Within the new threading and synchronization APIs that Microsoft added to the Windows SDK for Vista, condition variables dramatically simplify the semantics of lock acquisition and management.
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If you have been using Vista, you would have noticed that MessageBoxes are passé. These have been replaced by the new Task Dialogs. Task dialogs are intended to make the experience more interactive and goal-oriented. Take a tour of the Task Dialog API.
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Take a closer look at the 2 Gb limit that we are plagued with in different languages, and how to get around them.
Learn about a framework for rapid development of NT services. Also includes tools for stack tracing, performance testing, generic logging/debugging, memory leak testing, and thread pooling.
With the rapid increase in parallel computing, correct threading, and synchronization are vitally important to programmers building scalable, high-performance solutions. Explore the new one-time object initialization APIs in Vista from a C++ programmer's perspective.
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