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  • Blog Post: Native Memory Diagnostic Tools for Visual Studio “14” CTP

    In Update 2 for Visual Studio 2013, memory diagnostic tools were added for Windows Store and Windows Phone that enable developers to monitor live memory consumption and take heap snapshots of their applications for further analysis. The Visual Studio team is extending the existing tools to work for Windows...
  • Blog Post: Advanced Developers Conference 2013: C++

    The Advanced Developers Conference 2013 takes place May 7-8 this year with sessions on building modern device apps, drivers, graphics development, debugging, creating and consuming cloud services, performance and much more . Here are a couple session descriptions cribbed from the ADC site to whet your...
  • Blog Post: After the Jump

    This is a follow up to Jumping Into C++ , a first-hand account of my experiences writing my first modern C++ application. It was a simple exercise that turned out to be not so simple and much more educational than I imagined thanks to the community. Thank you. And now, in no particular order, a...
  • Blog Post: Project Austin Part 6 of 6: Storage

    Hi, my name is George Mileka. I’m a developer on the C++ Libraries team. I have been working on the Project Code Name Austin for many months with Jorge, Eric, and Alan. To learn more about what the Project Code Name Austin is, you can read this great post by Jorge Pereira. For Project Austin...
  • Blog Post: Project Austin Part 5 of 6: Shadow Rendering

    When we designed the user experience of Austin , we spent quite some time thinking about the different page views and layouts, and how to transition between them. We wanted to create an immersive experience where the user can manipulate and navigate Austin's pages in an intuitive way; pages zoom in and...
  • Blog Post: Project Austin Part 4 of 6: C++ AMP acceleration

    Hello, I am Amit Agarwal, a developer on the C++ AMP team. C++ AMP is a new technology available in Visual Studio 2012 that enables C++ developers to make the best use of available heterogeneous computing resources in their applications from within the same C++ sources and the VS IDE they use for programming...
  • Blog Post: Project Austin Part 1 of 6: Introduction

    My name is Jorge Pereira and I am a developer at Microsoft. For the past few months I've been working on a Windows 8 app along with a small team of developers from the Visual C++ team, we call it Project Code Name Austin. Austin is a digital note-taking app for Windows 8. You can add pages to your...
  • Blog Post: VC11 ISO C++ Concurrency Tour in March Issue of MSDN Mag

    Greetings!! I am Diego Dagum, Community Program Manager with the Visual C++ team. I recently got an article published in the current issue of MSDN Magazine about the ISO C++11 concurrency features implemented in Visual C++ 11 . It’s a 101-level journey through standardized features...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Wrox's Professional C++, 2nd Edition

    Greetings! I’m Marc Gregoire, a Microsoft MVP VC++ since 2007, and I’m pleased to tell you that I’ve finished work on my book “ Professional C++, Second Edition ”. This second edition includes the latest C++ standard, C++11 , and is based on the great first edition written...
  • Blog Post: The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 24 (June 11, 2011)

    Read in this issue : Modern Native C++ Development for Maximum Productivity | Tech·Ed North America 2011 High Performance GPU-Accelerated Games and Technical Applications | PDC 2010 C++ Design Patterns Legend Joins the Visual Studio Team InformIT: A Few Pedagogical Insights about C++ Teaching: Public...
  • Blog Post: Herb Sutter Shares Perspectives on the New C++ Standard

    Hi, I’m Charles Torre , Sr. Technographer with Channel 9 . I’m back with an interview made last week with Herb Sutter, Principal Architect on the Visual C++ team at Microsoft and chairman of the ISO committee which recently approved the final technical changes to the C++0x standard –...
  • Blog Post: Boris Jabes on Game Development and Other Demons

    Hi, I’m Charles Torre , Sr. Technographer with Channel 9 . I recently interviewed Boris Jabes , a fun Visual C++ Program Manager guy to talk to. After a brief discussion of IntelliSense in VC++ –Boris has the distinction of being the first guy to share the news about the removal of C+...
  • Blog Post: The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 14 (Apr 2, 2011)

    Read in this issue : Troubleshooting Tips for IntelliSense Slowness The Concurrency Runtime and Visual C++ 2010: Lambda Expressions CMapi v1.23 (MFC classes for sending and receiving mail using Simple MAPI) Exception Boundaries: Working With Multiple Error Handling Mechanisms Is it reasonable to use...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 General Availability

    If you guys follow Jason Zander’s (Visual Studio corporate Vice President) blog, you learned two days ago that the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 whose Beta had been released last December achieved final release stage. Today is generally available (last Tuesday was only for MSDN subscribers...
  • Blog Post: The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 7 (Feb 12, 2011)

    Read in this issue : Visual C++ 2010: What’s new for MFC library? Herb Sutter: Know When to Use an Active Object Instead of a Mutex Entrepreneurial debates: Acquisition interest in my part-time startup Introduction to Expressive C++ Two MS Executives Talk about the C++ Renaissance...
  • Blog Post: Go Ask printf() To Behave Predictably

    This is one of those problems whose solution is very evident… or bitterly hard to guess depending on how much you were influenced by what you were told about it. I’ll paste here the case I must be getting blind, as I can’t see what’s wrong. This code works on...
  • Blog Post: C++ Renaissance: a Channel 9 Interview

    If you don’t know Charles Torre, I’ll introduce him here: Charles is a BIG fan of C++ and he works for Channel 9 (in that order). Charles is the one to blame about the acclaimed series that Stephan put together about STL (beside Stephan himself). And Charles is encouraged to do more and more...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2010: Lambdas, Lambdas Everywhere

    Why care about C++0x lambda functions? Syntactically, they are nothing but sugar for function objects. However, they are an essential and enabling sugar that will change the way we will write C++ code more often than most people realize. This talk from last PDC covers what lambda functions are and...
  • Blog Post: The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 5 (Jan 29, 2011)

    This week comes with an article to help you set your application for parallelization; C++ MVP Dan Rollins researches on various ways to implement properties in C++; Issam Iqbal, C++ MVP, gives another twist to the TO CLI or NOT TO CLI debate when creating unit tests for our unmanaged code (voting for...
  • Blog Post: Heritage Shared

    A few days ago, we posted two C++ quizzes based on a question posted in a forum. Let’s review the first question   Quiz 1 #include <iostream>    class Foo { public :      virtual void DoStuff()=0; };    class Bar : public Foo { public :      virtual void DoStuff( int a)=0; };    class Baz...
  • Blog Post: Sharing the Heritage (Quiz Game)

    I was reading recent discussion threads and found something interesting that someone introduced as a question, but instead of start developing the whole story from here, I’ll just challenge you with two different quiz games. Quiz 1 #include <iostream> class Foo { public...
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