Based on technical review feedback, we (Microsoft Press, the reviewers and the author) have mutually agreed to change the title of my upcoming Microsoft Press book from “Programming Windows 8 Apps using Microsoft Visual C++” to “Modern Microsoft Visual C++ and the Windows Runtime”. The major focus of the book is about “Modern C++” not just C++ /CX (the component extensions) but also about C++11 and how you can take advantage of various features of C++11 to develop Windows Store apps.
In addition, the book also shows how C++11 features such as lambdas, the ‘auto’ keyword and shared_ptr’s can be used in conjunction with C++ /CX to develop Windows Store applications.
DirectX is a proven and well tested graphics API and the book contains full fledged samples that showcase how XAML and DirectX can be mixed and mashed together to produce Windows Store applications.
So, the book TOC has been revised to better align with the focus on Modern C++.
1. Introduction to Windows 8 Apps
2. Modern C++ and C++ /CX
3. Programming XAML using C++ /CX
4. C++ /CX, XAML and DirectX – Better together
5. Advanced GPGPU Programming
6. Under the covers
And a bunch of appendix contents on Unit testing C++ apps, tips and tricks etc.
We still remain on schedule for a launch this April.
Many thanks to all the folks who have been waiting for the launch of this book. I hope you will like the book and the content shared within it.
P.S: The various links on O’Reilly, Amazon and other sites will be reflecting the new title shortly.