Asynchronous programming in C++ using resumable functions and await

As you know we recently released the Visual C++ Compiler November 2013 CTP. One of the many features in this CTP is the support for resumable functions and await. In this blog post, I want to touch upon some examples where these features make the experience of programming with asynchronous API much simpler. Example 1… Read more

Announcing Casablanca refresh

Back, at the end of April, we announced our first release of Casablanca as an incubation project on Devlabs. Since then, we are glad to have received a positive response from the C++ community.   Today, we are announcing a “bug-fix” refresh to the Casablanca release. The update can be downloaded from the Casablanca devlabs… Read more

Announcing Casablanca, a native library to access the cloud from C++

Our devices are becoming increasingly connected, and at the same time our customers expect the applications running on those devices to be fast and fluid. Asynchrony is important on the client for responsiveness and on the server for scalability. Today we are announcing Casablanca, a Microsoft incubation effort to support cloud based client-server communication in… Read more