C++ 11 is a thoroughly modern and productive language, but it is often seen as long in the tooth when it comes to connecting to cloud. In particular, consuming and authoring REST services in C++ can be pretty hard, often hard enough to want to switch to another language such as Java or C# to meet development needs. That said, the problem lies not in the language itself, but in the lack of modern mainstream libraries that remove the headache from accessing the Web in C++.
As Microsoft moves into its next big era, a central question is what are Modern Apps. Modern Apps play a central role in this new world of Devices and Services, and in this keynote we'll explore what they are, their ever-pervasive applicability to the individual and the enterprise, and most importantly how you go about building them.
Steve has spent almost 20 years in the IT industry in various areas working for a range of small boutique consulting firms to large, global consulting and software firms. He's been with Microsoft since 1998 working on a range of technologies such as Natural Language and Search to .NET, Office and SharePoint development to Windows Azure and Cloud Computing. He is currently a Director in Microsoft Services leading a global team of Cloud Architects helping enterprises make the transition to the Cloud through Windows Azure and Modern Business Apps. Steve has authored multiple technical books and articles on a variety of topics and speaks regularly at events and conferences both domestically and internationally.