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Recommendations to speed C++ builds in Visual Studio—Sridhar Madhugiri

This post discusses features, techniques and tools you can use to reduce build time for C++ projects:

Recommendations to speed C++ builds in Visual Studio

by Sridhar Madhugiri

From the article:

Developers invoke build frequently while writing and debugging code, so improvements here can have a large impact on productivity. Many of the recommendations focus on this stage...

Vcpkg: a tool to acquire and build C++ open source libraries on Windows—Eric Mittelette

The Visual Studio Team has announced the availability of Vcpkg, a tool which simplifies acquiring and building open source libraries on Windows.

Vcpkg: a tool to acquire and build C++ open source libraries on Windows

From the article:

Acquiring native libraries on Windows is a critical part of the application development process; in our surveys, you told us that 80% of your C++ projects depend on two or more libraries...

The Lightweight Visual Studio “15” Installer—Adam Welch

The Visual Studio Team has introduced five workloads for different C++ development scenarios, whether you are targeting Windows Desktop, Windows Store, or a non-Microsoft platform like Android or Linux:

The Lightweight Visual Studio “15” Installer

From the article:

Visual Studio now uses a small standalone application called the Microsoft Visual Studio Installer that manages all installations of Visual Studio 15...

C++ Core Guidelines Checkers are now in a single NuGet package—Andrew Pardoe

The Visual C++ Team announces:

C++ Core Guidelines Checkers are now in a single NuGet package

From the article:

We’re now shipping both the experimental checkers, including the lifetime checkers, and the regular checkers in one NuGet package (the GSL is still installed as a dependency.) New MSBuild scripts allow us to extend project settings so that you can select specific extensions during code analysis...

Using C++ Coroutines to simplify async UWP code—Eric Mittelette

The async pattern needed to write UWP apps (or simply "Universal apps") is not so easy to grasp, especially in C++. Eric from the Visual C++ team explains how the experimental Coroutines feature available in Visual Studio 2015 helps simplify async UWP code:

Using C++ Coroutines to simplify async UWP code

From the article:

C++ Coroutines can simplify your async code, and make the code easy to understand, write, and maintain...

C++ Core Guidelines Checkers: Preview of the Lifetime Safety checker—Andrew Pardoe

The Visual C++ Team announces a preview of the Lifetime Safety checker for CppCoreCheck:

C++ Core Guidelines Checkers: Preview of the Lifetime Safety checker

From the article:

Lifetime safety is ensuring that the lifetime of any object matches its use. That is, don’t leak objects by forgetting to delete them in the case that they were allocated on the heap, and don’t access objects...