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Google releases gRPC—Mugur Marculescu

A new open source HTTP/2 RPC Framework for C++ and other languages has been released.

Introducing gRPC, a new open source HTTP/2 RPC Framework

by Mugur Marculescu

From the article:

Today, we are open sourcing gRPC, a brand new framework for handling remote procedure calls. It’s BSD licensed, based on the recently finalized HTTP/2 standard, and enables easy creation of highly performant, scalable APIs and microservices in many popular programming languages and platforms. Internally at Google, we are starting to use gRPC to expose most of our public services through gRPC endpoints as part of our long term commitment to HTTP/2.

Boost libraries are now supported in biicode

First step to a complete integration of the C++ deps manager biicode with the most popular set of C++ libs: Boost libraries.

Boost libraries are now supported in biicode

by Manu Sánchez

From the news:

At biicode we have been working hard to simplify the process of making Boost available for any C++ programmer with just an include. But this is only the start, the project has been released as open source to allow everyone contribute and help.

Find Your Favorite Library for C++ in NuGet—Hong Hong

There is a new article on the Visual Studio blog:

Find Your Favorite Library for C++ in NuGet

by Hong Hong

From the article:

Many of you may know that NuGet is the “go-to” library repository for .NET development, but what about using it for C++? The answer here may surprise you as many of the top open source C++ libraries are actually sitting in the NuGet gallery...


I wish to introduce the CppCheck tool to the beginner programmers. Cppcheck is a static analyzer for C and C++ code. It is open-source, free, cross-platform and easy-to-use.


by Andrey Karpov

From the article:

One of the basic advantages of the Cppcheck analyzer is that it is easy-to-use. It is good to teach and study the static analysis methodology: for instance, you install Cppcheck on a Windows system and get a GUI interface allowing you to immediately start checking your projects.

JSON Voorhees - Killer JSON for C++—Travis Gockel

Yet another JSON library for C++:

JSON Voorhees, GitHub link

by Travis Gockel

From the article:

JSON Voorhees is a JSON library written for the C++ programmer who wants to be productive in this modern world. What does that mean? There are a ton of JSON libraries floating around touting how they are "modern" C++ and so on. But who really cares? JSON Voorhees puts the focus more on the resulting C++ than any "modern" feature set. This means the library does not skip on string encoding details like having full support for UTF-8. Are there "modern" features? Sure, but this library is not meant to be a gallery of them – a good API should get out of your way and let you work. It is hosted on GitHub and sports an Apache License, so use it anywhere you need...

ODB C++ ORM 2.4.0 Released, Adds Bulk Operations Support

ODB C++ ORM 2.4.0 Released, Adds Bulk Operations Support

by Boris Kolpackov

ODB is an open source object-relational mapping (ORM) system for C++. It allows you to persist C++ objects to a relational database without having to deal with tables, columns, or SQL and without manually writing any of the mapping code.

Major new features in this release:

  • Support for bulk operations in Oracle and SQL Server. Bulk operations can be used to persist, update, or erase a range of objects using a single database statement execution which often translates to a significantly better performance.
  • Ability to join and load one or more complete objects instead of, or in addition to, a subset of their data members with a single SELECT statement execution (object loading views).
  • Support for specifying object and table join types in views (LEFT, RIGHT, FULL, INNER, or CROSS).
  • Support for calling MySQL and SQL Server stored procedures.
  • Support for defining persistent objects as instantiations of C++ class templates.

A more detailed discussion of these features can be found on the blog. For the complete list of new features in this version see the official release announcement.

ODB is written in portable C++ (both C++98/03 and C++11 are supported) and you should be able to use it with any modern C++ compiler. In particular, we have tested this release on GNU/Linux (x86/x86-64/ARM), Windows (x86/x86-64), Mac OS X (x86/x86_64), and Solaris (x86/x86-64/SPARC) with GNU g++ 4.2.x-5.x, MS Visual C++ 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2013, Sun Studio 12u2, and Clang 3.x.

The currently supported database systems are MySQL, SQLite, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and SQL Server. ODB also provides optional profiles for Boost and Qt, which allow you to seamlessly use value types, containers, and smart pointers from these libraries in your persistent classes.

More information, documentation, source code, and pre-compiled binaries are available on the project's page.

GCC5 and the C++11 ABI—rhjason

A new article of interest for library developers:

GCC5 and the C++11 ABI

by rhjason

From the article:

The GNU C++ team works hard to avoid breaking ABI compatibility between releases, including between different -std= modes. But some new complexity requirements in the C++11 standard require ABI changes to several standard library classes to satisfy, most notably to std::basic_string and std::list. And since std::basic_string is used widely, much of the standard library is affected...

Snail: Continuation-ready algorithms from STL algorithms—Manu S├ínchez

Monads in use, finally!!

Snail | Continuation-ready algorithms from STL algorithms

by Manu Sánchez

From the article:

Snail is my try to get a continuation-ready set of algorithms to operate on C++ containers, but instead of reinventing all the algorithms, addapting them through a continuation monad (or something resembling a continuation monad).

Announcing the Meeting C++ Recruiting Service!

News from Meeting C++! Today a new service for job seekers and employers has launched:

Announcing the Meeting C++ Recruiting Service

by Jens Weller

From the article:

A long time in the making, a lot of thinking about what is the correct format to do, and now finally having setup all things, I can announce the start of the Meeting C++ Recruiting Service!

Meeting C++ Recruiting is a service that aims at better connecting the C++ programmers, who are looking for a job, with those companies who are actively looking for talented C++ Programmers.