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Best "Everything Else" Article of March 2014

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Current Entries

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2 Apr 2014
Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter
Building on the Basics
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18 May 2014
Paul M Watt
using and namespace are two of the most useful C++ keywords when it comes to simplifying syntax, and clarifying your intentions with the code. You should understand the value and flexibility these constructs will add to your software and it maintenance.
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12 Mar 2014
FLouis38
Thinking about making a career in IT? It may be easier than you think.
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25 Mar 2014
Karthik Chintala
The tip just gives a brief on what iterators are in C#
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10 Oct 2017
BC3Tech
Get yer Git on
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5 Mar 2014
Mark H Bishop
A quick demo of the JEL expressions library.
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30 Mar 2014
Jacques Loubser
Part 1 of 12 to become a web design rock god!
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18 Mar 2014
Pragmateek
How to reduce the size of MongoDB documents generated from .NET/C#
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13 Mar 2014
Markus Greuel
1 alternative  
A simple JavaScript logger, supporting multiple appenders (console & service)
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9 Mar 2014
SOHAM_GANDHI
How to convert iplimage and Mat to Picture Box in VC++
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20 Mar 2014
Super Lloyd
Some ideas to bring LINQ goodness to JavaScript array
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11 Mar 2014
Michael Adaixo
Cancel a loop in a task with CancellationTokens
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19 Mar 2014
Zachary Gardner
Nourishing Innovation Continued
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25 Mar 2014
Anton Khritonenkov
String processing workflow actions for SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online
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18 May 2014
Paul M Watt
I discussed the merits of selecting a suitable unit test framework for your development project in my previous post. I described the qualities that I found most valuable in the test framework that I use, CxxTest. The qualities are xUnit framework, portability, simplicity, and flexibility.
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4 Mar 2014
Melih Mucuk
Configuring and using CocoaPods on iOS projects.
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6 Mar 2014
Simon_Whale
Highlighting a row with a mouseover event of the DataGridView in Winforms.
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25 Mar 2014
sbarnes
Rewriting and restoring XML files (streams) with two helper classes
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4 Mar 2014
Imran Abdul Ghani
Using WCF Data Contract known types by example
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15 Mar 2014
Zachary Gardner
The three stages of an argument
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15 Mar 2014
Zachary Gardner
Advanced debugging techniques in JavaScript
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17 Mar 2014
hjgode
For whatever reason MS decided to make Windows 2012 RDS (former Terminal Services, now Remote Desktop Services) not compatible with Windows Mobile 6.x and other Windows CE 5.0 based handheld devices.
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19 Mar 2014
Zachary Gardner
Nourishing innovation
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21 Mar 2014
Paul M Watt
If you ask a group of 10 software engineers to develop unit tests for the same object, you will end up with 10 unique approaches to testing that object. Now imagine each engineer was given a different object.
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11 Apr 2014
Vangos Pterneas
NOTE: This is preliminary software and/or hardware and APIs are preliminary and subject to change. Kinect is awesome for body tracking, but Kinect version 2 is more than finding the human joints positions. Today we’ll see how we can track hands and thumbs and specify the hands’ state.
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25 Mar 2014
Chris Boss
What is code minimalism
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6 Mar 2014
bradyguy
Outlook 2013 does not advance the current time in the calendar view; here is a hack fix.
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15 Mar 2014
Michael_Davies
Handling large numbers of application settings
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15 Mar 2014
Alain Peralta
How to use getMagicCaretPosition without getting null value
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17 Mar 2014
Sampath Lokuge
This is a review about the Video Course of jQuery UI Development
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5 Mar 2014
ashishjindal
Coffee with AngularJS
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4 Mar 2014
Sacha Barber
WinRT: Asynchronous Code in SearchPane.SuggestionsRequested
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4 Mar 2014
Sacha Barber
WinRT : Simple Schedule Control
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4 Mar 2014
Sacha Barber
Here is a little bit of help making your Metro apps more Metro
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4 Mar 2014
Sacha Barber
Unity messabout
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4 Mar 2014
Keyhole Software
This blog goes into more of the Chrome-specific debugging techniques that I use on a regular basis.
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5 Mar 2014
ashishjindal
Yes, coffee with AngularJS !
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5 Mar 2014
Nathan Gloyn
4 places to load JavaScript
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15 Mar 2014
Zachary Gardner
Negatively helpful
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15 Mar 2014
Zachary Gardner
Complexity, Autonomy, and Proximity to Rewards
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16 Mar 2014
Zachary Gardner
My performance budget
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17 Mar 2014
Sharjeel_Ahmad
ComboBox DataSource Binding in Visual Basic
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18 Mar 2014
Zachary Gardner
My performance budget continued
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18 Mar 2014
Nikola Breznjak
This is a post about getting started with OpenShift Online on a Windows machine by deploying a MongoDB, Node.js and RockMongo application for free. The reason why this wasn’t a title is that it’s just too darn long .
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20 Mar 2014
Nikola Breznjak
Deploying MEAN.io to Nodejitsu from Windows Machine
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24 Mar 2014
Zachary Gardner
Goal driven development
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24 Mar 2014
Duncan Edwards Jones
A developer's guide to relationships - good and bad
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26 Mar 2014
Zachary Gardner
Newsletters I Trust
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26 Mar 2014
Zachary Gardner
Three stages of an argument - resolution
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4 Mar 2014
kanbang
Save/Load Image between buffer

Current Participants

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

Alain Peralta
Software Developer (Senior)
Mexico Mexico
Great things come from rare ideas. Wink | ;)
Anton Khritonenkov
Technical Lead
Russian Federation Russian Federation
SharePoint expert                                                            
Co-founder of Plumsail: http://plumsail.com
My blog: http://plumsail.blogspot.com
ashishjindal
Software Developer ComponentOne India
India India
Community Evangelist at ComponentOne India
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
bradyguy
hCentive
United States United States
https://www.linkedin.com/in/bradychambers
Chris Boss
Software Developer Computer Workshop
United States United States
Chris Boss is the owner (and programmer) of a small software development business in rural Virginia, called the Computer Workshop. For the last ten years or so he has been developing tools for use by Powerbasic programmers (see: http://powerbasic.com ). His main product called EZGUI (Easy GUI) is a high level GUI engine with Visual Designer and code generator. It is in its fifth generation now. He is an experienced Windows API programmer (more low level) and has experience in writing GUI engines (forms/controls), drag and drop Visual Designers, Graphics engines (printing and to the screen) and one of his favorites is a Sprite engine (2D animated movable images). His current project is version 5.0 of his main product EZGUI, adding such features as multi-monitor support, component engine, custom control engine, superclass engine and the latest project a 3D OpenGL based custom control. One of the goals he has is to push the limits of Windows software development, while making it easy, fast execution speed, small footprint (size of executables) and code reusability while providing a more graphic experience in user interfaces, while still being able to write software which can fit on a floppy disk (small footprint), use minimal amount of memory and able to run on multiple versions of Windows from 95 to Win8.
Duncan Edwards Jones
Software Developer
Ireland Ireland
C# / SQL Server developer
Microsoft MVP (Azure) 2017
Microsoft MVP (Visual Basic) 2006, 2007
FLouis38
Technical Lead
United States United States
I'm a developer, blogger and all around technology enthusiast. He writes and stays abreast with the latest innovative ideas, news, and trends.
hjgode
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
Imran Abdul Ghani
Software Developer (Senior) Emaratech
United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Imran Abdul Ghani has more than 10 years of experience in designing/developing enterprise level applications. He is Microsoft Certified Solution Developer for .NET(MCSD.NET) since 2005. You can reach his blogging at WCF Tutorials, Web Development, SharePoint for Dummies.
Jacques Loubser
South Africa South Africa
No Biography provided
kanbang
China China
No Biography provided
Karthik Chintala
Software Developer (Senior)
India India
Developer. Blogger.

Follow me on Code Rethinked
Keyhole Software
Keyhole Software
United States United States
Keyhole is a software development and consulting firm with a tight-knit technical team. We work primarily with Java, .NET, and Mobile technologies, specializing in application development. We love the challenge that comes in consulting and blog often regarding some of the technical situations and technologies we face. Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago.
Group type: Organisation

3 members

Kornfeld Eliyahu Peter
Software Developer (Senior)
Israel Israel
Born in Hungary, got my first computer at age 12 (C64 with tape and joystick). Also got a book with it about 6502 assembly, that on its back has a motto, said 'Try yourself!'. I believe this is my beginning...

Started to learn - formally - in connection to mathematics an physics, by writing basic and assembly programs demoing theorems and experiments.

After moving to Israel learned two years in college and got a software engineering degree, I still have somewhere...

Since 1997 I do development for living. I used 286 assembly, COBOL, C/C++, Magic, Pascal, Visual Basic, C#, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, PHP, ASP, ASP.NET, C# and some more buzzes.

Since 2005 I have to find spare time after kids go bed, which means can't sleep to much, but much happier this way...

Free tools I've created for you...


Mark H Bishop
Founder PEI Watershed Alliance, Inc.
United States United States
I am an analytical chemist and an educator. I program primarily to perform matrix computations for regression analysis, process signals, acquire data from sensors, and to control devices.

I participate in many open source development communities and Linux user forums. I do contract work for an environmental analytical laboratory, where I am primarily focused on LIMS programming and network administration.

I am a member of several community-interest groups such as the Prince Edward Island Watershed Alliance, the Lot 11 and Area Watershed Management Group, and the Petersham Historic Commission.
Markus Greuel
Germany Germany
No Biography provided
Melih Mucuk
Software Developer NoMad Commerce
Turkey Turkey
Melih Mucuk

Software & Mobile App Developer

Visit my blog: http://melihmucuk.com
Michael Adaixo
Software Developer
United Kingdom United Kingdom
http://mikeadev.net/about-me/
Michael_Davies
Retired
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
Nathan Gloyn
Nock Consulting
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Passionate developer, designer, Certified Scrum Professional, wanna-be architect, agile evangelist, and presenter.
Nikola Breznjak
Software Developer (Senior)
Croatia Croatia
I’m an engineer at heart and a jack of all trades kind of guy.

For those who care about titles, I hold a masters degree in computing from FER (and a black belt in karate, but that’s another story…).

During the last years, worked in a betting software industry where I made use of my knowledge in areas ranging from full-stack (web & desktop) development to game development through Linux and database administration and use of various languages (C#, PHP, JavaScript to name just a few).

Currently, I’m a senior software engineer at TelTech, where we make innovative communications apps, and I <3 it.

Lately, I’m very passionate about Ionic framework and am currently in the top 3 answerers on StackOverflow in Ionic framework. I wrote a book about Ionic framework which you can get for free on Leanpub: Ionic framework – step by step from idea through prototyping to the app stores.

Other technical writing:

+ wrote a book Getting MEAN with MEMEs
was a technical reviewer for a book Deploying Node published by Packt
was a technical reviewer for a book Getting started with Ionic published by Packt
After writing 300 posts, this is why I think you should start blogging too

Come and see what I write about on my blog.
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.
Pragmateek
Instructor / Trainer Pragmateek
France (Metropolitan) France (Metropolitan)
To make it short I'm an IT trainer specialized in the .Net ecosystem (framework, C#, WPF, Excel addins...).
(I'm available in France and bordering countries, and I only teach in french.)

I like to learn new things, particularly to understand what happens under the hood, and I do my best to share my humble knowledge with others by direct teaching, by posting articles on my blog (pragmateek.com), or by answering questions on forums.
Sacha Barber
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I currently hold the following qualifications (amongst others, I also studied Music Technology and Electronics, for my sins)

- MSc (Passed with distinctions), in Information Technology for E-Commerce
- BSc Hons (1st class) in Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

Both of these at Sussex University UK.

Award(s)

I am lucky enough to have won a few awards for Zany Crazy code articles over the years

  • Microsoft C# MVP 2016
  • Codeproject MVP 2016
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2015
  • Codeproject MVP 2015
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2014
  • Codeproject MVP 2014
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2013
  • Codeproject MVP 2013
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2012
  • Codeproject MVP 2012
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2011
  • Codeproject MVP 2011
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2010
  • Codeproject MVP 2010
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2009
  • Codeproject MVP 2009
  • Microsoft C# MVP 2008
  • Codeproject MVP 2008
  • And numerous codeproject awards which you can see over at my blog
Sampath Lokuge
Software Developer (Senior) Freelancer
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Sampath Lokuge holds a Bachelor of Science degree in the Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

He possesses over 8 years of experience in constructing web applications using Microsoft Technologies including ASP.net MVC, C#, SQL Server, Web API, Entity Framework and also other web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3,jQuery and AngularJS.

Sampath has earned Microsoft certifications such as MCP, MCAD, MCSD and MCTS and very recently he has completed MS (Microsoft Specialist) for MVC 4 and MCSD (Windows Store Apps Using HTML5).

Besides that, he is an active blogger, writing about web and mobile development issues and promoting best practices.He also actively participates in online communities such as Code Project and StackOverflow.He himself is handling three communities, which are ASP.net MVC 5 With C# on Linkedin,Entity Framework 6 on G+ and Hybrid Mobile App with WinJS on Facebook.

Now, I am a 100% Freelancer. Smile | :)

Tech Blogs


Sampath Lokuge Tech Universe

Communities which I'm Handling :


Entity Framework 6

ASP.net MVC 5 With C#

Hybrid Mobile App with WinJS
sbarnes
CEO
United States United States
No Biography provided
Sharjeel_Ahmad
Engineer http://bubbleblog.net/
Pakistan Pakistan
A Telecom Engineer, Visual Basic enthusiast and Android news follower. He is contributing to an online blog as content writer and administrator
You can visit him here: http://bubbleblog.net/
Simon_Whale
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
No Biography provided
SOHAM_GANDHI
Software Developer
India India
I am Soham Gandhi from India. I studied BE in Information Technology at University of Pune. (www.unipune.ac.in). I have been learning OpenCV, Enjoying it.
My research interest in Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Security Systems, Security Metrics. I work on OpenCV, EmguCV, Visual Studio 2008/10, Java platform.

Home Page (Blog)


You Tube Channel
Super Lloyd
Software Developer (Senior) http://www.ansibleww.com.au
Australia Australia
The Australia born French man who went back to Australia later in life...
Finally got over life long (and mostly hopeless usually, yay!) chronic sicknesses.
Worked in Sydney, Brisbane, Darwin, Billinudgel, Darwin and Melbourne.
Vangos Pterneas
CEO LightBuzz
United States United States
Vangos Pterneas is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in the Kinect technology. He helps companies from all over the world grow their revenue by creating profitable software products. Vangos is the founder of LightBuzz Inc. and author of two technical books.
Zachary Gardner
Software Developer Keyhole Software
United States United States
No Biography provided

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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. Multiple votes from the same IP will be automatically disqualified.
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