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The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 5 (Jan 29, 2011)

This week comes with an article to help you set your application for parallelization; C++ MVP Dan Rollins researches on various ways to implement properties in C++; Issam Iqbal, C++ MVP, gives another twist to the TO CLI or NOT TO CLI debate when creating unit tests for our unmanaged code (voting for “NOT TO CLI”). There are also a...
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Heritage Shared

A few days ago, we posted two C++ quizzes based on a question posted in a forum. Let’s review the first question   Quiz 1   The guy was frustrated because he expected two things...
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Parallel Programming with Microsoft Visual C++ (Book in Progress)

The patterns & practices group is writing a new guide that will introduce Visual C++ programmers to patterns for including parallelism in their applications. Examples of these patterns are parallel loops, parallel tasks and data aggregation with map-reduce. Each pattern has its own chapter. Each chapter includes a description of the ...
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Sharing the Heritage (Quiz Game)

I was reading recent discussion threads and found something interesting that someone introduced as a question, but instead of start developing the whole story from here, I’ll just challenge you with two different quiz games. Quiz 1 Without using Visual Studio or your building tool of preference, ...
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The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 4 (Jan 22, 2010)

Paperli.PaperWidget.Show({ pid: 'visualc/news', width: 200, background: '#000666' }) Greetings!! The 4th issue of The Visual C++ Weekly is out there. This issue starts with an article due to C++ MVP Marc Gregoire on an extension that Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta brings to Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) to allow animations. ...
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Feedback Wanted: Participate in User Experience Research on the Visual Studio Help Experience

Microsoft is working to provide developers the next experience with local documentation. Last December, the Library team released the SP1 beta version of its Microsoft Help Viewer for Visual Studio. Additionally, there are a number of changes and improvement being made on the local Help Viewer, as well as MSDN and other documentation-...
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Herb Sutter: “Coding, like Speaking a Language, Implies that You Think in that Language”

Erik Meijer –host of the “Expert to Expert” series in Channel 9- interviews Herb Sutter -an Architect on the VC++ team and chair of the C++ Standards Committee.In this thought-provoking talk, Herb and Erik cover generic programming, function objects, lambdas, futures and argument passing by value vs. by reference, among other...
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The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 3 (Jan 15, 2011) Is Out

 We just released the third issue of The Visual C++ Weekly. For technical reasons, from the original list of articles, there are two that weren’t caught and got lost but we’ll make sure to include them in the fourth issue (to appear next Saturday, January 22). This issue contains an Intel concurrency demo based on the ...
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A 101 on GPU-Accelerated Apps in the Windows Platform

In the last Professional Developer Conference (PDC), a few months ago, Chas Boyd –PM Architect with Windows Graphics at Microsoft- delivered a general overview of the Windows Graphics architecture, its different APIs and the application types they are intended to. It’s a 100-level session, what means that is informative with no ...
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C++ Programming Interviews: What Interviewers Want You To Show

A recent study showed that C++ is still among the most used languages (ahead of any other Visual Studio officially supported language like C# or Visual Basic). But despite being widely used and known by several generations of developers –thanks that it has been out there for decades now, while being still the most taught language in the ...
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