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Best "Everything Else" Article of February 2018

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Current Entries

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9 Feb 2018
Meshack Musundi
How to highlight TextBlock text using attached properties
10 Apr 2018
Nick Polyak
Achieving separation of concerns using Roxy IoC Container and Code Generator.
13 Feb 2018
Borislav Stanimirov
A new take on polymorphism in an object-oriented setting
23 Feb 2018
Manjunath Matathamana
Setting up Node.js and MongoDB backend, and then getting an application up and running can be challenging. This tutorial helps you make the whole process easier.
22 Feb 2018
Dr. Ivan S Zapreev
Grammar-Guided Genetic Programming library featuring: multi-threading, just-in-time compilation of individuals, dynamic class loading, and JNI interfacing with C/C++ code
25 Feb 2018
Nick Polyak
describes Strong Typing and overloading functionality recently added to Roxy.
1 Feb 2018
Jose Motta
IoT.Starter.Pi.Thing growing into an embryo of a universal IR remote control.
2 Feb 2018
didourebai
Learn how to use the different types of Layouts in Xamarin.Forms for cross-platform mobile development in this tutorial series.
31 Jan 2018
Pawel idzikowski
How to replace the web API request query string to provide case insensitive OData search
8 Feb 2018
Ivan Yakimov
In this short article, I'll describe how to configure JSON serializer error handling differently for each request.
1 Feb 2018
Member 11127135
ETL Testing and data-validation, dynamic SQL rule generator
4 Mar 2018
Gaston Verelst
How to create a Visio Add-in in VS2017
9 Feb 2018
Michael Dodaro
How to use the Bing Search SDK to programmatically find Web pages, News, Images, Video.
13 Feb 2018
Intel Corporation
Intel just released Intel® System Studio 2018, an all-in-one, cross-platform, comprehensive tool suite for system and IoT device application development.
13 Feb 2018
Jose Motta
Compose microservices at Raspberry Pi with Linux & .NET Core to start an IoT initiative right now.
15 Feb 2018
Jesse Casman
Use an Amazon Echo to control an IoT device to find out temperature and more
20 Feb 2018
Jesse Casman
Using open source tools like Python, Jupyter Notebooks and QISKit allows developers to explore IBM cloud-enabled quantum processors
22 Feb 2018
Asif Bahrainwala
OpenGL Compute Shader
11 Feb 2018
JoCodes
Handling multiple click events of multiple buttons placed inside CardView / RecyclerView from Activity instead of from Adapter
13 Feb 2018
Intel Corporation
We cover feature comparison, design considerations and then a comparison of the Intel® Joule™ Developer Kit with the latest IoT developer kit from Intel (UP Squared Grove Development Kit).
13 Feb 2018
Intel Corporation
IoT 101 Series, Part 3: Usability & Affordability of Designing IoT Devices
13 Feb 2018
Intel Corporation
Troubleshooting Connections with the UP Squared Grove IoT Development Kit and Arduino Create
13 Feb 2018
Intel Corporation
The SDK includes components to develop applications: IDE integration, offline compiler, debugger, and other tools.
13 Feb 2018
Intel Corporation
This article discusses fatigue detection systems.
25 Feb 2018
GuyThiebaut
Solving the "Store update, insert, or delete statement affected an unexpected number of rows (0)" response.
26 Feb 2018
Richard Mneyan
Conditional Formatting in Excel without applying Conditional Formats with EPPlus and LINQ
1 Mar 2018
raddevus
Further investigation of switches (mercury, tilt, slider, magnetic) with circuits and our first automation circuit using an Infrared sensor.
4 Feb 2018
V.
A guide to estimating work and time for a project
25 Mar 2018
Ryan G Conrad
Prevent brute-force login attacks on a remotely accessible SQL Server database using T-SQL
16 Feb 2018
Len van den berg
GMaps Control Simplified in VB.NET
19 May 2019
HHerzl
Scaffolding ASP.NET Core 2 with CatFactory
17 Mar 2018
CodingCoyote
Learn to use Wix# to create an installer for your application that bundles multiple MSIs, runtimes, and other dependencies
3 Feb 2018
Syed Hasan Hyder
Provides plausible and high performing data display, for very large data ( over a million records ).
11 Mar 2018
Arthur V. Ratz
In this article we’ll formulate and thoroughly discuss about probabilistic Bayesian classification algorithm and its implementation in Node.JS and JavaScript that can be actively used to detect and locate messages containing potential spam and other unsolicited data.
3 May 2018
Måns Tånneryd
Extending the entity framework with bulk operations for both inserts and updates
28 Oct 2018
Nick Polyak
making decisions when starting and running a software project.
8 Apr 2018
Yuancai (Charlie) Ye
Continuous in-line request/result batching, real-time stream sending/processing, asynchronous data transferring and parallel computation for best performance and scalability
20 Feb 2018
Byte-Master-101
Now that we got the basics over with, It's time for improvement!
6 Feb 2018
raddevus
Entry in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Contest. Here's how I learned / guessed how to find spam.
12 Feb 2018
Scott Clayton
Train a binary classifier in Azure and then use it in a C# application.
14 Feb 2018
Jesse Casman
Using open source Jupyter Notebooks to show live code in your presentation
14 Feb 2018
David Crow
How to use a content provider rather than a collection class (e.g., ArrayList) to hold data
26 Feb 2018
Markus Glagla
I will show how to prepare training and test data, define a simple neural network model, train and test it.
2 Feb 2018
Matt Scarpino
Extracting data from online financial reports with Python
8 Feb 2018
trident99
This article provides an example of a C# Multilingual UWP Application in Visual Studio 2017. It does NOT use the Multilingual App Toolkit to achieve this.
5 Feb 2018
Robert Vandenberg Huang
A discussion about the problem about deferred execution and how we solve it.
1 Mar 2018
Scott Clayton
Detect the programming language of a code snippet using neural networks in Azure ML Studio
22 Feb 2018
Database Star
This article explains how to tell if a relationship in a database should be many-to-one or one-to-many.
5 Feb 2018
Dr. Song Li
This is a note on building Java applications by Gradle. It will give an example to build a multi-project application.

Current Participants

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

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.
Asif Bahrainwala
Instructor / Trainer
India India
Hi,
I have been working with computers since my eight grade, programming the ZX Spectrum. I have always had an interest in assembly language and computer theory (and is still the reason for taking tons of online courses), actively code using C/C++ on Windows (using VS) and Linux (using QT).

I also provide training on data structures, algorithms, parallel patterns library , Graphics (DX11), GPGPUs (DX11-CS,AMP) and programming for performance on x86.
Feel free to call me at 0091-9823018914 (UTC +5:30)



(All views expressed here do not reflect the views of my employer).
Borislav Stanimirov
Software Developer (Senior)
Bulgaria Bulgaria
Borislav is a C++ programmer with more than 15 years of professional experience. He has worked on C++ software for all kinds of platforms: desktops, mobile devices, servers, and embedded. His main interests are software architecture and design, and programming languages.
Byte-Master-101
Student
Egypt Egypt
Hello, I'm a programmer by day, and a Jedi Ninja by night! I mean... I like programming Neural Networks. I'm kinda experienced with C#, JavaScript, MySQL, Network Programming, Unity Game Programming and a bit of C++. I also tried out freelancing for a few months, and it worked well. If anybody wants to talk to me, you can contact me on email(mokhtar.mohammed.red@gmail.com) or on Skype(mokhtar.mohammed.red@gmail.com).
CodingCoyote
Software Developer Tech Friends Inc.
United States United States
Software Developer specializing in Build/Test Automation. Adept Linux User and Cross Platform Developer.
Database Star
Software Developer
Australia Australia
I'm currently working as a Software Consultant, with a background in Oracle database development. I also run a website that provides SQL and database advice to database developers. I like sharing information and advice with others, so they can improve their career and improve the way that they work.
David Crow
Software Developer (Senior) Pinnacle Business Systems
United States United States

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didourebai
Technical Lead
Canada Canada
I am Rebaï Hamida, Microsoft MVP in Visual Studio and Development Technologies.
I'm a software architect and developer who like to build open source projects, writing articles, learning and teaching best practices. you can find out in my blog : http://hamidarebai.blogspot.com/

Innovative Software engineer : hands-on, competent software engineer, passionate and proficient C# developer, offering more than seven years of experience in the full software development lifecycle – from concept through delivery of next-generation applications and customized solutions, producing code to a consistently high standard and testing software across a variety of platforms.
Expert in advanced development methodologies, tools and processes contributing to the design and roll-out of cutting-edge software applications.
Known for excellent troubleshooting skills – able to analyze code and engineer well-researched, cost-effective and responsive solutions.


Success is only a consequence of a continuous work and remarkable intelligence.
I believe that I have to make a change in my country, I can’t live without leaving my footprint.
Dr. Ivan S Zapreev
Architect
Netherlands Netherlands
PhD in Numerical and Statistical Model Checking of Probabilistic systems. Bachelor and Masters degrees (with honors) in Theoretical Mathematics. Thirteen (13) international research publications, among which nine (10) are DBLP recognized. Seventeen (17) years of work experience in Research, Design and Development of Verification Algorithms for Probabilistic and Control Systems, Scientific Software, Embedded Systems and Web applications. Excellent English (TOEFL-257-PC) and Good Dutch (NT2-2) skills. Permanent Dutch residence.

Specialties:
• Theoretical and applied research in Control and Formal Verification (numerical and statistical);
• Acquiring information, sharing knowledge, lecturing, mentoring, motivating and evaluating people;
• Working on large-scale distributed, multi-threaded, event-driven, cross-disciplinary software projects;

Research experiences:
• Numerical and Statistical Model Checking of Markov Chains;
• Type-2 Computable Topological semantics for CTL* on Dynamic Systems;
• Statistical Machine Translation;
• Deterministic and Symbolic-regression based compression of Symbolic controllers;
• Multi-dimensional trajectory planning with position and derivative constraints.

Teaching and supervision:
• 5 years of teaching at Novosibirsk State University, University of Twente, Fontys Hogescholen
• Supervising 3 master students at TU Twente and RWTH Aachen
• Supervising 11+ trainee-ship/internship students at Fontys Hogescholen
• Managing a group of 7 volunteers in the Russian school foundation
• Leading leading 3 project groups at Fontys Hogescholen

Software experiences (years):
• C++ (8), UML (6), Java (5), C (5), Matlab (4), C# (2), Python (1), Mathematica (1)
• GIT (4), SVN (5), Clearcase (4), Clear Quest (4), SCCS (2)
• CMake (3), Make (2), Ant (2)
• CSS (3), HTML (3), JavaScript (2)
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.
Gaston Verelst
Architect Faq.be bvba
Belgium Belgium
Gaston Verelst is the owner of Faq.be, an IT consultancy company based in Belgium (the land of beer and chocolate!) He went through a variety of projects during his career so far. Starting with Clipper - the Summer '87 edition, he moved on to C and mainly C++ during the first 15 years of his career.

He quickly realized that teaching others is very rewarding. In 1995, he became one of the first MCT's in Belgium. He teaches courses on various topics:
• C, C++, MFC, ATL, VB6, JavaScript
• SQL Server (he is also an MSDBA)
• Object Oriented Analysis and Development
• He created courses on OMT and UML and trained hundreds of students in OO
• C# (from the first beta versions)
• Web development (from ASP, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC)
• Windows development (WPF, Windows Forms, WCF, Entity Framework, …)
• Much more

Of course, this is only possible with hands-on experience. Gaston worked on many large scale projects for the biggest banks in Belgium, Automotive, Printing, Government, NGOs. His latest and greatest project is all about extending an IoT gateway built in MS Azure.

"Everything should be as simple as it can be but not simpler!" – Albert Einstein

Gaston applies this in all his projects. Using frameworks in the best ways possible he manages to make code shorter, more stable and much more elegant. Obviously, he refuses to be paid by lines of code!

This led to the blog at https://msdev.pro. The articles of this blog are also available on https://www.codeproject.com/script/Articles/MemberArticles.aspx?amid=4423636, happy reading!

When he is not working or studying, Gaston can be found on the tatami in his dojo. He is the chief instructor of Ju-Jitsu club Zanshin near Antwerp and holds high degrees in many martial arts as well.

Gaston can best be reached via https://www.linkedin.com/in/gverelst/.

No Biography provided
GuyThiebaut
Software Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Graduated with BSc(hons) in Information Systems in 1992 and have had to learn pretty much everything on the job since then.

Currently: Software Developer (Oracle, .NET and Javascript).
Used to be: Developer (SQL Server and .NET), Analyst(Using Oracle, SAS, Excel...) and before that a SQLServer 2000 DBA, Microsoft XAL developer.

Main skill set includes SQL Server, PL/SQL, C#, Javascript, VB .NET, Access, Excel, Word - VBA, SAS...


Interests include reading and things that fly.
I am a keen origami(paper folding) amateur.
Was once a classical guitarist, however Metallica have corrupted my tastes.

I run teboweb.com as a hobby
HHerzl
Software Developer
El Salvador El Salvador
CatFactory Creator.

Full Stack Developer with Experience in C#, Entity Framework Core, ASP.NET Core and Angular.
Intel Corporation
United States United States
You may know us for our processors. But we do so much more. Intel invents at the boundaries of technology to make amazing experiences possible for business and society, and for every person on Earth.

Harnessing the capability of the cloud, the ubiquity of the Internet of Things, the latest advances in memory and programmable solutions, and the promise of always-on 5G connectivity, Intel is disrupting industries and solving global challenges. Leading on policy, diversity, inclusion, education and sustainability, we create value for our stockholders, customers and society.
Group type: Organisation

43 members

Ivan Yakimov
Software Developer (Senior) Confirmit ()
Russian Federation Russian Federation
No Biography provided
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.
JoCodes
CEO Technovibe Solutions
India India
A web developer by profession in Microsoft technology stack and later into Mobile App Development. Indulges in a variety of hobbies such as travelling, photography, driving , biking etc.
Jose Motta
Systems Engineer
Brazil Brazil
Electronic Engineer UFRJ 1977, M.Sc. Computer Systems COPPE 1982, CEPEL Researcher until 1985, Mira Informatica CEO until 1995, TRENDnet Brazil CEO until 2015, IoT Systems & Architecture.
Len van den berg
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I am a relaxed family man, married. I enjoy travelling, cooking (vegetarian), having a coffee and cake in Starbucks, and beach holidays. I like meditation to help me clear my head and relax.

I code and VB6/VB.Net/C#, SAS and SQL, and have over 20 years experience with IT work. I can work remotely or in office. I have a good humorous side and enjoy a good laugh. Life can never be taken too seriously.
Founder of Storylens - A content publishing platform for the devs. Amateur musician. Favorite quote? "Being a jack of all trades doesn't mean you're a master at none."
Måns Tånneryd
Software Developer (Senior) Tånneryd IT AB
Sweden Sweden
No Biography provided
Markus Glagla
Software Developer (Senior) Markus Glagla Consulting
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
Matt Scarpino
United States United States
No Biography provided
Member 11127135
Portugal Portugal
No Biography provided
Meshack Musundi
Software Developer
Kenya Kenya
Meshack is a software developer with a passion for WPF.

Awards,

  • CodeProject MVP 2013
  • CodeProject MVP 2012
Michael Dodaro
Technical Writer Steyer Associates
United States United States
http://mikedodaro.net
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!
Pawel idzikowski
Software Developer (Senior) Polenter - Software Solutions
Germany Germany
I'm C# developer from Cologne, Germany. Here I owe a small software company. My hobby is general optimization - natural talent of all lazy people Wink | ;-)
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."
Richard Mneyan
Software Developer
United States United States
No Biography provided
Robert Vandenberg Huang
Software Developer
Taiwan Taiwan
Back-end developer, English learner, drummer, game addict, Jazz fan, author of LINQ to A*
Ryan G Conrad
Database Developer
United States United States
I am a database developer working for a SaaS company providing health benefits management software. I have about 8 years of experience working in several SQL database platforms including Microsoft SQL Server, IBM DB2, MySQL, Postgresql, SQLite and possibly others. I particularly enjoy database and query performance tuning.
Scott Clayton
Software Developer
United States United States
Scott enjoys working on proof-of-concept projects for the sake of learning new and interesting ways to solve problems.
Syed Hasan Hyder
Software Developer
Pakistan Pakistan
No Biography provided
Group type: Organisation

32 members

trident99
United States United States
No Biography provided
V.
Software Developer
Belgium Belgium
Graduate Computer Sciences.
My interests go out to music and movies.
Author of the infamous MQOTD
Creator of this video

Owner of VMA Guitars
Yuancai (Charlie) Ye
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
Yuancai (Charlie) Ye, an experienced C/C++ software engineer, lives in Atlanta, Georgia. He is an expert at continuous inline request/result batching, real-time stream processing, asynchronous data transferring and parallel computation for the best communication throughput and latency. He has been working at SocketPro (https://github.com/udaparts/socketpro) for more than fifteen years.

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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