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NewsFacebook May Pay $20 Million for "Sponsored Stories" Ads PinprotectorAspDotNetDev3-Dec-12 17:38 
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NewsFlipping heck - coins biased Pinmemberbryce3-Dec-12 16:15 
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NewsWhat They Didn’t Tell You About EcmaScript 5′s Array Extras PinstaffTerrence Dorsey3-Dec-12 13:08 
NewsWhy C++ Is Not “Back” PinstaffTerrence Dorsey3-Dec-12 13:07 
GeneralRe: Why C++ Is Not “Back” PinmemberxComaWhitex3-Dec-12 13:55 
I love C++. Yeah, C++11 made it a lot better than what it was for sure. C# has some simplicity. I keep going back to C++ for gui work simply because WPF is just too insane. It requires a lot of "do it your damnself" rather than offering some simplistic stuff like (enable tab closing, no multiline tabbing, drag and drop previewing), etc. No C# book I have shows how to do sockets properly. I have yet to find decent documentation on C# sockets, especially with non-blocking event sockets.
 
I love programming, even if I have to deal with pointers. C++ offers a lot of gui frameworks like Qt, wxWidgets, etc. I prefer Qt, because win32, MFC, etc. just doesn't offer simplicity when designing gui applications in C++. I can easily have a nice gui program in way less time than I would in win32 and MFC. Microsoft's documentation is just piss poor on win32. COM is just horrible in C++ unlike in C#. That's another good thing about C# is COM development.
 
My only gripe about C++ is Microsoft's slow arse at adding features of C++11. It is so far behind it ain't funny. GCC, Clang, etc. are almost done with the implementation of C++. Microsoft doesn't offer continuous updates of their C++ compiler for C++11. You have to wait for the next major release of Visual Studio to find more features. I can almost use all of C++11 when I'm developing a C++ application in Linux. I wouldn't be able to port it to Windows for use.
 
This is how I see the Windows platform. If you are going to develop for it use C#. Don't even bother with C++. If you want C++ development switch to Linux.
GeneralRe: Why C++ Is Not “Back” PinmemberGary R. Wheeler3-Dec-12 15:02 
GeneralRe: Why C++ Is Not “Back” Pinmemberdevvvy3-Dec-12 15:49 
GeneralRe: Why C++ Is Not “Back” PinmemberClifford Nelson3-Dec-12 15:01 
NewsAuto-Threading Compilers Are Here PinstaffTerrence Dorsey3-Dec-12 13:07 
GeneralRe: Auto-Threading Compilers Are Here PinmemberLloyd Atkinson3-Dec-12 13:26 
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GeneralRe: Auto-Threading Compilers Are Here Pinmemberdevvvy3-Dec-12 16:54 
GeneralRe: Auto-Threading Compilers Are Here PinmemberClifford Nelson3-Dec-12 15:06 
GeneralRe: Auto-Threading Compilers Are Here Pinmembered welch4-Dec-12 0:56 
NewsExplorations in Unix PinstaffTerrence Dorsey3-Dec-12 13:06 
NewsSurface Pro: Overpriced tablet, half an Ultrabook, or yet another Tablet PC? PinstaffTerrence Dorsey3-Dec-12 11:53 
NewsI'm Going to Make a Lot of People Mad: Criticizing the Uncriticizable PinstaffTerrence Dorsey3-Dec-12 11:52 
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NewsTexting SMS pioneer Matti Makkonen 20 years on PinstaffTerrence Dorsey3-Dec-12 11:52 
NewsIn Defense of HTML5 (for security) PinstaffTerrence Dorsey3-Dec-12 11:51 

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