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Current Entries

Articles that match the contest criteria are automatically entered. The top 50 entries are shown.

18 Aug 2014
José Cintra
Some suggestions of algorithms for solving the Pascal Triangle, addressing iterative, recursive and functional paradigms
24 Aug 2014
José Cintra
Some suggestions of algorithms for computing the Fibonacci numbers addressing iterative, recursive and functional paradigms
24 Aug 2014
Arun Ramachandran India
WebMethod overloading in ASP.NET web services
14 Aug 2014
Android on Intel
Golden Hammer Software took a trip earlier this year to New York to attend the Intel Android CodeFest. We updated Big Mountain Snowboarding, Trick Shot Bowling, and Scribble Worm to run natively on Intel Android devices during that weekend. All three of these games use C++ through the NDK.
14 Aug 2014
Android on Intel
During an Intel CodeFest I optimized all my games for Intel Architecture and it was dead simple. I’ll describe my experience with the process and hopefully will get you interested to do the same.
2 Aug 2014
CdnSecurityEngineer
Intro – Secure Process Creation I chose the Secure Process Creation pattern as the first pattern to kick of the series on security design patterns because process creation is everywhere in the software world today. Ensuring that the way processes…Read more ›
16 Aug 2014
Eric Z (Jing)
Understand std::atomic::compare_exchange_weak() in C++11
2 Aug 2014
Bartlomiej Filipek
How to start optimizing the particle system code.
4 Aug 2014
CdnSecurityEngineer
Intro This is an interesting topic, my reasoning for writing this will become clear in the not too distant future, however not many organizations that are actively writing code have many folks focused or dedicated exclusively to security, if you…Read more ›
17 Aug 2014
pi19404
In this article we will look at markov models and its application in classification of discrete sequential data.
20 Aug 2014
pi19404
This article describes the method to cross compile C/C++ library for Android OS
26 Aug 2014
Ivan Krivyakov
Capturing unhandled exceptions in a mixed native CLR environment
26 Aug 2014
Andrey Grodzovsky
Stack corruptions are usually tricky to solve, they can be random or consistent in nature, random are usually due to some rogue pointer writing to a random location wrecking havoc along the process address space and the consistent are due to overrunning allocated write buffer with more bytes that it
5 Aug 2014
Babu_Abdulsalam
A Simple Profiler for C++ apps on x64 platform
20 Mar 2015
SergeiR[MCTS]
Demonstrates Windows 8 capability to directly control stepper motor
3 Aug 2014
Asif Bahrainwala
Design your own language and write a compiler/ interpreter for it
13 Aug 2014
Stefan_Lang
How to avoid overflow and still retain precision on large integer calculations
11 Aug 2014
Andres Cassagnes
A basic guideline to start with GUI designing with wxWidgets
10 May 2018
jespa007
An easy and quick way to load JSON files/strings into C++ structures
16 Sep 2014
_Maxxx_
A step-by-step beginners guide to setting up a development environment to write games using Cocos2d-X 3.2 on a PC
7 Aug 2014
D. Infuehr
An introduction on how to implement global interceptable hooks in .Net
2 Aug 2014
K Stock
Article #2: How to install the multi-mobile-platform MoSync development environment
5 Aug 2014
Igor Ladnik
Technique to obtain in memory code of running .NET application (even wrapped into unmanaged code for binary files anti-reflection) is presented and implemented with workable sample
9 Aug 2014
Pritam007
Simple description of Merge Sort
22 Aug 2014
Thomas Roll
Developing custom functionality for Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac in C and VBA
20 Aug 2014
KjellKod.cc
Asynchronous, "crash safe" logging with dynamic logging sinks
29 Aug 2014
Andres Cassagnes
A simple serial communication library, with a serial ports enumerator
6 Aug 2014
Sei Flavius
Using auto-layout to position two buttons that span the entire width of the underlying view
20 Aug 2014
Evgeny Zavalkovsky
Multi-reader lock that provides real readers' lock-free and wait-free concurency on multi core systems.
6 Aug 2014
Mihai MOGA
An alternative Windows version to XML Sitemap online generators
29 Aug 2014
Mihai MOGA
A quick solution to transform binary data to plain text
18 Aug 2014
pi19404
In this article we will look at Adaptive Skin Color Detection technique described in the paper "An Adaptive Real-time Skin Detector Based on Hue Thresholding"
2 Sep 2014
pi19404
In this article, we will look at unistrore gesture recognition for Android devices
18 Aug 2014
Emiliarge
Read and write data to Access databases without limitations caused by the use of the SQL.
22 Aug 2014
Joren Heit
Designing and implementing a Pi2Pi chat-protocol in C++
7 Aug 2014
Madhur Kapoor
Introduction to Swift
14 Aug 2014
Arun Ramachandran India
CodeProject In the last blog post, we have discussed about consuming web services from the client application. In this article we will go over how to use session state in a web service. This is continuation of the previous article.
28 Mar 2018
Tim ONeil
Sometimes you need a hammer for a job, not a bazooka
7 Aug 2014
Ivan Krivyakov
Getting callback on child process exit in C++
17 Aug 2014
Mihai MOGA
Quick tool to convert batch PNG images to ICO format
3 Aug 2014
henry sentio kauta
The Android operating System in action
7 Aug 2014
Rakesh Waghulde
This gives the optimal strategy to solve the famous Bridge Crossing Puzzle in generalized way.
2 Aug 2014
K Stock
Article #3: Getting started with MoSync for Android (and other mobile platforms)
14 Aug 2014
Android on Intel
This guide is intended to help developers port existing ARM*-based NDK applications to x86.

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.
Andres Cassagnes
Engineer
Argentina Argentina
As an Electronic Engineer I've worked with many languages and for some diferents plattforms including desktop and embedded systems.
My natural envirovment is C/C++, but I've worked with Java, C# and hardware oriented languages (VHDL, Verilog).
I really like programing and always I'm looking for some ideas to development.
I add to the opensource philosophy do I try to share my knowledge with other people.

Now I am developing embedded systems for nuclear industries in the Argentina most important technology Company.
Andrey Grodzovsky
Software Developer (Senior) spielo
Canada Canada
No Biography provided
Android on Intel
United States United States
Intel is inside more and more Android devices, and we have tools and resources to make your app development faster and easier.

Arun Ramachandran India
Software Developer
India India
Arun Ramachandran is a Software Engineer having hands on experience in different Microsoft Technologies who is presently working in Experion Technologies, India. He has written over 95 articles on the subject on his blog at http://BestTEchnologyBlog.com. Along with 3 years of hands on experience he holds a Master of Computer Applications degree from Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT).
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).
Babu_Abdulsalam
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
I'm working as Senior software Engineer since 7 years and interested in MFC and COM programming.
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.
CdnSecurityEngineer
Engineer
Canada Canada
I am a Sr Engineer for a major security firm; I have been developing software professionally for 8 years now; I've worked for start ups, small companies, large companies, myself, education. Currently the company I work for has 7,000+ employees worldwide. I am responsible for our platform security, I write code, implement features, educate other engineers about security, I perform security reviews, threat modeling, continue to educate myself on the latest software. By night, I actively work to educate other developers about security and security issues. I also founded a local chapter of OWASP which I organize and run.

I cut my teeth developing in C++ and it's still where my heart is with development, lately I've been writing a lot of C# code & some java, but I do have a project or two coming out in C++ /DiectX 11 whenever I get the time.

When I am not developing code I am spending my time with my wife and daughter or I am lost deep in the woods some where on a camping trip with friends. If you can't find me with a GPS and a SPOT device then chances are I am on the Rugby pitch playing Rugby and having a great time doing so.


You can find more about me and My thoughts on security
D. Infuehr
Student
Austria Austria
Currently i am 21 years old. I started making software when I was 13.
I use my spare time to make C# and C++ applications.
Emiliarge
Software Developer
Russian Federation Russian Federation
Want to contribute my CodeProject articles and tips? Write my e-mail: emiliarge@mail.ru
Eric Z (Jing)
Technical Lead National Instruments
China China
Senior software engineer at National Instruments, to implement various Ethernet-based industrial protocols, e.g., EtherCAT. Favorite languages are C/C++ and Python. For fun, I like watching films (sci-fi, motion), walking, and various reading.
Evgeny Zavalkovsky
Software Developer Box
United States United States
No Biography provided
HateCoding
Software Developer China Telecom Guangdong
China China
No Biography provided
No Biography provided
Igor Ladnik
Software Developer (Senior)
Israel Israel


  • Nov 2010: Code Project Contests - Windows Azure Apps - Winner
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Ivan Krivyakov
Technical Lead Thomson Reuters
United States United States
Ivan is a hands-on software architect/technical lead working for Thomson Reuters in the New York City area. At present I am mostly building complex multi-threaded WPF application for the financial sector, but I am also interested in cloud computing, web development, mobile development, etc.

Please visit my web site: www.ikriv.com.
jespa007
Software Developer (Senior)
Spain Spain
I'm a happy person who likes programming. It has been a passion since my nineteen's Smile | :) Smile | :) .
Joren Heit
Netherlands Netherlands
No Biography provided
José Cintra
Software Developer
Brazil Brazil
I am a software developer focused on Mathematics, IoT and Games. In the free hours i also work as an IT Analyst and Professor.
Homepage: HTML Apps
Blog: www.josecintra.com/blog
K Stock
France France
Kevin's introduction to computing was when studying O Level Maths in Belfast, NI.
His first computer was a Science of Cambridge (Sinclair) MK14 with 512 bytes of RAM and a hexadecimal keyboard. He is the creator of Oraperl, the first database-enabled version of Perl, which eventually led to the better-known DBI module.
KjellKod.cc
Software Developer (Senior) LogRhythm
United States United States
Enjoying Colorado! Family and intense software development.

Kjell is a driven developer with a passion for software development. His focus is on coding, boosting software development, improving development efficiency and turning bad projects into good projects.

Kjell was twice national champion in WUKO and semi-contact Karate and now he focuses his kime towards software engineering, everyday challenges and moose hunting while not being (almost constantly) amazed by his daughter and sons.
Madhur Kapoor
Technical Lead Infosys
India India
Madhur is Technology Lead by profession having around 9+ yrs of experience in IT industry working on Microsoft Technologies. Apart from Microsoft Technologies, he also likes to work on Mobile Development in Android.

His Technical expertise include .Net technologies including MVC, WebAPI, Azure.

Apart from coding, he like to play Xbox Games, strum guitar or read books.

My Blog : http://www.codingparadox.com
Mihai MOGA
Software Developer 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 for more: https://www.mihaimoga.com/
pi19404
Student IIT Bombay
India India
No Biography provided
Pritam007
Student
India India
I am a student, I write codes and develop desktop based applications in my free time. I have developed many codes in C,Java,C++.I have designed applications in .net,VB using SQL database.
Qwertie
Software Developer None
Canada Canada
Since I started programming when I was 11, I wrote the SNES emulator "SNEqr", the FastNav mapping component, the Enhanced C# programming language (in progress), the parser generator LLLPG, and LES, a syntax to help you start building programming languages, DSLs or build systems.

My overall focus is on the Language of your choice (Loyc) initiative, which is about investigating ways to improve interoperability between programming languages and putting more power in the hands of developers. I'm also seeking employment.
Rakesh Waghulde
Software Developer
India India
No Biography provided
Sei Flavius
Engineer @ Curbsidr
United States United States
Check our technical blog for more tips and articles @ https://curbsidr.com/blog/
SergeiR[MCTS]
United States United States
No Biography provided
slaon77
Russian Federation Russian Federation
I'm not a professional programmer, but I'm an engineer and have been ill with programming
since school and now I'm actually writing programs, but... for PLCs.
Stefan_Lang
Software Developer (Senior)
Switzerland Switzerland
Graduated at TU Darmstadt in Math & CS, with a heavy focus on CAD/CAM

Programming and designing applications in C++ in the areas AI, real-time programming, client-server applications and CAD/CAM since 1985.

Personal interests: AI, computer graphics, games, reading
Thomas Roll
Software Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
Tim ONeil
Architect MatterFab
United States United States
Lead architect for software development, MatterFab, Inc.
Yu222
United States United States
Software Developer in Java, C/C++.

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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. 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.
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