What Are SCARY Iterators?

Hi there! I’m Diego Dagum, a Program Manager with the Visual C++ team. As Stephan announced last September when Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview was released, our STL implementation comes with SCARY iterators. On Stephan’s words, ”(…) as permitted but not required by the C++11 Standard, SCARY iterators have been implemented, as described by N2911… Read more

C++ Design Patterns Legend Joins the Visual Studio Team

Erich Gamma will start working this August as a MS Distinguished Engineer. Gamma was lately known for his works in team effectiveness at IBM Rational Team Concert, also associated with the Java language per his key involvement with the Eclipse project. However, he was first known for leading the list of authors of the best-selling book… Read more

The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 22 (May 28, 2011)

Read in this issue: Enforcing Correct Concurrent Access of Class Data DirectCompute Lecture Series 230: GPU Accelerated Physics InformIT: Top Ten Tips for Correct C++ Coding ACCU 2011: Michael Feathers On Our Ability To Do Much Mixed-mode scenario with tracking handles to value types CSyncCollection v1.09 Referential danger Why is my program terminating with exit… Read more

The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 19 (May 7, 2011)

Read in this issue: Converting An MFC Ribbon To Designer Format (ACCU 2011) Farewell to Disks: Efficient Processing of Obstinate Data ConcRT Sample Pack: Download today DirectCompute Lecture Series 110: Memory Patterns (Code Project) A Notepad for Regular Expressions Herb Sutter Shares Perspectives on the New C++ Standard Developing a Native Win32 Application for Windows… Read more

The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 18 (Apr 30, 2011)

Read in this issue: Advanced STL, Part 4 Concurrency Runtime: Transporting Exceptions between Threads DirectCompute Lecture Series 101: Introduction to DirectCompute (C++ and Beyond) Adventures in Perfect Forwarding (InformIT) Ten Techniques to Reduce the Size of Your Classes, Part I MS11-025 Visual C++ Update Issue (Code Project) A Collection of Examples of 64-bit Errors in… Read more

The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 16 (Apr 16, 2011)

Read in this issue: FDIS Approved. What’s Next? A Base Class for Intrusively Reference-Counted Objects in C++ “Effective C++” in the C++0x (C++11) Age The Concurrency Runtime and Visual C++ 2010: The decltype Type Specifier MFC classes to encapsulate the Scintilla edit control C++0x Memory Model and Exceptional C++0x Push Framework for high performance server… Read more

New Book "Parallel Programming with Microsoft Visual C++" now available!

Hi, my name is Ade Miller and I’m Principal Program Manager with the Microsoft Technical Computing group. Last fall we shipped Parallel Programming for Microsoft .NET and immediately started working on a companion version of the book for C++ programmers. I’m very happy to announce that Parallel Programming with Microsoft Visual C++: Design patterns for… Read more

The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 7 (Feb 12, 2011)

Read in this issue: Visual C++ 2010: What’s new for MFC library? Herb Sutter: Know When to Use an Active Object Instead of a Mutex Entrepreneurial debates: Acquisition interest in my part-time startup Introduction to Expressive C++ Two MS Executives Talk about the C++ Renaissance Go Ask printf() To Behave Predictably… Read more

Parallel Programming with Microsoft Visual C++ (Book in Progress)

The patterns & practices group is writing a new guide that will introduce Visual C++ programmers to patterns for including parallelism in their applications. Examples of these patterns are parallel loops, parallel tasks and data aggregation with map-reduce. Each pattern has its own chapter. Each chapter includes a description of the problem, an example of… Read more

The Visual C++ Weekly Vol. 1 Issue 4 (Jan 22, 2010)

Paperli.PaperWidget.Show({ pid: ‘visualc/news’, width: 200, background: ‘#000666’ }) Greetings!! The 4th issue of The Visual C++ Weekly is out there. This issue starts with an article due to C++ MVP Marc Gregoire on an extension that Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta brings to Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) to allow animations. A book of techniques in… Read more