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Best "Everything Else" Article of May 2015

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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

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6 May 2015
User 11633146
Complexity theory isn’t required to be a programmer
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9 May 2015
Val Okafor
Fill PDF Form in Android
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21 May 2015
Mike Oberberger
FieldInfo / PropertyInfo -- GetValue / SetValue Alternatives
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27 May 2015
Cybermaxs
Being valuable, being a Swiss knife
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6 May 2015
User 11633146
Bringing blurry device independent pixels into focus
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22 May 2015
Paul M Watt
As you gain expertise you begin to realize how little you actually know and understand. I have found this to be true of most skills. It’s easy to fall into the trap where you believe that you continue to grow your expertise each year, and thus have less and less to learn.
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2 May 2015
GhalebBadran
Before starting I want to wish you all a happy labor day :) Overview Building a report on SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is very easy and fast, and it has the most important features to create a very professional business reports that covers the needs.
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10 May 2015
Kevin Mack
Advanced Topics Talk
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14 May 2015
Neta777
CodeProjectIn the previous post I described Google's Lens Blur feature and how we can use code to extract the depth map stored in the PNG image output by Lens Blur.
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15 May 2015
SpeedDemonSA
Using Checkboxes in ASP.NET Listview
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19 May 2015
Kevin Mack
Azure APIs = Digital Legos
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21 May 2015
User 11633146
Debugging by binary searching through code revisions
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26 May 2015
User 11633146
Where the wild code grows
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29 May 2015
Paul M Watt
There are many different philosophies with regards to how source code should be commented. The gamut of these philosophies range from "Every single statement must have a comment." to "Comments are useless; avoid them at all costs!" I am not even going to attempt to explain the disparity of range.
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25 May 2015
César de Souza
Explore your data using statistical distributions: explore, initialize, create, estimate and use statistical distributions from the Accord.NET Framework using an application based entirely on reflection.
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30 Apr 2015
RobertWatkins
How to set advanced printer options using PrintManager
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5 May 2015
Piet Hadermann
Your developers aren’t Bricklayers, they’re Writers
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12 May 2015
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan
This post is meant for beginners in MVC pattern. If you’re novice to this framework then read this post of mine.
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5 May 2015
Bharat Sewani
Creating and applying Patch in SVN
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15 May 2015
Ivan Krivyakov
How to break into debugger when specific Windows message is sent or posted
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18 May 2015
User 11633146
A bug, an error, or fault, and the irrelevance of classification
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5 May 2015
User 11633146
Cohesion and coupling: good measures of quality
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5 May 2015
SneakyPeet
Confession. I sucked at writing commit messages. Messages like Fix, Style Things and Fix Again #yolo where common place. This did not really matter much as I was working by myself at the time, but I knew I had to start building a habit of writing better commit messages.
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13 May 2015
BC3Tech
Application Insights in your WinForms
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2 May 2015
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan
This post discusses the downsides of learning programming language in x days.
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23 May 2015
Jamie Munro
Drag and drop with animations in JQuery
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9 May 2015
Jamie Munro
PHP: Require/Include vs Autoloader
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20 May 2015
Manjuke Fernando
Conflict in log4net on GAC when a Crystal Report is Viewed through .NET Code
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17 May 2015
MasoudSharifiPour
How to be a good programmer
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10 May 2015
Jamie Munro
JavaScript: Easy Creation of "Countdown Timers"
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4 May 2015
Jamie Munro
I always enjoy doing interviews and asking potential candidates what the difference between single quotes and double quotes are in PHP.

Current Participants

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

Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan
Software Developer
Pakistan Pakistan
Afzaal Ahmad Zeeshan is a computer programmer from Rabwah, Pakistan, currently living in The Netherlands, likes .NET Core and Node.js for regular everyday development. Afzaal Ahmad works at Adyen as a Developer Advocate.

He is an expert with Cloud, Mobile, and API development. Afzaal has experience with the Azure platform and likes to build cross-platform libraries/software with .NET Core. Afzaal is an Alibaba Cloud MVP, twice he has been awarded Microsoft MVP status for his community leadership in software development, four times CodeProject MVP status for technical writing and mentoring, and 4 times C# Corner MVP status in the same field.
BC3Tech
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
I'm a Sr. Software Engineer in the Seattle area primarily focused on serverless technologies in the cloud. In my free time I enjoy hiking & other adventures with my family around the Puget Sound and the country! You can find out more about me at my homepage: http://bc3.tech/brandonh
Bharat Sewani
Software Developer Mindfire Solutions
India India
No Biography provided
César de Souza
Engineer Xerox Research Center Europe
Brazil Brazil
Computer and technology enthusiast, interested in artificial intelligence and image processing. Has a Master's degree on Computer Science specialized on Image and Signal Processing, with expertise on Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Data Mining systems. Author of the Accord.NET Framework for developing scientific computing applications.

If you would like to hire good developers to build your dream application, please check out DaitanGroup, one of the top outsourcing companies in Brazil. This company, located in Brazil's Sillicon Valley but with US-based offices, has huge experience developing telecommunications software for large and small companies worldwide.
Cybermaxs
Technical Lead
France France
Yet another proof of concept
GhalebBadran
Software Developer (Senior)
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
www.ghalebbadran.com
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.
Jamie Munro
Software Developer (Senior)
Canada Canada
I am the author of five books: ASP.NET MVC 5 with Bootstrap and Knockout.js, Knockout.js: Building Dynamic Client-Side Web Applications, 20 Recipes for Programming PhoneGap, 20 Recipes for Programming MVC 3, and Rapid Application Development with CakePHP.

I enjoy reading and writing and I like to blog as much as I can on my personal blog EndYourIf.

I'm a father of three kids, twins (boy and a girl) and another baby girl.
Kevin Mack
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
My name is Kevin Mack, I'm a software developer in the Harrisburg Area. I have been a software developer since 2005, and in that time have worked on a large variety of projects. Everything from small applications, to mobile and Enterprise solutions. I love technology and enjoy my work and am always looking to learn something new. In my spare time I love spending time with my family, and learning new ways to leverage technology to make people's lives better. If you ask me what I do, I'll probably tell you I can paid to solve problems all-day-every-day.

Check out my blog at https://kmack.azurewebsites.net/ and https://totalalm.azurewebsites.net/
Manjuke Fernando
Technical Lead Air Liquide Industrial Services (Singapore)
Singapore Singapore
My passion lies in building business intelligence and data-based solutions, writing about things I work with and talking about it. New technologies relevant to my line of work interest me and I am often seen playing with early releases of such technologies.

My current role involves architecting and building a variety of data solutions, providing database maintenance and administration support, building the organization’s data practice, and training and mentoring peers.

My aspiration over the next several years is to achieve higher competency and recognition in the field of Data Analytics and move into a career of data science.


Specialities: SQL Server, T-SQL Development, SQL Server Administration, SSRS, SSIS, C#, ASP.Net, Crystal Reports
MasoudSharifiPour
CEO http://www.mspsoft.com
Unknown
No Biography provided
Mike Oberberger
Chief Technology Officer
United States United States
No Biography provided
Neta777
Israel Israel
No Biography provided
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.
Piet Hadermann
Belgium Belgium
Freelance software developer and consultant.
I have been toying with bits and bytes for over 30 years.
RobertWatkins
United States United States
No Biography provided
SneakyPeet
Software Developer (Senior)
Unknown
I write about Domain Driven Design, Clean Code and .net
SpeedDemonSA
Web Developer Webeasy SA
South Africa South Africa
Junior web and software developer for Webeasy S.A.
User 11633146
Software Developer (Senior)
Germany Germany
As a programmer I’ve had extensive professional experience. From the beauty of interface design and graphic rendering to the rigid correctness of scientific and financial applications. From entertaining video games to sociable communications and practical development products.

As a writer I’ve achieved success with technical writing on my blog. I’m an active fiction and narrative non-fiction writer, with my work featured in various publications.

My specialty is distilling complexity into manageable chunks.
Val Okafor
Software Developer (Senior) ValOkafor.com
United States United States
My name is Val Okafor, I am a Senior Software Engineer with specialization in Android Development. Learning and problem solving is my passion and I share my Android development knowledge through my blog ValOkafor.com.

My Android courses are the courses I wish I had when I started. I teach Android development in the context of a fully developed Android app. I believe that new Android concepts are better understood if they are presented in the context of creating an app from scratch to finish.

I focus on creating Productivity Android apps and besides Android development I have 7 years’ experience as System Administrator supporting Enterprise applications and 2 years’ experience as a Web Developer building websites using PHP and ASP.Net.

I have worked for corporations such as The Home Depot, American Council on Exercise, Legend3D and HD Supply, Inc. I have a bachelor's degree in Information Technology from National University San Diego, California and a master's degree in Software Engineering from Regis University Denver, Colorado.

I enjoy sharing my extensive work experience through my blog, social media.

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. 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.
  15. Any breach of the rules and the prize will be awarded to the runner up.
  16. By entering the contest you agree to the rules, conditions of entry, and agree that your member alias and any submitted material can be used for promotional purposes by CodeProject.
  17. Entries shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry unless clearly indicated otherwise. "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

Eligibility

This competition is open to software development professionals & enthusiasts who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence; however, residents of Quebec and of the following countries are ineligible to participate due to legal constraints: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Employees (or a member of their immediate family) of CodeProject or any of their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies are also ineligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law.

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