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          Newsletter for developers and programmers

 April 14th 2000                                  Issue #13

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  WELCOME to the 13th issue

Welcome to the iDevResource newsletter for professional

The site is run by professional developers, and offers cutting
edge articles, breaking news, forums, a developer catalogue
featuring products, training courses and jobs, humour and
much more.

Welcome to all the new subscribers this week, many of whom
appear to have found us on Tuesday judging by the huge peak on
the site traffic for that day!  It's been a busy week again
on the site and also behind the scenes.  We look forward to
being able to announce a variety of ASP applications which
have come out of the development of the site very soon.

Please contact us at [email protected] if you wish
to write full-length articles, FAQ's, or Byte Size, or have
other contributions.  We are still looking to get the
international communities rolling and anyone interested in
moderating a community or a forum should contact
[email protected].

We welcome your feedback and suggestions, please send them
to mailto:[email protected]

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There are now over 60 people signed up to the COM+
competition to win $2000.  A newsletter has been sent out
to all who have registered for writing.  Several email
addresses were incorrectly filled out on the registration
form so if you have not received a confirmation email for
your registration, please re-register.

The first MSMQ articles have started arriving and we look
forward to receiving more for the MSMQ competition detailed

The NEWS database has been updated again to include a search
facility and several new categories. If you wish to get
your news - announcements of new products, upgrades,
company news, or even just a new article on your website
which will be of interest to the community, just send
your press release with:
URL, headline, text and which channel you wish to see
your news under to [email protected].  It's free
so don't miss this opportunity to get your news out
to professional developers.

More signs that you are taking COM too seriously have been
submitted by Aravind Corera - check them out at  Thanks



Visitor Pattern is a design pattern article from Shivesh Viswanathan

Developing your first Enterprise Beans
Reproduced with permission from O'Reilly's Enterprise Java Beans

The Ask the Gurus forum is full of questions and answers from
people looking to buy ATL code to problems with marshalling
interface pointers.  There are several unanswered questions still
so please help out with answering them.

We are still looking for XML and ASP articles and article ideas.

We're also looking for ATL, MTS and MFC FAQ's.  Have you written
one or know of a good one?  Let us know.

Want to write? Download the author template and read the
guidelines here

Don't forget the catalogue - boxed listings are free all
month and listings stay up for 3 months.
Contact [email protected] with details of the product,
training course etc that you wish to list.

COMPETITIONS - $3000 in the pot!

MSMQ Competition in association with -
$1000 dollars go to the winner.  The competition is to write
a paper covering the following:

MSMQ under Windows 2000

The brief is that the article should cover programming in
MSMQ in workgroup mode:

1)The principles and requirements of connected and disconnected
2) Discuss what MSMQ provides for a typical disconnected
applications and basic architecture
3) Explain how MSMQ is now a service in COM+

Deadline: April 30th.  Details in This Week

Two weeks only left! The COM+ Competition in association with
Microsoft with a prize fund of $2000. The deadline is April
30.  Multiple articles will be accepted for each topic as
there are different viewpoints for ASP, VB, etc developers.
Best of luck!

More details on

And, still running.....;o)

How did the Windows 2000 chicken cross the road?  And the XML
and ASP and Java chickens?  Check out the other technological
chickens at and send
in some suggestions for other chucks!!  Prizes to the top
answers.........send your suggestions to
[email protected]


We'll be back with more news and views next week.  Feedback
welcome as always!

Have a great weekend!

The Team

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