My C++ articles for MSDN Magazine

How does C++ fit in the “all in the cloud” meme we hear non-stop these days? Are C++ developers staring at a scenario where we need to use other languages just to connect to the “cloud” and consume web services? If you are increasingly staring at this scenario and wondering what options exist out there,…


Continuing on Modern C++ and building connected apps

Hi, In my book, “Modern C++ and Windows Store apps”, I attempted to provide an overview of how a developer could consume various native technologies and build differentiated application experiences in Windows Store apps. As the work on the book was completed, I began contemplating how to take the story further. One area that I could not…


It’s time to move away from Turbo C++

You might be surprised to hear that a good number of colleges (at least in India) still rely on using the ages old Turbo C++ package to teach aspiring students C++. With a new language standard and great library support, it is now time to bid goodbye to Turbo C++. I answered a few questions…


C++ for non-C++ developers

Some of us folks who have been coding using C++ have never left the C++ fold as other languages have come into vogue and gone out of fashion. We did take an occasional peek and try to understand what the hoopla over a new programming language was all about, and made efforts to learn concepts…


Book Review : Getting Started with Windows 8 Apps

I picked up the “Getting Started with Windows 8 Apps” by Ben Dewey recently, as part of the O’Reilly Blogger Review Program  and wanted to provide a quick review of the book here. The book is primarily targeted at existing .NET developers who want to jumpstart their sojourn with building Windows 8 apps. The author…


C++ Windows Store apps and Windows Azure Mobile Services

I had promised earlier that I will blog about using C++ /CX and Windows Azure Mobile Services to develop Windows Store apps. Today is the big day Before you begin In order to successfully build Metro-style apps that communicate with Windows Azure Mobile Services, you should obtain the Mobile Services SDK from http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/develop/mobile/tutorials/create-a-windows-azure-account. Creating a…