New Version of the Microsoft PE/COFF Spec

I knew we were working during Whidbey to get the PE/COFF spec updated (the previously available version dated back to, I think, 1998 or so).  I noticed that it’s now available on MSDN.  Not in the place I would have expected, though. In the past it was in the Win32 development section but now it’s in…

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23.5 Rules of Thumb for Software Development

Here’s a series of videocasts (is that a word) that make up Jim McCarthy’s classic talk on 23.5 rules of software development.  This was back in the mid-90’s and it’s amazing how much of what is said sounds like contemporary best practices.  I actually saw McCarthy (at the time a PM in the Visual C++ product group) give…

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Soma on Channel 9

I haven’t watched it yet but our VP has a video up on Channel9.  I’ll be checking it out tonight.

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Tonight’s NWCPP Meeting: Kevin Frei on The Cost of C++ Exception Handling on Windows

Wow.  This event will probably be over by the time you read this but I just heard that Kevin Frei is speaking at tonight’s Northwest C++ Users Group meeting.  The topic will be the cost of exception handling. Kevin is eminently qualified to speak on this topic.  He is one of the most knowledgeable people…

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Kenny Kerr on Longhorn Server Core

Another great post in Kenny Kerr’s series, Vista for Deveolopers: Getting Started With Server Core showed up last Friday.

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SteveTei on VC++ Strategy

Steve Teixeira (Current Group Program Manager for VC++) has a nice series of posts (here, here, and here) on VC++ Strategy.  He is asking for and responding to feedback so if you’d like your voice to be heard as VC++ refines its strategy for the future, head on over and leave a comment.  

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