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Enforcing Correct Concurrent Access of Class Data

Hi, this is Jim Springfield. I’m an architect on the Visual C++ team. In any concurrent application, protecting data from concurrent access is extremely important. There are many primitives that can be used for this, such as critical sections, mutexes, reader-writer locks, etc. There are also some newer high-level approaches to ...
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Ask Herb Sutter

As a follow up of the recent interview that Charles Torre (Channel 9) made to Herb Sutter (Principal Architect with the Visual C++ team), they want the audience –in other words you guys- to send candidate questions. Herb made a call in his blog. I won’t reproduce his entry here, I just want to let you know in case you aren’t ...
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ALM for C++ in Visual Studio 11 at TechEd NA 2011

Greetings!! I’m Rong Lu, Program Manager with the Visual C++ team. It’s been extremely exciting in Atlanta at TechEd North America 2011! Terry Leeper, Diego Dagum and I had a chance to be at TechEd and joined the announcement of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) roadmap in Visual Studio 11. On Monday, Jason Zander announced ...
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New ALM Tools for Visual C++ Developers

Hi, I’m Charles Torre, Sr. Technographer with Channel 9. One area that people simply don’t talk often enough about is Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools for Visual C++ development teams. ALM tools are critical for planning, development, testing, and maintenance of native code bases of every size. Visual Studio Ultimate ...
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Rock Hard: C++ Evolving

Hi, I’m Boris Jabes, senior program manager lead on the Visual C++ team. Last month I delivered a session at DevDays 2011 Netherlands, taking a fresh perspective on C++0x (or should I say, C++11) and the power of modern native programming. Unlike talks we've done previously, I didn't go over every new feature in our compiler or in the...
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Converting An MFC Ribbon To Designer Format

Hello, I’m Pat Brenner, a developer on the Visual C++ Libraries team, and I primarily work on MFC. In Visual Studio 2010, a ribbon designer was added which allows you to visually edit the ribbon used in your MFC application. This doesn’t help you, however, if you adopted the ribbon user interface with Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and you...
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