RO: Bunatatile din arca Microsoft

In toamna aceasta Microsoft va distribui 100.000 de exemplare din Academic Resource Kit (sau simplu ARK), un DVD continand o colectie de instrumente educationale gratis. Aceste instrumente sunt disponibile pentru descarcare gratis si pe site-ul Microsoft, dar astfel sunt disponibile si celor carora le este mai greu sa le obtina online. DVD-ul contine urmatoarele instrumente:…

You’re SCROOGLED

There is a very interesing fiction story by Cory Doctorow published on radoronline.com called SCROOGLED. It’s about Google going evil and allowing the US Department of Homeland Security to use Google information for catching “bad guys”. A US version of “political police”, a 21st century version of Stasi and other oppressive security organizations. Or if you like,…

Beware of Sequence Points

Consider the following C++ code:

That looks pretty straight-forward: there is a function that takes three integer arguments and prints them to the console. In main, it is called by incrementing a variable three times. You would expect that the output was 1 2 3. But surprise: it is 3 2 1 in a…

Wikiscanner generates Wiki scandal

Virgil Griffith, a CalTech graduate student created a tool called wikiscanner that traces the IP addresses of those that edited wikipedia articles. The tool revealed that CIA modified entries about Iraq or Iran, FBI about the involvement of Iraq in the 9/11 attacks, Vatican removed a reference to a newspaper article about Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams…

WPF tab control

A WPF TabControl contains multiple items (TabItem), just like any tab control, and adding new tabs is quite easy. The following example shows a tab control with two tab items.

However, when you try adding child controls to a TabItem you’ll notice that you can actually add one single child. The following XAML code…

Publish and Win at codexpert.ro

Exactly two months ago Codexpert.ro was launched. Our intention (and when I say ‘our’ I mean me, Ovidiu Cucu and Dragos Cojocari) as founders of the site was to bring together the C++/VC++ programmers from Romania. Among others, the site offers articles on topics such as Windows Programming, Visual C++, MFC, C++, etc. We are encouraging all of…

Operating System & Web Browser Statistics

The w3counter.com site published several statistics based on 33 milion unique visits to 5664 sites. The statistics refer to the operating system, web browser, country and screen resolution of the visitor. The king of kings of operating systems is Windows XP with 83,48%, followed by Windows 2000, Max OS X and Windows Vista. Linux and…

Class Designer for C++ in Visual Studio 2008

Let me spoil it for you: it’s not an actually class designer, because it’s only one way. It should have been called Class Viewer, but probably it get’s more publicity if it’s called designer. Let me explain how to us it. Of course, you need to have some source code for which you want to…

DependenciesViewer plug-in for BeyondCompare 2

Beyond Compare is an advanced file and folder comparison utility for Windows, extremly helpful for developers for visualizing changes in code. A good thing about it is it’s extensibility through plug-ins. Plug-ins are enabled only if you use a registered version of BC2. I decided to write such a plug-in myself for comparing the dependencies…

Silverlight and Moonlight

Microsoft has released today Silverlight 1.0 for Windows and Mac, a cross paltform, cross browser plug-in for building richer web applications. You can read more about the features on Scott Guthrie’s blog or visiting the official page. Due to a partnership, with Microsoft Novell will create a 100% compatible run-time for Linux, called Moonlight. It will run…