Calculate Pi to measure processor performance

We know that computers can calculate very quickly, but how do we compare performance between code? I know that processors have been improving immensely since my first processor in 1971 (see https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/calvin_hsia/2005/10/30/my-toys-over-the-years/ ). As improvements come to processors, not all programs take advantage of them. As processor manufacturers come up with new improvements (such as…

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Manipulate Visual Studio from Excel or Word

You can use automation to manipulate various applications, like Word, Excel, Visual Studio, Visual FoxProAutomation can make many tasks easier, including testing.You can imagine something like a Word macro that launches Excel to create a concordance of the words in the current Document. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/calvin_hsia/2016/02/26/create-a-concordance-for-a-word-document-from-c-using-automation/ You can explore the Excel “Developer” menu by enabling it:File->Options->Customize Ribbon->Check…

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