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Herb Sutter Shares Perspectives on the New C++ Standard

(image) Hi, I’m Charles Torre, Sr. Technographer with Channel 9. I’m back with an interview made last week with Herb Sutter, Principal Architect on the Visual C++ team at Microsoft and chairman of the ISO committee which recently approved the final technical changes to the C++0x standard – the publication of which is expected this ...
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Boris Jabes on Game Development and Other Demons

(image) Hi, I’m Charles Torre, Sr. Technographer with Channel 9. I recently interviewed Boris Jabes, a fun Visual C++ Program Manager guy to talk to. After a brief discussion of IntelliSense in VC++ –Boris has the distinction of being the first guy to share the news about the removal of C++/CLI IntelliSense support in VC10, we ...
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Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 General Availability

If you guys follow Jason Zander’s (Visual Studio corporate Vice President) blog, you learned two days ago that the Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 whose Beta had been released last December achieved final release stage. Today is generally available (last Tuesday was only for MSDN subscribers). You can get it from here. Let’s ...
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Go Ask printf() To Behave Predictably

This is one of those problems whose solution is very evident… or bitterly hard to guess depending on how much you were influenced by what you were told about it.I’ll paste here the case You will rapidly solve it… or not! It will actually depend on what it impressed you the most about the symptoms...
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C++ Renaissance: a Channel 9 Interview

If you don’t know Charles Torre, I’ll introduce him here: Charles is a BIG fan of C++ and he works for Channel 9 (in that order). Charles is the one to blame about the acclaimed series that Stephan put together about STL (beside Stephan himself). And Charles is encouraged to do more and more and more. So to put a beginning in an ...
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PDC 2010: Lambdas, Lambdas Everywhere

(image) Why care about C++0x lambda functions? Syntactically, they are nothing but sugar for function objects. However, they are an essential and enabling sugar that will change the way we will write C++ code more often than most people realize. This talk from last PDC covers what lambda functions are and how to use them effectively, ...
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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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