TexBlog

Steve Teixeira's Blog -- Thoughts on parallel computing, Microsoft, the industry, and life
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    Why C++?

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    This excellent 10-minute presentation by Kate Gregory should be required viewing for VC++ developers and .NET developers curious what kind of bit-candy exists beyond C#, VB, etc.
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    Let him who gets OOP cast the first stone

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    Interesting conversation going on over on CodeFez , where Nick Hodges contends that MS doesn't quite get OOP, and Julian Bucknall responds that it's actually Nick that doesn't quite get it. Let me first say that there are few, perhaps zero, OOP frameworks...
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    My week in CSS

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    The Server and Tools Business (STB) Group, of which Developer Division is a part, runs a program called Frontline that gives us product folks an opportunity to literally be on the front line of interaction between Microsoft and our customers. I spent...
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    VC++ 2005 Accelerator Lab

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    I've spent the past couple of days hosting a group of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) here in Redmond , giving them a jump start on migrating to Visual C++ 2005. The lab format was two days, with lecture in the morning and porting lab in the afternoon...
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    Using MFC or WinForms?

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    To answer a couple of questions I received as blog comments and over email, here are some brief thoughts on using MFC vs. WinForms. In most cases today, I would recommend WinForms over MFC. WinForms has the superior design-time experience, easier access...
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    Whither MFC?

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    I just posted an article on MSDN regarding the present and future of MFC. While there isn't anything earth shattering to report, we have received a number of customer inquiries about MFC, so we felt it was necessary to spell out to the VC++ community...
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    Team Building, Geek Style

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    Whidbey bug fixing is going well, so yesterday the Visual C++ team took a breather by engaging in some team building activities. Being a team unabashedly composed mostly of hard-core geeks, it's safe to say that our team building exercises didn't involve...
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    C++ vs. C#

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    A few of my more C++-centric friends and colleagues have sent me pointers to Grumpy Old Programmer's "Has C# lost its point?" grump. While I naturally enjoy seeing VC++ portrayed in a positive light, I think it's a bit silly to suggest that C# has lost...
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