time

C#

HTML / CSS

Parallel Programming

Product Showcase

Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools

Ultrabooks

  • Roller Coaster - Rover2341 - Mark Dickinson
    Build and ride roller coasters on Windows 8. Use your Ultrabook to play the game using touch.

  • Motion adjuster application – using Ultrabook Sensors - Pratik_Thakkar
    Using sensors, we can get the change in X and Y direction (i.e. movement), using which we can adjust laptop screen to make it very stable although having jerking motion.

Articles updated

.NET Framework

Algorithms & Recipes

Android

Applications & Tools

ASP

ASP.NET

Audio and Video

Azure

C / C++ Language

C#

Client side scripting

Collections

Cryptography & Security

Database

Debug Tips

  • Using Windows Event Viewer to debug crashes - Nikhil Soman
    This article talks about using the Windows event viewer to get the actual crashed module and location of the crash in the code. The sample code is written in C++ to generate different types of crashes like access violation and stack overflow.

Design and Architecture

Desktop Gadgets

Edit Controls

Files and Folders

  • Named Binary Tag serialization - Alberto Molero
    This article describes the file format NBT and shows how can be implemented in a real application to store data.

Game Development

General Graphics

  • GPGPU Papyrus Demo - John Michael Hauck
    It has never been easier for C# desktop developers to write code that takes advantage of the amazing computing performance of modern graphics cards. In this post I will share some techniques for solving a simple (but still interesting) image analysis problem. Source Code https://www.assembla.com/co

Internet / Network

Interviews

  • A Coder Interview With Daniel Godson - CodeProject, .dan.g.
    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 Daniel Godson (aka .dan.g., aka AbstractSpoon), author of perhaps the most popular article on CodeProject: ToDoList.

Libraries

LINQ

Miscellaneous

SharePoint Server

Splitter Windows

SQL Reporting Services

Static & Panel Controls

Usability

Web Services

Windows 8 Design

  • ReversiEight - A Windows 8 Reversi Game - Colin Eberhardt
    Describes the development of a Windows 8 Reversi game, covering the topics of UI design, the minimax algorithm and an interesting use for Linq.

Windows Communication Foundation

Windows Presentation Foundation

XML

New Tips and Tricks added

ASP.NET

Button Controls

Client side scripting

Files and Folders

General Graphics

HTML / CSS

Internet / Network

iPhone

Libraries

Miscellaneous

SharePoint Server

Web Services

Tips and Tricks updated

ASP.NET

ASP.NET Controls

C#

Database

LINQ

Trace and Logs

New Technical Blogs added

.NET Framework

Ajax

Amazon Web Services

  • Amazon EC2 Shoutout! - Jamie Munro
    If you have a little bit of knowledge and know what you're doing, I definitely suggest taking advantage of Amazon EC2's free micro hosting!

ASP.NET

  • Use TinyMCE in ASP.NET Single Page Application (SPA) using Knockout - Shakeel Iqbal
    CodeProjectIn one of our project, we were creating web site using Asp.Net single page application with knockout.js. We had to add TinyMCE html editor in one of my page. It took some time to make it work. Add binding handler for tinyMce using knock out. Please see code below ko.bindingHandlers.tinym

Azure

  • Modeling a Directory Structure on Azure Blob Storage - John Atten
    Windows Azure has matured nicely over the past few years into a very developer-friendly "Infrastructure-As-A-Service" platform. While many of the recent public announcements have been focused Azure Websites, Deployment from Source Control, and the new general availability of Azure Virtual Machines,

  • Understanding Windows Azure Blob Storage (A Quick Overview) - John Atten
    In the course of the past two years Microsoft has made significant strides in creating a developer-friendly experience for using Windows Azure. From a rather disjointed (and to me, poorly understood) beginning, Windows Azure has grown into a fascinating playground for those of us wanting to explore

C#

Cross Platform

Custom Controls

Database

Design and Architecture

DLLs & Assemblies

Game Development

Hardware & System

Libraries

PHP

Shell and IE programming

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

Technical Blogs updated

ASP.NET Controls

  • Adding SignalR to an ASP.Net WebForms Project - Jeffrey T. Fritz
    In this post, I want to demonstrate how you can add real-time interactivity to a website that is written with ASP.Net WebForms.  I'm going to show you how easily and quickly you can have SignalR update the content of a standard ListView webcontrol to show a 'live' log of events on your webserver.

Azure

C / C++ Language

Client side scripting

Cross Platform

Database

Design and Architecture

Exception Handling

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

  • “If all you have is a hammer… - Pragmateek
    …everything looks like a nail” says the proverb. I’ll illustrate it with a little story about a common mistake I see sometimes. (Code samples are in C# but use only basic features so C++ and Java developers should not be … Continue reading →

Validation

  • Basics of Single Sign on (SSO) - PratapReddyP
    SSO: Single sign-on (SSO)is a session/user authentication process that permits a user to enter one name and password in order to access multiple applications.




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