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Best C++ Article of February 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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8 Feb 2015
tkontos
A WTL based, XML driven shortcut replacement
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16 Feb 2015
Eric Z (Jing)
Evaluation order matters!
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5 Feb 2015
Grant Curell
This code is for Python 3. I was surprised to discover that I couldn’t really find a good way to do this when I Googled for a solution. I just kept getting results for Google’s youtube API, which is great… but also massive overkill for what I wanted to do.
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11 Feb 2015
WoodyMou
Session 1: Setup SoftEther L2TP server on Amazon AWS Ubuntu
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4 Feb 2015
Paul M Watt
Alchemy: BitField
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9 Feb 2015
madan535
jQuery 3D Content Image Slider in ASP.NET MVC
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16 Feb 2015
Keyhole Software
XML Manipulation With XML Copy Editor
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21 Feb 2015
CdnSecurityEngineer
How to think like a general
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21 Feb 2015
Paul M Watt
This post discusses enable_if.
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2 Apr 2016
Matt Scarpino
This article explains how to perform mathematical SIMD processing in C/C++ with Intel's Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) intrinsic functions.
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16 Dec 2016
David MacDermot
An HPGL renderer and demo application for use in data acquisition
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9 Feb 2015
Gjermund Bjaanes
How HEX colors work
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8 Jun 2015
Sergiy Bogdancev
Getting Started with Arduino Due in Atmel Studio
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23 Mar 2015
Sanmayce
An heavily optimized LZSS decompression etude in C
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23 Mar 2015
Mikhail Semenov
This articles proposes an implementation of a collection of constructs for writing loops in C++11, as an alternative to the standard C-style for-loop.
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11 Feb 2015
Vishal Tiparadi
A beginner's guide to provide an emphasis on critical features of C language.
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13 Feb 2015
Vladimir Svyatski
I'm going to show you some not quite evident things if you're about to write a C++/CLI application.
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5 Feb 2015
Matt Scarpino
This article explains how to develop C applications capable of accessing and controlling Rigol oscilloscopes.
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9 Feb 2015
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Under laptop's control, microcontroller sends sensor data to laptop that displays numbers and graphic.
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22 Feb 2015
Bartlomiej Filipek
My short summary for non static data members initialization from modern C++. A very useful feature.
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9 Feb 2015
Sohail Fareedi
Page Framework Initialization - Page.Init
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16 Feb 2015
Michael Chourdakis
The ability to compress/decompress data in Win32
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3 Feb 2015
Bartlomiej Filipek
Summary of techniques to stream data from CPU to GPU in OpenGL with focusing on new method called persistent mapped buffers.
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14 Feb 2015
Dennis E White
How to create delegates in Objective-C
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5 Feb 2015
Brian Alexakis
This top 5 list is to help equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to analyze how a vendor implements OAuth2.0, how to interface with RESTful APIs, and ultimately gain access to end user data.
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11 Feb 2015
leshkoapps
How you can use AVAssetResourceLoader and AVPlayer in your apps
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17 Feb 2015
Feature Extraction
Git Branching Essentials
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24 Feb 2015
aljodav
A very easy way to drive PowerShell console application through MFC
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26 Feb 2019
Yoldas Askan
The following paper is an in-depth analysis of prime numbers, and it also provides the first-ever analytical representation of prime numbers. This paper also presents one of the most decisive tests for determining whether infinitely many twin primes exist.
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9 Feb 2015
madan535
In this post we will learn how to encrypt connection string in web.config
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27 Feb 2015
aljodav
An easy way to encrypt files that are automatically decrypted in the same user account
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26 Feb 2015
aljodav
Easily reading CodeProject RSS feed for new articles from a MFC Application

Current Participants

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

aljodav
Brazil Brazil
No Biography provided
Bartlomiej Filipek
Software Developer
Poland Poland
Software developer interested in creating great code and passionate about teaching.

Author of C++17 In Detail - a book that will teach you the latest features of C++17!

I have around 11 years of professional experience in C++/Windows/Visual Studio programming. Plus other technologies like: OpenGL, game development, performance optimization.

In 2018 I was awarded by Microsoft as MVP, Developer Technologies.

If you like my articles please subscribe to my weekly C++ blog or just visit www.bfilipek.com.
Brian Alexakis
United States United States
Brian Alexakis is a Product Marketing Manager at Embarcadero Technologies. He is focused on leveraging the connected world of technology to build new experiences in areas such as gaming, web, enterprise solutions, virtual reality and the Internet of Things. Brian graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in Computer Science: Computer Game Design. Go Slugs!
CdnSecurityEngineer
Engineer
Canada Canada
I am a Sr Engineer for a major security firm; I have been developing software professionally for 8 years now; I've worked for start ups, small companies, large companies, myself, education. Currently the company I work for has 7,000+ employees worldwide. I am responsible for our platform security, I write code, implement features, educate other engineers about security, I perform security reviews, threat modeling, continue to educate myself on the latest software. By night, I actively work to educate other developers about security and security issues. I also founded a local chapter of OWASP which I organize and run.

I cut my teeth developing in C++ and it's still where my heart is with development, lately I've been writing a lot of C# code & some java, but I do have a project or two coming out in C++ /DiectX 11 whenever I get the time.

When I am not developing code I am spending my time with my wife and daughter or I am lost deep in the woods some where on a camping trip with friends. If you can't find me with a GPS and a SPOT device then chances are I am on the Rugby pitch playing Rugby and having a great time doing so.


You can find more about me and My thoughts on security
David MacDermot
United States United States
No Biography provided
Dennis E White
Software Developer
United States United States
I am software developer with over 20 years of professional experience. I have been employed as a software developer since the early 90′s back when Microsoft’s Windows 3.1x was gaining popularity and IBM’s OS/2 was the predominant leader in 32-bit PC based Operating Systems.

Prior to choosing this as my profession I had studied architecture and then later Electrical and Mechanical engineering in college. As a young kid growing up I always played with computers, my first computer was a TRS-80 that I would spend countless hours writing programs for, I never really thought of programming as a profession. The story goes that in my final year of college I took a C/C++ programming class and had so much fun working on the various projects that my professor told me something that changed everything.

“You know they pay people to do stuff like this for a living?” – Professor Bolman

Check out my blog here.

My current and ever evolving projects:

jqAlert javascript alerts done right for those using jQueryUI.
DooScrib Doodle and scribble pad written in javascript for use with HTML5 Canvas.
Eric Z (Jing)
Technical Lead National Instruments
China China
Senior software engineer at National Instruments, to implement various Ethernet-based industrial protocols, e.g., EtherCAT. Favorite languages are C/C++ and Python. For fun, I like watching films (sci-fi, motion), walking, and various reading.
No Biography provided
Gjermund Bjaanes
Software Developer
Norway Norway
My name is Gjermund Bjaanes. I am 25 years old, born and raised in Norway. I am a developer, geek and enthusiast in general. I’m passionate about programming and software engineering in general. Currently I focus on web development and mobile development on my free time.

I am a software engineer and developer by trade and by passion.

I have always had a very enthusiastic interest for computers, dated to when I was little. It became an obsession for programming, IT, gadgets and new technology. I love being a developer, and that is why I do it as much as I can!

Other than that; In my spare time I like to code, read, cook, hang out with friends and to work out.
Grant Curell
United States United States
Grant is a specialist in computer security and networking. He holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Ohio State University. Certs: CCNA, CCNP, CCDA, CCDP, Sec+, and GCIH.
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

leshkoapps
Software Developer (Senior) Leshko Apps
United States United States
No Biography provided
madan535
Software Developer (Senior) eBiz Solutions http://venkatbaggu.com/
India India
No Biography provided
Matt Scarpino
United States United States
No Biography provided
No Biography provided
Michael Chourdakis
Software Developer
Greece Greece
I'm working in C++, PHP , Java, Windows, iOS, Android and Web (HTML/Javascript/CSS).

I 've a PhD in Digital Signal Processing and Artificial Intelligence and I specialize in Pro Audio and AI applications.

My home page: https://www.turbo-play.com
Mikhail Semenov
Software Developer (Senior)
United Kingdom United Kingdom
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.
Sanmayce
Other
Bulgaria Bulgaria
A Bulgarian old boy interested in search techniques, nothing special.
Sergiy Bogdancev
Software Developer
Ukraine Ukraine
No Biography provided
Sohail Fareedi
Software Developer FNT
Pakistan Pakistan
No Biography provided
tkontos
Software Developer (Senior) 4NSystems
United States United States
As principal of a small consulting team, I have been developing software (mostly C++, occasionally C# and Matlab) for over 25 years. Our primary focus has been in two areas: embedded systems and opthalmic medical instrumentation with installations at tens of thousands of sites, both in clinical and industrial environments.

Expertise includes: GUI design, Internationalization, Graphics and image processing (OpenCV), Multi-platform C++ development, Instrument communications TI TMS320 embedded development, Secure embedded firmware distribution.

Client list includes: Alcon, Holladay Consulting, Malema, Carl Zeiss, AMO, SMC
No Biography provided
Vladimir Svyatski
Team Leader Scand Ltd.
Belarus Belarus
I've have been programming since 1998. I started from command line applications written in Express Pascal 2.0 under CP-M. In 2002 I learned C++ and was programming using Borland C++ Builder. In 2005 I discovered .NET for myself. I did some occasional Java programming as well. In the end, it's not a language or a technology that matters, it's how you use it. Currently I'm doing Web development.
WoodyMou
Technical Lead
United States United States
I am a shameless software engineer and developer.
work-manic, sleepless animal, a crazy MCP, MCSE, MCDBA and SCJP.
Yoldas Askan
Chief Technology Officer Nuclear Strategy, Inc.
United States United States
No Biography provided

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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