Archive for October, 2010

Parallel Programming with Microsoft Visual C++

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

As I’ve mentioned before we’ve been quietly working away on version of the .NET Parallel Programming book for C++ developers who want to use the Parallel Patterns Library or Asynchronous Agents Library to add parallelism to their applications. Well… we now have some draft chapters and example code ready for review. Preface This ...

Visual Studio 2010 Adding Intellisense Support for CUDA C

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Someone asked me how to get intellisense working with CUDA files. So here’s a quick post on the couple of simple steps it takes to get it working… The following assumes you’ve setup a CUDA project with the correct include paths and it builds correctly.

Exception Handling with the Task Parallel Library

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

One of the attendees at the p&p Symposium had some questions about how exceptions are handled in the Task Parallel Library. This is covered both in the book and in the MSDN library (references below). But… Here’s a quick summary with code examples.

Get patterns & practices Books Cheap!

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

In honor of the patterns & practices Symposium happening this week in Redmond. Today a whole bunch of patterns & practices titles are the O’Reilly’s Ebook Deal of the Day today (Tuesday 18th October). Pick up the some EBooks for less than the price of a pound of ...

Gotchas: Assembly Level Attributes in F#

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

This is something I discovered ages ago and should have been in my original Gotchas: Common Traps for the F# n00b post. I figured out how to add assembly level attributes to one of my F# assemblies but forgot to include it in the post. The gotcha is ...

Geek Vacation Day #4: GTC Highlights

Monday, October 11th, 2010

So after the dust has settled and I’m back in not quite so sunny Seattle what were the highlights from GTC? Keynotes: 3D and the Cure for Cancer I was really impressed by the keynotes and wish I could have stayed for the final one on Thursday evening ...

Three New Books from patterns & practices

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

A whole lot of books p&p have been working on for the past few months finally arrived in building 5 yesterday and showed up on Amazon at about the same time. ...

C++Ox, Lambdas and Lots of Brackets

Friday, October 1st, 2010

The p&p dev team today had a random C++ moment (don’t worry it doesn’t happen often). I’ve been playing around with C++, writing samples for “Parallel Programming with Microsoft Visual C++” and am a big fan of the new C++0x lambda syntax. It does however make heavy use of brackets. The ...