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developer software resources! (Note: Prizes in limited quantities are awarded on a first-come first-serve basis for that month.)
StockChartX Pro and StockChartX .NET
Now developers can leverage their knowledge and existing code to easily integrate our lightweight COM-based ActiveX stock chart control. StockChartX Pro is an ActiveX control that can import raw stock data, display it graphically, embed chart objects, and save/load in .stx file format. Use StockChartX as your essential front-end data analysis tool for developing interactive financial applications.
TA-SDK (Technical Analysis - Software Development Kit)
For commercial n-tier stock trading systems, large-scale stock trading research & development, to private and non-commercial stock trading applications, TA-SDK is by far the most powerful and complete cross-platform technical analysis library available for your project.
Perl Developers Dictionary
|By Clinton Pierce
Perl Developer's Dictionary is a complete, well-organized
reference to the Perl language and environment, including core syntax as well as
Perl modules. Designed specifically for the experienced developer who needs a
reference readily available on his or her desk to refer to on a daily basis, the
book is extensively cross-referenced and indexed for optimal usability. In
addition to providing a complete syntax reference for all core Perl functions,
the book also provides quick access to language syntax, constructs, and other
language issues. Each major section of the book is prefaced with a short
introduction to provide background material on the subject at hand, and then is
followed by a series of 'dictionary' entries that cover exactly one topic,
carefully cross-referenced and indexed with the rest of the book.
Teach Yourself Perl In 21 Days
|By Laura Lemay and Richard Colburn
Sams Teach Yourself Perl in 21 Days covers the basics of Perl in
the first few chapters, and then moves on to practical issues of Perl and
in-depth discussions of more advanced topics. Later chapters also delve into
software engineering topics, with discussions of modular code and
object-oriented programming. CGI is covered in one chapter, but it is not the
focus on the book. The book relies heavily on longer working examples and code,
as opposed to small snippets and code fragments, and each chapter includes two
to three smaller complete examples and one major one that illustrates most of
the concepts for that chapter and builds on the chapters before it. Written by
Laura Lemay, this is her third major book after Sams Teach Yourself Web
Publishing with HTML in 21 Days and Sams Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days.
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Unleashed
|By Rand Morimoto et al
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Unleashed (Sams Publishing, ISBN 0-672-32154-8, $59.99 USD) is the expert guide to the new Microsoft server operating system, Microsoft Windows Server 2003. The expert author team of Rand Morimoto, Michael Noel, Omar Droubi and Kenton Gardinier cover installation, migration, configuration, and troubleshooting Windows Server 2003. They also include discussions of advanced topics including integration, security, server management and maintenance practices, and disaster recovery. The authors assume the reader has extensive experience with the Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 environment and go far beyond the basic focusing on system configuration, tips, tricks, and techniques to successfully implement a Windows networking system.
Sams Teach Yourself Visual Studio .NET 2003 in 21 Days
|By Jason Beres
Sams Teach Yourself Visual Studio .NET 2003 in 21 Days (Sams Publishing, ISBN 0-672-32421-0, $39.99 USD) by Jason Beres will help developers that are new to application development and experienced developers understand how to use the .NET Framework and Visual Studio .NET 2003 to rapidly develop any type of computer application. The Visual Studio .NET development environment is the most comprehensive developer tool ever created; putting that together with the .NET Framework's class libraries, the developer has everything he or she needs to get up to speed on Microsoft Corp.'s latest revolution in application development. This book will guide the developer through using the Visual Studio .NET IDE, the Visual Basic .NET and Visual C# .NET languages, and the supporting tools available from Microsoft to create Windows and Web-based applications.
PHP and MySQL Web Development
|By Luke Welling and Laura Thomson
PHP and MySQL Web Development teaches the reader to develop dynamic, secure, commercial Web sites. Using the same accessible, popular teaching style of the first edition, this best-selling book has been updated to reflect the rapidly changing landscape of MySQL and PHP. The book teaches the reader to integrate and implement these technologies by following real-world examples and working sample projects, and also covers related technologies needed to build a commercial Web site, such as SSL, shopping carts, and payment systems. The second edition includes new coverage of how to work with XML in developing a PHP and MySQL site, and how to draw on the valuable resources of the PEAR repository of code and extensions.
|By Paul DuBois
In the second edition of MySQL Paul DuBois provides an updated, comprehensive guide to one of the most popular relational database systems. MySQL 4.0, now generally available, is a long-awaited update to the database management system that has many new features, including a new table definition file format, enhanced replication, and more functions for a full text search. Instead of giving readers merely an overview of MySQL 4.0, DuBois continues to include the most sought-after answers to the questions he hears most often from the community.
Planet Source Code CD:
Choose one of 3 separate editions
Visual Basic 2002 Edition
C/C++ 2002 Edition
ASP 2002 Edition
|Thousands of the code submissions from the site!
Pure gold for any programmer! This CD features a brand new high speed search GUI and half a gig of only the top code, articles and submissions from the site (rated very good or excellent by site users). Includes entire programs, tips, tricks, articles and tutorials on thousands topics in over 27 categories!
Important: In addition we will also pay for parcel post shipping for U.S. Winners. Overseas winners can either download the files from the site for free, or pay for shipping to their country.
Award Winning Windows Help
If you have a program that you want to look professional, a help file is a
must! But to make them from scratch requires you to master complex RTF code
sequences, help .PRJ file format, and the Microsoft help compiler...and even
after all that it's often a matter of trial and error just to get one to look
But not any more! Anyone who can
use Microsoft Word can now make their own Help files with Help Maker Plus
(tm)! In seconds you'll be creating help topics, hypertext jumps, and special
effects like pop-up windows, secondary windows and fixed regions--with the
ease of pointing and clicking! Create multi-media extravaganzas with sounds,
movies, and links to other programs--in moments! Help Maker Plus (tm) handles
all of the hard stuff for you--you can even compile without ever leaving Word!
Also, Help Maker Plus (tm) includes the latest and greatest version of the
Microsoft Help Compiler and comes with an extensive documentation that will
explain exactly what a help file is, as well as provide you with a list of
Microsoft compiler error codes.
Wide Web Help Wizard
|Help to HTML Conversion Tool
- Need to convert your existing help files to HTML to meet the new Windows
- Want to increase the exposure of your help files to the entire world
- Want to be able to use a single source project to create all of the
- help files
- user manuals
- World Wide Web help sites
- (requires running WWWHelp Wizard with Help
Maker Plus(tm) )
...World Wide Web Help Wizard(tm) is your answer!
|Rocket your windows desktop
into high gear!
Launch programs with the click of a button, manage your system instantly, and
even set reminder alarms! Take Windows to a whole new level!
26 Customizable Active-X Components (A CNet Downloads Pick)!
26 high quality, highly customizable ActiveX Controls, 100's of
functions, and dozens of objects & creatable classes. Covers all aspects of
Visual Basic development from the user interface to graphics & multimedia to
core application functionality. Ideal for all application development in Visual
Basic. These are also the ideal components for creating skinnable
applications! Many components were rebuilt from 2.0 for speed &
performance! ImpulseGlobals 3.0 included! ImpulseMP3
Control included 100% FREE with your download, no purchase necessary!
|Create Professional Looking Web Menus in a Flash!
|Compress your web pages for better performance!
Web Optimizer intelligently compresses web pages and accelerates your web site
from 30% - 70% -- without changing your site's appearance. Web optimizer does this be removing extraneous HTML,
VB Code Viewer
|Visual Basic 6.0 Code Viewer
This COM Add-in for Visual Basic 6.0 allows you to view your code in a manner similar to that provided by the Visual Studio .NET IDE. You can expand and contract sections of code to easily review the logic structure, and can also organize your files into custom folders.
|Code generation made easy!
RapTier is a template-based C#, VB.NET, and SQL code-generation tool that generates up to 80% of database driven applications. It significantly reduces development and testing time as well as improves the quality and performance of code. Supported databases: MS SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, MS Access, and MSDE.