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Best C++ Article of February 2014

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Each month at CodeProject we gather together the best of the articles submitted the previous month and ask our readers to choose the best of the best. Entry is automatic - just submit you articke and we'll do the rest.

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Current Entries

Articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

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9 Feb 2014
AssemblySoft
When your cloud services have been deployed and things are maybe not going quite as you expected, the first thing you may turn to is diagnostics.
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1 Feb 2014
tonywilk
A JSON-based protocol for sharing data between multimple clients over Websockets
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13 Feb 2014
Eyal Rosner
If you are looking for memory leaks related to BSTR pointers, this tip might be very relevant for you.
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25 Feb 2014
Gabor Fekete
Fine grained access control to private members of a class
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25 Feb 2014
Gabor Fekete
Variable Declaration and Initialization
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25 Feb 2014
Gabor Fekete
Emulating in, out and inout function parameters in C++
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25 Feb 2014
Gabor Fekete
Emulating in, out and inout function parameters in C++
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25 Feb 2014
Gabor Fekete
Guidelines about the auto keyword of C++11 for variable declaration
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25 Feb 2014
Gabor Fekete
Widget::O Idiom
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25 Feb 2014
Gabor Fekete
Emulating the final keyword
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12 Feb 2014
Joel Ivory Johnson
A walk through on modifying an RC car to be controlled by a Windows Phone
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14 Aug 2016
Yvan Rodrigues
Complete list of GUIDs found in .csproj files and their descriptions
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26 Jul 2016
Yochai Timmer
Debugging C++ projects in release. Finding the lost object information
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28 Feb 2014
_Ravikant Tiwari_
This program will demonstrate the process of injecting code into already running processes. Here we have choosen to inject into Explorer
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6 Feb 2014
CPallini
A simple algorithm for counting occurrences of symbols in files
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9 Mar 2015
Jan Dolinay
This article describes faster but still easy-to-use version of digital I/O for Arduino
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13 Feb 2014
Lothar Perr
Simple and lightweight XML Serialization using tinyxml2
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6 Feb 2014
Adamanteus
Intercepting SEH exceptions in C++ program
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13 Feb 2014
shailesh91082
This is Part4 of various Techniques to Debug Applications on Windows, focussed on Memory Leaks
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24 Feb 2014
PJ Arends
A C++ class that makes it easy to print text in clearly defined rows and columns
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13 Feb 2014
shailesh91082
This is Part 5 of various Techniques to Debug Applications on Windows, focused on Memory Leaks
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10 Feb 2014
Ilia Glizerin
How to implement the type rich style recommended, as recommended by Bjarne Stroustrup
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13 Feb 2014
sbarnes
A small utility that feature-creeped into Yet Another SCM tool - a useful app to examine
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9 Feb 2014
Paul M Watt
How to improve code clarity with Typedef
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20 Aug 2014
Elmue
With this project, C++ and .NET Windows programmers get a very versatile library to send and download emails via SMTP, POP3 and IMAP with TLS and SSL support.
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10 Jun 2014
Evgeny Zavalkovsky
SW Message Bus represents message flow abstraction mechanism in a complex, multithreaded SW system.
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4 Feb 2014
Petrov Vladimir
Ssupport for the tutorials and lessons on OpenGL
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24 Nov 2015
nuclear_sun
You can share a peer's desktop with any others using this software, designate the sharer and viewers in any way you can imagine. Detailed development document and user manual can be found in the Download.
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5 Mar 2014
David Johns
A class that wraps the IWebBrowser2 interface of Microsoft Internet Explorer to enable you to browse, print and save web content programatically
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22 Apr 2014
Marco Bertschi
A quick overview why you should abandon Qt's QRegExp class and move on to use QRegularExpression
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19 Feb 2014
Vedat Ozan Oner
A sample project with Arduino.
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16 Jul 2014
SarmadAsghar
Building on My SQL Storage Engines and APIs to Conduct Complex Analysis Using SQL Query Language: Part 2
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25 Feb 2014
n.podbielski
Expression Parsing and Nested Properties
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12 Feb 2014
Shiva Varshovi_
There are so many recipies to get the Longest Common Substring from two given strings...
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21 Feb 2014
Vedat Ozan Oner
Revised timer for Arduino
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9 Feb 2014
Shiva Varshovi_
DFS algorithm to print the element of a Binary Search Tree in order in which just by traversing with a DFS algorithm is possible

Current Participants

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

_Ravikant Tiwari_
Engineer
India India
No Biography provided
Adamanteus
Software Developer LLC "AMS"
Russian Federation Russian Federation
In 1991 year has received senior secondary education and entered in Moscow Economic-statistical Institute, by faculty of Supply mathematics, has studied to 2-nd course with high progress, and left it by own will.

With 1994-1996 years - serviced in army (navy fleet, now sailor of a stock).

Since 1999 year has begun my labour career, with job of computer operator, in department of computer maintenance developing learn-methodical documentation.

Single, on religion - atheist.
AssemblySoft
Architect AssemblySoft
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Carl Randall is the founder of AssemblySoft.com where he offers freelancing services. He has specialized in Information Technology solutions for over 20 years. Specializing in full life-cycle development projects for both enterprise-wide systems, desktop applications and Internet based solutions. Carl is a Microsoft Cloud expert.

Carl has been involved in .Net since it's inception and is currently a Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (Enterprise).

You can read a little more from Carl from his personal blog: https://www.carlrandall.net/ which covers Azure, Blazor and .Net topics.

When not coding and designing, Carl enjoys playing table tennis, tennis, sailing and spending time by the beach - when the british weather permits Wink | ;)
CPallini
Software Developer (Senior) Biotecnica Instruments S.p.A.
Italy Italy




Debugging? Klingons do not debug. Our software does not coddle the weak. Bugs are good for building character in the user.
-- The Klingon programmer



Beelzebub for his friends [^].




David Johns
Web Developer
United States United States
No Biography provided
Elmue
Software Developer (Senior) ElmüSoft
Chile Chile
Software Engineer since 27 years.
Evgeny Zavalkovsky
Software Developer Box
United States United States
No Biography provided
Eyal Rosner
Architect - Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Unknown
My specialities are at the area of crash dump analysis, memory leaks tracking, network traffic analysis, advanced debugging technics and software security
Gabor Fekete
United States United States
No Biography provided
Ilia Glizerin
Student
Israel Israel
programmer
Jan Dolinay
Employed (other) Tomas Bata University in Zlin
Czech Republic Czech Republic
Works at Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic. Teaches embedded systems programming. Interested in programming in general and especially in programming microcontrollers.
Joel Ivory Johnson
Software Developer
United States United States
I attended Southern Polytechnic State University and earned a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and later returned to earn a Masters of Science in Software Engineering. I've largely developed solutions that are based on a mix of Microsoft technologies with open source technologies mixed in. I've got an interest in astronomy and you'll see that interest overflow into some of my code project articles from time to time.



Twitter:@j2inet

Instagram: j2inet

Lothar Perr
p++ Datentechnik GmbH
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
Marco Bertschi
Software Developer
Switzerland Switzerland
I'm a young Software Engineer. Whilst I may accept a 'status quo' as given, it's my responsibility to improve it as soon as the opportunity arises.
Very familiar with the .Net framework since it has been the underlying foundation for most of my professional work so far. I'm that kind of guy who gets stuff done, while I may also improve the way things work whilst I'm at it. Generally can get along well with most people I meet as a professional.
Fervent volunteer firefigter, captain-ranked air force militia spec officer.
Great friend and generally nice to have me around - For a talk, a beer, or a bonfire (I might as well do all of those things combined). Oh, and I really love music - Rock & country that is, mostly.
n.podbielski
Software Developer
Poland Poland
No Biography provided
nuclear_sun
Technical Lead student
China China
I am a postgraduate student in China, I would like to absorb fresh things !
Paul M Watt
Engineer
United States United States
I am a software architect and I have been developing software for nearly two decades. Over the years I have learned to value maintainable solutions first. This has allowed me to adapt my projects to meet the challenges that inevitably appear during development. I use the most beneficial short-term achievements to drive the software I develop towards a long-term vision.

C++ is my strongest language. However, I have also used x86 ASM, ARM ASM, C, C#, JAVA, Python, and JavaScript to solve programming problems. I have worked in a variety of industries throughout my career, which include:
• Manufacturing
• Consumer Products
• Virtualization
• Computer Infrastructure Management
• DoD Contracting

My experience spans these hardware types and operating systems:
• Desktop
o Windows (Full-stack: GUI, Application, Service, Kernel Driver)
o Linux (Application, Daemon)
• Mobile Devices
o Windows CE / Windows Phone
o Linux
• Embedded Devices
o VxWorks (RTOS)
o Greenhills Linux
o Embedded Windows XP

I am a Mentor and frequent contributor to CodeProject.com with tutorial articles that teach others about the inner workings of the Windows APIs.

I am the creator of an open source project on GitHub called Alchemy[^], which is an open-source compile-time data serialization library.

I maintain my own repository and blog at CodeOfTheDamned.com/[^], because code maintenance does not have to be a living hell.
Petrov Vladimir
Russian Federation Russian Federation
No Biography provided
PJ Arends
President
Canada Canada
No Biography provided
Saeed Masoumy Rad
Engineer
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iran (Islamic Republic of)
I am an electronics engineer with great interests in computer science since childhood. I have already developed some useful software-projects, which are being used in different industries to solve data processing and management problems.
SarmadAsghar
Team Leader VF
Pakistan Pakistan
No Biography provided
sbarnes
CEO
United States United States
No Biography provided
shailesh91082
Architect
India India
A Technology Enthusiast since 14 Years, have been contributing in varied Domains. Interested in developing technology which goes more meaning to Human Life, Nature and the entire ecosystem.

#Developer, #Architect, #Enthusiast, #Contributor #Mentor

To all Developers out there, You touch a Billion Lives a Billion Times
Before you code Think Twice !!!
Shiva Varshovi_
Software Developer
Canada Canada
No Biography provided
tonywilk
Founder
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Developer in just about anything from 6502 machine code thru C, C++ and now things like PHP and javascript. Used to develop hardware and still dabble with electronics and ham radio when I'm not letting off pyrotechnics, shooting or flying my VPM M16 gyroplane.
Vedat Ozan Oner
Engineer Mevoo Ltd
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
Yochai Timmer
Team Leader
Israel Israel
http://stackoverflow.com/users/536086/yochai-timmer
Yvan Rodrigues
Systems Engineer Clearpath Robotics
Canada Canada
Yvan Rodrigues has 30 years of experience in information systems and software development for the industry. He is Senior Controls Engineer at OTTO Motors

He is a Certified Technician (C.Tech.), a professional designation granted by the Institute of Engineering Technology of Ontario (IETO).

Yvan draws on experience as owner of Red Cell Innovation Inc., Mabel's Labels Inc. as Manager of Systems and Development, and the University of Waterloo as Information Systems Manager.

Yvan supports open-source software. He is a committer for SharpKit (C# to Javascript cross-compiler) and WebIssues (Issue/Ticket Management System), TinyMCE (JavaScript editor), and contributes to MySQL, Ghostscript, iTextSharp, Bacula, FreeBSD, and Xamarin.

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. Multiple votes from the same IP will be automatically disqualified.
  11. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  12. Only those who live in jurisdictions in which this contest is legal may enter.
  13. Any breach of the rules and the prize will be awarded to the runner up.
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Eligibility

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