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The Intel AppInnovation Contest 2013 is almost over and judging of the round 2 entries has begun. A huge thanks to everyone who has poured blood, sweat and coffee into their entries and best of luck to everyone who made it over the line. $100,000 in prizes are available so may the best Developer win.

Speaking of loot, the best articles in each of our monthly prize categories have been decided by you, with the winners being:

Best VB.NET article of October 2013
NewPast - Machine Controller
Prizes: Shell MegaPack.Net; SmartOutline 2010; Crypto Logger For .Net; The latest VB.NET ebooks from informIT;
 
Best Mobile article of October 2013
Dan Colasanti - Invasion Game in MonoGame for Windows Phone 8
Prizes: CodeProject Mug; CodeProject Mousepad; The latest Mobile ebooks from informIT; ComponentOne Studio Enterprise;
 
Best Web Dev article of October 2013
Shivprasad koirala - Learn MVC (Model view controller) Step by Step in 7 days – Day 4
Prizes: SmartOutline 2010; The latest Web Dev ebooks from informIT; Spread WPF-Silverlight; JArchitect;
 
Best overall article of October 2013
Igor Ladnik - Anti-Reflector .NET Code Protection
Prizes: CodeProject Mug; Hyper Build; Spread .NET;
 
Best Database article of October 2013
Relly Rivlin - Generic Database Frontend– Filtering, Free Text Search, Sorting & Paging
Prizes: CodeProject Mug; CodeProject Mousepad; SQL Prompt from Red Gate Software;
 
Best C++ article of October 2013
AshakiranBhatter - Writing a boot loader in Assembly and C - Part 1
Prizes: Codejock Xtreme ToolkitPro; SmartOutline 2010; CryptoLicensing For MFC - Enterprise Edition; The latest C++ ebooks from informIT;
 
Best C# article of October 2013
Igor Ladnik - Anti-Reflector .NET Code Protection
Prizes: Shell MegaPack.Net; SmartOutline 2010; Crypto Obfuscator For .Net - Enterprise Edition; The latest C# ebooks from informIT; ActiveReports 7; Plantronics Voyager Legend UC;
 

Nice work!

cheers,
Chris Maunder

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Weekly Poll Results

If you have used Agile Programming Methodologies, would you say it was a success?

Survey period: 18 Nov 2013 to 25 Nov 2013

Beyond the rhetoric, what has been your experience with using Agile Methodologies?

OptionVotes% 
Yes, the projects on which we used Agile methods were more likely to be successful38929.07389 votes, 29.07%
The projects on which we used Agile methods were as successful as non-Agile projects28621.38286 votes, 21.38%
No, the projects on which we used Agile methods were less successful than non-Agile projects1208.97120 votes, 8.97%
I've not used Agile methodoligies54340.58543 votes, 40.58%

This week's survey: What source code control system do you use?

Most popular new articles

18 Nov 2013 - 24 Nov 2013

Research

    Choosing the Right Charting Component for Your Enterprise Product

    Today, your end users need real-time access to relevant information pertaining to their business, even when they are on the move. Your products need to process and visualize heaps of data in the form of charts, reports, and dashboards. What you need need is a charting component that not only provides the correct visualization for the data, but also builds an immersive experience for your end-user.

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Latest Additions

178 articles overall. 68 new, 110 updated.

New articles added

Algorithms & Recipes

Android

Applications & Tools

ASP.NET

ASP.NET Controls

C#

Client side scripting

Database

DirectX

Grid & Data Controls

Hardware & System

Interviews

Microsoft BizTalk Server

OpenGL

PHP

Product Showcase

SharePoint Server

Testing and QA

VB.NET

  • Ordermate - TL Wallace
    Ordermate can be used as a basic example of utilizing the XMLSerializer class to automate the creation of invoice forms.

Web Services

Win32/64 SDK & OS

Windows 8 Design

Windows Runtime

Articles updated

.NET Framework

Ajax

Algorithms & Recipes

Android

Applications & Tools

ASP.NET

Azure

C / C++ Language

C#

Client side scripting

Combo & List Boxes

Database

Date and Time

Design and Architecture

Files and Folders

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.

  • Colorspaces and Conversions - Johannes B.
    A library for colormodels and spaces, correct color-conversions and color-difference calculation.

Hardware & System

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)

Libraries

List Controls

Macros and Add-ins

Miscellaneous

MSIL

Parallel Programming

Tablets and All-in-Ones

Tabs & Property Pages

Tools and IDE

Ultrabooks

User Controls

  • A PropertyGrid implemented in Ruby on Rails - Marc Clifton
    Using JQuery UI and minimal Javascript to create a dynamic property grid editor that can be initialized in a fluid programming style or with a minimal DSL.

Web Security

Web Services

Windows Presentation Foundation

XML

  • Introduction to XML and XSLT in C# .NET - Pallavi Wasnik
    In this article, you will see how to create and read the XML file, how to add new elements, new attributes and replace the value of existing element in/from existing XML file.

New Tips and Tricks added

.NET Framework

ASP.NET

Azure

C#

Database

Java

List Controls

Miscellaneous

Office Development

Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools

SharePoint Server

Windows Phone 7/8

Windows Presentation Foundation

Tips and Tricks updated

Android

ASP.NET

C#

  • How to Convert Excel to CSV using Interop - Tadit Dash
    This simple Tip will give you the Trick to convert Excel file to CSV file using Interop Services.

  • Console Coloring with ConsolePlus - John_Leitch
    ConsolePlus aims to build upon the existing System.Console class by offering a styling language for coloring console output. This enables developers to create applications with rich console output, while minimizing boilerplate code.

Client side scripting

Dialogs and Windows

Java

  • Matrix in Java (GUI) - A. Asem, Abeer Touny
    A description for a Java code implementing a Matrix program in a GUI form

Mobile Development

Programming Tips

VB.NET

Web Security

Windows Communication Foundation

Windows Presentation Foundation

New Technical Blogs added

.NET Framework

  • Configuring ASP.NET authentication log - Sebastian Solnica
    Some time ago I wrote about ASP.NET Health Monitoring – a logging infrastructure provided by the .NET framework, easily configurable through web.config. In that post I was presenting heart beat and error events. Today I would like to show you how to collect ASP.NET authentication audit logs. T

Android

  • Building Glassware with the Xamarin Android and Google’s GDK - Lewis Benge
    Within the past 48 hours, Google’s Glass Explorer program has gotten a whole lot more interesting. As developers we now have a native development kit (GDK), and a distribution method of deploying and installing APK’s on to your device. Before this, Glass was limited to a RESTful timeline based API c

  • UIColor - why hast though forsaken me!? - NSProgrammer
    In this post, I'm going to take a very short amount of time making everyones color coding lives easier with some UIColor code extensions.

Applications & Tools

Charts, Graphs and Images

  • Emoji and web application - Tharaka MTR
    Emoji; is the Japanese term for the ideograms or smileys used mostly in Japanese electronic messages and webpages.

Database

Java

  • Simulating C# ref parameter in Java - Andrei Ion Rînea
    As I was saying a few posts ago (Beginning Java for .NET Developers), on the 8th slide, there are no ref and no out method parameter modifiers. These are rarely used in .NET anyway so you can’t really complain of …Read more »

  • Avoid comparing strings with == in Java - Andrei Ion Rînea
    Avoid comparing strings with == in Java.

  • Beware of primitive wrappers in Java - Andrei Ion Rînea
    A .NET developer can be tricked into thinking that, for example, Integer is the same with int in Java. This is dangerous, in particular for a C# developer, because in C# System.Int32 is absolutely equivalent to int. “int” is just …Read more »

Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools

String handling

Tabs & Property Pages

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

Web Security

Windows API

Work Issues

Technical Blogs updated

.NET Framework

Algorithms & Recipes

Applications & Tools

ASP.NET Controls

C / C++ Language

Game Development

Tools and IDE

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

Windows Powershell

Windows Presentation Foundation

  • Quick and dirty (but nice!) ToolTips – revisited and interactive - Philipp Sumi
      Download sources, binaries, and sample application (Version: 1.0.0.0, 2013.11.12)   A few years ago, I posted an article that leveraged markup extensions to quickly show localized ToolTips with minimal effort. Fast forward to 2013: I still like ToolTips, but interactive / clickable ones would be n

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