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Our follow up article competition to the AppInnovation contest has been won! DaveAuld UltraDynamo series pipped the other contenders by a nose. If you're thinking about dipping your toes into the waters of Ultrabook development, read this series. Well done Dave - a shiny new Ultrabook is headed your way as soon as you can decide which one to grab. Decisions, decisions!

The regular monthly article competition has also been run and won, with the top prizes going to:

Best C# article of December 2012
Florian Rappl - Way to Lambda
Prizes: Shell MegaPack.Net 2010; SmartOutline 2010; Crypto Obfuscator For .Net - Enterprise Edition; The latest C# ebooks from informIT; ActiveReports 7;
 
Best C++ article of December 2012
Michael Haephrati מיכאל האפרתי - Strings Obfuscation System
Prizes: Codejock Xtreme ToolkitPro; SmartOutline 2010; CryptoLicensing For MFC - Enterprise Edition; The latest C++ ebooks from informIT;
 
Best Web Dev article of December 2012
Nick Polyak - Anatomy of HTML5/JavaScript Single Page Application in Samples (basics, navigation, composition, communications with the server)
Prizes: SmartOutline 2010; The latest Web Dev ebooks from informIT; Spread .NET; Spread WPF-Silverlight;
 
Best Mobile article of December 2012
dteviot - Simple Comic Book Viewer for Android
Prizes: Code Project Mug; Code Project Mousepad; The latest Mobile ebooks from informIT; ComponentOne Studio Enterprise;
 
Best VB.NET article of December 2012
Karl Stoney - Creating an RSS 2.0 feed with .NET Syndication Namespace
Prizes: Shell MegaPack.Net 2010; SmartOutline 2010; Crypto Logger For .Net; The latest VB.NET ebooks from informIT;
 
Best overall article of December 2012
Florian Rappl - Way to Lambda
Prizes: Code Project Mug; Hyper Build; Spread .NET;
 

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Weekly Poll Results

Which of the following do you commonly use?

Survey period: 21 Jan 2013 to 28 Jan 2013

These are the top 10 from last September. How do you fit the norm?

OptionVotes% 
JavaScript83432.19834 votes, 32.19%
Java42616.44426 votes, 16.44%
PHP28911.15289 votes, 11.15%
Python1415.44141 votes, 5.44%
Ruby351.3535 votes, 1.35%
C#171666.231716 votes, 66.23%
C++74128.60741 votes, 28.60%
C40615.67406 votes, 15.67%
Objective-C853.2885 votes, 3.28%
Shell1435.52143 votes, 5.52%
None of the above1094.21109 votes, 4.21%
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

This week's survey: What would tempt you to write an app for an App Store?

Most popular new articles

21 Jan 2013 - 27 Jan 2013

Latest Additions

138 articles overall. 52 new, 86 updated.

New articles added

Applications & Tools

ASP.NET

ASP.NET Controls

Design and Architecture

  • Family Tree - SergeyAndreyev
    The development of a Family Tree application.

HTML / CSS

Product Showcase

Shell and IE programming

Web Services

Articles updated

.NET Framework

Ajax

Algorithms & Recipes

Applications & Tools

ASP.NET

ASP.NET Controls

C / C++ Language

C#

Caching

CodeProject FAQs

  • Code Project Article FAQ - Sean Ewington
    This is an FAQ for writing Code Project articles. It can be modified by any Silver member.

Collections

Cryptography & Security

Database

Debug Tips

Design and Architecture

Desktop Gadgets

Dialogs and Windows

DLLs & Assemblies

Edit Controls

Files and Folders

GDI+

Grid & Data Controls

Hardware & System

HTML / CSS

Internet / Network

iPhone

Libraries

Miscellaneous

Mobile Development

Scrapbook

Shell and IE programming

SQL Reporting Services

String handling

Threads, Processes & IPC

Ultrabooks

VB.NET

Web Security

Windows Presentation Foundation

New Tips and Tricks added

ASP.NET Controls

C#

Database

Game Development

Libraries

Progress Controls

String handling

Threads, Processes & IPC

Tips and Tricks updated

.NET Framework

Algorithms & Recipes

  • Math Parser .NET C# - kirnbas
    This is light, fast and simple to understand mathematical parser designed in one class, which receives as input a mathematical expression (System.String) and returns the output value (System.Double)

ASP.NET

Audio and Video

C#

Client side scripting

Design and Architecture

Hardware & System

Libraries

LINQ

  • LINQ - GroupBy - Srinivasu Pemma
    This is provide an easy way of dealing with different types of data sources for LINQ Group By taken from my blog http://www.srinetinfo.com/2012/12/linq-group-by.html

List Controls

Programming Tips

Site & Server Management

VBScript

Win32/64 SDK & OS

Windows Presentation Foundation

New Technical Blogs added

Ajax

ASP

  • ASP.NET Web Config Transform Console Utility Released on Nuget - eric hexter
    Overview ASP.Net Web.config transformations are a great way to manage configuration differences between environments. You can easily change a database connection string or change the compilation model for asp.net.  Here is a link to the syntax documentation on msdn.

ASP.NET

C#

Database

Design and Architecture

  • Some myths of 'Textbook-TDD', and why they are wrong - Thomas Weller
    During the last months, I was (for some reasons that are not related to programming) working for a dev shop where software development was done the 'traditional' way: You just write your application's production code, do it as good as you can, and hopefully it will be good enough and no problems wil

  • Builder Pattern - David Corne
    The idea behind the builder pattern is to abstract away the construction of an object so that many implementations can use the same builder.

Exception Handling

Grid & Data Controls

HTML / CSS

  • Parsing HTML with Python - Richard Penman
    HTML is a tree structure: at the root is a tag followed by the and tags and then more tags before the content itself. However when a webpage is downloaded all one gets is a series of characters. Working directly with that text is fine when using regular expressions, but often we want to traverse

Internet / Network

Libraries

Office Development

Other .NET Languages

SharePoint Server

Shell and IE programming

  • Functional Programming In A Nutshell - Luis D. Aguilar
    Introduction Functional programming is a programming paradigm that treats application operations as a sequential execution of functions. Basically, your code becomes a huge math operation. But wait, is not as bad as it sounds. In C#, this is achieved by using delegate functions, lamb

  • Exam 70-480 Study Material: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 - Stacy Vicknair
    Here’s a list of sources of information for the different elements that comprise the 70-480 exam: General Resources

Site & Server Management

Uncategorised Technical Blogs

  • Codeigniter Template Parser Class - jotorres
    CodeIgniter Template Parser Class enables you to parse pseudo-variables contained within your view files. It can parse simple variables or variable tag pairs.

  • MSDN / TechNet Key Importer for KeePass 2 - Stacy Vicknair
    If you have an MSDN account and, like me, systematically claim keys just as well as you systematically forget which keys you’ve used in which test environments!

Web Security

Web Services

  • Quartz.Net scheduler exposed via a Web Service - Tarun_Arora
      I had been given a business requirement to provide a self service Website for job scheduling. Having worked with Quartz.Net, it seemed the perfect backend engine to schedule and process jobs. I decided to expose the functionality of the Quartz.Net via a few web methods using Web services to allow

Windows Powershell

Technical Blogs updated

Button Controls

Design and Architecture

  • Strategy Pattern - David Corne
    The idea behind the strategy pattern is to encapsulate the implementation details of an algorithm and make them interchangeable.

Dialogs and Windows

  • Building OpenCV Libraries for Linux on Windows Using MinGW and MSYS - Vijay Rajanna
    PurposeThis article delineates procedure to be followed in order to generate OpenCV libraries for Linux operating system using MinGW and MSYS toolkit on Windows Operating system.Why can't we directly build OpenCV binaries on Linux ?This is a common question,  which broaches up in everyone's mind. Un

Windows Phone 7




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