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CppCon announces Academy classes (on-site and on-line training) -- Jon Kalb

cppcon-2021-academy.pngCppCon registration is open, and the Early Bird discount is available until July 31.

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Announcing CppCon Academy 2021 Classes

by Jon Kalb

From the article:

Registration is open for almost twenty CppCon Academy classes that will be held in the days before or after CppCon 2021 in October.

Four classes are open to online attendees and the rest will be offered to onsite attendees at the Gaylord Rockies in Aurora.

This year we are offering classes that range from those that are focused on updating you to the latest versions of C++, to those focusing on better code, testing, or design skills. This year we are offering a class on computing in mixed CPU/GPU/FPGA environments and two on embedded programming. ...

CppCon 2021 opening keynote: Bjarne Stroustrup

bjarne-s-300x271.jpgWill you be there? Early Bird registration is open to attend in person to be in the room for this keynote, to attend online, or do both...

Opening Keynote: Bjarne Stroustrup, live in person

From the article:

CppCon 2021 will kick off on Monday, October 25 with Bjarne Stroustrup delivering the opening keynote live in person in Aurora, Colorado, USA. This is Stroustrup’s first in-person talk in North America since C++20 was completed, just before the pandemic lockdowns began. His talk connects C++’s roots with all the things that make C++20 a historic milestone – it’s not only the biggest release of C++ in a decade, but also the first edition of Standard C++ ever that is “D&E-complete,” containing all of the features (except only unified function call syntax) that Stroustrup described a quarter-century ago in The Design and Evolution of C++ as his goals for C++’s future development, including concepts, coroutines, and modules which in 2021 are for the first time now available as actual realities in production C++ compilers.

CppCon 2021 is proud to be the forum for Dr. Stroustrup’s landmark talk, which he describes as follows: ...

Software Architecture with C++, Book Review--Bartlomiej Filipek

Will you read it?

Software Architecture with C++, Book Review

by Bartlomiej Filipek

From the article:

In April, we got a new book - from two Polish authors - Piotr and Adrian - on C++ Software Architecture. This one is fascinating and refreshing. While it won’t teach you all the latest C++ features or low-level tricks in our favorite language, it will move you to a higher level with architecture, building, patterns, design, and development for the cloud.

Let’s see what’s inside.

CppCon 2019 How to Herd 1,000 Libraries--Robert Schumacher

Registration is now open for CppCon 2021, which starts on October 24 and will be held both in person and online. To whet your appetite for this year’s conference, we’re posting videos of some of the top-rated talks from our most recent in-person conference in 2019 and our online conference in 2020. Here’s another CppCon talk video we hope you will enjoy – and why not register today for CppCon 2021 to attend in person, online, or both!

How to Herd 1,000 Libraries

by Robert Schumacher

Summary of the talk:

In the current C++ world, it is a struggle to convince even a single external library to build and behave. Adding a third and fourth dependency causes quadratic grief as each library interacts with each other and One Definition Rule violations lurk around every corner.

How, then, is it possible to manage over 1,000?

In this talk, we'll talk about the techniques, shims, and hacks used in the Vcpkg package manager to persuade, connive, and coerce all these independent moving parts into a single robust ecosystem. We'll sample the myriad approaches used by real-world libraries to declare dependence and walk through how they can be guided to do the right thing at the end of the day.

Private package management systems still thrive in corporations and these approaches can provide method to the madness of consuming open source.

CopperSpice: Variable Templates

New video on the CopperSpice YouTube Channel:

Variable Templates

by Barbara Geller and Ansel Sermersheim

About the video:

We found a great place to use a variable template that is not simply the math constant PI. In this video, we showcase roughly 15 lines of code that uses method pointers, template argument deduction, overload resolution, parameter packs, function objects, and a variable template. This video answers the question "so, what are variable templates good for?"

Please take a look and remember to subscribe!

C++ Trainings aligned with Meeting C++ 2021

These trainings will go along with a talk at Meeting C++ 2021:

C++ Trainings at Meeting C++ 2021

by Jens Weller

From the article:

Today I can give you a first overview on the planned trainings that accompany Meeting C++ 2021. All trainings are held online, the date is chosen by the trainers.

This years Meeting C++ conference focuses on learning and giving you the best experience online. Meeting C++ has chosen some of the best trainers to give you an opportunity to learn even more about C++ in 2021. Rainer Grimm, Patricia Aas and Slobodan Dmitrovic are the trainers for the first 3 fantastic courses.

CppCon 2020 Breaking Dependencies: The SOLID Principles--Klaus Iglberger

Registration is now open for CppCon 2021, which starts on October 24 and will be held both in person and online. To whet your appetite for this year’s conference, we’re posting videos of some of the top-rated talks from our most recent in-person conference in 2019 and our online conference in 2020. Here’s another CppCon talk video we hope you will enjoy – and why not register today for CppCon 2021 to attend in person, online, or both!

Breaking Dependencies: The SOLID Principles

by Klaus Iglberger

Summary of the talk:

SOLID is an abbreviation for five of the most important software design principles:
- (S)ingle Responsibility Principle
- (O)pen-Closed Principle
- (L)iskov Substitution Principle
- (I)nterface Segregation Principle
- (D)ependency Inversion Principle

For almost two decades, these principles have proven to be a valuable set of guidelines to cope with software dependencies. Although initially introduced as guidelines for object-oriented programming, they have become a universal set of guidelines that can be used equally well for procedural, functional or generic programming. In this talk I'll recap the SOLID principles and explain why they form such a valuable set of universal design guidelines. Also, I'll go into detail about several common misconceptions.

Extended Aggregate Initialisation in C++17--Jonathan Boccara

Were you aware of the change?

Extended Aggregate Initialisation in C++17

by Jonathan Boccara

From the article:

By upgrading a compiler to C++17, a certain piece of code that looked reasonable stopped compiling.

This code doesn’t use any deprecated feature such as std::auto_ptr or std::bind1st that were removed in C++ 17, but it stopped compiling nonetheless.

Understanding this compile error will let us better understand a new feature of C++17: extended aggregate initialisation...