For long-term Visual C++ developers, the CryptoAPI will be a familiar part of your programming toolkit. If you're developing Windows Vista applications, though, you should be applying the new Windows Cryptography API: Next Generation.
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Read about a sample demonstrating how to accelerate finding an optimal Puzzle 15 solution using C++ Template Metaprogramming. It presents an implementation of the IDA* search algorithm.
Learn why threading, which is the current method of choice for extracting performance from multi-core chips, isn't always the best choice for good performance.
Learn how to tweak the Registry to have an application-specific custom places bar of the file dialog.
Learn about an approach to allocate small blocks of memory quickly and efficiently.
Take a closer look at the 2 Gb limit that we are plagued with in different languages, and how to get around them.
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The Transactional File System (TxF), which allows access to an NTFS file system to be conducted in a transacted manner through extensions to the Windows SDK API. MFC 10, has been extended to support TxF and related technologies. This support allows existing MFC applications to be easily extended to support kernel transactions.
The original release of the .NET Framework included collections as .NET was introduced to the Microsoft programming world. The .NET Framework 2.0 introduced generics to complement the System.Collections namespace and provide a more efficient and well performing option. Read on to learn more...
Learn how to save and retrieve BLOBS from a database with Visual Basic.NET.
This article introduces you to Big Data, Apache Hadoop and MapReduce jobs. We will also learn how to create MapReduce jobs using C#.