DBX vs. Visual Studio and WinDbg: Part 1, Calling Functions

April 5, 2011

I’ve recently had an enlightening experience teaching a C++ Debugging course to a group of developers who are transitioning from a Solaris environment to Windows and Visual Studio. This hasn’t been an easy transition for them, and the course wasn’t easy to teach—specifically, because one of the most discussed topics was feature parity between DBX (the debugger of choice for C++ applications on Solaris) and Visual Studio. Fortunately, the course focuses on WinDbg, which has alternatives to several debugging features that are inaccessible from Visual Studio; and enabled me to address at least partially the pain points and missing...
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Microsoft MVP, Third Time’s a Charm

April 1, 2011

I just received my renomination letter for the Microsoft MVP award for Visual C#, 2011. This is the third year in a row, and what a blast these years have been! I firmly believe that 2011 could be an amazing year for C#; what with the introduction of async methods in C# 5, which is a clear demonstration of how frameworks and fluent interfaces pale in comparison to the convenience and power of language keywords. This time I am humbly receiving the MVP award as the CTO of Sela Group, where I am constantly amazed by the...