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  • Visual C++ Team Blog

    In the Community: Meet Tom Serface

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    Welcome to In the Community. This week, meet Tom Serface, C++ MVP and longtime Visual C++ user. I have been using VC++ with MFC since it first came out circa 1993 and I saw it demonstrated at a local Software Development show. I've been working for...
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    Visual Studio 3D Starter Kit – Now for Windows Phone 8

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    Last year, I decided I finally wanted to take the plunge into DirectX development. I'd done a little bit of OpenGL programming several years ago, but no graphics development since then. I bought a few DirectX books, worked through several online tutorials...
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    In the Community: Meet PJ Naughter

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    In the Community spotlights members of the C++ / developer community. This week, meet PJ Naughter, a C++ MVP and prolific C++ developer. Take it away, PJ… PJ has been a C++ MVP since 2007. In his spare time, he runs a personal web site at http...
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    do-while, casts, ODR, variadic templates - Core C++, Part 8

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    Part 8 of my third video lecture series (covering the C++ Core Language) is now available. In this part, I covered several topics: why I avoid do-while loops, how C and C++ casts behave and why they're dangerous, what the One Definition Rule is and how...
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    In the Community: Meet Nish Sivakumar

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    In the Community is a regular series spotlighting members of the C++ / developer community. This week, meet Nish, a C++ MVP, author and long-time developer. Nish has been writing code since 1990 when he first got his hands on an 8088 with 640 KB RAM...
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    Friday Miscellany #5

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    Welcome to another Friday Miscellany, a collection of interesting links from across the internet curated from social media, conversations and curiosity. From isocpp.org, B-Tree containers , a C++ template library that implements B-tree containers...
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    In The Community: Meet Marius Bancila

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    In the Community is a regular series spotlighting members of the C++ / developer community. This week, the spotlight is on Marius Bancila, a developer and C++ MVP. Marius has been developing desktop applications for 10 years, using different technologies...
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    After the Jump

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    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. ...
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    In The Community: Meet Kate Gregory

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    In the Community is an ongoing series spotlighting members of the C++ / developer community. This week, meet Kate Gregory. Kate Gregory has been using C++ since before Microsoft had a C++ compiler. She runs a small consulting company in rural Ontario...
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    Jumping into C++

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    I was a professional developer for years, working initially with C in labs and an engineering firm before moving on to other languages and stints as an enterprise developer and consultant. Other languages and tool were more in demand for the projects...
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    In The Community: Meet Jeremiah Morrill

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    This is the third installment of "In The Community," a series spotlighting members of the C++ / developer community. Today we meet Jeremiah Morrill, MVP, developer and community guy. Jeremiah has been in the software development field for 14 years...
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    Friday Miscellany #4

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    Welcome to another Friday Miscellany, a collection of interesting links from across the internet curated from social media, conversations and curiosity. It’s all about performance: Using Visual C++ 2012 to make the best use of your hardware...
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    In The Community: Meet James McNellis

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    This is the second installment in the "In The Community" series spotlighting members of the C++ / developer community. Today we meet James McNellis, a developer on the Visual C++ team and community guy. James is a developer on the Visual C++ team,...
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    Roaming Settings: Give Us Your Feedback!

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    Let's kick off 2013 with a survey J We have been researching roaming Visual Studio settings and have a few questions that will help gain insights into what the best experience would be. We have created a survey ( http://aka.ms/vsroaming ) aimed at...
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    In the Community: Meet Kenny Kerr

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    Hello. Welcome to the first "in the community" posts spotlighting members of the C++ and/or developer community. Today we meet Kenny Kerr and a Microsoft MVP who graciously agreed to "go first" :) Kenny is a computer programmer with a bias toward Windows...
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    Registration for C++Now 2013 Opens Today!

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    Registration for the seventh annual C++Now Conference (formerly BoostCon) opens today, and if you're looking for a great C++ conference to attend this year, you should definitely consider C++Now. I attended last year's conference and it was terrific:...
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    Friday Miscellany #3

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    Active in the C++ community? Answering questions, creating demos, sharing code snippets, or hosting a local user group meeting? If you have something to share, send it to me ( ebattali@microsoft.com ) for potential inclusion in a future miscellany! ...
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    Casablanca : Give us your feedback!

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    Casablanca: a native library to access the cloud from C++ Take a quick 10 minute break and give us your feedback on Casablanca. The Casablanca team would love to hear what you have to say! We want to know how you are using the libraries and what you...
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    Friday Miscellany #2

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    We recently requested feedback on native debugging ( http://aka.ms/nativeenc) and your C++ build experience ( http://aka.ms/cppbuildsurvey ). These surveys are still open, but I wanted to share some of the written feedback we have received: "Listen...
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    Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 Now Available!

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    Today, Soma announced the availability of the Visual Studio 2012 Update 1! You can install it either from the download page (see "Visual Studio 2012 Update 1" under the "Additional software" section). As promised , you can now use the Visual C++ compiler...
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    Using the Windows 8 SDK with Visual Studio 2010 – configuring multiple projects

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    A few months ago, we wrote about how to use the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8 within your Visual Studio 2010 projects . These instructions work great if you are updating just one project, but if you need to use the Windows 8 SDK...
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    Another Earful: Debugging Survey

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    The Visual C++ build experience survey ( http://aka.ms/cppbuildsurvey ) has almost passed the 250 response mark on the way to 500 responses. Thank you to everyone who has already provided feedback. To those that have not yet had a chance to take the survey...
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    Give Us an Earful: Visual C++ Build Survey

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    Need a quick 10 minute break from developing your latest Visual C++ masterpiece? Want to give us feedback about your project build experience? Yes? Then we have a link for you: http://aka.ms/cppbuildsurvey There are a mix of questions including...
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    Friday Miscellany #1

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    Some links for your consideration. Don McCrady published Introducing Shevlin Park–A Proof of Concept C++ AMP Implementation on OpenCL over on the Parallel Programming in Native Code blog. Check out the links to videos, getting started material...
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    Native Development Experience in Windows Embedded Compact 2013

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    In windows embedded compact 2013, we are updating the native developer experience to the latest and greatest experience available via Visual Studio 2012. With this update, we are essentially bringing 2012 native desktop experience to embedded developers...
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