Writing applications in C++/CX is not like writing normal C++ applications. The interoperability between pure C++ code and the Windows Runtime (WinRT) can be surprisingly expensive. In this article based on Sridhar Madhugiri’s video, C++/CX Best Practices, we look at some of the ways to avoid performance problems in Windows 8 development.
C++ was originally introduced in the 1980s, when coinciding with the rise of object orientated programming, it became one of the primary languages for software development. In the years since C++'s entry, both scripted languages and managed languages have risen in popularity. InfoQ speaks with Barbara Moo, coauthor of C++ Primer Fifth Edition, about C++11 and modern C++ development.
Google has previewed Dart, a new language with a VM but also a JS compiler. InfoQ looks beyond the grammar at Dart's contributions for building apps: Snapshots, Isolates, Modularity. 2
Joe Duffy talks about the future of concurrency and parallelism. This interview covers his thoughts on the language designs, libraries, and patterns that are becoming important in modern programming. 1
In their new book on Domain-Specific Languages Martin Fowler and Rebecca Parsons address the concept and practice of DSLs. 4
Mirah is a new language for the JVM that can do everything the Java language can do - but with a Ruby-ish syntax and powerful metaprogramming. InfoQ talks to Mirah's creator Charles Nutter. 12
Outside of a certain Agile sweet-spot, there are more barriers and costs to applying Agile techniques. None of these obstacles prevents Agile in itself but each increases the cost of getting to Agile. 4
In the past .NET developers built dynamic code using Reflection.Emit or CodeDom, but with LINQ Expressions a lightweight alternative has become available. 6
One of the most exciting things in Java right now is the work being done to get other programming languages onto the JVM. If you want to try something very different from Java, Lisp is a great option. 12
This article explains how to deploy a JRuby application with Java Web Start. From creating the code, signing the JARs, and setting up JRuby properties. As bonus: a look at JRuby 1.1's AOT feature. 3