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Container Pretty Printer – Advanced STL, Part 6

In Part 6 of my second video lecture series focused on the Standard Template Library, I demonstrate how to write a "pretty printer" for STL containers that's capable of formatting a vector<tuple<int, string, int>> as [(1, "ten", 100), (2, "twenty", 200), (3, "thirty", 300)].  It's easy to use, with the default syntax being ...
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C++ Q&A with Herb Sutter

Herb's last appearance on C9 was a relatively short chat about C++0x. You wanted more questions so Herb decided that the best way to get the questions you want asked is, well, to have you ask them. Most of the highest user-rated questions were asked and Herb answers with his usual precision. So, without further ado, it's C++ question and ...
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Mohsen Agsen: C++ Today and Tomorrow

For those who haven't seen it yet, Charles Torre interviewed again Mohsen Agsen, Microsoft Technical Fellow who runs the Visual C++ engineering team. Back in February Mohsen and Charles had had a first conversation, when they put forward the notion of a renaissance taking place in the native world. The reception to C++ ...
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Daniel Moth: Blazing-fast Code Using GPUs and More, with C++ AMP

You have lastly read in this blog about the C++ Accelerated Massive Parallelism (C++ AMP) [1]. Since yesterday, those who couldn’t attend the AMD Fusion Developer Summit have the chance to watch on demand Herb Sutter’s keynote where C++ AMP was introduced and some demos were shown [2].Now Daniel Moth's C++ AMP ...
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Update on Bulletin MS11-025

A while back Microsoft had released security bulletin MS11-025 that addressed a publicly disclosed vulnerability in certain applications built using the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a legitimate file associated with such an affected application, and the file ...
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Internal Compiler Error when doing multi-proc compilation (/MP) on Windows XP

Hi! My name is Ulzii Luvsanbat and I’m a Senior Test Lead with the Visual C++ team. We’ve recently received multiple bug reports on VC++ 2010 compiler consistently crashing during multi-proc build on Windows XP and XP SP3 OSes.  This was a combination of the compiler and OS API issues that exhibited in internal compiler ...
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Advanced STL Lectures, Part 5: the Boost Library

In this 5th part of the advanced series, Stephan T. Lavavej digs into the Boost Library. In his words, it's an open source, super quality, community-driven Standard Template Library (STL). Stephan will walk you through a sample application from end to end, using Boost. New to the Standard Template Library? Watch Stephan’s great ...
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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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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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