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The Best of The Best

As always we look to you to pick those authors who have put the most blood, sweat and tears into helping their fellow developer. The top authors from last month have been chosen:

Best Database article of September 2013
Mubin M. Shaikh - Create First OLAP Cube in SQL Server Analysis Services
Prizes: CodeProject Mug; CodeProject Mousepad; SQL Prompt from Red Gate Software;
 
Best C++ article of September 2013
Pablo Aliskevicius - 4350% Performance Improvement with the StringBuilder for C++!
Prizes: Codejock Xtreme ToolkitPro; SmartOutline 2010; CryptoLicensing For MFC - Enterprise Edition; The latest C++ ebooks from informIT;
 
Best C# article of September 2013
Nicolas Dorier - Upgrading your car with .NET Micro Framework
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 September 2013
Fredrik Bornander - Deadlocks, avoidance and detection
Prizes: Shell MegaPack.Net; SmartOutline 2010; Crypto Logger For .Net; The latest VB.NET ebooks from informIT;
 
Best Mobile article of September 2013
ThatsAlok - MonoAndroid: Using Started Service
Prizes: CodeProject Mousepad; The latest Mobile ebooks from informIT; ComponentOne Studio Enterprise;
 
Best Web Dev article of September 2013
Syed Rafey Husain - Challenges and solutions - Architecture of a Modern Web Application - Part 1
Prizes: SmartOutline 2010; The latest Web Dev ebooks from informIT; Spread WPF-Silverlight; JArchitect;
 
Best overall article of September 2013
Nicolas Dorier - Upgrading your car with .NET Micro Framework
Prizes: CodeProject Mug; Hyper Build; Spread .NET;
 

cheers,
Chris Maunder

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Weekly Poll Results

What sort of keyboard are you using?

Survey period: 14 Oct 2013 to 21 Oct 2013

We spend an awful lot of time tapping things with our fingertips.

OptionVotes% 
Standard (flat) external keyboard123972.291239 votes, 72.29%
Ergonomic keyboard28716.74287 votes, 16.74%
Touchscreen (eg Tablet / iPad) 24714.41247 votes, 14.41%
Thumb controlled (eg phone)1569.10156 votes, 9.10%
Laptop keyboard60035.01600 votes, 35.01%
Hand-held (eg game controller style keyboard)231.3423 votes, 1.34%
Touch cover (eg Surface)392.2839 votes, 2.28%
Other593.4459 votes, 3.44%
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

This week's survey: Do dedicated testers reduce total debugging time?

Most popular new articles

14 Oct 2013 - 20 Oct 2013

Research

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    Today malware is big business for cyber criminals. The availability of exploitation kits, malware-as-a-service, rogue anti-malware software (AKA “scareware”), and other tools have made it too easy for unscrupulous individuals and criminal groups to infiltrate home and business computers and networks. Faced with the increasing sophistication of these threats, even the savviest computer users are getting infected. Code signing is an industry-recommended and widely-used defense against tampering, corruption, or malware infection in software...

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Latest Additions

170 articles overall. 61 new, 109 updated.

New articles added

Algorithms & Recipes

  • Simple TLV Parser - Hakan_KILIC
    This project is aimed at explaining TLV encoding rules, used in EMV technology, by designing a simple decoding utility.

Applications & Tools

Azure

C#

Client side scripting

Code Generation

Custom Controls

Debug Tips

Design and Architecture

  • Specification pattern in C# - Govindaraj Rangaraj
    This article explains how to compose Linq queries in C# using Specification pattern.

Game Development

Interviews

Microsoft BizTalk Server

Miscellaneous

  • Programming for Multitouch - Ben Aldhouse
    This is a commentary on the MSDN article 'Detecting and Tracking Multiple Touch Points'

NoSQL

  • BigData Elite - GanesanSenthilvel
    The fund, called Big Data Elite, is backed by celebrity investors like Ron Conway, one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent angel investors, and Andreessen Horowitz, the $2.5 billion venture capitalist firm, as well as Social+Capital Partnership and Anand Rajaraman, whose social media start-up was bou

OpenGL

Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools

Scrapbook

  • CodeProject 10 Million Members Celebration - Nish Sivakumar, Marcelo Ricardo de Oliveira, _ Kunal Chowdhury _, Shai Raiten
    In the summer of 2013, CodeProject celebrated hitting 10 million members and invited various CodeProject members to host get-togethers around the world. Here are some of the goings-on at those celebrations.

Silverlight

Ultrabooks

Windows Communication Foundation

  • SerializableSecureString - David Killian
    SerializableSecureString wraps System.SecureString so that it can participate as a DataMember while maintaining maximum data security.

Windows Phone 7/8

Windows Presentation Foundation

Articles updated

Ajax

Algorithms & Recipes

Applications & Tools

ASP.NET

C / C++ Language

C#

Client side scripting

  • Proxy pattern in JavaScript - Ralph Varjabedian
    With one function call, wrap a class with a proxy in Javascript. A precursor to easy error mocking in node.js using mocha

Code Generation

Combo & List Boxes

Content Management Server

Custom Controls

Database

Design and Architecture

Game Development

General Graphics

  • Barcode Image Generation Library - Brad Barnhill
    This library was designed to give an easy class for developers to use when they need to generate barcode images from a string of data.

Grid & Data Controls

Hardware & System

Internet / Network

Office Development

PHP

Printing

Tablets and All-in-Ones

  • ManicPong - Pete O'Hanlon


  • Edumatter M12: Math Calculators and Equation Solvers - DrABELL
    5-in-1 educational software package, including: Fraction Calculator, Prime Factoring, Linear, Quadratic and System of Equation solvers

  • Weaver - Alexander SchuIze, Felix Herbst, Paul Kirsten
    Multi-User game for AIO where players build their own spider's web

  • The Mothernode - Ched1980
    Four player sci-fi maze game with traps and looting and that

  • Inflatimeter™ : Inflation Calculator - DrABELL
    Windows 8 application adapted for Tablet PC allows inflation calculation on individual products/service and basket aggregates

Threads, Processes & IPC

  • Internals of Windows Thread - Mahesh Bailwal
    Basics about Windows thread which may help you in understanding how operating system implements threads.

  • CAPS: Computing Analyzer and Process Simulator - Dr Neelendra Badal, hifzan ahmad
    The tool Computing Analyzer and Process Simulator (CAPS) allows the user to make a dynamic presentation on various computing as well as make an analysis on the new computing with the existing one.

VB.NET

  • Undo/Redo Framework - E.F. Nijboer
    Undo/Redo framework for editing controls in a Windows application.

Web Services

Wiki.ASP.NET articles

  • Making server side decision based on client side JavaScript - ASP.NET Community
    Many of you might have come across the situation where you need to making server side discussion based on client side JavaScript confirm message

  • Factory - ASP.NET Community
    FactoryThe job of the Factory design pattern is to create concrete sub classes. You can see the Factory design pattern used throughout the .NET

  • Memento Pattern - ASP.NET Community
    The memento design pattern is a pattern that helps to save the object internal in an external place enabling us to restore the state later when needed.

  • Image Rotator in Javascript - ASP.NET Community
    Image Rotator in Javascript There are many ways to create Image Rotator in JavaScript .I write two simple examples to create an Image rotator in

  • Composite - ASP.NET Community
    Composite Design PatternThe Gang of Four definition is "Compose objects into tree structures to represent part-whole hierarchies. Composite lets

  • Image Recaptcha using Generic Handler - ASP.NET Community


  • Hosting WCF Service with netTcpBinding on IIS7 - ASP.NET Community
     I hosted my wcf service with wsHttpBinding as well as netTcpbinding.While I hosted with netTcpBinding on IIS 7 follwing things I have considered,

  • Visitor Pattern - ASP.NET Community
    The visitor design pattern enables us to create new operations to be performed on an existing structure. The new operations don’t change the

  • Iterator Pattern - ASP.NET Community
    The iterator pattern’s role is to provide a way to access aggregate objects sequentially without the knowledge of the structure of the aggregate.

  • Facade - ASP.NET Community
    FacadeThe Facade Design Pattern provides a simple interface and controls access to a series of complicated interfaces and or sub systems.Some of

  • Developer Guidelines - ASP.NET Community
    Things to be taken care by developers while writing code or designing different layersPresentation Layer:Choose your UI elements

  • Asynchronous Pages - ASP.NET Community
    Improve the scalability of a website and efficient design for time consuming processes.

  • Mediator Pattern - ASP.NET Community
    The mediator pattern encapsulate the interaction between a set of objects. Also it encapsulate the protocol between those objects. The pattern help 

  • Chain Of Responsibility Pattern - ASP.NET Community
    The chain of responsibility pattern is a way of communication between objects. As it’s name indicate a chain of handlers is built  and every handler

Windows Communication Foundation

Windows Phone 7/8

Windows Powershell

Windows Presentation Foundation

New Tips and Tricks added

.NET Framework

ASP.NET

C#

Client side scripting

Database

Design and Architecture

  • Best Practices for ORM - Shweta Lodha
    I want to share some of the best practices which needs to be followed while dealing with any ORMs (Object Relational Models)

Game Development

  • Hanoi Tower - ryowu
    A full functional Hanoi Tower game base on WPF

Internet / Network

Java

List Controls

PHP

Programming Tips

VB.NET

Windows Presentation Foundation

Tips and Tricks updated

.NET Framework

ASP.NET

C#

Combo & List Boxes

Cryptography & Security

Custom Controls

Database

Progress Controls

Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools

Tools and IDE

Web Services

Wiki.ASP.NET articles

  • ASP.NET Open Source Projects - ASP.NET Community
    Links to ASP.NET Open Source ProjectsBlogsBlogsa.net - A blog engine in Asp.net.dasBlogBlogEngine.NET - Very functional, simple and clean

  • Silverlight Examples - ASP.NET Community
    Here's some particularly amazing Silverlight examples found in the blogosphere. Also, be sure to check out the Silverlight Galleries and the Learn

  • Silverlight Blogs - ASP.NET Community
    Here are some recommended blogs and podcasts dedicated to Silverlight either completely or for the most part.BlogsList of Silverlight Community

  • Add Images in Image Rotator with the Help of FileUpload Control - ASP.NET Community
    How to add images in Image Rotator with the help of FileUpload control

New Technical Blogs added

ASP.NET Controls

C#

Cross Platform

Dialogs and Windows

Microsoft BizTalk Server

Other .NET Languages

Parallel Programming

Ultrabooks

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

Windows Runtime

Work Issues

Technical Blogs updated

C#

LINQ

Tools and IDE




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