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core.async: A Different Approach to Asynchronous Programming with Clojure and ClojureScript

by Zef Hemel on  Jul 24, 2013

While it has been less than a month since the announcement of the core.async Clojure/ClojureScript library, a number of blog posts have been published describing how to use it effectively to avoid "callback hell" in front-end code, and showing off simple code resulting in some impressive demos.

Visual Studio Moves Closer to C99 and C++11/14 Support

by Jeff Martin on  Jul 03, 2013 1

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.

Memory and Native Code Performance

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 30, 2013 3

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.

LLVM 3.3 Achieves Full C++11 Compliance

by Jeff Martin on  Jun 28, 2013

The latest release of the multiplatform LLVM compiler project adds new hardware targets, and increases compiler optimizations providing benefits for most users.

Visual Studio 2013 Remembers C++ Developers

by Jeff Martin on  Jun 26, 2013 2

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 Introduces Support for Native C/C++ Apps

by Abel Avram on  May 10, 2013 1

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 Improves Mono Support, Adds C++

by Jeff Martin on  May 07, 2013

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.

Clang Completes C++11 Support

by Jeff Martin on  Apr 29, 2013

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.

Phil Japikse on Telerik DevTools for .NET Q2 2013

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Apr 25, 2013 1

Telerik has announced the roadmap for DevTools for .NET Q2 2013 which includes addition of new controls and features to their Ajax, Windows Forms, Reporting, Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 product suites.

GCC 4.8 Completes Move to C++

by Jeff Martin on  Mar 28, 2013

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.

Study: Clojure, CoffeeScript and Haskell Are the Most Expressive General-purpose Languages

by Abel Avram on  Mar 28, 2013 12

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 Open Sources Kinect for Windows Samples

by Abel Avram on  Mar 13, 2013 1

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.

Replacing Native PHP4 Extensions with Managed Extensions

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 13, 2013

Phalanger, the PHP runtime for .NET and Mono, has reached a significant milestone with the eleven popular PHP extensions being replaced with .NET equivalents. Previously these extensions, written in native C or C++, were limiting Phalanger to only running in 32-bit mode.

Casablanca's C++ SDK Whitelisted for Open Source

by Jeff Martin on  Mar 01, 2013 1

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 on Succinctly ebooks

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Feb 15, 2013 4

Daniel Jebaraj shares with InfoQ the idea behind the launch of Succinctly series ebook and also shared the future roadmap.

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