June 2022

50 terrible coding tips for a C++ developer

Whichever C++ article you read, it provides serious information, requires thoughtful reading — preferably with a cup of coffee. And what if you want to have fun? That's why I decided to write this humorous article with terrible coding tips. The main thing is not to confuse these tips with helpful ones!

50 terrible coding tips for a C++ developer

by Andrey Karpov

From the article:

I write articles about static analysis methodology and issues of creating high-quality code. But I wanted to fool around a bit. So please, welcome the article with 50 terrible coding tips. However, if you have more ideas how to create sh*tcode — share them in the comments. There's a chance that I'll post a new article and there might be 100 terrible coding tips smile. In case you don't understand why some tip is called terrible, click the {link}. If there is no link, let me know. I'll share a more detailed explanation.

Supporting new speakers and great talks

Two weeks ago Meeting C++ organized an event centered on sharing information on how to prepare and give talks. With the goal being to level the playing field for everyone but also make it easier to start speaking. You can watch the lightning talks and the panel online.

Supporting new speakers and great talks

by Jens Weller

From the article:

This event supports the ongoing call for talks of Meeting C++ and other conferences. So for Meeting C++ 2022, submit your talk until Sunday, June 12th! As conferences and life has changed over the last 2 years, Meeting C++ wants to give everyone interested in speaking a hand on how to get started and motivated. Scott Meyers did once share in the second part of his Meeting C++ keynote in 2014 some of his thoughts on "preparing materials for the modern age" and a few years later CppCon has hosted some classes for speakers to improve their talks. But not much has come available for the general public as information on how to create and give technical talks. With this event I aimed at producing a first set of tips and topics for interested speakers to view for inspiration.

Adding a REST API with Corvusoft's restbed -- Richard Thomson

Utah C++ Programmers has released a new video.

Adding a REST API with Corvusoft's restbed

by Richard Thomson

From the video description:

Many times you need to integrate your C++ infrastructure with services written in other languages on other machines from other teams. In the past, this might have been accomplished with custom RPC (remote procedure call) networking services that exposed resource data in your application to authorized clients.

HTTP REST (representational state transfer) APIs have become a common architectural pattern for exposing resource data across the network. With SSL/TLS (secure socket layer/transport layer security) connections and the HTTPS protocol, the client/server exchange can be secured. Authentication can be implemented with a session mechanism or the built-in authentication mechanisms in HTTP itself.

This month, Richard Thomson will give us an introduction to restbed, a C++14 framework for asynchronous RESTful processing. After an overview of the library, we'll look at what it takes to implement an HTTP server that responds to resource requests.


Introducing Scapix - automatic C++ bindings generator -- Boris Rasin

Using C++ with other languages.

Scapix Language Bridge - seamless integration of C++ with other languages

by Boris Rasin

From the article:

Bindings automatically generated directly from C++ headers during build - no need to manually maintain separate IDL definitions or manual bindings. Make a change in your C++ code, press build, then call your new code from Java, Objective C, Swift, Python, JavaScript or C#. Often this would be done in the same IDE, allowing continuous seamless cross-language development.

June 2022 Chicago C++ Users Group Meeting

On Monday, June 13th, Matt Godbolt will be presenting "C++'s Super Power" for the Chicago C/C++ Users Group . This marks our return to in-person meetings with our first hybrid event.

June 2022 Chicago C++ Users Group Meeting

by the Chicago C++ User Group

About the meeting

For full event details, please see out website event page.

Thanks to our sponsors, attendance is free with food and drinks provided.

RSVP for in-person attendance at our Meetup page. Space is limited, so register soon! We hope to see you there!


C++Now 2022 Trip Report--Timur Doumler

Were you there?

C++Now 2022 Trip Report

by Timur Doumler

From the article:

From May 1 to May 6, 2022, I attended the C++Now conference in Aspen, Colorado. This was my third time speaking at C++Now (I also attended in 2016 and 2019), and in my opinion it was the best edition of C++Now so far!