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C++ tutorials, C and C++ news, and information about Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and Vcpkg from the Microsoft C++ team.

VC++ Compiler Front-End Testing

Hi, my name is Liu Xiong. I am the test lead for the Microsoft Visual C++ Front End QA team. Our passion is shipping the greatest C++ compiler to our customers. We are a very customer oriented team. The big challenge for us is protecting our C++ users from compiler breaking changes, while we also need ship the compiler with COOL new features ...

UI Testing Concerns

The Visual C++ Integrated Development Environment (IDE) includes an assortment of features including the VC++ Project System, Browsing and Intellisense, the debugger, Resource Editor, code and project wizards, and more.  These features are expressed in the product to the user through the UI and/or backend engine level components.  In...
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What has the VC++ Team Been Doing since VS 2005 Shipped?

Hi! My name is Shaun Miller and I’m the test lead for the Visual C++ Release and IDE quality assurance teams. I’ve been around Microsoft for the last 10 years and Visual C++ has been a big part of my experience here.We’ve been very busy on the Visual C++ team since we shipped VS 2005. Here are some of the activities that we&...
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How do we test our libraries?

Hi, my name is Jeff Peil and I’m the QA lead on the VC++ libraries team.  Today I wanted to talk a little bit about how we test our libraries.  One of the biggest challenges with libraries is that we don’t just ship them to our customers directly, but that code gets included in the applications that are built using our ...
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Tech Ed 2006

Boris Jabes – a program manager on the Visual C++ IDE team – has posted impressions of Tech Ed 2006 on his blog.  He shares insights into what went on at the conference and the issues customers brought up.  Check it out here.Thanks,The Visual C++ Team...
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