SPA Cambridge Talk - Test Driven Development
ACCU Cambridge Talk - Closing The Case For Groovy
This talk was about dynamic languages concentrating mainly on Groovy. It is a dynamic language which is compiled into JVM bytecode meaning ...read more
Virtualisation - An Understanding
It's amazing how many mistakes it is possible to make when attempting to understand a concept. Up until a couple of weeks ago I had some misconceptions about virtualisation. I've used it through VMWare and have viewed it as a way to have a virtual layer on top ...read more
GUI Toolkits - MFC v9 - Visual Studio 2008
This is a sad thing to get me excited but Microsoft seems to have been keeping something up its sleeve for Visual Studio 2008. Normally nothing is a surprise with Microsoft and I had assumed that we had seen all we would from VS2008 in the latest beta.
As it ...read more
GUI Toolkits - Some thoughts
I mentioned a couple of posts back that I was going to put some thought into GUI subjects and maybe trying out writing a simple toolkit.
I was thinking abut which way to jump with trying to write a toolkit. First of all what should it be based on? Should ...read more
One Year Old
It's hard to believe this blog has been going for one year as of today. I can't believe I actually remembered this since I never managed to spot my 100th or 200th post.
It has been quite a year really. NC Graphics were taken over by PTC meaning ...read more
Useful Tools For VS2005
Visual Studio 2005 provides a very decent IDE to work with (if you overlook the crashing and disappearing into black holes). There hasn't been much focus on the native C++ side of the IDE for a while, which means it does lack some useful features.
One of those tools ...read more
GUI Toolkits - The Forgotten Part Of My Blog
I have been doing this blog nearly a year now and certainly in 2007 I have neglected GUI coverage. The main problem is that there hasn't been a huge amount of impressive work on the open-source front and those libraries that showed the most promise are languishing in Sourceforge ...read more
ACCU Cambridge Talk - October
ACCU Cambridge Talk - The Missing Link
EASTL And Allocators
A few months back a document appeared on the Internet about EASTL. It details alterations to the STL that Electronic Arts implemented (as well as their own version of the STL) to meet its requirements for standard containers and algorithms. It has been published on the C++ standardisation website as ...read more
Upcoming Computing Talks In Cambridge
Visual Studio 2005 autoexp.dat for STLPort debugging
Simply copy the extracted file into C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\Packages\Debugger
Visual Studio 2008 will work if you follow the instructions ...read more
Debugging STLPort in Visual Studio - autoexp.dat
Lots of source code - GUIs and MFC
It has been difficult to find the time to blog recently, but this news is really interesting. One of the MFC extension toolkits Ultimate Toolbox has decided to give away its product for free on the CodeProject.
It provides MFC extensions for more modern looking MFC applications like the Office ...read more