Editing Meteor projects with Visual Studio

Meteor does not yet have full support for Windows. However, that should not deter one from using Visual Studio’s great editing features for Meteor project development. One particular trait that I personally like in VS is, tracking the code changes in the editor (with small green and yellow bars appearing on the side for changed…

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Cross-platform Development Part 1: Few tools and libraries to get started with

Continuing from Getting started, here we will see some of the basic tools and libraries that one should be acquainted with to make the cross platform development fun and easy (while respecting the audience request to consider non-Windows platforms also). One of the most challenging parts of cross-platform development is ensuring portability/correctness across all the…

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Getting started with Cross-platform development

They say if you do not eat, drink, sleep C/C++ – then the chances are you are not a real developer. Is it? May be, may be not. But certainly if you have not done cross-platform development or design, you cannot claim to be a good architect or developer. Is cross-platform development really so special?…

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Alsa Driver for JDKMidi with RtMidi on Linux using C++0x Futures

One of the questions that I come across developers asking frequently is “what is the best C++ MIDI library”. It often goes unanswered unequivocally. The reason being, despite the presence of numerous C++ MIDI libraries out there, there is no single library that meets all the requirements of a music programmer. Often developers end up having…

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How to make QT SDK work with VisualStudio (Express/Complete)

You can use the following steps to make QT SDK work with your Visual Studio (either express version or commercial version). Download the QT SDK from http://qt.nokia.com/downloads/sdk-windows-cpp If you do not have VisualStudio get Express version for free from http://www.microsoft.com/express/download/ Once QT and VisualStudio both are installed and ready, open the VisualStudio Command Prompt (from…

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Browse folder dialog in MLibrary::initialize

If you are encountering an empty message box followed by a browse folder dialog in for MLibrary::initialize Open Maya SDK 2008, then the chances are that you can resolve the problem by defining the MAYA_LOCATION environment variable. Define the MAYA_LOCATION environment variable to point to the Maya installation directory (for e.g. C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya2008). The MLibrary::initialize…

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