# Friday, April 29, 2016

I've started a C++ column in Visual Studio Magazine. I'm sure you've read plenty of C++ columns in your time - I sure have! I wanted this one to be a little different. So, here's what I've decided to do. For each column, I choose a guidelines from the C++ Core Guidelines, and then explain it. But the twist is that I'm not going through the guidelines from top to bottom - I'm picking guidelines whose explanations require a little language knowledge.

The first column just sets the stage and explains what I'm doing, and gives you a link to the Guidelines. The second, Don't Cast Away Const, explains the guideline, but also the consequences of const-correctness, a typical situation where you might find it hard to stay const-correct when you make a performance tweak to a running system, and the correct use of the mutable keyword. Not bad for explaining a four-word guideline!

I have a number of columns already written and plans to write more. Please check them out and spread the word!


Friday, April 29, 2016 5:17:26 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [1]
Monday, June 06, 2016 2:42:08 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Just started your course on Learn how to program with C++, even though I have been programming for 3 years using C# and more recently F#; I love the way you broke everything down to the most simplistic form possible. Your course is teaching me things that I did not fully understand. I look forward to finishing this course and looking at other courses and reading the columns you have on the MSDN magazine.
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