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Five Perceptual Computing Cameras to Give Away

Intel are doing a follow up challenge to their Ultimate Coder 2 centered around perceptual computing. The goal is to tempt developers to use the perceptual computing to develop gesture and voice based UIs and we've talked them into giving away 5 cameras. Read my Blog post for a rundown of what you can expect from the camera, then email with your reason why you need one. The first 5 who convince me they need one and convince me there will be an article posted about Perceptual Computing will get the goods.

For those who want a shot at $800,000 in prizes head over to Intel and get your entries in.

Azure Challenge: Spot Challenge Today!

Our spot challenge for this stage of the Azure challenge is on and it's silly easy. Up to $750 and a Surface RT can be won this week. Or just dive straight into the main challenge itself!.

HTML4. We're Done.

Finally, a plea to the web developers out there: Code responsibly and target HTML5. Please, for the love of all things well-formed ditch the IE hacks and let's work towards an IE9 (and below) free world. It's time. I've done a write-up of a free tool that Microsoft themselves have released as a community service. Check your markup, clean out the hacks, make sure it works and don't look back.

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Weekly Poll Results

What new category in the "Article of the Month" contest would you like to see?

Survey period: 27 May 2013 to 3 Jun 2013

Every month we award the best of the best. Where do we spread the lovin' next?

Database54445.79544 votes, 45.79%
Java27623.23276 votes, 23.23%
Objective-C13311.20133 votes, 11.20%
Perl373.1137 votes, 3.11%
PHP17814.98178 votes, 14.98%
Python15613.13156 votes, 13.13%
Ruby685.7268 votes, 5.72%
Office / Sharepoint / BizTalk etc988.2598 votes, 8.25%
Other21317.93213 votes, 17.93%
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

View optional text answers (273 answers)

This week's survey: What's your personality?

Most popular new articles

27 May 2013 - 2 Jun 2013

Latest Additions

89 articles overall. 25 new, 64 updated.

New articles added


  • DefaultControllerFactory in ASP.NET MVC - Bibhu Dutta
    This article gives a complete description of the process that is followed by the DefaultControllerFactory in order to create an instance of the controller class that needed inorder to generate the response.



DLLs & Assemblies

  • Generic Database Access - Mario Stopfer
    Generic Database Access model which generalizes the interactions with any particular Database system.

Hardware & System


  • A Coder Interview With Marcelo Ricardo de Oliveira - CodeProject, Marcelo Ricardo de Oliveira
    Welcome to our continuing series of CodeProject interviews in which we talk to developers about their backgrounds, projects, interests and pet peeves. In this installment we talk to Marcelo Ricardo de Oliveira, a titan of an author who has written 35 articles and won 19 competitions on CodeProject.

Product Showcase


  • Silverlight OrgChart web part - Marek Bieńkowski
    This article introduces simple procedure for generating an organization chart with Silverlight technology.

Tools and IDE

Work Issues

  • Minimalist Comments - gggustafson
    This article presents arguments in favor of adopting Mimimalist Comments.

Articles updated

.NET Framework

Algorithms & Recipes


Applications & Tools




C / C++ Language

  • C++11 threads, locks and condition variables - Marius Bancila
    This article is a walk-through the C++11 support for threads and synchronization mechanisms (mutexes and condition variables).

  • Compile Time Map - Spandan_Sharma
    A map storing key-value/s and allowing data retrieval and other operations all at compile time

  • Online Generic Data Ordering Wizard - Jim Xochellis
    A convenient online tool which facilitates the use of generic C++ programing for processing or storing custom data types.


Client side scripting

Custom Controls

Date and Time

Design and Architecture

  • WCF by Example - Introduction - Enrique Albert
    Patterns and best practices for the desing and development of rich client enterprise applications using WPF, WCF and NHibernate

  • Modeling Supertypes and Subtypes: Part 1 - Scott Burkow
    Background Theory and Process Modeling (BPMN).

  • Agile from A Developers Perspective - Richard_Banks
    Code Project Virtual Tech Summit Session: Richard Banks talks about his experiences in helping teams implementing agile techniques such as Scrum and Kanban and the common mistakes people make and the lessons that can be learned from them.

Edit Controls

Game Development

Hardware & System


Internet / Network


  • A Coder Interview With Mike Meinz - CodeProject, Mike Meinz
    Welcome to our continuing series of CodeProject interviews in which we talk to developers about their backgrounds, projects, interests and pet peeves. In this installment we talk to Mike Meinz, who shares some highlights from 45 years in the industry.



Reviews on Third Party Products and Tools


  • Biological Studies as the Basis of Encryption - Chad Z. Hower aka Kudzu
    Encryption methods using biological basis. As with many technologies, the first announcements do not make many waves and it takes time for the mainstream media to understand the significance of such announcements and separate them from all the other noise.

String handling

  • Enhanced String Handling III - Avi Farah
    Text document files can be enhanced by using construct and equivalent classes that "know" how to evaluate the constructs.

Tools and IDE

Tree Controls

Windows Presentation Foundation

New Tips and Tricks added


  • Custom Pagination with ASP.NET MVC - Anushan Tennakoon
    In this article I am going to explain an approach of implementing custom pagination for an ASP.NET MVC application.


Charts, Graphs and Images

Client side scripting

Cryptography & Security


Tools and IDE

Windows Presentation Foundation

  • Circular Indeterminate Progressbar - Mitesh k Prajapati
    This is a WPf circular indeterminate progressbar and you can use this in your application for loading processes which are in an indeterminate state.

Tips and Tricks updated

.NET Framework

Applications & Tools


ASP.NET Controls



Web Services


New Technical Blogs added

Algorithms & Recipes

Game Development


Session State

SharePoint Server

Windows Communication Foundation

  • Ninject and WCF - n.podbielski
    Ninject is very simple and in the same time powerful IoC container. I used it in few project and had very little or none problems.Most of the time getting instances from Ninject kernel requires simple line with binding expression, or even this is sometime unnecessary if type is self bind able (i.e.

Windows Phone 7/8

  • Using Movie class to divide picture and create animation in XNA, WPXNA (4) - zoyobar
    The original: Introduction/Catalog I has developed some games on Windows Phone. Here, I'll share my experiences and gradually to upload some classes, no good name, I just call it WPXNA. (Some example code may not be

Technical Blogs updated



  • How to Fix Orphaned SQL Users - Tharaka MTR
    Recently I had to involve in a database migration task. I backed up the database and restored successfully in the new server. However when I access the database through the web site, database login didn’t work. The problem was even though the database user is included in the restored database; the l

  • Generate insert statements from a specific table data using SQL Server - Tharaka MTR
    Generate insert statements from a specific table data using SQL Server.


  • Error reporting with PushingBox - Werner van Deventer
    I’ll explain a little about this free service and show you some sample code of how to integrate it into your applications or automation scripts using Powershell.

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