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Best C++ Article of July 2014

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Current Entries

Articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered.

10 Jul 2014
_Flaviu
A small guide to use VTK in MFC
9 Jul 2014
Bartlomiej Filipek
Description about my simple OpenGL renderer for the particle system
21 Jul 2014
BrainlessLabs.com
C++ is a vast language. Now the language is even more beautiful and exciting and evolving. With Microsoft and Apple backing it up it has a lot of potential. In these series we will talk about C++ in general, different features and some internals of C++. I will be using the llvm/Clang compiler tool c
21 Jul 2014
BrainlessLabs.com
In this chapter we will deal with class, structures and objects. So class or struct is the keywords we use to create a class in C++. The class can hold static, non static member variables. Class can contain static, non static and virtual member functions.
25 Jul 2014
Thomas Maierhofer (Tom)
TinyMCE additional HTML elements
14 Jul 2014
Hadi Brais
Dissecting the C++ STL vector: Part 1 - introduction
30 Jul 2014
David Corne
This post is an introduction to a library I have written, UnitC++.
22 Jul 2014
Keyhole Software
I have had the opportunity to work with SignalR over the last 6 months and I really like how easy it was to set up and get working. It has opened my eyes to a lot of possibilities for web projects. I’ll do my best to explain the technology as I’ve been exposed to it. What […]
15 Jul 2014
Dan Hu
Automatic Dump collection and Analysis
6 Dec 2017
David O'Neil
My DWinLib Windows API wrapper combined with Francisco Campos's Pretty WinAPI framework
18 Jul 2016
Sébastien Jodogne
This article explains how to create a basic WADO server to provide Web access to DICOM images. The WADO server is implemented as a plugin for Orthanc, a lightweight DICOM store.
25 Jul 2014
Nish Nishant
The article goes through sevean language and IDE features in the VS 14 CTP 2 that are specific to C++ development
13 Jul 2014
Michael Haephrati
How to develop a tool that will adjust mistaken date and time of multiple files, photos or videos
31 Jul 2014
Michael Gazonda
A Fundamental Lock-Free Building Block - The Lock-Free Stack
29 Jul 2014
BrainlessLabs.com
A gentle introduction to android.
24 Jul 2014
Meena Chockalingam
Understanding LIST_ENTRY lists and CONTAINING_RECORD macro which are used in Windows Kernel
24 Jul 2015
webmaster442
A mini howto on using bass.dll & bass.net wrapper.
28 Jul 2014
Mihai MOGA
Learn the basics of Microsoft CryptoAPI Library
23 Jul 2014
Hans
Just for fun, a Conway's Game of Life application with many features using MFC Direct2D classes
22 May 2016
Ryan S White
CppHeader2CS: A compile-time tool for converting C/C++ header constants, enums, and structures to C#.
30 Jul 2014
_Maxxx_
A step-by-step beginners guide to setting up a development environment to write games using Cocos2d-X 3.2 on a Mac
25 Jul 2014
Mohammad_Hamad
Using the Function Pointer inside C struct
18 Jul 2014
Vasily Tserekh
How to write your own HTML content into any webpage through BHOs in C++
13 Jul 2014
Amogh Natu
This tip shows how to parse JSON response received from a web service into an NSDictionary object.
27 Jul 2019
Mihai MOGA
An alternative Windows version to the famous HyperTerminal
10 Jul 2014
Dr. Song Li
This is a study note on debugging a remotely running Java application from Eclipse.
11 Dec 2016
Mihai MOGA
Did you spot any bugs today? Than this tool might save some of your time
27 Jul 2014
Rakesh Waghulde
This will show the simple and useful way to implement Banker's algorithm in managing & scheduling projects,their resources & to give effective solution.
11 Aug 2014
Andy Bantly
Using a portion of Google's C++ testing framework to compare doubles
25 Jul 2014
Mohamed Taman
Understanding lambda expressions....This article of the “Java SE 8 new features tour” series will deep dive into understanding Lambda expressions. I will show you a few different uses of Lambda Expressions. They all have in common the implementation of functional interfaces.
17 Jul 2014
Chinmoy Mohanty
In my last post I indicated as to how Microsoft & MS technologies have made programming for the web simple and easy. I also suggested how these same MS technologies have created misinformed web developers (like me) as well.
15 Jul 2014
Leslie Godwin
The UISwitch's UIControlEventValueChanged event is pretty useless if you'd like to get a notification only when the switch value actually changes.
8 Jul 2014
EngDRJ
An finite state menu implemented using multiple linked-lists and function pointers in C for use with embedded programming.
9 Jul 2014
SoftPerfect Research
Introduction in the File System Notification Kit (FSNK) product for monitoring file system activity in real-time.
9 Jul 2014
SoftPerfect Research
Virtual Volume Software Development Kit (VV SDK) is a developer’s toolkit for creating virtual disks.
22 Jul 2014
Alejandro Gaio
A client-tracking solution for a session-less WCF web service
25 Jul 2014
Mat Hopwood
Fragmentation is bad for business and mobile game development is a very fragmented business that is ripe with pitfalls and difficulties. This article outlines these factors and explains how developers are able to overcome them, cutting costs and without the need for compromise.

Current Participants

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

_Maxxx_
Software Developer (Senior) Devo
Australia Australia
Software developer par excellence,sometime artist, teacher, musician, husband, father and half-life 2 player (in no particular order either of preference or ability)
Started programming aged about 16 on a Commodore Pet.
Self-taught 6500 assembler - wrote Missile Command on the Pet (impressive, if I say so myself, on a text-only screen!)
Progressed to BBC Micro - wrote a number of prize-winning programs - including the best graphics application in one line of basic (it drew 6 multicoloured spheres viewed in perspective)
Trained with the MET Police as a COBOL programmer
Wrote platform game PooperPig which was top of the Ceefax Charts for a while in the UK
Did a number of software dev roles in COBOL
Progressed to Atari ST - learned 68000 assembler & write masked sprite engine.
Worked at Atari ST User magazine as Technical Editor - and was editor of Atari ST World for a while.
Moved on to IBM Mid range for work - working as team leader then project manager
Emigrated to Aus.
Learned RPG programming on the job (by having frequent coffee breaks with the wife!!)
Moved around a few RPG sites
Wrote for PC User magazine - was Shareware Magazine editor for a while.
Organised the first large-scale usage of the Internet in Australia through PC User magazine.
Moved from RPG to Delphi 1
Developed large applications in Delphi before moving on to VB .Net and C#
Became I.T. Manager - realised how boring paper pushing can be
And now I pretty much do .Net development in the daytime, while redeveloping PooperPig for the mobile market at night.
_Flaviu
Romania Romania
No Biography provided
Alejandro Gaio
Architect
Argentina Argentina
I'm a managing partner of NoobitAR, a new software company based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I'm always willing to learn new technologies, in order to improve our products, to help colleagues and customers with their challenges, and to contribute with the community based on my own experiences.
As a hobby, I produce electronic music, and practice martial arts (sipalki and muay thai).
Amogh Natu
Software Developer
India India
No Biography provided
Andy Bantly
Founder
United States United States
Working as a software developer since 1989. Started out with Basic, FORTRAN and JCL, moved into Visual Basic 1.0, C, then C++, and now I work mainly in C++ using MFC, Win32, and ATL/COM. I use Microsoft Products only because that is what gives me gainful employment. Through work, I have a lot of experience with HTML, JavaScript, XSL transformations, the XMLHTTP object, PHP 4.x, and simple COM object integrations.

I've worked for the University of Oklahoma in the school of meteorology (Go SOONERS!), consulting, and now as a Senior Software Engineer. These things keep my lights on and electricity going. My dream job is to own a bowling alley and rub elbows with pro-bowlers! I'm also an avid pedicab driver and have my own cab. I like the hustle of picking up people in downtown and biking them to their destination.
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.
BrainlessLabs.com
Architect
India India
I like to explore different aspects of technology. Try new things, and get delighted. My interests are programming language, and Imaging. But its not hard to work on other things also. Algorithms delight me over a coffee break.

I basically code in C++, but JAVA is not so alien for me. I know few scripting languages also. Basically I feel that knowing a programing language is just a matter of getting introduced to it.

For my other articles check my blog on homepage:

http://brainlesslabs.com/

https://github.com/BrainlessLabsInc

http://www.luxrender.net/en_GB/authors_contributors - SMISRA
Chinmoy Mohanty
Software Developer
India India
I am a Developer working across .NET Technologies.
Passionate about WEB technologies more than anything.
Fascinated about the idea of how the WEB world and the WinForm world are slowly merging into each other, with a very thin line to differentiate them.

I am an active blogger and I blog mostly about Technology. Also, I have presented at certain points in the past on technical topics.

My Blog


Life & Tech

Programming Community Profiles


Stack Overflow
GitHub

Presentations


Slideshare

Social Profiles


Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Google+
Dan Hu
Software Developer (Senior)
China China
Domain and interests include Windows system programming, network programming, high co-currency server, debugging skill, Microsoft technology integration, cloud computing.
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


David O'Neil
Software Developer www.randommonkeyworks.com
United States United States
I am the author of Laughing at the Devil: One Man’s Religious Discoveries. For those who are “ready to look at the world - religion, science, spirituality - differently,” LATD is the book to turn to.

In about 1994 I began studying and documenting the astronomy of our ancestors. A hint lead to many years of partial understanding, before a profound breakthrough occurred and some old myths finally made sense.

The greatest of my discoveries is the celestial observations behind the biblical tale of Samson, which was created 3,000 years ago. That find casts a profound new light on the roots of Western religion, as well as the foundation of modern science. To learn more, visit my website.

Trained as a mechanical engineer, I learned C++ programming on my own in order to create a MIDI program. I am delighted to say I also succeeded in that goal. Happy coding, everybody!
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.
Emiliarge
Software Developer
Russian Federation Russian Federation
Want to contribute my CodeProject articles and tips? Write my e-mail: emiliarge@mail.ru
EngDRJ
Student
South Africa South Africa
I am a student who first scripted in SQL in 2012, then moved on to VB, C, basics of c++, C#, WPF, HTML, CCS, Java script, MVC, Delphi, MySql and PHP. At the same time studying electronic engineering and as you can imagine I have little to no free time. I enjoy the fields of machine learning and always like to do the things I shouldn't be doing, yet.
Hadi Brais
Syrian Arab Republic Syrian Arab Republic
No Biography provided
Hans
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
Keyhole Software
Keyhole Software
United States United States
Keyhole is a software development and consulting firm with a tight-knit technical team. We work primarily with Java, .NET, and Mobile technologies, specializing in application development. We love the challenge that comes in consulting and blog often regarding some of the technical situations and technologies we face. Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago.
Group type: Organisation

3 members

Leslie Godwin
Technical Lead FNB Connect
South Africa South Africa
iOS Technical Lead at FNB
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Computers are really sweet. Aren't they?
Yup they are...

I've always loved writing tools and components...never been very interested in playing games....always wanted to be able to write them though.

And, yes. I'm still pretty annoyed they discontinued the Amiga computer.
Mat Hopwood
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Mat is Senior Software Engineer for Marmalade Technologies Ltd. He has worked in the games industry as a game and gaming technology developer for over 20 years on a huge range of 2D and 3D games, game engines and development tools across different platforms.
Meena Chockalingam
Software Developer Cognizant Technology Solutions
India India
My name is Meena. I am a fresher. Graduated in April 2014.My stream is Computer Science Engineering (CSE). Currently working at Cognizant Technology Solutions, Chennai.

My interests are gaming, kernel development, game development. Subjects of interest include Operating System, System Software, Computer Architecture, Data Structures.
Michael Gazonda
Architect Zed Mind
Canada Canada
I love writing good code, and am currently spending my time working on a project I love.

I'm a yoga teacher, and enjoy the outdoors which I never seem to get enough of. Hopefully soon...

If you'd like, you can connect with me on Facebook.
Michael Haephrati
CEO Secured Globe, Inc.
United States United States
Michael Haephrati, CEO and co-founder of Secured Globe, Inc. Worked on many ventures starting from HarmonySoft, designing Rashumon, the first Graphical Multi-lingual word processor for Amiga computer. During 1995-1996 he worked as a Contractor with Apple at Cupertino.



Mihai MOGA
Software Developer (Senior) Printec Group Romania SRL
Romania Romania
My professional background includes knowledge of analyst programmer for Microsoft Visual C++, Microsoft Visual C#, Microsoft Visual Basic, Sun Java, assembly for Intel 80x86 microprocessors, assembly for PIC microcontrollers (produced by Microchip Inc.), relational databases (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server), concurrent version systems, bug tracking systems, web design (HTML5, CSS3, XML, PHP/MySQL, JavaScript, Flash).

If you like my articles, please visit my website: https://www.mihaimoga.com/
Mohamed Taman
Architect efinance
Egypt Egypt
A Systems Architect, Java team leader, and consultant with around 12+ years’ experience in projects architecture, manages department team, projects deadlines, delivery times, capacity plans, and resource planning in case of concurrent projects / change requests development. Consultant / Architect for startup companies.

Graduated with B.Sc in computer systems engineering, major Electrical Engineering.

A JCP & EC (Executive committee) member at Java Community Process Organization. JSR 358, 354, 364, & 363 Expert Group, and Working on many JSRs especially Java EE 7, 8 umbrella JSRs / Glassfish 4 evaluation and testing, and a member of Adopt-A-JSR, Adopt-OpenJDK, and FishCAT programs.

Member of MoroccoJUG and EGJUG Leader, Founder of JCP activities program group of EGJUG. Won the 11 annual JCP awards 2013 for Outstanding adopt-a-JSR participant.

An Oracle Egypt Architects Club board member, with responsibility to define and put the correct architecture reference solutions for Oracle customer's projects in EMEA.

Founder and Manager of efinance Mobile R&D and development department, after 6 months of R&D I came up with Banzenty mobile application on many platform.

More on http://about.me/mohamedtaman
Mohammad_Hamad
Software Developer
Germany Germany
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave
Nish Nishant
United States United States
Nish Nishant is a Principal Software Architect based out of Columbus, Ohio. He has over 17 years of software industry experience in various roles including Lead Software Architect, Principal Software Engineer, and Product Manager. Nish was a Microsoft Visual C++ MVP between 2002 and 2015.

Nish is an industry acknowledged expert in the Microsoft technology stack. He authored C++/CLI in Action for Manning Publications in 2005, and had previously co-authored Extending MFC Applications with the .NET Framework for Addison Wesley in 2003. In addition, he has over 140 published technology articles on CodeProject.com and another 250+ blog articles on his WordPress blog. Nish is vastly experienced in team management, mentoring teams, and directing all stages of software development.

Contact Nish : If you are interested in hiring Nish as a consultant, you can reach him via his google email id voidnish.

Company Website : www.ganymedesoftwaresolutions.com
Rakesh Waghulde
Software Developer
India India
No Biography provided
Ryan S White
Help desk / Support
United States United States
Ryan White is an IT Coordinator, currently living in Pleasanton, California.

He earned his B.S. in Computer Science at California State University East Bay in 2012. Ryan has been writing lines of code since the age of 7 and continues to enjoy programming in his free time.

You can contact Ryan at s u n s e t q u e s t -A-T- h o t m a i l DOT com if you have any questions he can help out with.
SarmadAsghar
Team Leader VF
Pakistan Pakistan
No Biography provided
No Biography provided
SoftPerfect Research is a small software development company located in Brisbane, Australia. Established in 2000, we specialise in producing Windows network management applications for businesses and individuals. In 2013 we added two developer SDKs in our portfolio, with VV SDK being one of them.
I'm a Senior Software Consultant
Thomas Maierhofer Consulting
Vasily Tserekh
Software Developer
United States United States
Born on 86, had my first computer at the age of 8, wrote my first code at the age of 15(pascal), began to study software engineering at 2005 and graduated in 2010. Now I am currently developing software for ERP systems in "Michell Consulting, LLC" . I have a dev blog www.vasilydev.blogspot.com. My real passion is 3D game programming and playing guitar. I've programmed stuff in C#, python, Delphi, PHP, C++, JS, QT and others...
webmaster442
Engineer
Hungary Hungary
No Biography provided

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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.
  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.
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