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.
Daniel Jebaraj shares with InfoQ the idea behind the launch of Succinctly series ebook and also shared the future roadmap.
Binding expressions are not a new concept, XAML and Flex developers by them. But outside of C++/CX, which is only used for WinRT programming, it isn’t something that normally seen in native programming languages. Designed for both VCL and FireMonkey, LiveBindings are the exception to the rule.
Damien Katz, Couchbase, believes that C is still a great language for back-end programming, while other developers argue that C has too many flaws, supporting C++ or Java, while others like neither.
With the introduction of C++ 11 and C++ CX there has been a lot of renewed interest in the language. And a lot of developers, especially Windows developers, are wondering if they should set aside C# and Java in favor of it. John Sonmez argues no.