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Best "Everything Else" Article of November 2017

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Current Entries

Articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered. The top 50 entries are shown.

26 Nov 2017
Marcelo Ricardo de Oliveira
A shoot'n'up HTML5 game made with Phaser game framework
29 Nov 2017
Sacha Barber
Azure Service Fabric Demo + IOC, logging, encryption
20 Nov 2017
Arthur V. Ratz
In this article, we'll discuss on how to use Intel C++ Compiler and OpenMP performance library to deliver a modern parallel code that implements an efficient parallel sorting algorithm
13 Nov 2017
Nick Polyak
The article explains in detail how to dynamically compile and assemble various code snippets into a dynamic assembly. Also it describes loading and using the dynamic assembly within the application.
15 Nov 2017
Graeme_Grant
A Modern Toggle Switch - From mock concept to a full custom WPF control that you can plug into your own apps
2 Nov 2017
Voevudko A. E., Ph.D.
Understanding and using technique of generating and plotting spirals in plain JavaScript. Offering web-pages demonstrating different kind of spirals.
27 Jun 2018
Gunnar S
Implementation of the Poisson Cumulative Distribution function for large Lambdas
29 Nov 2017
Danny Chu
Learn how to detect if client has JavaScript enabled or disabled at your backend webserver
27 Nov 2017
Miguel Diaz Kusztrich
An infinite set of biological shape fractals in the complex plain
12 May 2019
HHerzl
Scaffolding Dapper with CatFactory
21 Nov 2017
Tobs88
This article is about the Entity-Component-System (ECS). It is a design pattern which allows you great flexibility in designing your overall software architecture.
22 Nov 2017
Nick Polyak
Describes creating a XAML Intellisense Visual Studio 2017 extension
22 Jan 2018
Dirk Bahle
Implementing text highlighting in a WPF TextBlock control with MVVM
21 Nov 2017
Shmuel Safonov
Using Bison/Flex for creation of the code convertor from subset of MATLAB language to C code. The converter is used for building native applications and libraries from MATLAB code.
17 Nov 2017
Daniele Fontani
A powershell script that monitors webs sites and trace logs into database.
22 Jun 2018
kevinuni
This is an alternative for "Master Detail Datagridview"
8 Dec 2017
Dirk Bahle, Alaa Ben Fatma
Tips & tricks on visting and searching nodes in WPF TreeViews
20 Nov 2017
Petrov Vladimir
The alternative Quadrics in OpenGL MFC for your Own design and Universal Polyhedron Procedure.
5 Nov 2017
Chris Maunder, Henry Gabb
A rambling chat about parallelization, vectorization, Intel® Parallel Studio XE and how sometimes you really need to trust the tools you use.
25 Nov 2017
Daniel Carvalho Liedke
Project to generate Excel Spreadsheet from DataSet with auto size (AutoFit) columns, auto-filter, alternating light blue background color with Open XML using ASP.NET MVC
29 Nov 2017
raddevus
Get Started in UWP (moving away from WinForm) Chapter 7 Saving journal entries in the file system
25 Nov 2017
AJSON
Use KubeSpray to remove the pain of setting up a Kubernetes cluster
21 Nov 2017
Tobs88
The second part of the series "The Entity-Component-System". This article is about a game based on the ECS implementation from the first part.
26 Nov 2017
Juan Francisco Morales Larios
Create an Entity Framework Generic Repository in a step by step manner
2 Nov 2017
Silvia Campo
How to configure Swagger for web services using token authentication
7 Nov 2017
IAmJoshChang
How to run Google Cardboard on an Android Device in Unity
24 Nov 2017
Nikola M. Živković
Common neural network activation functions
18 Nov 2017
Mikhail Semenov
The article explains the recent Modules TS Draft for a future C++ Standard and provides examples based on the modules implementation in Visual C++ 2017
15 Nov 2017
Petru Faurescu
Insights in data aggregations and joining collections with MongoDB and .NET Driver
15 Nov 2017
Bahrudin Hrnjica
Once the model is built and Loss and Validation functions satisfy our expectation, we need to validate and test the model using the data which was not part of the training data set (unseen data).
18 Nov 2017
Norman Paterson
Performance issue using ROW_NUMBER() OVER in a database view for the PK
21 Nov 2017
IAmJoshChang
How to create a VR first person shooter IV - Game over panels
2 Dec 2017
varocarbas
Library extending the .NET numeric support
27 Nov 2017
Jesse Casman
Do developers really need to pay attention to chatbots in a fairly small market of just over a billion dollars?
2 Nov 2017
IAmJoshChang
How to set up the Google Cardboard in Unity
17 Nov 2017
IAmJoshChang
How to create a VR first person shooter II
19 Nov 2017
IAmJoshChang
How to create a VR first person shooter - III
4 Nov 2017
Oleg Shilo
Comparison of plugin development techniques for VSCode, Sublime Text and Notepad++
7 Nov 2017
IAmJoshChang
How to get our FPS game running in VR
8 Nov 2017
matthewproctor
How to create a Nuget Package - step by step
9 Nov 2017
matthewproctor
How to configure the Azure Traffic manager
29 Jan 2018
Arav Singhal
Representing shapes, worlds, and integrating forces and velocities in a 2D physics engine
5 Jan 2018
#realJSOP
When you have a customized DbContext constructor.
15 Nov 2017
IAmJoshChang
Creating a VR first person shooter I
22 Nov 2017
Bahrudin Hrnjica
How to setup learning rate per iteration in CTNK using C#
25 Nov 2017
Dr. Song Li
This is a note on Spring Boot and JAR deployment
27 Nov 2017
sbarnes
Tip/trick to fix Pi Desktop
1 Nov 2017
Saurav J
Convert table from outlook email body into datatable or list<T> using .NET C# EWS Managed API and HtmlAgilitypack
6 Nov 2017
Bob Crowley
Minimize mocking code while still providing all necessary scenarios to exercise your business logic unit tests

Current Participants

Those with articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

#realJSOP
Software Developer (Senior) Paddedwall Software
United States United States
I've been paid as a programmer since 1982 with experience in Pascal, and C++ (both self-taught), and began writing Windows programs in 1991 using Visual C++ and MFC. In the 2nd half of 2007, I started writing C# Windows Forms and ASP.Net applications, and have since done WPF, Silverlight, WCF, web services, and Windows services.

My weakest point is that my moments of clarity are too brief to hold a meaningful conversation that requires more than 30 seconds to complete. Thankfully, grunts of agreement are all that is required to conduct most discussions without committing to any particular belief system.
AJSON
Engineer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Allen is a consulting architect with a background in enterprise systems. His current obsessions are IoT, Big Data and Machine Learning. When not chained to his desk he can be found fixing broken things, playing music very badly or trying to shape things out of wood. He runs his own company specializing in systems architecture and scaling for big data and is involved in a number of technology startups.
No Biography provided
Arav Singhal
Student Evudio
India India
Teen programmer with a great zeal for programming, and interested work on Assets for Unity3D, games in Unity3D and small tools and applications for Windows, Linux and Android under Evudio.
Arthur V. Ratz
Software Developer (Senior) EpsilonDev
Ukraine Ukraine
I’m software developer, system analyst and network engineer, with over 20 years experience, graduated from L’viv State Polytechnic University and earned my computer science and information technology master’s degree in January 2004. My professional career began as a financial and accounting software developer in EpsilonDev company, located at L’viv, Ukraine. My favorite programming languages - C/C++, C#.NET, Java, ASP.NET, Node.js/JavaScript, PHP, Perl, Python, SQL, HTML5, etc. While developing applications, I basically use various of IDE’s and development tools, including Microsoft Visual Studio/Code, Eclipse IDE for Linux, IntelliJ/IDEA for writing code in Java. My professional interests basically include data processing and analysis algorithms, artificial intelligence and data mining, system analysis, modern high-performance computing (HPC), development of client-server web-applications using various of libraries, frameworks and tools. I’m also interested in cloud-computing, system security audit, IoT, networking architecture design, hardware engineering, technical writing, etc. Besides of software development, I also admire to write and compose technical articles, walkthroughs and reviews about the new IT- technological trends and industrial content. I published my first article at CodeProject in June 2015.
Bahrudin Hrnjica
Software Developer (Senior)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bahrudin Hrnjica holds a PhD degree in Technical Science/Engineering from University in Bihać.
Besides teaching at University, he is in software industry for more than two decades, focusing on development technologies e.g. .NET, Visual Studio, Desktop/Web/Cloud solutions.

He works on development and application of a different ML algorithms.In the development of the ML-oriented solutions and modeling, he has more than 10 years of experience. His field of the interest is also the development of predictive models with the CNTK and Keras, but also actively develop two ML based .NET open source projects: GPdotNET-genetic programming tool and ANNdotNET - deep learning tool on .NET platform. He works in multidisciplinary teams with the mission of optimizing and selecting the ML algorithms to build ML models.

He is the author of several books, and many online articles, writes a blog at http://bhrnjica.net, regularly holds lectures at local and regional conferences, User groups and Code Camp gatherings, and is also the founder of the Bihac Developer Meetup Group. Microsoft recognizes his work, and awarded him with the prestigious Microsoft MVP title for the first time in 2011, which he still holds today.
Bob Crowley
Software Developer (Senior) EVO Payments International
United States United States
Full stack developer on .Net and related technologies with heavy emphasis on back-end API development and integrations.
Chris Maunder
Founder CodeProject
Canada Canada
Chris is the Co-founder, Administrator, Architect, Chief Editor and Shameless Hack who wrote and runs CodeProject. He is also co-founder of Developer Media and ContentLab.IO. He's been programming since the 80's and has been, in various guides, an astrophysicist, bacyard mechanic, mathematician, physicist, breeder of carnivorous plants, hydrologist, geomorphologist, defence intelligence researcher and then, when all that got a bit rough on the nerves, a web developer.

His programming experience includes C/C++, C#, SQL, MFC, ASP.NET, TypeScript and far, far too much FORTRAN. He has worked on PocketPCs, Old mainframes, new Macs, cheap phones, and a CRAY YMP C90 behemoth but finds notebooks take up less desk space.

He is kind to small animals and has a soft spot for cheesecake.

Chris was born and bred in Australia but splits his time between Toronto and Melbourne, depending on the weather. For relaxation he is obsessively into road cycling, physiology, occasionally snowboarding and rock climbing, and wishes he were a storm chaser.
Daniel Carvalho Liedke
Architect
Brazil Brazil
I started development 31 years from now, since MSX basic. Started Windows programming with VB 2.0 and Web programming with ASP 3.0. Then I built Windows Forms, Web Applications, NT services and WPF applications using Microsoft.NET. I am MCP in Visual Basic 6.0, MCAD and MCSD.NET in Framework 1.1, MCPD Web in Framework 2.0, MCTS in .NET 3.5 workflow, MCTS in .NET 3.5 communication foundation, windows presentation foundation and MVC applications. Currently working with MVC Web Application and WCF services using Micro Services architecture proposed by me. Besides programming I love running, swimming, cats and movies.
Daniele Fontani
Chief Technology Officer
Italy Italy
I'm senior developer and architect specialized on portals, intranets, and others business applications. Particularly interested in Agile developing and open source projects, I worked on some of this as project manager and developer.

My programming experience include:

Frameworks \Technlogies: .NET Framework (C# & VB), ASP.NET, Java, php
Client languages:XML, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, angular.js, jQuery
Platforms:Sharepoint,Liferay, Drupal
Databases: MSSQL, ORACLE, MYSQL, Postgres
Danny Chu
Denmark Denmark
No Biography provided
Dirk Bahle
Germany Germany
The Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and C# are among my favorites and so I developed Edi

and a few other projects on GitHub. I am normally an algorithms and structure type but WPF has such interesting UI sides that I cannot help myself but get into it.

https://de.linkedin.com/in/dirkbahle
Dr. Song Li
United States United States
I have been working in the IT industry for some time. It is still exciting and I am still learning. I am a happy and honest person, and I want to be your friend.
Graeme_Grant
Technical Lead
Australia Australia
No Biography provided
Gunnar S
Software Developer (Senior)
Sweden Sweden
I work as Senior Developer mainly in Microsoft environment and my strenghts are SQL, C# and ReactJS.
HHerzl
Software Developer
El Salvador El Salvador
CatFactory Creator.

Full Stack Developer with Experience in C#, Entity Framework Core, ASP.NET Core and Angular.
IAmJoshChang
United States United States
Joshua is a passionate software developer working in the Seattle area. He also has experience with developing web and mobile applications, having spent years working with them.

Joshua now finds his spare coding time spent deep in the trenches of VR, working with the newest hardware and technologies. He posts about what he learns on his personal site, where he talks mostly about Unity Development, though he also talks about other programming topic that he finds interesting.

When not working with technology, Joshua also enjoys learning about real estate investment, doing physical activities like running, tennis, and kendo, and having a blast with his buddies playing video games.
Jesse Casman
United States United States
President of Oppkey, a developer relations firm based in San Francisco that builds online developer communities. Open source loving ice hockey playing New Mexican Japanophile.

See oppkey.com for more details.
Juan Francisco Morales Larios
Software Developer (Senior) Cecabank
Spain Spain
MVP C# Corner 2017

MAP Microsoft Active Professional 2014

MCPD - Designing and Developing Windows Applications .NET Framework 4
MCTS - Windows Applications Development .NET Framework 4
MCTS - Accessing Data Development .NET Framework 4
MCTS - WCF Development .NET Framework 4
kevinuni
Software Developer
Peru Peru
Kevin Diaz is an electrical engineer by UNI in Lima, Peru.

He work developing projects for electrical industry.
matthewproctor
CEO Kutamo and ErrLog.IO
Australia Australia
Pluralsight Author, .Net Developer, Writer & Blogger

http://www.kutamo.com/
http://www.errlog.io/
http://www.matthewproctor.com/
http://www.pluralsight.com/author/matthew-proctor

I am an Australian IT professional based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

I'm a polyglot programmer, being proficient in a number of languages and frameworks including C#, VB.Net, F#, Javascript, Perl, Powershell and Z80 & 6502 assembly. Smile | :)
Miguel Diaz Kusztrich
Software Developer (Senior) Free lance
Spain Spain
I'm working with computers since the 80's of the past century, when I received as a present a 48K Spectrum which changed all my life plans, from a scientific career to a technical one. I started working in assembler language, in low lewel systems, mainly in the electromedical field. Today I work as a freelance, mainly in .NET Framework / database solutions, using the C# language.

I'm interested in scientific computer applications, and I,m learning AI and data analytics technics. I also own a technical blog, http://software-tecnico-libre.es/en/stl-index, where I publish some of the practice works of this learning process.
Mikhail Semenov
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
Nick Polyak
Architect AWebPros
United States United States
I am a software architect and a developer with great passion for new engineering solutions and finding and applying design patterns.

I am passionate about learning new ways of building software and sharing my knowledge with others.

I worked with many various languages including C#, Java and C++.

I have my Ph.D. from RPI.

here is my linkedin profile - I'll be happy to connect!
Nikola M. Živković
Software Developer (Senior) Vega IT Sourcing
Serbia Serbia
Read more at my blog: https://rubikscode.net
Norman Paterson
United States United States
No Biography provided
Oleg Shilo
Program Manager
Australia Australia
I was born in Ukraine. After completing the university degree worked there as a Research Chemist. Last 23 years I live in Australia where I've got my second qualification as a Software Engineer.

"I am the lucky one: I do enjoy what I am doing!"
Petrov Vladimir
Russian Federation Russian Federation
No Biography provided
Petru Faurescu
Architect
Denmark Denmark
My name is Petru Faurescu and I am a solution architect and technical leader. Technical blog: QAppDesign.com
raddevus
Software Developer (Senior) RADDev Publishing
United States United States
Roger has worked in IT for over 25 years in numerous roles (Technical Support, Quality Assurance, Capacity & Performance Engineering and Software Development).
During that time, he has recognized that software often just becomes another layer of work that the user has to wade through.
Sometimes technical documentation is like that too: so confusing and complex that it wastes developers' time.
That's why when he writes his books like Programming Windows 10 Via UWP and his articles (Practical Electronics For Makers) he strives to explain things in the shortest available space with the simplest language possible. Often that means, writing in a tutorial style with numerous images to help guide the user.
He believes the best guiding principle is Einstein's famous quote: "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
Sacha Barber
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I currently hold the following qualifications (amongst others, I also studied Music Technology and Electronics, for my sins)

- MSc (Passed with distinctions), in Information Technology for E-Commerce
- BSc Hons (1st class) in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

Both of these at Sussex University UK.

Award(s)

I am lucky enough to have won a few awards for Zany Crazy code articles over the years

  • Microsoft C# MVP 2016
  • Codeproject MVP 2016
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2015
  • Codeproject MVP 2015
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2014
  • Codeproject MVP 2014
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2013
  • Codeproject MVP 2013
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2012
  • Codeproject MVP 2012
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2011
  • Codeproject MVP 2011
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2010
  • Codeproject MVP 2010
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2009
  • Codeproject MVP 2009
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2008
  • Codeproject MVP 2008
  • And numerous codeproject awards which you can see over at my blog
Saurav J
Technical Lead
India India
I am saurav J working as senior technical consultant, Bangalore India.
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner-(ACP).
sbarnes
CEO
United States United States
No Biography provided
Shmuel Safonov
Engineer
Israel Israel
Software Engineer and Control Systems Expert at Digital Feedback Technologies Ltd.
PhD, Tel-Aviv University, 2009
M.S. , Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics of Lomonosov Moscow State University,1994
Blog page: http://csafonov.blogspot.co.il/
Personal Open-source project: TMC Compiler, MATLAB to C code converter (https://sourceforge.net/projects/tmc-m-files-to-c-compiler)

Silvia Campo
Canada Canada
No Biography provided
Tobs88
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
varocarbas
Software Developer (Senior) Custom Solvers 2.0
Spain Spain
I am Alvaro Carballo Garcia, a remotely-working senior programmer. I am a mechanical engineer by education, but most of my professional career has been focused on software development.

I am self-employed and use the commercial name Custom Solvers 2.0; varocarbas is my personal nickname since quite a few years ago. I am the sole author of all what is associated with any of these nicks.

To know more about me, visit any of my two sites: https://customsolvers.com/ (main) or https://varocarbas.com/ (R&D).

Voevudko A. E., Ph.D.
Architect
United States United States
I've started programming in a machine code and an assembly language for IBM 370 mainframe, and later programmed in many other languages, including, of course, C/C++/C# and ASP/ASP.net/VB.net.

I've created many system automation tools and websites for companies and universities.
In addition, I've always been a scientist interested in Computer Science, NT, AI, etc.

Now I'm using mainly scripting languages for NT small problems and computer graphics.
 
First Prize  -  Deep Learning
Prize pool CodeProject Mug - CodeProject
 
Second Prize  -  Azure Service Fabric demo
Prize pool Bob Sticker - CodeProject

Contest Entries and Requirements

  1. The contest period covers the the first day of the month 12AM US Eastern Standard Time and ends the final day of the month at 11:59:59 PM US Eastern Standard Time. All entries must be submitted during this period in order to qualify.
  2. Entries must be an article, or blog entry.
  3. With the exception of the Everything Else category, the article must be tagged with at least one of the tags corresponding to that competition's category (for example, to enter the C# Competition you would need to tag your article with a C# tag).
  4. Articles entries must follow the CodeProject submission guidelines.
  5. No cheating, lying, plagiarizing articles, chicanery, or kicking.
  6. Articles may only be considered for a single category. If an article is eligible for multiple categories (for example, it pertains to both the C# and Web Dev categories), CodeProject editors and judges will decide which category the article shall be entered in.
  7. No author can be nominated twice in the same category.
  8. If an author writes has two separate articles, each article may be considered in their respective categories provided none of the aforementioned rules are broken. For example, if an author wrote two separate articles, one related to C# and one related to VB.NET, the author and articles could be nominated in the C# and VB.NET competitions, respectively.
  9. In the event an author wins multiple competitions, and repeat, identical prizes, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  10. In the event an article has multiple authors and/or contributors, the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  11. In the event of a tie,  the number of prizes issued is solely at the discretion of the prize issuer.
  12. Multiple votes from the same IP will be automatically disqualified.
  13. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  14. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  15. Any breach of the rules and the prize will be awarded to the runner up.
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