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  • Blog Post: The Magic of Going Native 2012 Starts Today!

    UPDATE: We are already streaming live!! Are you guys ready? This is the agenda for this event happening during today and tomorrow. Day 1 – C++11 Today [Keynote ] 9:30-11:00AM PST (1730 - 1900 UTC) -- Bjarne Stroustrup : C++11 Style 11:15-12:15PM PST (1915 - 2015 UTC) – Hans...
  • 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: C++11 Features in Visual C++ 11

    UPDATE - March 2, 2012 : the range-based for-loop and override/final v1.0 have been implemented in VC11 Beta. There's a new C++ Standard and a new version of Visual C++, and it's time to reveal what features from the former we're implementing in the latter! Terminology notes : During its development...
  • Blog Post: Developing Windows Applications in C++ (Articles Series)

    We got just published “ Developing Windows Applications in C++ ”, an article series created by C++ Most Valuable Professional Kate Gregory . This material is aimed at C++ developers who want to learn how to write Windows applications. It won’t teach you C++, or how to use Windows as...
  • 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: TechEd 2011: Modern Native C++ Development for Maximum Productivity

    TechEd 2011 North America took place in Atlanta a few weeks ago. If you missed, its sessions are posted in Channel 9. The one we highlight here, Modern Native C++ Development for Maximum Productivity , was delivered by C++ MVP Kate Gregory . If you are a follower of this blog you may already know Kate...
  • Blog Post: The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 20 (May 14, 2011)

    Read in this issue : Boris Jabes: Rock Hard: C++ Evolving Raymond Chen: A function pointer cast is a bug waiting to happen Viva64: How to make fewer errors at the stage of code writing. Part N2 ACCU 2011: Scott Meyers on Move Semantics, Perfect Forwarding, and Rvalue references DirectCompute Lecture...
  • Blog Post: Rock Hard: C++ Evolving

    Hi, I’m Boris Jabes , senior program manager lead on the Visual C++ team. Last month I delivered a session at DevDays 2011 Netherlands, taking a fresh perspective on C++0x (or should I say, C++11) and the power of modern native programming. Unlike talks we've done previously, I didn't go over...
  • Blog Post: The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 19 (May 7, 2011)

    Read in this issue : Converting An MFC Ribbon To Designer Format (ACCU 2011) Farewell to Disks: Efficient Processing of Obstinate Data ConcRT Sample Pack: Download today DirectCompute Lecture Series 110: Memory Patterns (Code Project) A Notepad for Regular Expressions Herb Sutter Shares Perspectives...
  • 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: The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 18 (Apr 30, 2011)

    Read in this issue : Advanced STL, Part 4 Concurrency Runtime: Transporting Exceptions between Threads DirectCompute Lecture Series 101: Introduction to DirectCompute (C++ and Beyond) Adventures in Perfect Forwarding (InformIT) Ten Techniques to Reduce the Size of Your Classes, Part I MS11-025 Visual...
  • Blog Post: The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 16 (Apr 16, 2011)

    Read in this issue : FDIS Approved. What’s Next? A Base Class for Intrusively Reference-Counted Objects in C++ “Effective C++” in the C++0x (C++11) Age The Concurrency Runtime and Visual C++ 2010: The decltype Type Specifier MFC classes to encapsulate the Scintilla...
  • Blog Post: The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 13 (Mar 26, 2011)

    Read in this issue : [Herb Sutter] C++0x: We Have Final Draft International Standard! [Parallel Patterns Library] Building Responsive GUI Applications with PPL Tasks [C++ MVP Giovanni Dicanio] Text-to-Speech in C++ [Danny Kalev] Detecting Memory Leaks to Improve Performance [C++ MVP...
  • Blog Post: The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 8 (Feb 19, 2011)

    Read in this issue : Win32++: A Simple Alternative to MFC How do you build a community of users that give high quality comments on a website? What’s so cool about Boost.MPI? W00t W00t Nix Nix! Concurrency Runtime (CRT): The Resource Manager CPU Caches and Why You Care shared_ptr - Advanced STL, Part...
  • 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: Herb Sutter: “Coding, like Speaking a Language, Implies that You Think in that Language”

    Erik Meijer –host of the “ Expert to Expert ” series in Channel 9- interviews Herb Sutter -an Architect on the VC++ team and chair of the C++ Standards Committee. In this thought-provoking talk, Herb and Erik cover generic programming, function objects, lambdas, futures and argument...
  • Blog Post: Making an Exception

    An interesting debate about C++ exceptions took place a few weeks ago in the C++ MVPs discussion list. The trigger was something as innocent and specific as “ would you guys just throw std::runtime_exception with some error message string or you define a new exception hierarchy? What’s your...
  • Blog Post: Staying Current with Visual C++ 2010

    A few weeks ago, the 2010 Edition of TechEd Europe took place in Berlin, Germany. C++ MVP Kate Gregory (picture) delivered a session where she shows through demos the latest achievements in the C++arena, especially regarding the upcoming C++0x version of language (scheduled by 2011), its libraries, concurrency...
  • Blog Post: C++0x Core Language Features In VC10: The Table

    When we announced that the Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate Is Now Available For Download , a reader, Igor, asked us to provide a table summarizing which C++0x Core Language features are implemented in VC10. So, here it is! It's derived from, but slightly modified from, GCC's tables. For example...
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