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Steve Teixeira's Blog -- Thoughts on parallel computing, Microsoft, the industry, and life
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    Using C++/CLI for .NET development

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    Good article on Code Project on some of the advantages of using C++/CLI for .NET development. The interop performance numbers in particular are pretty remarkable. Let's not be coy about it: if you're writing software that requires significant native...
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    newspeak++

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    An interesting article called Attack of the Weasel Words caught my eye a couple of weeks ago. I didn't blog about it at the time, but it's been on my mind ever since. The gist of the article is that public language is being strangled by cliches, management...
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    C++ beats J2EE for SOA?

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    SOA Pipeline has a nice article on C++ potentially beating J2EE in terms of utility for building SOA technology on top of legacy systems. Now that C++ SOA frameworks have generally reached the same level of developer productivity as those of...
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    No safety in numbers

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    As a quick follow up to my Ban the Bomb article, as Internet News reports , quarterly numbers revealed today by SANS indeed indicate that vulnerabilities are up across board on IE, FireFox/Mozilla, and Apple. Again, there is no safety in (lack of) numbers...
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    SQL Server + Flash Gordon = Funny

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    Funny stuff. Almost like MST3K for nerds... Okay, that's redundant, but anyway... http://www.escapeyesterworld.com/
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    Interesting code

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    There was some internal talk today over email on the relative merits of C++/CLI vs. C# for a particular project. Someone posted an interesting code snippet I thought I'd share that looks like this: int a = 0; int b = (a & (a = 1)); Ambiguity...
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    Ban the Bomb (or, I shouldn't have to nuke my computer to fix it)

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    The Inquirer reports that at least one individual has devised an interesting solution to the problem of spyware: when the machine becomes infected, throw it away and buy a new one. The fact that it's almost reasonable that someone would go to this length...
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    C++ a "real" .NET language?

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    Wil asks a good quesiton on the "C++ vs. C#" blog thread ... "To what extent will MS now support VC++ as a "real" .Net language, instead as just a tool for interop with legacy COM code? I note that the forthcoming Visual Studio 2005 Toolkit for...
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    MFC or WinForms: More Advice

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    Tom Zagotta brings up several good points in his comment . There are three ideas in particular that Tom brings up that I want to try to address: MS should be clear about the future of MFC. MS should provide better guidance on when to use MFC...
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    What's new in MFC

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    Victor Volkman of developer.com highlights some of the new MFC features in VC++ 2005 .
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    VC++ IDE Enhancements

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    Developer.com posted the last in a five part series of articles on VC++ 2005 IDE features. End of the article contains a link to previous installment in case you missed it.
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    OOPs, I did it again*

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    Not content to let sleeping blogs die, Nick roasts yours truly in a further attempt to show how deeply we Just Don't Get It. Man, this is, like, turning into one of those cool, 1990s era, east coast - west coast rapper wars. Except we're two nerdy software...
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    Get yer VC++ Accelerator Tour Materials!

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    A couple of weeks ago I blogged about a Visual C++ Accelerator Lab event here in Redmond. If you'd like to get your hands on the slide deck for the presentations as well as enjoy one stop shopping for interesting VC++ 2005 resources, look no further ...
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    Channel 9 Interview with Steve Ballmer

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    Robert Scoble just posted an interview with Steve Ballmer. I admit that I don't always have time to watch the typical in-depth (read: long) Channel 9 interviews, but this one is pretty short at about 10 minutes. I just watched it, and it's great to see...
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    On OOP & "implements"

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    As a part of last week's blog discussion on MS & OOP , my friend Bill Fisher sent me a pointer to this blog entry on the Delphi "implements" keyword. I think Bill sent this to me for a couple of reasons, firstly because the "interface implementation...
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