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Weekly Poll Results

What would you rather be doing?

Survey period: 24 Feb 2014 to 3 Mar 2014

Software development spans a lot of disciplines. What aspect suits you best?

OptionVotes% 
Learning a new language or technology417.394 votes, 17.39%
Coding834.788 votes, 34.78%
Designing and architecting730.437 votes, 30.43%
Writing / Teaching / Presenting313.043 votes, 13.04%
Thinking up the next Big Idea00.000 votes, 0.00%
User experience / Graphic design14.351 votes, 4.35%
Marketing or Selling00.000 votes, 0.00%
Something other than software development00.000 votes, 0.00%
Other00.000 votes, 0.00%

This week's survey: What would you rather be doing?

Most popular new articles

17 Feb 2014 - 23 Feb 2014

Research

    Agile at the Team Level (Companion Guide to “Insider Secrets for Agile: A Survival Guide for Project Managers)

    The benefits of Agile are multi-dimensional. But the most important change is that it focuses the entire organization on meaningful delivery to the customer. This guide, which is meant as a companion resource to “Insider Secrets for Agile: A Survival Guide for Project Managers in the UK, Germany and The Netherlands” (also available in the CodeProject Research Library), is packed with proven planning techniques, agendas, and real-world advice from experts and peers to help you quickly grasp and apply the principles of Agile.

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Latest Additions

130 articles overall. 84 new, 46 updated.

New articles added

.NET Framework

Algorithms & Recipes

Android

  • Android Sensor Fusion Tutorial - Paul Lawitzki
    This article presents one approach to increase the quality of rotation information gathered from different sensor sources using a simple sensor fusion algorithm, specifically on an Android device.

ASP.NET

C#

Database

Design and Architecture

Dialogs and Windows

  • Kinect for Windows version 2: Color, depth and infrared streams - Vangos Pterneas
    NOTE: This is preliminary software and/or hardware and APIs are preliminary and subject to change. A month ago, I was happy to receive a brand-new Kinect for Windows version 2 Developer Preview sensor. You can read my previous blog post about the capabilities of the new device. Kinect v2 now include

Hardware & System

Installation

Microsoft BizTalk Server

Miscellaneous

NoSQL

Product Showcase

Site & Server Management

  • Close a Work Item only if Child Work items are closed - javidbece
    Team Foundation Server is an ALM tool. It can be extended as per the business requirement. Controls can be created so as to populate them on the work item form. We can add additional business functionality by creating the controls. The API provided by TFS makes this possible.

VB6 Interop

Windows Phone 7/8

Articles updated

.NET Framework

Ajax

Algorithms & Recipes

Applications & Tools

ASP.NET

ASP.NET Controls

C / C++ Language

  • SW Message Bus - Evgeny Zavalkovsky
    SW Message Bus represents message flow abstraction mechanism in a complex, multithreaded SW system.

C#

Code Generation

Combo & List Boxes

  • Extended CComboBox - Flaviu2
    A combobox control which shows a drop down window to assist the user.

Cross Platform

Database

DirectX

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.

LINQ

  • LINQ to CSV library - Matt Perdeck
    Easy to use library to use CSV and tab delimited files with LINQ queries.

List Controls

Microsoft BizTalk Server

Tabs & Property Pages

Windows Communication Foundation

Windows Presentation Foundation

New Tips and Tricks added

.NET Framework

ASP.NET

Bugs & Workarounds

C#

Client side scripting

Database

Design and Architecture

  • TDD using MOQ - Ashwin. Shetty
    Test Driven development using Mocking Framework

Dialogs and Windows

Game Development

Grid & Data Controls

Hardware & System

LINQ

Miscellaneous

Office Development

Other .NET Languages

PHP

Threads, Processes & IPC

  • Code Injection - Rt Tiwari
    This program will demonstrate the process of injecting code into already running processes. Here we have choosen to inject into Explorer

VB.NET

Tips and Tricks updated

ASP.NET

C#

Office Development

New Technical Blogs added

ASP.NET

C#

  • Understanding Traditional Threading in C# - Adarsh Kumar Chaurasia
    Here I will discuss the concepts of threading / multi-threading in C# using program.

  • Understanding Delegates and Events in C#.Net - Adarsh Kumar Chaurasia
    Delegates If you know C or C++, it would be more convenient to understand Delegate. A delegate in C# is similar to a function pointer in C or C++. Delegate contains or points to the address of a method which can be invoked by using the delegate. There is an important point to note here […]

  • Thread Pooling in C# – BackgroundWorker - Adarsh Kumar Chaurasia
    The BackgroundWorker class allows you to run an operation on a separate, dedicated thread. Time-consuming operations, such as calling third party API/service, downloads and database transactions, can cause your user interface to stop responding. You should use BackgroundWorkder when you want a respo

  • Thread Pooling in C# – ThreadPool.QueueUserWorkItem - Adarsh Kumar Chaurasia
    A thread pool is a collection of threads that can be used to perform several tasks in the background.  This leaves the primary thread free to perform other tasks asynchronously. Once a thread in the pool completes its task, it is returned to a queue of waiting threads, where it can be reused. This r

Charts, Graphs and Images

Client side scripting

Code Generation

Custom Controls

Database

  • Introducing the data mapper in Griffin.Framework - jgauffin
    As you might know I’m running a .NET exception service called OneTrueError. When I moved from a NoSQL db to SQL Azure I had to be able to work with the database in some way. I’m not using OR/Ms any … Continue reading →

Dialogs and Windows

  • Using Application Insights with an existing Windows Store App - Gordon W Beeming
    If you haven't heard or read about Application Insights you should go to MSDN and read up on all the awesomeness that you can get by using this new feature of VSO. You can also take a look at the Channel 9 series on Application Insights for Visual Studio Online by Charles Sterling. Also see Using Ap

  • Using Application Insights with a new Windows Store App - Gordon W Beeming
    If you haven't heard or read about Application Insights you should go to MSDN and read up on all the awesomeness that you can get by using this new feature of VSO. You can also take a look at the Channel 9 series on Application Insights for Visual Studio Online by Charles Sterling. Also see Using Ap

Game Development

  • An Interesting List of Development Stuff (February 2014) - Rion Williams
    In this installment of my monthly treasure trove of development stuff, we take a slightly more .NET-oriented approach by covering several ASP.NET specific topics, resources and more. But there are quite a few other things that may be applicable to just about any kind of developers (and especially th

Hardware & System

Installation

  • Cocos2d-X V3.0 Beta – Installation - _Maxxx_
    I decided that it would be best in the long run if I tried out Cocos2d-X V3 and try and get PooperPig into C++ So, downloading Cocos2d-X wasn’t hard – just head to the cocos2d download page; , download the zip, … Continue reading →

Office Development

  • “Napa” Development Tool for Office 365 Apps - PratapReddyP
    CodeProjectThe “Napa” Office 365 Development Tools make it easy to start building apps for Office and SharePoint without leaving your browser or installing software.When we jump to Office 365 and try to install Napa, you might get error saying :"We need your help to make this app work:Turn on Develo

PHP

  • Using prepared statements in PHP with MySqli - Nikola Breznjak
    So, as most of you know PHP 5.5.x has deprecated the original MySQL extension, and instead we should be using  MySQLi or PDO_MySQL extensions. Here I will show you how to use MySQLi to query the database. I will cover the basic SELECT statement with and without prepared statements, and will show you

  • Building a really simple PHP templating engine - Nikola Breznjak
    Recently I had to make use of templates in PHP, and as a lot of people on StackOverflow ([1], [2]) suggested “you don’t need another templating engine like Smarty on top of PHP,  as PHP itself is a templating engine”. So, I ended up making a simple function which looks like this: [

Programming Tips

Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools

  • API : Talk to Twitter API Via C#-part 1 - Vidyasagar MSC
    “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin I have involved myself in learning and exploring twitter API (More specific REST API V1.1).One very good day, i thought why should i always use the interface aka UI to read tweets or even post them? [

  • Innovation Dead On Arrival? - CdnSecurityEngineer
    I’ve been in the high tech market for 8 years now, granted compared to some of my colleagues I am still the neophyte in the cube block. In those eight years, I’ve worked for big companies and start ups alike.…Read more ›

  • Get In On the Ground Floor!!! - Dennis E White
    Get in on the ground floor

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

  • Confessions of a bug addict - Duncan Edwards Jones
    Signposts on a journey to developer enlightenmentI’d like to start with a “Getting to know the audience” type of a question – What does it feel like to write a bug?The words I usually expect to hear in answer to this question range from “Embarrassing”, “Sad”, “Annoying”  through to extremes such

  • What is TypeScript ? - Betclic Tech
    TypeScript is just a tool to be used at coding-time to improve the quality of your JavaScript and make it more readable and maintainable. After your TypeScript is compiled to JavaScript, you can use all your other tools—minifiers, packagers, runtime…Read more ›

  • Thread Pooling in C# – Asynchronous Delegates - Adarsh Kumar Chaurasia
    Thread Pooling in C# – Asynchronous Delegates

  • How VHD resizing works ? - Nicolas Dorier
    IaaS Management Studio allows you to resize any VHD, how does it works under the hood ? To understand that, we need to take a look at the VHD format. Azure supports only fixed size VHD, which means that a VHD is as big as the maximum of data you need to save in it. […]

  • The Road Ahead - Paul Watt
    Code of The DamnedThis is a journal for those who feel they have been damned to live in a code base that has no hope. However, there is hope. Hope comes in the form of understanding how entropy enters the source code you work in and using discipline, experience, tools and many other resources to kee

Windows 8 Design

Work Issues

Technical Blogs updated

Applications & Tools

C#

Uncategorised Technical Blogs




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