GoingNative: A New show for the Native Developers

“Native” developers – well this isn’t a reference to any ethnic developers Smile. In the .NET world, native developers are the ones whose choice of programming language is the C++. C++ is used in many computing scenarios. When the might of Microsoft is behind .NET, these developers sometimes feel left out of all the buzz going around. And now they don’t have to.

clip_image002GoingNative is a monthly show on Channel 9 focused on native development with an emphasis on C++. It’s brought to you by Charles Torre(C9), Diego Dagum(C++) and Tony Goodhew(VS). The goal is to provide entertainment, education, conversations with native developers across the company and beyond. From newcomers to seasoned C/C++ vets, the goal is to provide content and code that matters to them with the primary goal of expanding minds. This show will focus on a variety of scenarios where going native makes the most the sense when maximum power and performance are key ingredients in your computational recipe.

In episode 0, hosts Diego and Charles introduce the show, talk about modern C++, demo some code, then head to Ale Contenti’s office for a developer chat. The goal of the is to consistently deliver what native developers want to see, hear and code. Future episodes will include topics ranging from template meta-programming (which is really functional programming in C++) to ATL internals, COM internals, CRT internals, compilers, debuggers, C++ in the Windows kernel, C++ AMP (GPGPU) and much more. There will also be talk about other native languages and tool chains including the D programming language. External experts (like C++ legend Scott Myer, C++ creator Bjarne Stroustrup, D inventor Walter Bright, etc.) and internal experts (a la Herb Sutter, Stephan T. Lavavej, Mohsen Agsen from VC and several engineers over time from Windows, Office, Xbox, etc.)  will be joining the show for technical conversations and demos.

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