Results of the Concurrency Questionnaire

At the beginning of this year I have posted a short questionnaire on concurrency on my blog. I have promised to publish the results, so here they are. The number of respondents was 27 (and not everybody answered all the questions). Q: What is your role in application development? Q: How many cores has your…

Alchemy 1.7 Update: 20 New Elements and New Features

Alchemy 1.7 brings a set of 20 new elements (tot a total of 400), allows you to display a timer with the total elapsed play time and is available in French. The 20 new elements are: Alcoholic Mirror Ashtray Peat Ball Rubber Caramel Samurai Clock ScotchWhiskey Firefighter Scotland Firefly Sugar Football SugarCane Juice SwissArmyKnife LightningRod…

Add/Remove Commands to/from the Window Menu

A window’s system menu (now called simply window menu) features by default commands like Move, Size or Close. (When the user selects one of these commands a WM_SYSCOMMAND message is sent to the window.) What if you want to remove and add these commands on the fly? Here is how you can do it. This…