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Developer Challenge: $40,000 in prizes. Now with added Spot Challenges!

Each weekday morning from now until the D&B Developer Challenge ends on July 31, we will post a new $50 spot challenge in the comment section at the bottom of the contest page. Each challenge poses a simple questions, and to find the answers you'll have to dig into the D&B Developer Sandbox on Windows Azure and use the DataMarket service explorer to search the dataset. Questions will be posted at 10am ET each weekday morning and the first person to reply on the contest page with the correct answer wins. Please see the D&B Developer Challenge contest page for the full rules and conditions of entry. If you have any questions about the challenge or D&B data then join our live conversation every Thursday at 2pm ET/ 11 am PT. D&B technical and data people are on hand to help!

Phil Lee knows Azure

Our Azure context has finally closed and a huge congrats to Phil Lee with his unbelievably comprehensive walk-through and write-up of his journey through Azure. From a simple idea to a fully functioning database powered website talking to an Ubuntu VM running Apache Solr with a beautiful responsive design to allow it to function perfectly well on everything from a desktop to a smartphone. If you ever want to know how to make Azure work for you read his article.

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Weekly Poll Results

What optimisations do you consider when you code?

Survey period: 1 Jul 2013 to 8 Jul 2013

In general, when writing code, which of the following optimisations do you always think about when writing code? (even if you reject them as unnecessary for a certain situation)

Memory use52763.27527 votes, 63.27%
Speed of execution69683.55696 votes, 83.55%
Final binary size8610.3286 votes, 10.32%
Resource use (eg graphics objects, handles etc)28734.45287 votes, 34.45%
Network traffic31738.06317 votes, 38.06%
Power465.5246 votes, 5.52%
None394.6839 votes, 4.68%
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

View optional text answers (34 answers)

This week's survey: What book taught you most about being a good programmer?

Most popular new articles

1 Jul 2013 - 7 Jul 2013


    Choosing the Right Charting Component for Your Enterprise Product

    Today, your end users need real-time access to relevant information pertaining to their business, even when they are on the move. Your products need to process and visualize heaps of data in the form of charts, reports, and dashboards. What you need need is a charting component that not only provides the correct visualization for the data, but also builds an immersive experience for your end-user.

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Latest Additions

84 articles overall. 32 new, 52 updated.

New articles added

.NET Framework

Amazon Web Services



C / C++ Language

Cryptography & Security

Design and Architecture

Document / View


Product Showcase

Windows Phone 7/8

Articles updated

.NET Framework

Algorithms & Recipes


Applications & Tools


  • TwitterBootstrapMvc - Dmitry A. Efimenko
    Fluent implementation of ASP.NET-MVC HTML helpers for Twitter Bootstrap.


C / C++ Language



  • Caching Images in ASP.NET - Karin Huber
    One of the simplest but most effective methods to improve performance in web applications is to cache images on the client.

Charts, Graphs and Images

  • Simple Dashboard - kannankeril
    Simple dashboard utilizing an elegant HTML+CSS+JavaScript template from TechGYO and the Highcharts library.

Client side scripting

Code Generation


Date and Time

Design and Architecture

Desktop Gadgets

Dialogs and Windows

Edit Controls

Hardware & System


  • A Coder Interview With Marc Clifton - CodeProject, Marc Clifton
    Welcome to our continuing series of Code Project interviews in which we talk to developers about their backgrounds, projects, interests and pet peeves. In this installment we track down Code Project member Marc Clifton.


  • Java Thread Tutorial - user5583208
    This tutorial contains everything you need to know about the basic threading(concurrency) in Java language, simple and easy. includes diagram and code samples for better understanding :D

  • Java Thread Example - user5583208
    5 simple cool Java Thread Example that you should see, ones that don't have any synchronization between themselves.


  • AngleSharp - Florian Rappl
    Bringing the DOM to C# with a HTML5/CSS3 parser written in C#.


  • LINQ to ASCII Art - Hisham Abdullah Bin Ateya
    Convert image to ASCII art using LINQ technology.

Macros and Add-ins


Site & Server Management

Testing and QA

  • Rock Solid Quality - Paulo Zemek
    Make your life easier by having components that never corrupt inner states.

Tools and IDE

  • ScreenHopper - sbarnes
    A CodeProject mash-up providing a Hotkey to jump the cursor from one screen to the next on multi-monitor systems

Web Security

Windows API

Windows Presentation Foundation

New Tips and Tricks added

Algorithms & Recipes



Files and Folders

General Graphics


Internet / Network




Office Development

Third Party Products and Tools

Tips and Tricks updated



Combo & List Boxes

Cryptography & Security

Files and Folders

Threads, Processes & IPC


Windows Communication Foundation

Windows Presentation Foundation

  • MediaPlayer in WPF - josh-jw
    This tip will give you a better idea about creating a custom media player in WPF.

New Technical Blogs added


SharePoint Server

Technical Blogs updated

Social Network APIs


Windows Phone 7/8

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