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Best C++ article of October 2012

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Current Entries

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1 May 2014
codestarman
X86/ARM emulator written using C++ and assembler for the .NET environment.
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15 Oct 2012
ashcairo
How to use OpenGL and friends to write an app that targets mobile and desktop platforms.
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15 Oct 2012
Marius Bancila
I will show how to provide keyboard input for WPF controls hosted in a Win32 applications.
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7 Oct 2012
Marius Bancila
C++ 11 non-member begin() and end()
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5 Nov 2019
Aaron McGrath
Nimbus is a casual arcade/puzzle and strategy game, currently in development and in final beta stages for touch devices.
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4 Oct 2012
Ritesh_Singh
C++ code to connect/access DB2 database using DB2 call level interface(CLI)
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12 Oct 2012
Issam Lahlali
In this article, we will discover the power of Clang's design that can help you to develop many kinds of tools.
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22 Jan 2013
kennethman
Hide data inside the zip structure of any zip-based file.
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30 Oct 2012
Kosta Cherry
Unique identifier for the class
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1 Oct 2012
Jason N. Gaylord
Have you ever noticed an exception being thrown by your application stating something like the following:System.Net.Mail.SmtpException: Service not available, closing transmission channel. The server response was: #4.x.2 Too many messages for this sessionThis has been an issue since early versions o
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1 Oct 2012
hjgode
This small tool enables you to use Function keys within Internet Explorer Mobile (IEM) web sites.
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2 Oct 2012
Anuraj Parameswaran
A very simple and lightweight collaboration white board using HTML5 canvas API, JQuery and SignalR
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18 Oct 2012
Issam Lahlali
The majority of developers have already heard about design patterns, GOF(Gang Of Four) patterns are the most popularized, and each developer has his way to learn them , we can enumerate: Reading a book or a magazine. From web sites. From a collegue. Doing a training.
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21 Oct 2012
Orjan Westin
Splitting strings again - strtok redeemed
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22 Jan 2013
lxdfigo
It is a lib that can process XML documents or JSON by changing a config file.
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30 Oct 2012
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.
7 Jan 2013
Plantronics
The Plantronics Unified Runtime Engine (Spokes) SDK exposes a set of interfaces for application developers to interact with Plantronics current and future devices.
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21 Jan 2021
Divine Augustine
Step by step explanation of 3D image rendering using OpenGL
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30 Dec 2012
Marius Bancila
This article proposes a list of debugging tips for native development with Visual Studio.
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3 Jan 2015
Espen Harlinn
Benchmark C++ std::vector vs raw arrays, move assignable/constructable & copy assignable/constructable
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3 Jan 2015
Espen Harlinn
Windows API, menus, C++ lambda expressions, std::enable_shared_from_this
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9 Oct 2012
Aleksey Vitebskiy
Simple and free Cppcheck integration into Visual Studio.
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18 Apr 2013
lxdfigo
A 3D Game Based on Ogre, ODE, 3D Max, CEGUI and so on
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21 Jun 2013
ThatsAlok
Showcase for lambda function in C++
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14 Oct 2012
abhinavsly
This article describes how to automate Excel 2007 and create charts using a C++ MFC application.
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11 Feb 2013
chaau
Automatically catalogue images based on modified date
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19 Oct 2012
Orjan Westin
Simple function to get the text message corresponding to a system error.
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15 Oct 2012
Cpp For All
finally like clause in C++
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31 Jul 2014
Jerry.Wang
Instructions about linking EasyHook library statically
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24 Oct 2012
Sajeesh Payolam
Easly handle double click on a CButton by adding an extera style in PreSubclassWindow.
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24 Oct 2013
Norbert Schlia
How to use QNetworkAccessManager to download files synchronously from the web.
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7 Oct 2012
Sergey Vystoropskiy
C++ low level design
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30 Oct 2012
David Corne
The new auto keyword
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27 Oct 2012
H.Brydon
Using the Actor Programming Model
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29 Oct 2012
David Corne
A class to represent valid/invalid data and using the mutable keyword
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5 Oct 2012
Marius Bancila
How to sort a CTreeCtrl
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22 Apr 2013
RedZombie125
One man's struggle to organize pictures of Cookie Monster... with code.
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13 Oct 2012
ed welch
Automatically stepping over STL
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29 Oct 2012
Jordan Gigov
How to subclass a Windows control with more actual control over message handling.
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14 Oct 2012
harold@talerian.com
C is still the best language for native-code development.
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17 Oct 2012
Alexander Schwoch
This is an alternative for "Fault Tolerance for Large Files on Cranky Hardware"
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5 Oct 2012
Marius Bancila
tarlib – Windows TAR Library
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2 Oct 2012
Shahriar Iqbal Chowdhury/Galib
Define Principle Single Responsibility Principle (SRP) states that there should never be more than one reason for class to change.
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1 Oct 2012
Jason N. Gaylord
HTML5 will introduce many new and exciting features including the addition of geolocation. Geolocation allows a device to determine a global position of the device (latitude and longitude), it’s accuracy (horizontal accuracy and vertical accuracy), altitude, and speed.
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9 Oct 2012
sam stokes
How to perform arithmetic operations on XAML Text
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15 Oct 2012
RizviHasan
A simple container used in MVC web applications with DI.
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29 Oct 2012
VentsyV
A solution to the problem.

Current Participants

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

ThatsAlok
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
He used to have biography here Smile | :) , but now he will hire someone (for free offcourse Big Grin | :-D ), Who writes his biography on his behalf Smile | :)

He is Great Fan of Mr. Johan Rosengren (his idol),Lim Bio Liong, Nishant S and DavidCrow and Believes that, he will EXCEL in his life by following there steps!!!

He started with Visual C++ then moved to C# then he become language agnostic, you give him task,tell him the language or platform, he we start immediately, if he knows the language otherwise he quickly learn it and start contributing productively

Last but not the least, For good 8 years he was Visual CPP MSMVP!
Aaron McGrath
United Kingdom United Kingdom
23 year-old with a passion for all things Design, primarily game design. Hobbyist with a day job that regrettably, simply pays the bills; having a project to come home to is what keeps me alive; I would love nothing more than to work within the game design industry as there are not many things that bring as much of a smile to my face as devising new ways to entertain and excite the end-user. I want to surpass my own expectations as far as what I am capable of, improving upon skill sets and adding new ones to the roster. Ultimately I love the cycle of Conceptualization, inspiration, application, development and finally, realization turning what were once dreams and ideas into living, breathing, exciting products.
abhinavsly
United States United States
No Biography provided
Aleksey Vitebskiy
Software Developer TerraGo Technologies
United States United States
No Biography provided
Alexander Schwoch
Software Developer
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
Anuraj Parameswaran
Technical Lead
India India
Working as Tech. Lead

My blog : dotnetthoughts.net.
You can follow me in twitter : @anuraj
ashcairo
Software Developer (Junior) PLAYIR.com
United Kingdom United Kingdom
7 years console games dev.
3 years mobile r&d.
Now working on a real-time design and development tools for the creation of 3D games and apps across mobile and web platforms. (http://playir.com)

Development history
Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 (Codemasters) - PS2/XBox
World Championship Rugby 2005 (Acclaim) - PS2/XBox/PC
50 Cent Blood on the Sand (Activision) - PS3/Xbox 360
F1 2010 (Codemasters) - PS3/Xbox 360/PC
iGrapher (Software is Poetry) - Web/iOS/Android
Stock Market Hero (Software is Poetry) - iOS
Nah Bruv Shisha Sim (Software is Poetry) - iOS
Lambi Islands (France Telecom) - iOS
Female Mosque Finder (Faith Matters) - iOS
Music Gym (Software is Poetry) - iOS
Freedom Square (Software is Poetry) - iOS
FacePlayer (Software is Poetry) - iOS/Android/PC
MyndPlayer (MyndPlay) - iOS
Quran Project (QuranProject.org) - Android
Phone Wars (PLAYIR) - Web/iOS/Android/WP8/PC
Food Fighters (PLAYIR) - Web/iOS/Android/WP8/PC
Tank Legends (PLAYIR) - Web/iOS/Android/WP8
World of Fighters (PLAYIR) - Web/iOS/Android/WP8
chaau
Software Developer (Senior)
Australia Australia
Andrew has written his first program on a Z80 in Basic when he was only 13. It was long before first Windows was born. And when Windows 95 came into being Andrew loved the technology straight away. He taught himself C and C++ and became a devoted Windows Software Developer.
codestarman
Retired
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Chartered ICT Engineer, my career started in mainframe data centre operations, progressed through programming, systems analysis and project management, to Director of ICT Services and Programmes in a large organisation. My speciality was security, and I was a member of the British Computer Society's ICT security standards group whilst leading work on standards for ICT security evaluations.
Cpp For All
United States United States
No Biography provided
David Corne
Software Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I am a C++ developer with a strong interest in Python, C#, and Qt. I work on a native C++ application which uses COM to call C# in order to use a WPF GUI.

While I develop an application using WPF exclusivly for windows, I am a big linux user. My favourite distro at the moment is Linux Mint, and I love the delights of the command line,.

If you've read something of mine and you enjoyed it, check out my blog.

I am also active on various other sites, listed below.

Coding Sites



  • BitBucket where I keep the majority of my projects.
  • GitHub where I have a few older projects. This includes my current long term project, I'm writing a book about design patterns in python. Find the repository here and blog posts about individual patterns here
  • Stackoverflow I'm not too active on stackoverflow, I'm more of a listener.
  • coderwall and coderbits two profile compilation websites.


Social Sites


Divine Augustine
Software Developer (Senior) Philips
India India
No Biography provided
ed welch
Software Developer Astronautz
Spain Spain
After working in the software industry for many years, I've started my own games company that specialises in strategy games for mobile platforms.
Espen Harlinn
Architect Sea Surveillance AS
Norway Norway
Chief Architect - Sea Surveillance AS.

Specializing in integrated operations and high performance computing solutions.

I’ve been fooling around with computers since the early eighties, I’ve even done work on CP/M and MP/M.

Wrote my first “real” program on a BBC micro model B based on a series in a magazine at that time. It was fun and I got hooked on this thing called programming ...

A few Highlights:

  • High performance application server development
  • Model Driven Architecture and Code generators
  • Real-Time Distributed Solutions
  • C, C++, C#, Java, TSQL, PL/SQL, Delphi, ActionScript, Perl, Rexx
  • Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle RDBMS, IBM DB2, PostGreSQL
  • AMQP, Apache qpid, RabbitMQ, Microsoft Message Queuing, IBM WebSphereMQ, Oracle TuxidoMQ
  • Oracle WebLogic, IBM WebSphere
  • Corba, COM, DCE, WCF
  • AspenTech InfoPlus.21(IP21), OsiSoft PI


More information about what I do for a living can be found at: harlinn.com or LinkedIn

You can contact me at espen@harlinn.no
H.Brydon
Retired None any more
United States United States
I have been writing software since 1969 and having fun doing it. I have The Knack. I have cooked bacon naked. I have worked in academia and the energy business for a little over 30 years. They have retired me now but I still enjoy writing code and trying to keep up to date. I have programmed in close to 100 languages. My current favorite is C++. My current platforms are Windows and linux. My favorite color is blue. I have never owned an umbrella. My sneezes are a registered avalanche hazard with the Colorado Ski Patrol. Women have swooned at my ability to recite digits of Pi.
harold@talerian.com
United States United States
No Biography provided
hjgode
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
Issam Lahlali
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
CppDepend lead developer.
Jason N. Gaylord
United States United States
No Biography provided
Jerry.Wang
Team Leader
China China
Jerry is from China. He was captivated by computer programming since 13 years old when first time played with Q-Basic.



  • Windows / Linux & C++
  • iOS & Obj-C
  • .Net & C#
  • Flex/Flash & ActionScript
  • HTML / CSS / Javascript
  • Gaming Server programming / video, audio processing / image & graphics


Contact: vcer(at)qq.com
Chinese Blog: http://blog.csdn.net/wangjia184
Jordan Gigov
Bulgaria Bulgaria
No Biography provided
kennethman
United States United States
No Biography provided
Kosta Cherry
United States United States
No Biography provided
lxdfigo
Student Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences
China China
No Biography provided
Marius Bancila
Architect Visma Software
Romania Romania
Marius Bancila is the author of Modern C++ Programming Cookbook and The Modern C++ Challenge. He has been a Microsoft MVP since 2006, initially for VC++ and nowadays for Development technologies. He works as a system architect for Visma, a Norwegian-based company. He works with various technologies, both managed and unmanaged, for desktop, cloud, and mobile, mainly developing with VC++ and VC#. He keeps a blog at http://www.mariusbancila.ro/blog, focused on Windows programming. You can follow Marius on Twitter at @mariusbancila.
Norbert Schlia
Software Developer (Senior) NDT Systems & Services
Germany Germany
I worked as freelancer for 14 years, now I am employed by NDT Systems & Services GmbH, a company in ultrasonic non destructive testing business.
Orjan Westin
Software Developer (Senior)
Sweden Sweden
Orjan has worked as a professional developer - in Sweden and England - since 1993, using a range of languages (C++, Pascal, Delphi, C, C#, Visual Basic, Python and assemblers), but tends to return to C++.
Plantronics
United States United States
Today’s smart devices and applications have untapped potential in the realm of context-aware computing. Plantronics is making it possible for its audio devices to deliver contextual information to a range of applications through Plantronics headsets. The Plantronics Spokes SDK allows developers to create a range of business applications that will have the power to change the way we communicate and collaborate.

Please check out our DevZone for more info on the Spokes SDK:
http://developer.plantronics.com/community/devzone
RedZombie125
United States United States
But I don't want to!!!
Ritesh_Singh
Software Developer (Senior) Nihilent Technologies Pvt Ltd
South Africa South Africa
I am working with Nihilent Technologies Pvt Ltd.I have worked on Banking and Finance domain, mainly in Cash Management and Repo Trading.
Technologies:-
My technological forte is VC++, C++, Win32, MFC, ATL/COM, C#.NET Windows Application, C, WebSphere MQ and DB2.
Specialties
Domain:-
BFS (Cash Management and Repo Trading)
Technologies:-
C, C++, VC++, Win32, MFC, ATL/COM, WebSphere MQ, DB2
RizviHasan
Software Developer
Sweden Sweden
No Biography provided
Sajeesh Payolam
United States United States
Auto-recovered
sam stokes
Instructor / Trainer Microsoft
United States United States
Sam Stokes works for Microsoft as a technology evangelist and is focused on working with colleges, students and professors.
Santhosh G_
India India
No Biography provided
Sergey Vystoropskiy
Software Developer (Senior) Oracle
United States United States
No Biography provided
Shahriar Iqbal Chowdhury/Galib
Chief Technology Officer
Bangladesh Bangladesh
I am a Software Engineer and Microsoft .NET technology enthusiast. Professionally I worked on several business domains and on diverse platforms. I love to learn and share new .net technology and my experience I gather in my engineering career. You can find me from here

Personal Site
Personal Blog
FB MS enthusiasts group
About Me
VentsyV
Software Developer
United States United States
I've been developing software for about 5 years now, specializing mostly in industrial and scientific programming. I'm experienced in C/C++ and C# both on Windows and Linux. I'm also fairly experienced in SQL as well.
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