Nokia today announced the release of Carbide.c++ 2.0, which is a pretty big milestone in the product’s history. The best thing, besides many bug fixes and enhancements is that all available editions, including OEM and Professional are free! This is certainly an excellent move and just what the doctor ordered.
Download Carbide.c++ 2.0.
As one of the co authors, I’m really exited to announce that Quick Recipes on Symbian OS has just been released by Symbian Press. According to the official literature,
The book tells you how to start developing C++ applications for Symbian smartphones from scratch and includes recipes that are divided by technology, including graphics, multimedia, location-based services, networking and messaging. Each recipe explains the length of time needed to implement it, and its difficulty level. The task is then explained in detail, and provides snippets of example code. The full sample code is provided for future reference and for use as a starting point in your own projects.
Get a copy from Amazon here, while its hot baby 😉 While at it, have a look at the book’s WiKi page, where you’ll find the recepies(code examples) and the errata.
Smashing magazine has just posted an excellent article reviewing no less than 35 source code editors. Its good to see an article that finally collates the good ones under one roof. Personally, I use Notepad++, which gives you all the facility of UltraEdit(R) and EditPlus(R) for free (open source) and what’s great, its got an extensive collection of plug-ins and an active developer community. And yes, its written in C++ and fast.
The Carbide.c++ team at Nokia has just published a series of articles that explains the Carbide.c++ build system in-depth and how to get the most out of it. A recommended read for all developing software with Carbide.c++.
A colleague of mine recently popped down at my desk, asking me if there was an easy way to find the macros defined for a Symbian project build configuration. Given that a macro can originate form different places, its not always a easy guess. Of course you can look at the usual suspects, like the HRH file for the platform (\epoc32\include\variant\Symbian_OS_*.hrh) and the MMP file itself for the MACRO directive, but it won’t give you the full list, since the Symbian tool chain will insert its own on top. So how do you get it? Enter Carbide.c++ build configurations.
Ok here’s a bog standard piece of Symbian C++. What’s wrong? Hint, its all in the status…
if (KErrNone == iStatus.Int())
// OnProgressNotificitionL is
// a callback (void)(TNifProgress, TInt)
Still didn’t get it? Read on…
Yet another awesome blog entry from Joel. A must read, specially for people managers no doubt.