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Cross-platform development with Visual Studio

By Roger Andrews, Posted on May 12, 2015 at 12:16 pm

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Updated July 20, 2015

We’ve long fostered a close relationship with Microsoft through their VSIP program, which has enabled us to pioneer many aspects of language integration with Visual Studio. We have pushed the envelope in this area farther than any other non-Microsoft language, and Microsoft continues to be a strategic partner, helping us provide a first-class experience for the Synergy DBL language in Visual Studio. Synergy/DE itself is written in C/C++, and we use Visual Studio Projects internally to develop and build the majority of our product set.

With the release of Visual Studio 2015, we published an article summarizing our history with Visual Studio and showing how we leverage the latest Microsoft tools to enhance our cross-platform core technologies and port to new platforms. We are delighted that Microsoft picked up this article and blogged about it in the VC++ blog. It’s a chapter in our cross-platform history that spans a number of years and includes some of the most interesting development challenges we’ve ever tackled. The article also discusses some issues (particularly with debugging) that we are still working with Microsoft to resolve.

Read the full article here.

 


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