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Timo Heinäpurola

TechEd 2011 got us talking about the next Visual Studio version called vNext. The update adds multiple small and subtle performance improvements as well as major new ALM tools. These tools focus on helping developers work in the so called Virtuous Cycle, which consists of development and operation in a continuous loop.

The major tools concentrate on requirements gathering, agile planning, stakeholder feedback, test coverage analysis and much much more. You can see the full session by Cameron Skinner here.

This is all good but we C++ developers soon began thinking, what about us? Are we getting these tools as well? The answer is yes! And we’re also getting a lot of the tools that we have been missing up until now. The only major things that don’t work in C++ are code cloning and IntelliTrace.

Terry Leeper and Rong Lu held a session on this subject. The full session can be seen here. Especially neat are the architecture tools that give you a better view on the structure of your existing application and do a great job at helping you during designing as well.

As you might have guessed Microsoft has changed their attitude towards C++ development having realized that C and C++ are still the second and third most popular programming languages right after Java. This new initiative is called the C++ Renaissance because Microsoft is working hard to reconnect with the C++ community. So keep reading blogs and stay tuned for more C++ candy!

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 4:25 PM C/C++ , Visual Studio , C# , Events | Back to top

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