A couple of noteworthy links

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It's bit of a link roundup from the past couple of months. Most of you probably saw these already as I'd think you're probably reading the same blogs.

C++ links

VS2010 SP1 Beta: What's in it for C++ developers. While I'm not going to chance installing the beta on my main developer workstation, it looks like there are some interesting features in the service pack. I hope that the IDE stability has also been improved.

Grr... My VC++ Project Is Building Slower in VS2010. What Do I Do Now? (A Step by Step Guide): A good guide showing what to look for when VS2010 builds appear to be slower than VS2008 builds of the same project.

Emacs

Making CamelCase readable with glasses-mode - I'm not a big fan of CamelCase, but I must say this minor mode makes a big difference in readability.

General programming links

Give your programmers professional tools - just too true. I'm extremely lucky that a lot of the companies I worked for including my current employer do recognise that your average developer has different needs than someone working with, say, spreadsheets all day long but some of the hand-me-down boxes with small slow harddrives and slow processors that were inflicted on some dev teams I worked in were definitely putting the brakes on productivity.

Can you get a deadlock with a single lock and an IO operation?

Quite a while ago, I answered a question about [the basic deadlock scenario](https://stackoverflow.com/questions/17252441/can-someone-ple...… Continue reading