The goal is to provide entertainment, education, conversations with native developers across the company and beyond. There will always be a significant segment for programmers. From newcomers to seasoned C/C++ vets, we’ll provide content and code that matters to them with the primary goal of expanding minds. This show will focus on a variety of scenarios where going native makes the most the sense when maximum power and performance are key ingredients in your computational recipe.
In episode 0, hosts Diego and Charles introduce the show, talk about modern C++, demo some code, then head to Ale Contenti’s office for a developer chat. We make it abundantly clear in this first installment that we will bring our audience right into the cockpit with us to help fly this -plane.
The goal of the show is to consistently deliver what native developers want to see, hear and code. Future episodes will include topics ranging from template meta-programming (which is really functional programming in C++) to ATL internals, COM internals, CRT internals, compilers, debuggers, C++ in the Windows kernel, C++ AMP (GPGPU) and much more. We will also investigate other native languages and tool chains including the D programming language.
We will have external experts (like C++ legend Scott Myer, C++ creator Bjarne Stroustrup, D inventor Walter Bright, etc.) and internal experts (a la Herb Sutter, Stephan T. Lavavej, Mohsen Agsen from VC and several engineers over time from Windows, Office, Xbox, etc.) join us for technical conversations and demos.
C++ is used in so many computing scenarios that we’ll have little trouble delivering meaty, tasty native content.
Please follow our Twitter account, @C9GoingNative.
Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation