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Current Entries

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2 Dec 2016
David Lafreniere
Simplify passing data between threads using this multithreaded, portable C++ asynchronous callback framework.
27 Apr 2016
Clayton Rumley
There are those who think I am crazy, and this just might be the proof.
26 Apr 2016
Dr. Song Li
This is a note on how compilers implement function calls to pass the parameters to and get the return value from the called functions.
14 Apr 2017
David Lafreniere
Protect against heap fragmentation faults and improve execution speed with a fixed block alternative to STL std::allocator
16 Jun 2016
Vince Chan
Pwnage Checker is an iOS app that allows users to check whether an account has been compromised in a known data breach
18 Apr 2016
Mircea Diaconescu, Gerd Wagner
Learn how to develop Arduino-based apps for the Web of Things (WoT). This second part of a series of tutorials shows how to read analog and digital sensors with the help of Arduino.
19 Apr 2016
Dave Kerr
If you are looking to get your hands dirty and learn all about Docker, then look no further!
22 Apr 2016
Darryl Bryk
C# code for a low-pass Butterworth filter is presented
19 Apr 2016
Clifford Nelson
A set of extension methods to support conditional Expression Bodied Functions and Properties
12 Apr 2016
bradyguy
An end to end view of how to integrate Jira REST API's with Excel.
1 Apr 2016
Clifford Nelson
This article presents a simple bar graph using an ItemsControl with a custom DataTemplate
6 Apr 2016
Bill Wagner
C# feature proposal - new access modifier
23 Apr 2016
Kenneth Haugland
Create B-Spline and NURBS curves and learn how to use and manipulate them.
11 Apr 2016
Martin Mitáš
Direct2D or GDI+? Perhaps both, with a help of the right library.
29 Apr 2016
David Lafreniere
A Win32 CreateThread() C++ wrapper class for synchronized thread startup and forced message queue creation.
27 Apr 2016
Clifford Nelson
This article presents a way to display a message in a single control with several sources in a priority order
12 Apr 2016
Kenneth Haugland
The origin, design and usages of octave band frequencies and designing weight filters
27 Apr 2016
Daniel Joubert
Comparing Requirements Engineering for Traditional and BigData Business Intelligence
1 Apr 2016
Carey Payette
The problem I am looking to solve while evaluating the LEADTOOLS SDK is to use a photo of a hard copy page of text taken with my phone, have it processed and displayed in the document viewer, then have it converted to Word format so that it can be easily edited.
31 Mar 2016
Greg Barbados
This article provides a solution to add data validation to Excel cells in C#.
5 Apr 2016
Matt Scarpino
Developing Low-Level Linux Applications with XCB (X protocol C-language Binding)
29 Aug 2016
bmiller367
jQuery XML Parser and Search
18 Apr 2016
Ankita Biswas Bhattacharya
Here, I will explain how you can work with SQL views in lightswitch and how you can save data on screens which are created on Views.
15 Apr 2016
ireiter
Using XSRF with Web API and Angular
19 Apr 2016
Lee P Richardson
The what and the why of Windows IoT, how to install it on a Raspberry Pi 3 and how to deploy a first app to it
12 Apr 2016
Cake Processor
This tip presents a custom RTTI class which is 10x faster than dynamic_cast
7 Apr 2016
Grzegorz @ tidyjava.com
Beginner guide to using the power of Dependency Inversion with examples in Java. Covers dependency injection, using abstractions and adapter pattern.
8 Apr 2016
V.
Convert FITS file to known image formats and use those images for a "zooming" functionality (image transparency)
14 Apr 2016
Kaushal Dhruw
This article deals with Android product flavors in depth. Learn how to create multiple apks from the same source code. Create, customize, group, configure and filter product flavors.
12 Apr 2016
Jalapeno Bob
A VB.NET version of Ray Koopa's 21 Mar 2016 article, Getting All "Special Folders" in .NET
17 Apr 2016
Anton Angelov
An overview how to utilize the Null Object Design Pattern to simplify the automated tests' code and to make it less error prone.
21 Apr 2016
ryanba29
I am going to demonstrate how to convert an address to a latitude and longitude using Google Maps Geocode. Then take the latitude and longitude and build a Uri that opens that place in Google Maps.
23 Apr 2016
Mostafa A. Ali
This article introduces using SPARQL to query semantic webpages.
24 Apr 2016
Marc Clifton
A road trip to implement generic TaskCompletionSource for non-generic message event types
12 Apr 2016
Klaus78
This article shows pieces of code that can be rewritten using design patterns. At the same time, some object oriented principles behind design pattern are also shown.
13 Apr 2016
Steve Grundy
This article describes using the Windows MIDI API functions in a managed environment.
3 Apr 2016
EngineerSpock
Objects Equality in C#
4 Apr 2016
Passion4Code
Overview of MVC6 & Deploy Application to Azure
4 Apr 2016
Mr. xieguigang 谢桂纲
R API for drawing venn diagram in VisualBasic
5 Apr 2016
Dmitriy Kozlov
How to use ink sketch control in a SharePoint form to place markings on an image from Tablets, iPad, or PC
9 Apr 2016
JohnnyCee
This article demonstrates how to use simple parsing techniques to detect URLs in user-supplied text.
10 Apr 2016
AIT SALEM BOUSSAD
This first part of the article presents how to inject a DLL inside lsass process by using Windows service
10 Apr 2016
Anton Angelov
Learn how to create multiple grid controls' automated tests that reuse their assertion logic to the maximum extent through different OOP techniques. The post Advanced Reuse Tactics for Grid Controls Automated Tests appeared first on Automate The Planet.
14 Apr 2016
Asmita Bhurke
Generate work items report from TFS including their associated changeset details
14 Apr 2016
Grzegorz @ tidyjava.com
Tidy guide on how to create a Living Documentation in your (not only) Java projects.
15 Apr 2016
Industria Virtual
Joinning a a Text Box and a Select Combo in a HTML Form.
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Current Participants

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AIT SALEM BOUSSAD
Instructor / Trainer
France France
No Biography provided
Ankita Biswas Bhattacharya
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
I have more than 4 years of work experience in .Net technology. I have worked extensively in ASP.NET MVC, C#, Entity Framework. I have basic knowledge in Javascript, Jquery, HTML, CSS, SQL. Recently I am exploring Lightswitch 2013. Although I am a software developer by profession but I am a huge fan of Shreya Ghoshal, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Sonu Nigam, Shantanu Moitra, R D Burman, Salil Choudhury and Madan Mohan Music's.
Anton Angelov
CEO Automate The Planet
Bulgaria Bulgaria
Anton Angelov is an IT Consultant and Quality Assurance Architect at Innovative Lab. He is passionate about automation testing and designing test harness and tools, having the best industry development practices in mind. In addition, he is an active blogger and the founder of Automate The Planet. He strives to make the site one of the leading authorities in Automation Testing by presenting compelling articles, inspiring ardent discussions amongst the community. He is also one of the most-rated-answer authors of questions about Test Automation Frameworks (WebDriver) on Stack Overflow.
Asmita Bhurke
United States United States
No Biography provided
Bill Wagner
Architect Bill Wagner Software LLC
United States United States
Bill Wagner is one of the world's foremost C# developers and a member of the ECMA C# Standards Committee. He is President of the Humanitarian Toolbox, has been awarded Microsoft Regional Director and .NET MVP for 10+years, and was recently appointed to the .NET Foundation Advisory Council. Wagner currently works with companies ranging from start-ups to enterprises improving the software development process and growing their software development teams.
bmiller367
Architect
United States United States
Pragmatic solutions focused professional with a proven record of accomplishments within service-oriented enterprise architectures.
bradyguy
hCentive
United States United States
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradychambers
Cake Processor
Software Developer (Senior)
Singapore Singapore
Right now, I am picking up DevOps skills at Pluralsight and pursuing CCNA certification. Stay tuned for my CCNA related article!

Coding Tidbit Blog

Latest blogpost: C++ – The Forgotten Trojan Horse by Eric Johnson

IT Certifications

  • IT Infrastructure Library Foundational (ITIL v3)
  • Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)

View my certificates here.
Carey Payette
Software Developer (Senior) Falafel Software
United States United States
Carey Payette is a Senior Software Engineer with Falafel Software as well as an ASPInsider. She has interests in IoT and is a member of the Maker community. Carey is also a wife, and mom to 3 fabulous boys. She is a 2nd degree black belt in TaeKwonDo and enjoys coding for fun!
Clayton Rumley
Software Developer (Senior) digifi inc.
Canada Canada
Clayton Rumley is web developer for hire from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Clifford Nelson
Software Developer (Senior) Clifford Nelson Consulting
United States United States
Has been working as a C# developer on contract for the last several years, including 3 years at Microsoft. Previously worked with Visual Basic and Microsoft Access VBA, and have developed code for Word, Excel and Outlook. Started working with WPF in 2007 when part of the Microsoft WPF team. For the last eight years has been working primarily as a senior WPF/C# and Silverlight/C# developer. Currently working as WPF developer with BioNano Genomics in San Diego, CA redesigning their UI for their camera system. he can be reached at qck1@hotmail.com.
Daniel Joubert
Architect
South Africa South Africa
I a software development manager with 20 years of experience building enterprise systems. I have a passion working with people and technology, this ensure that the software created is working as expected and on time.

I love the outdoors, especially with my wife and children.

I have a master's degree in phycology and I am busy with my master's degree in computer science.
Darryl Bryk
United States United States
No Biography provided
Dave Kerr
Software Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Follow my blog at www.dwmkerr.com and find out about my charity at www.childrenshomesnepal.org.
David Lafreniere
United States United States
I've been a professional software engineer for over 20 years. When not writing code, I enjoy spending time with the family, camping and riding motorcycles around Southern California.
Dmitriy Kozlov
Technical Lead Plumsail
Russian Federation Russian Federation
Expert in SharePoint
The leader of SharePoint Forms Designer Team: http://spform.com
Co-founder of Plumsail: http://plumsail.com
My blog: http://formsdesigner.blogspot.com
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.
EngineerSpock
Software Developer
Russian Federation Russian Federation
You can bear with me via any social network you see in my profile. Also, you can just write me an e-mail to engineerspock@outlook.com.

I've been working with .NET platform since 2003. I've been professionally architecting and implementing software for nearly 7 years, primarily based on .NET platform. I'm passionate about building rich and powerful applications using modern technologies. I'm a certified specialist in Windows Applications and Service Communication Applications by Microsoft.
Greg Barbados
United States United States
No Biography provided
No Biography provided
Industria Virtual
Web Developer Industria Virtual
Brazil Brazil
Taylor made web applications for you and your business.
ireiter
Hungary Hungary
Adventurer, Software developer, Writer, Tech enthusiast, Microsoft MVP
Jalapeno Bob
Software Developer (Senior) S & D Acres
United States United States
BSEE 1972, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
MSCS 1978, Stevens Institute, Hoboken, NJ

Now, I live in Texas with my wife and children and raise non-dairy (aka "meat") goats and chickens for fun and (maybe next year) profit.

I also work off the ranch for a non-profit (ie: .org) writing and maintaining PC software.
JohnnyCee
Web Developer
United States United States
No Biography provided
Kaushal Dhruw
Software Developer
India India
Just another software developer trying to connect the dots.
Kenneth Haugland
Engineer
Norway Norway
I hope that you like the stuff I have created and if you do wish to say thank you then a donation is always appreciated.
You can donate here[^].
Klaus78
Italy Italy
No Biography provided
Lee P Richardson
Web Developer
United States United States
Lee is the author of Siren of Shame, a USB siren currently monitoring continuous integration builds in over 300 companies in 28 countries across the world.

News sites including CodeProject, Visual Studio Magazine, and DevX.com have published nearly two dozen of Lee's technical articles since 2006. He is an avid blogger at leerichardson.com with more than 75 posts over the last decade.

He has worked in software development in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area for close to 20 years and is currently a senior developer at InfernoRed where he is building cross platform iOS and Android applications for the banking industry.
Marc Clifton
United States United States
Marc is the creator of two open source projects, MyXaml, a declarative (XML) instantiation engine and the Advanced Unit Testing framework, and Interacx, a commercial n-tier RAD application suite.  Visit his website, www.marcclifton.com, where you will find many of his articles and his blog.

Marc lives in Philmont, NY.
Martin Mitáš
Team Leader
Czech Republic Czech Republic
No Biography provided
Matt Scarpino
United States United States
No Biography provided
Mircea Diaconescu
Technical Lead
Germany Germany
Researcher, developer, WoT/IoT enthusiast
Co-founder of http://web-engineering.info.
Mostafa A. Ali
Engineer
Canada Canada
Programming for me is a hobby
Mr. xieguigang 谢桂纲
Student 中国南方微生物资源利用中心(SMRUCC)
China China
He is good and loves VisualBasic!



github: https://github.com/xieguigang
Passion4Code
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
No Biography provided
ryanba29
Software Developer
United States United States
No Biography provided
stebo0728
United States United States
No Biography provided
Steve Grundy
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
V.
Software Developer
Belgium Belgium
Graduate Computer Sciences.
My interests go out to music and movies.
Author of the infamous MQOTD
Creator of this video
Vince Chan
Software Developer (Senior)
United States United States
No Biography provided
Zijian
Software Developer
Australia Australia
I started my IT career in programming on different embedded devices since 1992, such as credit card readers, smart card readers and Palm Pilot.

Since 2000, I have mostly been developing business applications on Windows platforms while also developing some tools for myself and developers around the world, so we developers could focus more on delivering business values rather than repetitive tasks of handling technical details.

Beside technical works, I enjoy reading literatures, playing balls, cooking and gardening.
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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.
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