Apr 22, 2008

Bjarne Stroustrup on the Evolution of Languages

Bjarne Stroustrup on the Evolution of Languages

Apr 17, 2008

Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack Release

Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack Release

Why they just don't let MFC die?!

Overview
This final release of the Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack extends the VC++ Libraries shipped with Visual Studio 2008 and is fully covered under Microsoft's standard support policies.

The VC++ 2008 MFC libraries have been extended to support creation of applications that have:

* Office Ribbon style interface

* Office 2007, Office 2003 and Office XP look and feel

* Modern Visual Studio-style docking toolbars and panes

* Fully customizable toolbars and menus

* A rich set of advanced GUI controls

* Advanced MDI tabs and groups

* And much more!


This feature pack also includes an implementation of TR1. Portions of TR1 are scheduled for adoption in the upcoming C++0x standard as the first major addition to the ISO 2003 standard C++ library. Our implementation includes a number of important features such as:

* Smart pointers

* Regular expression parsing

* New containers (tuple, array, unordered set, etc)

* Sophisticated random number generators

* Polymorphic function wrappers

* Type traits

* And more!

Apr 7, 2008

Snow in Germany

Despite of the fact that today is a spring day, we finally got some snow (there was no snow at all during the whole winter).
Somewhere around Frankfurt on Main: