Follow-up Post on VC at the PDC



After my recent post on VC at the PDC I had a number of people ask me which PDC sessions I would be attending (in other words, what sessions may interest a C++ developer.) I should say that these represent my own particular interests but I am happy to list these here as a suggestion and also to say that if anyone wants to talk to me after any of these talks then look for me in/around the back row immediately after the session (two of these sessions are concurrent, not sure which one I will attend yet):


Parallel runtime and libraries

·         Concurrency Runtime Deep Dive: How to Harvest Multicore Computing Resources

·         Parallel Symposium: Addressing the Hard Problems with Concurrency

·         Parallel Programming for C++ Developers in the Next Version of Microsoft Visual Studio


Windows 7

·         Windows 7: Integrate with the Windows 7 Desktop

·         Windows 7: Developing Multi-touch Applications

·         Windows 7: New APIs to Find, Visualize, and Organize

·         Windows 7: Unlocking the GPU with Direct3D

·         Windows 7: Web Services in Native Code

·         Windows 7: Welcome to the Windows 7 Desktop

·         Windows 7: Writing Your Application to Shine on Modern Graphics Hardware


Of course I should also mention the two VC++ talks:


·         Microsoft Visual C++: 10 Is the New 6

·         Microsoft Visual Studio: Building Applications with MFC


Also I wanted to mention that I work on both the Front End and Libraries teams with VC, so I would especially like to talk about C++ Compliance (including C++0x) and CRT/ATL/MFC, as always I would love to get your feedback on what is important. Hoping to meet many of you at the PDC!