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Making Sense of WinRT - Part 1 - I like it, BUT...

Build 2011 was amazing! It answered some lingering questions (XAML's future, Tablets, etc). It also presented us with some very impressive and fresh work that should ensure a bright future for Microsoft and the MS ecosystem. In a Post-Build time-frame, I'm looking back a bit and reflecting on what this all means. A couple thoughts come to mind... C++ Renaissance - Not a coincidence... The backing from MS for the "C++ Renaissance" and the "Going Native" movement are making a lot more sense. Initially, I kinda felt like these were unrelated to announcements that might be coming at Build. But looking back,...

posted @ Thursday, October 27, 2011 12:00 AM | Feedback (0)

C++ Renaissance

Lately, Microsoft (via Channel 9) has been talking about a "C++ Renaissance" within Microsoft, and in the industry as a whole. I've been listening to a bunch of the native code podcasts that C9 has been publishing that discuss native development, C++ 0X (recently ratified to be C++ 11), etc. Today, I listened to a really good talk by Herb Sutter about "Why?". Why is native development getting more focus. He presents a really good summary and overview of the past 30-40 years. His end conclusion is that we are exiting a decade where programmer productivity was king. We...

posted @ Thursday, September 08, 2011 10:32 AM | Feedback (0)