Modern C++ support continues to be an area of focus for Microsoft. This week at Build Herb Sutter gave a talk which provided an update on their current efforts, the level of CPP support being added in the next Visual Studio preview, and what is in store for the future.
Weathr is a fully functional 3D weather app that demonstrates the use of modern C++ (both ISO and C++/CX), DirectX, and XAML. It also shows the use of PPL and lambda expressions for asynchronous communication with REST-based servers.
Coverity has released version 7 of its testing platform with improved C#, Java, C, C++ algorithms in addition to support for SonarQube, Eclipse and Visual Studio 2013. The release also includes support for clang compiler used in the development of Objective-C and C/C++.
Reactive Extensions for C++, also known as Rx.cpp, is now available for WinRT via C++/CX and OS X via clang. While still in its early stages, a lot of work has been done since the last preview.
At EclipseCon Europe, Sascha Zelzer presented the C++ Micro Services project, which aims to bring an OSGi service layer to C++ programs, following a similar kind of API to the standard OSGi layer. Read on to find out more.
The rising popularity of modular, polyglot application stacks has restarted a conversation at the OSGi Alliance about providing a language and run-time neutral version of the standard.
Doug Schaefer, project lead for Eclipse CDT, the Eclipse project that provides Eclipse-style execution, editing, and refactoring to C and C++ projects, laments about the scarcity of resources in the Eclipse community resulting in Eclipse bugs going unaddressed for years.
The state of standards compliance with Visual C++ has long frustrated developers looking to use the newest (C++11) and not so new (C99) language features. Microsoft has now announced a road map that indicates when developers can expect to have these features available in a Visual Studio release.
In a deep dive on performance, Eric Brumer explained why memory is often the most critical component. And while this session was on C++ development, much of what he said is applicable to managed code as well.
The latest release of the multiplatform LLVM compiler project adds new hardware targets, and increases compiler optimizations providing benefits for most users.
C++ Developers are not forgotten in Visual Studio 2013. Today at Build Microsoft revealed several new features that will directly benefit developers specifically using C++.
AIDE 2.0 adds support for C/C++, a new Design View, better UI and improved Git integration. AIDE is an Android IDE running on Android.
NuGet's latest brings C++ support along with improved Linux and Mono compatibility. Nearly all developers using NuGet will find new features to simplify their development tasks.
Developers looking to utilize all of the features of the C++11 standard can now look to the Clang compiler. The project has completed its effort to provide full support for C++11.
GCC has become fully implemented in C++ in its new 4.8 release, but the improvements aren't solely internal. The compiler has increased support for C++11, Google's Go, and new compiler optimizations.