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Channel 9: Ale Contenti and Louis Lafreniere – Understanding Exceptions and When/How to Handle Them

During Ale Contenti's first Channel 9 video (VC++ Safe Libraries and More) he was asked how the Safe CRT worked with exceptions.  This was a great question, but too much to handle at the time.  Ale suggested the topic was worth a whole other video...and so here it is!  Ale is joined in this video by Louis Lafreniere (developer ...
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Visual C++ Libraries Development Regression Tests

Hi, my name is Pat Brenner and I’m a software design engineer on the Visual C++ libraries team.  I’d like to spend some time talking about our process for preventing regressions in our libraries code.   After I joined the libraries team about a year ago, I was told about the set of sniff tests that we needed to run ...
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What Does a VC++ QA Do Daily?

Hello everyone, this is Smile Wei, an SDET (QA) in the VC Compiler team. This is not only my first blog on vcblog, but also my first ever blog.As you might have guessed, I’m a new face around here, joining Microsoft only 3 ½ months ago. Here I’d like to give a brief introduction to the daily life as a VC QA and, to answer ...
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"Build On The Fly" Testing

Hello. This is Pengpeng again.  I wrote a blog not long ago talking about security testing for the Visual C++ IDE as a parser. The IDE is definitely a lot more than just a parser. Among other things, it provides an integrated software development experience with browsing, go to definition, go to declaration, quick info, auto completion &...
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QA Gauntlet

Hello.  I’m Rob Huyett, an SDET on the VC Libraries team.  My topic for today isn’t really anything about new technology, or the wonders of Orcas, or anything like that.  It’s really just to give you all a little view of how things work around here.  I’m writing today to talk about one of the tools ...
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What Compiler Does the Compiler Team Use…and Decoding Version Numbers

Hi: Jonathan Caves here.  Recently I received some queries from users wanting to know what version of the Visual C++ compiler I use in my daily work. Well...that’s not really a simple question as I tend to use several different versions of the compiler. <aside>Before I proceed a little aside on decoding the Visual C++ ...
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