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December 20, 2010

Video and Comments on Microsoft C++

A blog reader posted an interesting comment referring to a video praising C++ of Ale Contenti, Principal Development Manager with the Windows C++ team at Microsoft.

A blog reader posted an interesting comment referring to a video praising C++ of Ale Contenti, Principal Development Manager with the Windows C++ team at Microsoft.

In the video available on Channel 9 and also on this blog post, Ale covers the reasons why you might want to use native code (some of which also apply to Delphi) rather than managed code (even if he never directly mentions .NET claims you might want to manage memory directly), talks about the commitment of Microsoft for Visual C++, highlights coming IDE features (mostly tied to ALM and "visualization"... that is UML kind of views). 

Although making a video to tell C++ is not dead for Microsoft is not a terribly good sign, the video is interesting... (to me also because I found out about Ale, who studied at my same University in Italy, but a few years after myself). I suggest you to have also a look to some of the comments at both locations...

PS: in case you don't know, I started both professional programming and book writing around C++, before Delphi was invented.

 





 

2 Comments

Don't worry 

IMHO we will see soon a WPF-based Delphi IDE. 
BorCodeDero won't miss this MS mistake, be assured 
<G>. Its code name will be Simplicio, after Galileo's 
Dialogue... ;)
Comment by Luigi D. Sandon on December 22, 11:08

Video and Comments on Microsoft C 

 Marco. Please allow me to introduce first one 
parargraph - CIO Technologies Gartner Report on Globla 
BI 2010 - it is more common information

ERP and Enterprise apps dropped from postion 2 --> 11
BI dropped from 1 --> 5
Visualization from 3 -> 1
Cloud Computing from 16 --> 2
Web 2.0 from 15 --> 3
Mobiles from 12 --> 6
DMS & Infrastructure 10 --> 7
SOA  9 --> 8
Networking & Communication 4 --> 6
Security 8 --> 9
IT Management 10

VS and MS products/technolgies follow these trends. It 
is the opinion of 1500 CIOs, this would not be the 
point - Sales/Advertising is following these moves. If 
you look at what is working on currently is exaclty 
this.

It is a positive sign that they invest into VS C/C++ 
and with VS 2010 they already did - it still requires 
core i7 to work smoothly but you don't get a lot 
finally. I think the vain idea of integrating .net 
controls into C/C++ has also had impact (again the COM 
approach Active X for MS C/C++ failed) and now they 
are focusing on the only way that makes sense a 
classlibrary. Anything else is then systems level 
programming but where to apply and the other hand 
keeping it attractive to young developers too. They 
have to invest.
Comment by Michael Thuma on December 22, 11:19


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