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I am pleased to announce that my book on modern C++ programming has been published by PacktPub. The book is called Modern C++ Programming Cookbook and can be ordered at packtpub.com and Amazon. The ISBN of the book is 9781786465184. The complete table of contents is available below. The book is organized in recipes, much…

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Microsoft has made available the release candidates for the new Windows and the new Visual Studio tool set. Some of the products have been renamed: Windows Server 2012 is the new name for Windows 8 “Server” Visual Studio 2012 is the new name for Visual Studio 11 MSDN subscribers can download them from their account.…

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This Wednesday Google released version 11 of the Chrome Browser. One of the most important addition was the support for speech recognition for English. One can enable speech recognition in an input field by adding the x-webkit-speech proprietary attribute, like in this example:

The result should look like this (of course, in Chrome 11,…

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Congratulations to Paula Seling and Ovi who won the 3rd place in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. I linked the winning song too, but I think we could have actually won this year. The good things is that unlike previous years, the best songs ended at the top, even if the preferences order differs from…

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Today Microsoft release officially Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0, with five major release events and many others across the globe. You can download it from MSDN. Those that don’t have an MSDN subscription can try the evaluation versions available here. Express editions are still available for free and can be downloaded from here.…

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Windows 7 RTM and Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM are now available for download on MSDN for MSDN and TechNet subscribers. Currently, the only available bits are in English. The other languages will become available on October 1st. Volume License customers with an existing Software Assurance license will be able to download the bits starting…

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Romanians won two of the nine awards at the 2009 Imagine Cup in Cairo: Software Design, the most important category, won by Sytech team, Adrian Buzgar, Calin Juravle, Andreas Resios, and IT Challenge, won by Cosmin Ilie. This year’s theme was “Imagine a world where technology helps solve the world’s toughest problems.” About 300.000 students…

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