At my current job, my employer offers us bonuses based on our performance above and beyond the specifications of our work. Things like learning COM, or MSI technology, or Showing the team how to use VisualAssistX, etc. Anyway, I have seem to come to a road block in that I ran out of ideas for these bonuses. I literally Don't know what to research next.
I was wondering if the good members of Cboard could offer some ideas. Things like new technologies pertaining to either C++ or Win32 (or derivative - such as ATL or MFC, which I already learned) programming. Or even plugins to visual studio that can make life easier. I want to stay away from other languages since we don't use them in the shop (Although this may change in the future). We are a Windows based shop so all of our programming is done on Windows, using the API (Hence why I posted in this forum).
Things that I have learned/presented already:
- MFC & ATL
- cppUnit (and general unit testing)
- MSI technology
- x86 Assembly
- Design Patterns
- SVN vs CVS
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated and it doesn't matter how outlandish they may be. Thanks in advance.
EDIT: I should also say that this is not limited to Research. I can do coding projects as well (such as building a wrapper library for the team).