Friday, November 2, 2012 12:45pm (U.S. Pacific Time)
This talk will give an update on recent progress and near-future directions for C++, both at Microsoft and across the industry, with some announcements of interest in both areas. The speaker is the lead language architect of Visual C++ and chair of the ISO C++ committee.
UPDATE (Nov 4 2012): It turns out 1.5 release was just in time for the front page.
Our second screencast shows how to build a SOAP web service in C++ with Applied Informatics Remoting. The sample project shown in the screencast is based on the StockQuotes server from the Remoting in 15 Minutes webcast, so please watch that one first if you haven’t yet. Apple QuickTime or another player capable of playing H.264 video is required to watch the screencast.
Our first screencast shows how to build a simple distributed C++ application based on Applied Informatics Remoting. You’ll learn how to write the service class, how to configure and run the code generator, and how to write the client and server applications. All in just 15 minutes. Apple QuickTime or another player capable of playing H.264 video is required to watch the screencast.
Here at Applied Informatics, we like to have fun at work. We recently built a Mindstorms vehicle that’s remote controlled by the iPhone’s accelerometer. To add some POCO touch to it, the iPhone does not talk directly to the Mindstorms NXT, but to a Digi ConnectCore 9P running Linux and a POCO-based application. Connected to the Digi board is a Serial-to-Bluetooth™ dongle from Ezurio. We have a small application running on the iPhone that sends accelerometer data to the server process on the Digi board over UDP. The server application then sends command to the Lego NXT over Bluetooth. The Mindstorms vehicle is equipped with sonar, sound and light sensors, and the sensor data is sent back to the POCO application, which has a builtin web server to visualize the data on an Ajax-based web page. The NXT is running nxtOSEK, which allows us to program it in C and even C++. Thanks a lot to the nxtOSEK team for their work. The program running on the NXT is a modified version of the nxtgt sample application that ships with nxtOSEK. See it all in the video. The video was filmed on November 8, 2008 at the “Lange Nacht der Forschung” in Klagenfurt, Austria, where it was a favorite among children of all ages.