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What Are SCARY Iterators?

Hi there! I’m Diego Dagum, a Program Manager with the Visual C++ team. As Stephan announced last September when Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview was released, our STL implementation comes with SCARY iterators. On Stephan’s words, ”(…) as permitted but not required by the C++11 Standard, SCARY iterators have ...
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C++ Design Patterns Legend Joins the Visual Studio Team

Erich Gamma will start working this August as a MS Distinguished Engineer.Gamma was lately known for his works in team effectiveness at IBM Rational Team Concert, also associated with the Java language per his key involvement with the Eclipse project. However, he was first known for leading the list of authors of the best-selling book &...
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New Book “Parallel Programming with Microsoft Visual C++” now available!

Hi, my name is Ade Miller and I’m Principal Program Manager with the Microsoft Technical Computing group. Last fall we shipped Parallel Programming for Microsoft .NET and immediately started working on a companion version of the book for C++ programmers. I’m very happy to announce that Parallel Programming with Microsoft Visual C...
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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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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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