Click here to Skip to main content

Our Mailouts

Newsletter - 17 Dec 2012

Most popular new articles
118 articles this week.
Welcome to this week's newsletter from The Code Project.
To ensure that future newsletters you receive from The Code Project aren't mistakenly blocked by antispam software, be sure to add the maillist.codeproject.com domain to your list of allowed senders.

Site News

It's the week before Christmas and, traditionally, we're all meant to be slowing down, signing carols around the printer, quaffing eggnog by the water cooler and running USB Christmas decorations about the cube. Why is it that everyone I know is in panic mode trying to finish off year-end projects that absolutely, positively, can't wait a week. Even though no one is going to touch them for a week.

As homage to this we're running a short and sweet End Of Year article competition that ends two weeks late. Yes, we've built-in a 2 week buffer in our last contest of the year to allow sufficient decking-of-halls and trimming-of-trees. The occasion? The end of our $140,000 AppInnovation contest! It's done! We can sleep! So, for all those who pushed to get an application in the AppStores, we now invite you to slow down a little and write up your experience, your wisdom, and most importantly, your code. Enter our Ultrabook Article competition and you could win the Ultrabook of your dreams.

And the AppInnovation contest itself? A huge round of applause for the big winners

Total Innovation World Time Clock Alan Anderson
Education Sumerics Florian Rappl
Entertainment UltraDynamo Dave Auld
Gaming Ballastic Matthew Pilz
Healthcare NeuroControl BlinkTalk Bryan Brown
Productivity Dashboard+ Nirmit Kavaiya
Retail Loclville Zubair Lawrence

Each category winner receives $10,000 with the Grand Prize of $20,000 going to Florian Rappl for his "Sumerics" application. An amazing effort guys. Well done.

cheers,
Chris Maunder

Click here Automate your .NET deployments
Automate your ASP.NET deployments with Deployment Manager from Red Gate Software. Use one repeatable process for all deployments. See which version of your software is on each server. Work with local, remote, or Cloud-based servers. Start now with a 28-day trial.
Click here Catch Browser Problems Before Your Customers Do!
Finally, an easy way to automate technical support for users who don't meet your website’s browser and system requirements. BrowserHawk IQ discovers and helps your users resolve browser problems before issues strike. Try it at no charge!
Click here Earn Your MCTS, MCITP Certification…Guaranteed
Get certified and get ahead! You’ll have everything you need in this comprehensive exam prep learning library: step-by-step video tutorials for 35+ exams, official practice tests and pass guarantee - all for just $299.99. Learn more
Click here Connect Apps to QuickBooks, Salesforce, Dynamics CRM, SharePoint, SAP...
Easily build .NET and Java Apps that easily connect to Applications, Databases, and Services (through ADO.NET or JDBC)! Download a Trial Now!
Click here SpreadsheetGear 2012 Now for Silverlight!
Take your browser based applications beyond the limits of HTML and JavaScript with high performance Excel compatible spreadsheet controls from the leader in .NET spreadsheets. Download your fully functional SpreadsheetGear trial Today!
Click here Achieve the Ten-Hour Workweek
Iron Speed Designer is the fastest way to deliver feature-rich applications for .NET, SharePoint and software-as-a-service cloud computing environments. Amaze users with visually stunning applications that look like they took months to build. Download a Trial!

Weekly Poll Results

Is HTML5 a good choice for mobile application development?

Survey period: 10 Dec 2012 to 17 Dec 2012

Avoiding the topic of non-mobile development, does it make sense for ua to move to HTML5 as a write-once-run-anywhere platform for mobile devices? (I'll use "HTML5 platform" to mean HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and whatever interpreters/compilers are needed)

OptionVotes% 
Yes, HTML5 is a great platform23220.66232 votes, 20.66%
Yes, because having a single platform to target multiple devices is needed (regardless of the actual language used)35931.97359 votes, 31.97%
Yes, for other reasons171.5117 votes, 1.51%
Maybe. Not sure34830.99348 votes, 30.99%
No, we should use a different platform other than HTML5484.2748 votes, 4.27%
No, we should stick to the technology that suits the individual device968.5596 votes, 8.55%
No, for other reasons.353.1235 votes, 3.12%

This week's survey: What do you want for Christmas this year?

Most popular new articles

10 Dec 2012 - 16 Dec 2012

Latest Additions

118 articles overall. 43 new, 75 updated.

New articles added

Android

  • Simple Comic Book Viewer for Android - dteviot
    This is an Android application that, I believe, contains just slightly more than the minimum necessary feature set to be able to view .cbz format files.

Client side scripting

Debug Tips

Design and Architecture

Desktop Gadgets

Miscellaneous

Mobile Development

Product Showcase

Testing and QA

  • How to complement TDD with static analysis - Karpov Andrey
    TDD is one of the most popular software development techniques. I like this technology in general, and we employ it to some extent. The main thing is not to run to extremes when using it.

Third Party Products and Tools

Windows 8 Design

Windows Presentation Foundation

Articles updated

.NET Framework

Algorithms & Recipes

Android

ASP.NET

ATL

Audio and Video

C / C++ Language

C#

Cryptography & Security

Custom Controls

Database

Design and Architecture

Desktop Gadgets

Files and Folders

General Graphics

Hardware & System

Internet / Network

Java

  • Matrix operations in Java - Ata Amini
    A set of static methods in Java that are critical in all mathematical calculations that involve matrices.

Libraries

  • The Spectre Framework - Alexander Wieser
    The Spectre Framework is an attempt to introduce HTML5 as a first class citizen UI language for CLR based applications.

Miscellaneous

Mobile Development

  • Using jQuery Mobile with MVC and Netduino for Home Automation - Dan Thyer
    This article is great for anybody learning jQuery Mobile or building mobile applications with MVC3. I built a remote control for my phone to control a squirt gun for my pool, open my garage door, water the garden and control for my gas fireplace using jQuery Mobile with MVC and a Netduino

Silverlight

  • Grid960 Layout for Silverlight - Dave Kerr
    The 960 Grid System is a hugely popular layout system for web sites - Grid960 lets you use it in Silverlight!

SQL Reporting Services

Trace and Logs

  • TraceTool 12.4: The Swiss-Army Knife of Trace - Thierry Parent
    A C#, C++, Delphi, ActiveX , Javascript and Java trace framework and a trace viewer: Tail, OutputDebugString, event log, and with Log4J, Log4Net, and Microsoft Enterprise Instrumentation Framework (EIF) support. This also comes with full support for Pocket PC, Silverlight, and Android.

Tree Controls

Ultrabooks

Windows 8 Design

Windows API

Windows Communication Foundation

Windows Presentation Foundation

New Tips and Tricks added

Algorithms & Recipes

ASP.NET

C / C++ Language

C#

Cross Platform

Cryptography & Security

  • Secure Mailing - Rumman92
    An application which allows user to create the encrypted message and then emails it to the desired person.

Database

Debug Tips

Miscellaneous

PHP

Threads, Processes & IPC

Tools and IDE

VBScript

Web Services

Windows Communication Foundation

XML

Tips and Tricks updated

Azure

Hardware & System

Libraries

Macros and Add-ins

Office Development

Windows Communication Foundation

New Technical Blogs added

C / C++ Language

  • The D language comes to help - viva64.com
    I have met the wonderful man Walter Bright who has created the D language. In the form of an interview, I will try to learn from him how the D language helps programmers get rid of errors we all make when writing code.

Client side scripting

  • Multiple Validation Groups - Cruz Boon
    Sometimes, it is a requirement to has separate validation groups to be trigged for an action. To meet the requirement, you can simply write some JavaScript code to perform validation according to the specific condition.

Date and Time

  • Visual Studio 2012 RTM release date announced - Anna-Jayne Metcalfe
    Well, it's official - Visual Studio 2012 has been released to manufacturing and the RTM build should become available to MSDN subscribers on 15th August: Final Build for VS 2012 - Availability and Launch Dates Ahead ...but: what's a virtual launch event, and (more importantly, for those wh

Design and Architecture

HTML / CSS

  • Inline CSS Styles for HTML Emails with HttpModule - Leland Richardson
    HTML-based emails are one of those evil things in the life of a web-developer that we would all rather never have to do... but alas, it needs to be done. One can do this in a variety of ways, but it is fairly common to use modern web-development technologies to generate the actual email bodies ove

Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools

  • Visual Studio 2012 theme support - Anna-Jayne Metcalfe
    One of the unexpected (and I would suggest from the comments, unwelcome) changes sprung on developers in the Visual Studio 2012 Beta back in February was the Metroification of the development environment. However, eye candy (and eyesores!) come and go, and within that change is a more fundament

Site & Server Management

Social Network APIs

  • Google and Bing Map APIs Compared - Steve Wellens
    At one of the local golf courses I frequent, there is an open grass field next to the course. It is about eight acres in size and mowed regularly. It is permissible to hit golf balls there—you bring and shag our own balls. My golf colleagues and I spend hours there practicing, chatting and in genera

String handling

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

  • UI: Jquery is Javascript Library - Himanshu DS
    Jquery Basics: With the title itself, anybody can deduce that we are indirectly talking about javascript only. So, we can say that Javascipt is the guardian of Jquery. These are client end technologies which are completely different from our server side technologies but now they have blend in. Lets

  • Extending Markdown/MarkdownSharp for jsFiddle embedding - Leland Richardson
    I'm currently working on a project which will be a developer/tech community. I am building out a framework for users to post tutorials and general blog-type postings, and decided to use Markdown syntax on all user-created content.If you don't know what Markdown is, it is a simple and efficient synt

Technical Blogs updated

C#

Client side scripting

  • Binding Metro UI Tiles with Knockout.js - Sk. Tajbir
    Knockout is a JavaScript library which dynamically binds data between different html contents and follow Model-View-View-Model (MVVM) design pattern.  It’s one of the core feature is Observable, which can detect changes in the view model....

Custom Controls

Design and Architecture

Mobile Development

Other .NET Languages

SharePoint Server




© 2012 The Code Project.  All rights reserved.


This email was sent to mailout@maillist.codeproject.com. To stop receiving The Code Project Insider News click here.
The Code Project 503-250 Ferrand Drive, Toronto Ontario, M3C 3G8 Canada +1 416-849-8900 x 100

Please do not reply directly to this email. It was sent from an unattended mailbox. For correspondence please use webmaster@codeproject.com


Advertise | Privacy | Mobile
Web02 | 2.8.1411028.1 | Last Updated 10 Aug 2007
Copyright © CodeProject, 1999-2014
All Rights Reserved. Terms of Service
Layout: fixed | fluid