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  • Blog Post: Targeting Modern C++ and Windows Store apps samples for Windows 8.1 – Part 1 of n

    I have previously mentioned that I will not be updating “Modern C++ and Windows Store apps” to have an edition exclusively for Windows 8.1. My reason behind the decision is simple: The concepts and technologies I have introduced in the book continue to be relevant in Windows 8.1 and all of...
  • Blog Post: Will there be an update for “Modern C++ and Windows Store apps” for Windows 8.1?

    With Windows 8.1 now released as a Consumer Preview enabling developers to try out and begin building apps for the new Operating System, I wanted to let folks know if there is an updated version of my book, “Modern C++ and Windows Store apps” under development. When I began contemplating writing a book...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the winners of the //BUILD contest book giveaway

    I am happy to announce the winners of the //BUILD contest I announced a few weeks ago. Matt Larson, Chris Wolf, Subramanyam S, Kim Perry, Carsten Jorgensen, Raúl Guerrero Deschamps, Sai Jagannath, Pheeraphong Sucharee and Raj Rao. Congratulations and enjoy the book! -Sridhar
  • Blog Post: Flipkart in India begins taking order for Modern C++ and Windows Store apps

    For folks in India, you can begin placing orders here. -Sridhar
  • Blog Post: The Windows Store opportunity for C++ developers

    One of my colleagues sent this statement my way and I quote him “The advent of Windows Store combines a great app-development infrastructure with a reach of 250 million people and counting. This is a great opportunity for seasoned and new app developers alike. While Microsoft has published great...
  • Blog Post: Two copies remaining

    With less than two weeks to go for //BUILD 2013, I still have two copies of my book “Modern C++ and Windows Store apps” waiting to be given away. Follow the rules listed here and send me a mail. -Sridhar
  • Blog Post: Modern C++ and Windows Store apps giveaway – An update

    I wanted to provide a quick update on the winning responses so far to book contest I have announced a few weeks back. I am humbled by the responses I have received so far. The winning responses, from the mails I have received until now are: “I am excited to apply modern C++ to code [...]
  • Blog Post: Modern C++ and Windows Store apps giveaway

    BUILD 2013 is 9 weeks away. In anticipation of BUILD 2013, I am listing a giveaway for my book, “Modern C++ and Windows Store apps”. Every week leading to the BUILD 2013 conference, I will give out a copy of my book. Sounds interesting? Want a copy? Getting a copy is easy. All you have [...
  • Blog Post: Purchase Modern C++ and Windows Store apps in India

    Hi, Wanted to provide a quick update on the availability of my book, “Modern C++ and Windows Store apps”, in India. Get the eBook in Adobe PDF: http://www.infibeam.com/eBooks/modern-c-windows-store-apps-sridhar-poduri-pdf-ebook-download/9780989020800-BEPDF.html Get the paperback edition:...
  • Blog Post: Where can I purchase “Modern C++ and Windows Store apps” book

    There are a few avenues by which you can purchase a copy of my book, “Modern C++ and Windows Store apps”. Obtaining a paperback edition You can purchase a copy directly from my Createspace eStore here. Use discount code 5C56GCKN to get 20% off MRP. Please note that all orders placed via this...
  • Blog Post: Modern C++ and Windows Store Apps – A book about Modern C++ and native technologies

    Over the past few months, I have been writing a book on developing apps using C++ and the various native technologies shipping as part of the Windows 8 wave. Some of these technologies include: C++11, C++ /CX, native XAML, the Windows Runtime, C++AMP, Windows Azure Mobile Services etc. I am happy to...
  • Blog Post: Title change for my book

    Based on technical review feedback, we (Microsoft Press, the reviewers and the author) have mutually agreed to change the title of my upcoming Microsoft Press book from “Programming Windows 8 Apps using Microsoft Visual C++” to “Modern Microsoft Visual C++ and the Windows Runtime”. The major focus of...
  • Blog Post: The book is complete and is off for final reviews

    I just wanted to share a quick update on the status of “Programming Windows 8 Apps using Microsoft Visual C++”. As of today, I have completed the content and samples of the 6 chapters that comprise the book. For first timers, here is the list of chapters in the book. I have sent the final [...]
  • Blog Post: Update on “Programming Windows® 8 Apps with Microsoft® Visual C++®”

    The book is now available for pre-order. The estimated book launch is November 2012. Head over to the official site here for more details. -Sridhar
  • Blog Post: Programming Windows 8 Applications using C++ /CX–An update on the book

    I have been thinking of providing an update on the status of my work on authoring “Programming Windows 8 Applications using Microsoft Visual C++”. Today marks a good time for a teaser As announced earlier, there are 6 chapters and I am almost done with 4 chapters along with samples that explain the finer...
  • Blog Post: Announcement: Book on C++ /Cx and Metro style app development

    Hi I am happy to announce an upcoming book on C++ /Cx and Metro style app development. This book is currently in the works and will be published by Microsoft Press. I present a brief list of topics that are … Continue reading →
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