This “first look” course is a tour of the features in the Visual Studio 2015 Preview that are of specific interest to C++ developers. These include language and library changes along with IDE improvements specifically for native developers.
This course is intended as a “first look” aimed at developers who know C++ and use Visual Studio 2013 today. The aim is to show these developers what features they can use in the preview, and what C++ related topics they should be learning more about in preparation for using Visual Studio 2015. Developers who don't know C++ should learn it with my C++ Fundamentals (2 parts) course. Developers who are not familiar with Visual Studio 2013 should learn it with my Introduction to Visual Studio (2 parts) course.
Kate Gregory is in her fourth decade of being paid to program. Her firm, Gregory Consulting Limited, is based in rural Ontario and helps clients adopt new technologies and adjust to the changing business environment. Current work makes heavy use of .NET and Visual C++ for both web and client development, especially for Windows 7 and 8. Managing, mentoring, technical writing, and technical speaking occupy much of her time, but she still writes code every week.