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    Parallel STL - Democratizing Parallelism in C++

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    Only a few years ago, writing parallel code in C++ was a domain of the experts. Nowadays, this field is becoming more and more accessible to regular developers thanks to the advances in libraries, such as the PPL and C++ AMP from Microsoft, Intel's Threading...
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    Tech Days 2014 – April 16 – 17 World Forum Den Haag

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    Tech Days is the annual Microsoft Conference for software development, software architecture and IT solutions in the Netherlands. The Tech Days conference covers the full spectrum of Microsoft development technologies with sessions about Modern Application...
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    DirectX Graphics Development with Visual Studio 2013 and Update 2

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    Hello, everyone! My name is Rong Lu, a program manager on the Visual C++ team. Last week at BUILD conference, I gave a talk on “DirectX Graphics Development with Visual Studio 2013 and Update 2” in which we walked through a couple of exciting...
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    CppCon – The C++ Conference

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    In 2012 and 2013, Microsoft put on the GoingNative conference which is all about portable C++ on all compilers and platforms. The two GoingNative events were wildly popular and have been two of the biggest C++ conferences ever, so developers have been...
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    BUILD 2014, Talks for Thursday

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    While I am not attending the Build conference myself, I did tune in for the keynote and bits and pieces of other live-streamed talks and look forward to catching many of the sessions over on Channel 9 once they are available. Here is what is happening...
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    BUILD 2014 begins tomorrow, no fooling!

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    ** Update 4/2 9am ** Are you watching the keynote live at http://channel9.msdn.com/?wt.mc_id=build_hp? The BUILD conference begins tomorrow. Here are few things you, our loyal Visual C++ blog readers, should know: You can watch live on Channel...
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    Linker Enhancements in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2

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    For developer scenarios, linking takes the lion's share of the application's build time. From our investigation we know that the Visual C++ linker spends a large fraction of its time in preparing, merging and finally writing out debug information. This...
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    DirectX 12

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    For Friday, how about more information about DirectX 12 announced at GDC earlier this week? DirectX 12 introduces the next version of Direct3D, the graphics API at the heart of DirectX. Direct3D is one of the most critical pieces of a game or game...
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    cppcon registration open!

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    From cppcon : Registration is now open for CppCon 2014 to be held September 7–12, 2014 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington, USA. The conference will start with the keynote by Bjarne Stroustrup titled " Make Simple Tasks Simple!...
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    A Case of the Twitters

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    Do you watch the Twitterverse for interesting stuff about C++, development, life, the universe and everything? We do and in today's post share some recent Tweets that crossed our ( @visualc ) path: Users are not morons, ok maybe we are . but if...
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    Shrink my Program Database (PDB) file

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    Overview PDB's (Program Database file), PDB stands for Program Database , a proprietary file format (developed by Microsoft ) for storing debugging information about a program (or, commonly, binaries such as a DLL or EXE ). PDB files commonly have...
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    AVX2 Support in Visual Studio C++ Compiler

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    AVX2 is yet another extension to the venerable x86 line of processors, doubling the width of its SIMD vector registers to 256 bits, and adding dozens of new instructions . AVX2 shipped with Intel's latest processor micro-architecture, codenamed " Haswell...
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    Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2

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    Today, we have released Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2 , a go-live Team Foundation Server 2013 RC and TypeScript 1.0 RC. This update release preview includes several significant feature additions as well as fixes. You can see full details in the release...
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    Why C++?

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    A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to share a few scenarios where C++ really matters to an internal audience from the field. No demo code or sample projects were reviewed, just the scenarios and first-hand examples. Why C++? Learn "what those...
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    Winter ISO C++ Meeting Trip Report

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    Herb Sutter posted highlights from the Winter ISO C++ meeting held last week in sunny Issaquah, WA: The major work of this meeting was to complete processing of the national body comments received in last summer's comment ballot for the upcoming C...
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    The Old New C++ Thing

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    I've spent many hours reading articles on Raymond Chen's blog, The Old New Thing . It is one of the most popular blogs on MSDN with content ranging from concerts at the Seattle Symphony to Win32 and marriage and native programming . Included are a number...
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    Ghost of VCBlog Posts Past

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    You don't need to call Ghostbusters. Spend some time (re)reading some great posts from the Visual C++ team blog past. There really are some hidden gems in there! C++ Debugger Tips by Sergey Grankin (8/2006) describes the "special expression and...
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    Advanced Developers Conference 2014

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    The Advanced Developers Conference 2014 takes place April 29-30 in Munich. This years sessions will be about modern device apps, debugging, drivers, graphics,cloud services and much more. The conference will host about 200 attendees with a broad range...
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    Challenge – Vulnerable Code

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    This challenge appeared on an internal alias dedicated to C++. It was issued by Mike Vine, a developer here at Microsoft who agreed to let us share it with the mighty Visual C++ blog readers: This challenge came from me thinking about a simple bug...
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    Windows Azure Storage Client Library for C++

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    The Windows Azure Storage team has announced the availability of a new Windows Azure Storage Client Library for C++. This is a preview release and they are looking for your feedback. This release includes support for blob, table, and queue storage abstractions...
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    C++ in MSDN Magazine

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    Just in case you have forgotten to look at MSDN Magazine in the last few months, here are a few great articles from MVPs, Microsoft folks and other experts: Kenny Kerr writes the column Windows with C++ . This month, the focus is regular expressions...
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    Examining stack traces of objects using Visual Studio 2013

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    It is quite common to have a program stopped in the debugger due to a crash or assertion caused by an object being in a bad state, and to track down the problem, you need to figure out how it got that way. In many cases, the call stack of the object's...
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    STL Resources on MSDN

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    Before reviewing the excellent standard template library resources on MSDN (including Channel 9), did you know Visual Studio 2013.1 (Update 1) is available now? Brian Harry writes about the release on his blog, mentioning that the release is smaller and...
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    Exception Boundaries

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    In modern C++, exceptions are the preferred method of runtime error reporting and handling. Yes, there are some cases where other forms of error reporting may be more appropriate—error codes, for example—but generally exceptions are preferred...
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    Creating a C++ Project from a PDB file: PDB Project [[Version 2.0]]

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    We are thrilled to announce version 2.0 of the PDB Project extension on the Visual Studio Gallery . PDB Project, as the name suggests, takes the information contained in a .pdb file to create a C++ project. The Information extracted from the .pdb includes...
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