Back in 2011 I wrote, Windows 8 is Microsoft’s gift to the native C++ developer. Obviously, I was implying that the Windows Runtime is a gift to C++ developers.
I had that all wrong but I only just realized it now. This explains why I’ve been so uneasy about C++/CX this whole time. Now there’s a story I need to tell…
My next COM/WinRT course for Pluralsight is finally taking shape. I hope you’ve watched parts 1 and 2 already.
Update: This post wasn’t meant as a tease. What I wrote in 2011 is still technically correct (the “how”) but my rationale was all wrong (the “why”). The “why” just dawned on me and with this final piece of the puzzle, I can finally explain “The Essentials of the Windows Runtime”. It will take me some time to get it all sorted out and written down for Pluralsight, and perhaps MSDN Magazine – if they will print it.