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.
According to a study, the most expressive general-purpose languages are Clojure, CoffeeScript and Haskell. The study uses LoC/commit as the measuring unit of expressiveness.
Microsoft has recently open sourced on CodePlex 22 code samples under the Apache 2.0 license. The samples which are also included in the Kinect for Windows Toolkit show how to make use of various Kinect features: Audio, Basic Interactions, Colors, Depth, Face Tracing, Infrared, Slideshow Gestures, Speech, WPF, XNA, and others.
Microsoft's C++ REST SDK, codenamed Casablanca, has been open sourced under the Apache 2.0 license. Casablanca provides developers with a multiplatform way to write C++11 code that interacts with REST services.