The C++ 11 Standard & Visual Studio – Introduction

Thursday, March 21, 2013

  C++ 11, formerly known as C++0x, was published as ISO/IEC 14882:2011 in September 2011. The standard document is available for a fee, however the most recent draft, before the release, was N3242 and the most recent working draft freely available is N3337, dated 26 January 2012. C++11 includes several additions to the core language and extends the C++ standard library incorporating most of C++ TR1 libraries and many other features, most of them originated from the boost library. C++ 11 is a new language and as such, you need to learn what is in there for you...

Developing a Windows Store app using C++ and XAML

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Like any Windows API, Windows Store Applications API is based on native code. Unlike the old Win32 API, the new native interface is not based on the C language prototype, nor the old COM programming model. Microsoft has realized that the .NET type system provides modern, richer and more productive alternative. To have .NET productivity in native code, Microsoft has borrowed the type system principles (ECMA 335 CLI type system) and merged it with the COM programming model. In Windows Store API, you have interfaces, properties, delegates, events, attributes and many other .NET goodies, without the underlined CLR, Class-Loader,...

Windows Platform User Group Next Meeting

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I’ve had the chance to take part in the last BUILD conference. It is true that you don’t have to travel to the other side of the world to get the new knowledge. You can follow the tweets, read the blogs and watch the online videos. However being at the conference gives you the opportunity and time to be focused and the ability to meet people and build your perception about the future of the current and new technologies. And there is a lot to think about: The future of Windows, The future of .NET, The upcoming technology trends...

My Build Event Insights

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

You didn't have to go to //BUILD/ to get the information and knowledge of the new Windows Platform APIs; you could watch all the sessions from the comfort of your home, and I encourage you to do so, however attending the conference helps obtaining a perception about the future of Microsoft and especially the future of Windows technologies and the reaction of the developers that attended the conference. I didn't want to post about the conference before I have a clear picture, and believe me the picture was obscured. According to the first day keynote and the discussions...