What's New for C++ Developers in Visual Studio 2015 Preview

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.
Course info
Rating
(98)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 26, 2015
Duration
1h 49m
Table of contents
C++ Language Changes - Convenience
C++ Language Changes – Lambdas and Functions
Cross Platform Mobile Development
Awaitable Functions
Memory Profiler and Other Diagnostic Tools
Refactoring
Description
Course info
Rating
(98)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 26, 2015
Duration
1h 49m
Description

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.

About the author
About the author

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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

C++ Language Changes - Convenience
Hi, I'm Kate Gregory. I'm here to show you what's going on in the next version of Visual Studio, specifically for C++ developers. There's quite a lot for us and I think you're going to like it.

C++ Language Changes – Lambdas and Functions
Hi, welcome back to What's New for C++ Developers in Visual Studio 2015 Preview. I'm Kate Gregory and I'm going to show you what's coming up in the next version of Visual Studio, specially for C++ developers. In this module I'll show you language changes related to lambdas and functions. Generic lambdas, generalized lambda capture, and return type deduction.

Cross Platform Mobile Development
Hi, welcome back to What's New for C++ Developers in Visual Studio 2015 Preview. I'm Kate Gregory and I'm going to show you what's coming up in the next version of Visual Studio, specifically for C++ developers. In this module I'll show you how you can develop for Android using Visual Studio. Of course I can't teach you the entire concepts and architecture of Android development in a single module, but I can show it's possible to make one, just using Visual Studio and the tools it installs for you.

Awaitable Functions
Hi. Welcome back to What's New for C++ Developers in Visual Studio 2015 Preview. I'm Kate Gregory and I'm going to show you what's coming up in the next version of Visual Studio specifically for C++ developers. In this module I want to show you a possible C++ 17 feature that's been experimentally implemented in the Visual Studio 2015 Preview. It's called Await and it makes asynchronous programming a lot easier.

Memory Profiler and Other Diagnostic Tools
Hi. Welcome back to What's New for C++ Developers in Visual Studio 2015 Preview. I'm Kate Gregory and I'm going to show you what's coming up in the next version of Visual Studio, specifically for C++ developers. In this module I'll show you the new native Memory Profiler in the preview. Tracking memory problems is really hard work. And though using the smart pointers of C++ 11 may mean you don't write leaks anymore, you may still have to find them in older code. And, there's more to memory problems than just leaks.

Refactoring
Hi. Welcome back to What's New for C++ Developers in Visual Studio 2015 Preview. I'm Kate Gregory and I'm going to show you what's coming up in the next version of Visual Studio, specifically for C++ developers. In this module you'll see functionality that C++ developers have been demanding for a very long time. Refactoring. Now to be fair, it's a much harder job to refactor C++ code than it is for some other languages. But then again, that's why we wanted it.