I think some people here might be interested to know about my latest project, called vs-tool. It is a plugin for Visual Studio 2010 which enables the integration of external compiler/linker toolchains into VS. The hard work was done by Gavin Pugh, the author of vs-android, who developed a MSBuild task plugin to allow invoking GCC from VS. For vs-tool, the following toolchains are now supported:
Emscripten is a wonderfully geeky and absurd project, where LLVM bytecode is translated into executable .js for the web. This means one can compile C++ code directly into .js. The project is developed by Alon Zakai from Mozilla, find the homepage at https://github.com/k...emscripten/wiki , and a technical paper at https://raw.github.c.../docs/paper.pdf . The main motivation that had me start building vs-tool was to add support for Emscripten directly into Visual Studio, which is now working quite nicely (adding MinGW and Clang support was a bit of a side tour). Rather insanely, Emscripten supports translating GLES2 code directly into WebGL code, which allows me to work on converting my Android GLES2 engine directly for the web, from Visual Studio! This is so hackish, insane, fun, and crazy, at the same time.