If you are like me buying a compiler is something I don’t do terribly often. Or I end up doing it for projects or even worse, I end up using old versions I bought over 10 years ago, because Visual C++ 5.0 should be good enough for anyone, right? (I also own Visual Studio 2003, so it’s not THAT bad….)
I haven’t installed it yet, I’m actually still downloading it. But it certainly implies that it is far more capable than the older Express Editions.
And of course, for the upcoming 2015 release:
“Built from the ground up with support for iOS, Android and Windows, Visual Studio 2015 Preview makes it easier for developers to build applications and services for any device, on any platform.”
Not to mention they are also apparently going to open up the source to .NET . The press release also claims:
expanding .NET to run on the Linux and Mac OS platforms.
I guess that’ll only be a matter of time to tell.
If anything it’ll be a good excuse to crank out some Quake benchmarks.