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Weekly Poll Results

Do we developers engage in Social Media? If so, which ones?

Survey period: 29 Oct 2012 to 5 Nov 2012

Which of the following do you participate in (read or write) at least once a week?

OptionVotes% 
Facebook45259.01452 votes, 59.01%
Google+22629.50226 votes, 29.50%
Instagram364.7036 votes, 4.70%
LinkedIn23831.07238 votes, 31.07%
MySpace202.6120 votes, 2.61%
Pinterest212.7421 votes, 2.74%
Twitter17823.24178 votes, 23.24%
Other445.7444 votes, 5.74%
I don't participate in social media at least once a week19725.72197 votes, 25.72%
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

View optional text answers (43 answers)

This week's survey: Will you be changing jobs in the next 6 months?

Most popular new articles

29 Oct 2012 - 4 Nov 2012

Latest Additions

121 articles overall. 40 new, 81 updated.

New articles added

Android

  • R.O.O.T.S - Alex Saenko
    R.O.O.T.S is a real-time strategy game similar to games like Galcon, Eufloria, Tentacle Wars.

Book Chapters

C / C++ Language

C#

Internet / Network

  • Multithreaded DNS Tester - Soroosh Bateni
    This is basicaly Charles Putney's dns tester but also is multithreaded and can be used with a static list

Interviews

  • A Coder Interview With Mark Rendle - The Code Project, rendle
    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 Mark Rendle.

Microsoft BizTalk Server

Printing

Product Showcase

Silverlight

Tools and IDE

Windows API

Articles updated

.NET Framework

Algorithms & Recipes

Android

Applications & Tools

ASP.NET

Audio and Video

C / C++ Language

C#

Caching

Client side scripting

Clipboard

  • Create your own Snipping Tool - Eder A. Castro
    This tool captures a screen shot of anything on your desktop, like a picture or a section of webpage. This tool allows you to select a partial section of the whole screen with shortcut key.

Collections

  • Quadrant Map - ohmusama
    Tree representation for a 2D space allowing for infinite expansion

Custom Controls

Database

Edit Controls

Game Development

General Graphics

Grid & Data Controls

Hardware & System

HTML / CSS

Internet / Network

  • WebScraping in CSharpDotNetTech - dot net tech
    The article explains Web Scraping for beginners with examples of WebBrowser, WebClient, HttpWebRequest/HttpWebResponse, Regex, BackgroundWorker.

  • ZeroMQ via C#: Introduction - Manar Ezzadeen
    An Introduction to ZeroMQ, a very lightweight message queuing open source software.Then exploring and testing in a very easy way its main communication patterns using C#.

Interviews

iPhone

Libraries

LINQ

List Controls

MFC

Microsoft BizTalk Server

Mobile Development

  • Box 2D vehicles - Part 2 (box2d polygon shape) - PavolSatala
    In the previous part (Box 2d vehicles - part 1), I showed you how to create a basic box2d car using Moscrif SDK. The following article is going to show some advanced techniques and upgrades the game.

Office Development

OpenGL

PHP

  • Token Manager - VectorX
    The Token Manager allows web developers to program PHP, HTML, CSS and JavaScript into tokens that can be used throughout WordPress.

Selection Controls

Ultrabooks

  • Book tracker App - Maneesh Sharma
    Book tracker App keeps track of shared books with QR code/NFC tags

  • Dashboard Ultra - michael belshaw
    This app, which harnesses the exciting sensor interface of the Ultrabook, will enable car driver to log and display in real-time there driving/racing activities

  • Sticky Notes - Vj_in
    Sticky Notes is a simple but efficient app that helps you take notes and also ensure that it is arranged easily for you to look it up anytime.

  • Deals Desk - GeorgeChris
    Deals Desk is a fantastic app that brings all the interesting deals for you to your desktop rather than you having to go and search for them.

Windows Presentation Foundation

Windows Workflow Foundation

XML

New Tips and Tricks added

Algorithms & Recipes

ASP.NET

C#

Database

Files and Folders

PHP

Third Party Products and Tools

Windows Presentation Foundation

Tips and Tricks updated

ASP.NET

C#

Cryptography & Security

Files and Folders

Installation

Miscellaneous

Silverlight

Web Services

Windows Presentation Foundation

New Technical Blogs added

Algorithms & Recipes

  • Finding Primes: Part II – A Python Implementation - David Corne
    As it is easy to get started I first wrote a prime finding algorithm in Python. I used a very basic algorithm for this. I store a list of prime numbers, and I check the numbers less than the square root of the possible prime, if any are a factor of the number I’m checking [...]

ASP.NET

ASP.NET Controls

Client side scripting

Code Generation

  • Developing a MatrixStack in Pure Managed C# Code (ready for XNA) - Inaki Ayucar
    Some time ago, we already talked about the possibility of creating your own Math library directly in C#, with no native code. If you take enough care, it can be as fast as performing interop with a native one. Today, we are showing an additional example on this matter, and we are going to develop

Exception Handling

Libraries

  • Using Unity for IoC and DI - RizviHasan
    In this article I will try to describe all about using unity in our .NET projects and thus how to implement IoC (inversion of control) and DI(Dependency Injection).

PHP

Scrapbook

Web Security

  • Guard your privacy - VentsyV
    Improving your security does not need to be complicated. You only need a few pieces of free open source software and a few hours to get your accounts secured.

Windows 8 Design

  • CharmFlyout – The Design - John Michael Hauck
    This post describes the design of the CharmFlyout custom control, discussing both the C# and XAML that achieves the desired functionality.

Windows Presentation Foundation

  • The Quest for a Settings Flyout - John Michael Hauck
    If you want to use a flyout for your settings then use the standard SettingsFlyout which comes from the right side and has an integrated back button.

Work Issues

Technical Blogs updated

.NET Framework

  • To log or NLog - Sebastian Solnica
    Today’s post is dedicated to NLog – one of the logging libraries available for .NET developers.

Algorithms & Recipes

  • FizzBuzz - David Corne
    FizzBuzz is variously a drinking game, a math game, a way of learning numbers in a foreign language and more importantly (for this blog) a programming kata.

ASP.NET

C / C++ Language

  • Auto - David Corne
    The new auto keyowrd.

  • Mutable and Data Caching - David Corne
    This blog post is going to be about the C++ keyword mutable, it is also going to go into using mutable for data caching.

HTML / CSS

  • Under the hood of @Html.Checkbox() - Jigar Bagadai
    CodeProject Yesterday, I have used checkbox helper in my mvc project and found some interesting thing when I saw render html of checkbox helper and access value of checkbox from form collection in controller action. I have described both the things below. 1. CheckBox helper renders 2 input element

Web Security

Windows 8 Design




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