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Native Memory Diagnostic Tools for Visual Studio “14” CTP

In Update 2 for Visual Studio 2013, memory diagnostic tools were added for Windows Store and Windows Phone that enable developers to monitor live memory consumption and take heap snapshots of their applications for further analysis.  The Visual Studio team is extending the existing tools to work for Windows Desktop applications in the ...

Native Memory Diagnostic Tools for Visual Studio “14” CTP

In Update 2 for Visual Studio 2013, memory diagnostic tools were added for Windows Store and Windows Phone that enable developers to monitor live memory consumption and take heap snapshots of their applications for further analysis.  The Visual Studio team is extending the existing tools to work for Windows Desktop applications in the ...

Advanced Developers Conference 2013: C++

The Advanced Developers Conference 2013 takes place May 7-8 this year with sessions on building modern device apps, drivers, graphics development, debugging, creating and consuming cloud services, performance and much more. Here are a couple session descriptions cribbed from the ADC site to whet your appetite: There is still plenty of time...

After the Jump

This is a follow up to Jumping Into C++, a first-hand account of my experiences writing my first modern C++ application. It was a simple exercise that turned out to be not so simple and much more educational than I imagined thanks to the community.Thank you.And now, in no particular order, a few thoughts.About not using regular expressions. I ...

Project Austin Part 6 of 6: Storage

Hi, my name is George Mileka. I’m a developer on the C++ Libraries team. I have been working on the Project Code Name Austin for many months with Jorge, Eric, and Alan. To learn more about what the Project Code Name Austin is, you can read this great post by Jorge Pereira. For Project Austin, we have used ESE (Extensible Storage Engine) ...

Project Austin Part 5 of 6: Shadow Rendering

When we designed the user experience of Austin, we spent quite some time thinking about the different page views and layouts, and how to transition between them.  We wanted to create an immersive experience where the user can manipulate and navigate Austin's pages in an intuitive way; pages zoom in and out in 3D with pinch gestures, and ...

Project Austin Part 4 of 6: C++ AMP acceleration

Hello, I am Amit Agarwal, a developer on the C++ AMP team. C++ AMP is a new technology available in Visual Studio 2012 that enables C++ developers to make the best use of available heterogeneous computing resources in their applications from within the same C++ sources and the VS IDE they use for programming the CPU. Austin is a digital note-...

Project Austin Part 1 of 6: Introduction

My name is Jorge Pereira and I am a developer at Microsoft.  For the past few months I've been working on a Windows 8 app along with a small team of developers from the Visual C++ team, we call it Project Code Name Austin. Austin is a digital note-taking app for Windows 8. You can add pages to your notebook, delete them, or move ...

VC11 ISO C++ Concurrency Tour in March Issue of MSDN Mag

(image) Greetings!! I am Diego Dagum, Community Program Manager with the Visual C++ team. I recently got an article published in the current issue of MSDN Magazine about the ISO C++11 concurrency features implemented in Visual C++ 11.     It’s a 101-level journey through standardized features like: [...

Announcing Wrox’s Professional C++, 2nd Edition

(image) Greetings! I’m Marc Gregoire, a Microsoft MVP VC++ since 2007, and I’m pleased to tell you that I’ve finished work on my book “Professional C++, Second Edition”. This second edition includes the latest C++ standard, C++11, and is based on the great first edition written by Nicholas A. Solter, Scott J. Kleper. The book is ...