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MSDN article: “An Inside Look At The Next Generation Of Visual C++”.

HelloWe just wanted to mention that our own Tarek Madkour has recently written an MSDN article titled “An Inside Look At The Next Generation Of Visual C++”. Tarek is a Lead Program Manager on the Visual C++ team and  has been working on different areas of the Visual C++ IDE and compiler for the past six years. This ...
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Channel 9: Documenting Development Technologies

This channel 9 interview features our very own Gordon Hogenson, the Visual C++ Documentation Manager who has recently released his first book “C++/CLI: The Visual C++ Language for .NET”. Gordon has worked as a manager, technical writer and test engineer for Visual C++, C# and other Microsoft products over the past 9 years. ...
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Diagnosing Hidden ODR Violations in Visual C++ (and fixing LNK2022)

Hi, my name is Andy Rich, and I’m a tester on the front-end compiler.  Last time I posted here, I discussed several aspects of testing conformance in the C++ compiler, which is a large part of my job.  Another large part of what I do is diagnosing bugs in the compiler.  These come from a variety of sources, such as ...
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Improving Our Servicing Experience

This is the second time I’ve experienced the “end game” of a product cycle in VC++. It is always a wonderful time: looking back at all the accomplishments, the satisfaction of seeing all the cool new features working smoothly together, the eagerness of finding and fixing every single bug! The pressure is still on while ...
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Testing the Visual C++ IDE

Hello folks! Alvin Chardon, VC++ IDE QA member here.  I write to our readers today, not with a specific topic in mind, but with a few different thoughts collected during the Orcas product cycle. Hopefully, by the end of this narrative we can take that collection of ideas and form a coherent statement.  Don’t worry, I&rsquo...
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