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Best C++ Article of April 2014

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Current Entries

Articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

22 Apr 2014
Paul M Watt
Tuple
28 Apr 2014
Imran Abdul Ghani
Here is a list of top 10 ASP.NET AJAX interview questions
10 Mar 2016
Marco Bertschi
Serial communication with an Arduino Board via C# and the SerialPort class from the System.IO.Ports namespace
11 Apr 2014
Renato Tegon Forti
This article presents the new version of proposed library ‘Application’ to boost.org, and shows how you can build a long time (e.g. Server Application) running applications
18 Oct 2014
Marco Bertschi
A short guide on how you can style and customize the appearance of you QML controls in a CSS-like way
13 May 2014
Paulo Zemek
This article presents a .NET like Dictionary implemented in C++, which has better performance and consumes less memory than the STL's unordered_map class.
30 Apr 2014
Nitesh Luharuka
Friends, I am planning to write a series of articles on creating menus in different ways and this is the 1st one in the series. This post will explain how to create a simple 2 level menu using HTML and CSS only. We know there are a lot of ways to create a HTML menu …Read more →
17 Apr 2014
Apriorit Inc, Andy Bisikalo
In this article, we’ll consider Dynamic Disks. We are going to explore the program implementation with the help of the LDM (Logical Disk Manager) technology.
23 Apr 2014
Derell Licht
C++ class that provides a convenient wrapper for lodepng library
14 Apr 2014
Bartlomiej Filipek
Flexible Particle System - Start
11 Dec 2016
Marco Bertschi
A native C++ implementation of a very basic Doubly Linked List
2 Jul 2014
Mohammed El-Afifi
Given an existing win32 application, how to provide COM automation capability to it?
23 Apr 2014
zapsolution
Self contained EXE animation
24 Apr 2014
Mattias Högström
Learn the basics of how to draw with GDI on screen and to printer. We will look closer at the different GDI map modes, and how to do proper adjustments when you need to send the output to a printer. We will also create a metafile and load it back in again.
29 Apr 2014
Evgeny Zavalkovsky
An easy and an elegeant way to create "trusted" data variables.
15 Apr 2014
Bartlomiej Filipek
Flexible Particle System - The Container
27 Apr 2014
Mikhail Semenov
Problems with the one definition rule; examples of how to use constant expressions in inline functions.
14 Apr 2014
Dan Quist
A lightweight synchronous event framework for C++
31 Oct 2014
Yvan Rodrigues
There is a very high virtual memory penalty if you do.
28 Apr 2014
Andre' Gardiner
A c banking atm concept console application
15 Apr 2014
NATKIT7
One example of the need to have a set of nested loops in is combinotronics where you are trying to generate all possible combinations. If we want to have a variable number of elements generated then we need to look at having dynamically nested loops.
27 Apr 2014
Bartlomiej Filipek
This book is a must-have resource for any C++ developer!
19 Apr 2014
Alex Turok
It is difficult for me to imagine a program that doesn't deal with collections of some type – all our applications do proliferate with Arrays, Lists HashSets, DataTables and dozens of others. When writing code in C# the first tool I consider when faced with a collection is LINQ.
16 Mar 2015
Jan Dolinay
This article shows how to create programs for the Freescale ultra-low-cost development board FRDM-KL25Z.
22 May 2014
Sacha Barber
Now that we have some of the basic types and pattern matching under our belts, I thought it high time that we learnt a bit about how to organize our own code. Throughout some of the posts we have already been through I have been referring to modules such as the “List module”. In this […]
16 Apr 2014
Rion Williams
Remove slow startups and enjoy less "suspense" through .NET 4.5.1's app suspend feature
23 Apr 2014
Melick
SharePoint native web services can be access via _vti_bin mapped path.
21 Apr 2014
Member 4206974
A function for works on event
12 Apr 2014
Rion Williams
How to debug deeper through reference source
8 Apr 2014
William Van Winkle
Recently, the Intel® App Innovation Contest in partnership with the Intel® Developer Zone sent developers a challenge to find the next big target in touch, and >Adam Hill may have blasted it with his award-winning Hot Shots* spaceship game.
16 Apr 2014
Jerry Baugh
Zhongqian Su and a group of fellow graduate students used the Intel® Perceptual Computing SDK and the Creative Interactive Gesture Camera Kit to combine augmented reality (AR) and a common encyclopedia into ARPedia*—Augmented Reality meets Wikipedia

Current Participants

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

Alex Turok
Software Developer Acumatica
Russian Federation Russian Federation
I am a full-time .NET programmer and a lover of C#, C++, Clojure and Python at the same time. I do some Windows Phone development on my own and occasionally try myself at web-development. To enhance all these software-related activities I maintain a blog writing there on various topics, most of which actually come back to programming.
Andre' Gardiner
Software Developer sirdre.com
Canada Canada
I'm fascinated about new technology and innovations.
Apriorit Inc
Chief Technology Officer Apriorit Inc.
United States United States
ApriorIT is a software research and development company specializing in cybersecurity and data management technology engineering. We work for a broad range of clients from Fortune 500 technology leaders to small innovative startups building unique solutions.

As Apriorit offers integrated research&development services for the software projects in such areas as endpoint security, network security, data security, embedded Systems, and virtualization, we have strong kernel and driver development skills, huge system programming expertise, and are reals fans of research projects.

Our specialty is reverse engineering, we apply it for security testing and security-related projects.

A separate department of Apriorit works on large-scale business SaaS solutions, handling tasks from business analysis, data architecture design, and web development to performance optimization and DevOps.

Official site: https://www.apriorit.com
Clutch profile: https://clutch.co/profile/apriorit
Group type: Organisation

33 members

Bartlomiej Filipek
Software Developer
Poland Poland
Software developer interested in creating great code and passionate about teaching.

Author of C++17 In Detail - a book that will teach you the latest features of C++17!

I have around 11 years of professional experience in C++/Windows/Visual Studio programming. Plus other technologies like: OpenGL, game development, performance optimization.

In 2018 I was awarded by Microsoft as MVP, Developer Technologies.

If you like my articles please subscribe to my weekly C++ blog or just visit www.bfilipek.com.
Dan Quist
Software Developer
United States United States
I'm a full-time embedded C++ software engineer from Minnesota, USA. I have a passion for architecting complex, yet elegant, software systems that are easy to maintain and extend.

I accept all LinkedIn invitations.
Derell Licht
Software Developer (Senior) Self-Employed
United States United States
I have worked for 25+ years as a firmware engineer, in various environments. In my private life, I create a variety of applications, including console applications in Linux and Windows, and GUI applications in Windows. All of my programs and code snippets are freeware, with source code available. All programs are written in C or C++, and built using the MinGW toolchain.
Evgeny Zavalkovsky
Software Developer Box
United States United States
No Biography provided
GhostEx
China China
No Biography provided
Imran Abdul Ghani
Software Developer (Senior) Emaratech
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Imran Abdul Ghani has more than 10 years of experience in designing/developing enterprise level applications. He is Microsoft Certified Solution Developer for .NET(MCSD.NET) since 2005. You can reach his blogging at WCF Tutorials, Web Development, SharePoint for Dummies.
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.
Jerry Baugh
United States United States
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.
Mattias Högström
Architect Visma Software AB
Sweden Sweden
Mattias works at Visma, a leading Nordic ERP solution provider. He has good knowledge in C++/.Net development, test tool development, and debugging. His great passion is memory dump analysis. He likes giving talks and courses.
Melick
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
No Biography provided
Member 4206974
Software Developer Condor Informatique
Italy Italy
Computer literacy (software) : Languages: PHP, Javascript, SQL Autoit,Basic4Android; Frameworks: JOOMLA!
Teaching/Training skills on Office, WEB site development and programming languages.
Others : WEB site development.
UNDP Missions
feb – may 2003 Congo DR Bukavu: ground IT computer course
nov 2003 Burundi Bujumbura: Oracle Data Base course
feb 2005 Burundi Bujumbura: JAVA course
mar 2005 Mali Kati: MS Office course
oct 2006 Mali Kati: MS Office course
jun 2006 Burkina Faso Bobo Dioulasso: MS Office course
jun 2007 Burkina Faso Bobo Dioulasso: MS Office course
may 2007 Argentina Olavarria hospital: Internet application for access to medical records
apr 2008 Burkina Faso Ouagadougou: MS ACCESS and dynamic Internet applications
jun 2008 Niger Niamey: analysis of the computing needs of the Niamey hospital
may 2009 Burkina Faso Ouagadougou: MS ACCESS and dynamic Internet applications
oct 2010 Niger Niamey: analysis of the computing needs of the Niamey hospital (following)
Region Piedmont project Evaluation
mar 2006 Burkina Faso, Niger
mar 2007 Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger
sep 2008 Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger
Others
feb 2010 Burundi Kiremba hospital: MS Office course
feb 2011 Congo DR Kampene hospital: MS Office course
Mikhail Semenov
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
Mohammed El-Afifi
Software Developer (Senior)
Egypt Egypt
No Biography provided
NATKIT7
New Zealand New Zealand
NATKIT loves programming and currently working with C/C++. He is interested in working on designing and implementing various algorithms. He is looking into the development of algorithms that leverage on the parallel hardware that is readily available such as Mutli Core Processors, GP-GPU and Distributed Parallelism using MPI
Nitesh Luharuka
Team Leader Director @ Rebin Infotech
India India
An Independent IT Professional and Consultant on MS Technologies like .Net | MVC | Silverlight | Sharepoint | MS Project Server along with open source CMS Systems like DotNetNuke etc.

I am an enthusiastic technocrat who love to debug problems and solve them. I love writing articles on my website in my spare time. Please visit my Website for more details and subscribe to get technology related tips/tricks.
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.
Paulo Zemek
Software Developer (Senior) Niantic
United States United States
I started to program computers when I was 11 years old, as a hobbyist, programming in AMOS Basic and Blitz Basic for Amiga.
At 12 I had my first try with assembler, but it was too difficult at the time. Then, in the same year, I learned C and, after learning C, I was finally able to learn assembler (for Motorola 680x0).
Not sure, but probably between 12 and 13, I started to learn C++. I always programmed "in an object oriented way", but using function pointers instead of virtual methods.

At 15 I started to learn Pascal at school and to use Delphi. At 16 I started my first internship (using Delphi). At 18 I started to work professionally using C++ and since then I've developed my programming skills as a professional developer in C++ and C#, generally creating libraries that help other developers do their work easier, faster and with less errors.

Want more info or simply want to contact me?
Take a look at: http://paulozemek.azurewebsites.net/
Or e-mail me at: paulozemek@outlook.com

Codeproject MVP 2012, 2015 & 2016
Microsoft MVP 2013-2014 (in October 2014 I started working at Microsoft, so I can't be a Microsoft MVP anymore).
Renato Tegon Forti
Systems Engineer
Brazil Brazil
No Biography provided
Rion Williams
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
An experienced Software Developer and Graphic Designer with an extensive knowledge of object-oriented programming, software architecture, design methodologies and database design principles. Specializing in Microsoft Technologies and focused on leveraging a strong technical background and a creative skill-set to create meaningful and successful applications.

Well versed in all aspects of the software development life-cycle and passionate about embracing emerging development technologies and standards, building intuitive interfaces and providing clean, maintainable solutions for even the most complex of problems.
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
William Van Winkle
United States United States
No Biography provided
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.
zapsolution
Software Developer zapsolution
France France
I am a low level SDK programmer, focusing mainly on graphic imaging and multimedia applications.
I am using several languages, including C, C++, PowerBASIC, WinDev.
I wrote also a few demos in C#, but i never used DotNET in real code production.

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  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.
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  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.
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