Looking Back at 2007
As I did last year, I thought I'd provide a quick summary of some of the highlights from 2007.
I wrote a few more articles for MSDN Magazine in 2007. I also launched a brand new column for the magazine called Windows with C++.
Windows with C++: Windows Template Library 8.0
Windows with C++: Task Scheduler 2.0
Windows with C++: Windows Vista Control Enhancements
Security: Applying Cryptography Using The CNG API In Windows Vista
XmlLite: A Small And Fast XML Parser For Native C++
Here are some of the more popular articles I published on my blog in 2007:
Controls and the Desktop Window Manager
Why doesn't Kenny Kerr work for Microsoft?
How to learn C++ (and Windows development)
I also published a number of articles describing various Window Clippings features:
Using Window Clippings
Reducing User Interface Friction
In December I started writing a new series of articles focused on parallel programming with C++.
Part 1: Asynchronous Procedure Calls
Part 2: Asynchronous Procedure Calls and Window Messages
Part 3: Queuing Asynchronous Procedure Calls
Part 4: I/O Completion Ports
Part 5: Coming soon...
Finally, I reviewed a few good C++/CLI books:
Gordon Hogenson on C++/CLI
Nishant Sivakumar on C++/CLI
I released a few more tools in 2007 including two versions of Window Clippings.
Window Clippings 2.0
Balance CPU 1.0
Manifest View 1.0
I also published the Add watermark add-in I wrote for Window Clippings as well as the Send to FTP add-in that Ari Glaizel was kind enough to share.
Life, work and the world!
2007 also ushered in some big changes for our family. We moved from Canada to England and I resigned from PlateSpin, the company I co-founded in Toronto. I'm now a consultant for a high-tech financial services consulting firm called Lab49. Although I’d love to get back into commercial software development, I think that will have to wait until I get my own software business going full time.
Happy New Year and thanks for reading.
© 2008 Kenny Kerr