Modern C++ and Visual Studio

by Jeff Martin on  Apr 05, 2014 1

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.

RyuJIT's Improved Compiler Boosts .NET

by Jeff Martin on  Mar 07, 2014

The next generation .NET compiler from Microsoft, codename RyuJIT, has just had a second preview version release. While still very much a beta, the initial results are impressive when compared to both the first preview and the current 64-bit JIT compiler used by NET today.

Challenges Performing Background Compilation in V8

by Abel Avram on  Feb 15, 2014

This article includes details on the recently background compilation introduced in V8, Chrome’s JavaScript engine.

Weathr, a Comprehensive Demonstration of C++ 14, DirectX, and XAML

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 07, 2014

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.

LightTable IDE Goes Open Source, Adds Plugin Support

by Tom Coupland on  Feb 03, 2014

Chris Granger has open sourced the LightTable IDE with the 0.6 release. Third party plugin support was the highlight feature of the release. InfoQ talked to LightTable creator Chris Granger.

Coverity 7.0 with C#, Java, C, C++ Algorithms, SonarQube, Eclipse, VS and Clang Compiler Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 24, 2014 1

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++.

Om: Enhancing Facebook's React with Immutability

by Tom Coupland on  Jan 17, 2014

Om is a new a ClojureScript interface for Facebook’s React HTML UI library. Om uses Clojure(Script)'s persistent data structures and requestAnimationFrame to further improve React's rendering. InfoQ talked to Om's creator, David Nolen, about Om and the benefits of functional concepts for application programming.

Rust 0.9 Released With Revised Threading Model

by Jeff Martin on  Jan 16, 2014

The Rust team has released the latest version of its next generation programming language. New in this release is a redesigned threading system and several refinements as the language moves towards its 1.0 release.

Introducing Reactive Extensions for C++

by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 20, 2013

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.

C++ Micro Services adds OSGi API to C++ applications

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 29, 2013

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.

dotPeek 1.1 Adds Support for Decompilation, Improved Navigation, Bookmarks

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Aug 12, 2013 3

The recently released dotPeek 1.1 provides support for decompilation, improved navigation, boomarks, async methods, lambda and LINQ expressions in addition to numbered bookmarks.

OSGi Targets JavaScript, Native

by Dan Woods on  Aug 05, 2013

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.

Scarce Resources Hampering Bug Fixing in Eclipse

by Victor Grazi on  Jul 29, 2013 2

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.

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.

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