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Visual Studio 2008 Enum Bit Flags Visualization

In Visual Studio 2008 we introduced a useful, but not very well known, feature in the Native Debugger for visualizing enum bit flags. Consider the following code: enum x { bit_none = 0,       bit1 = 1,       bit2 = (1 << 1),       bit3 = (1 <<...
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Approaches to Testing

My name is Martha Wieczorek and I’m a Software Design Engineer in Test on the Visual C++ IDE team. I would like to share with you some different testing approaches that we use on the team and talk about the advantages/disadvantages of each approach based on my experience. Testing effectively and efficiently becomes more and more ...
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