About Me

I am a former Program Manager at Microsoft, charting my own destiny in the startup world working at Amazon now. This blog contains my learning on the Windows Runtime, C++, the C++ /CX extensions and everything else that interests me.

The opinions expressed on this blog are mine alone and do not reflect the opinion of Microsoft or Amazon.

11 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Yannick

    Looking forward to reading it!
    BTW, do you know if there is any plan for a WinRT internals books? (with some deep technical content related to the runtime itself and not the language projections)

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    1. sridharpoduri Post author

      @Yannick: I do not know of any plan for a internals type book on WinRT. I am hoping to explain certain concepts in my chapter on WinRT and show how to code for those concepts using the Windows Runtime C++ template library (WRL). Of course, this is only in the first chapter. the remainder of the content in the book will focus on C++ /Cx

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      1. Yannick

        I am glad to read that your book will cover WRL as well. Only one chapter though? I hope it will be a long one 😉 (I really like that library!)

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        1. sridharpoduri Post author

          So the section on WRL will focus on how to write Metro style apps using WRL. We will have a high level discussion on the various helper WRL classes and what they do. It is important to understand how all these classes map to the fundamental WinRT concepts. So there is a section on WinRT concepts before introducing WRL. The included samples/walkthrough will explain how to develop apps that map to Metro traits.

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  2. Ralf Martin Hansen

    Dear Sridhar
    I was searching a book on C++/CX. I read a few chapters on the preview, ordered and read your book to the end. Your book was the perfect introduction to the new platform for me, a C++/STL/MFC desktop application developer. Everything is explained at the right place, not too short and not too long.
    Thanks!
    Ralf

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    1. sridharpoduri Post author

      Dear Ralf,
      Thank you for the kind words. I am extremely happy that you found the book crisp, useful and to the point. May i ask you to post a review about your experience on Amazon, since it could be helpful to others as well?

      Regards,
      Sridhar

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  3. Anthonyb

    Hi Sridhar,

    Bought your eBook and also the printed one from Amazon. After 12 years of .net development, i think a new platform like Windows 8 justifies a switch to the C++/CX!

    Be well!

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  4. Marrow yung

    if I start to learn C++, which books you recommend me to read and then followed by your new book “Modern C++ and Windows Store Apps” ?

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