CppCast Episode 153: Vcpkg with Robert Schumacher

Episode 153 of CppCast the only podcast for C++ developers by C++ developers. In this episode Rob and Jason are joined by Robert Schumacher from Microsoft to discuss the vcpkg package manager and more.

CppCast Episode 153: Vcpkg with Robert Schumacher

by Rob Irving and Jason Turner

About the interviewee:

Robert Schumacher is a developer on the Microsoft Visual C++ Libraries team and the lead developer for vcpkg. He has previously worked on the MSVC implementation of the Modules TS and is the current maintainer of Cpprestsdk. Besides work, he occasionally indulges in functional programming and arguments about whether inheritance is fundamentally flawed.

C++ Annotated: January - May 2018—Anastasia Kazakova

A new edition of C++ annotated, a collection of C++ news by JetBrains C++ team.

C++ Annotated: January – May 2018

by Anastasia Kazakova

From the article:

What's coming in C++20, ACCU, C++ Russia and C++Now trip reports and talk recordings, Simon Brand's C++ tips collection, a bug in GCC, const position (east and west battle), deprecated std::iterator, new releases.

CppCon 2017: EA’s Secret Weapon: Packages and Modules—Scott Wardle

Have you registered for CppCon 2018 in September? Early bird registration is open now.

While we wait for this year’s event, we’re featuring videos of some of the 100+ talks from CppCon 2017 for you to enjoy. Here is today’s feature:

EA’s Secret Weapon: Packages and Modules

by Scott Wardle

(watch on YouTube) (watch on Channel 9)

Summary of the talk:

A lot of people hate build systems. What if using a library was just as easy as header-only libraries?

EA has had a Secret Weapon called “packages” for over 14 years. EA's Packages are like Ruby’s Gems or Perl’s CPAN or Rust’s cargo. If you build a package from the package server it will download all of its dependencies.

This talk will be about what we have learned about packages and versioning while building our large AAA games over the last 10+ years. Finally, what do we see for the future, like how will C++ modules fit in?

In detail I will talk about:
-Package layout
-Package server
-Versioning control and packages
-Libraries teams and platform fragmentation
-Packages' effect on large scale architecture
-C++ Modules TS prototypes

Start speaking at Meeting C++ 2018

As it was a big success last year, Meeting C++ has again a track for new speakers, and is looking for folks which like to submit their talk ideas to the conference!

The call for Talks for Meeting C++ 2018 ends on June 17th.

Call for a more diverse program at Meeting C++ 2018!

by Jens Weller

From the article:

Last years track for new speakers was a great success, so Meeting C++ will dedicate a track to this now in every year. So I'd like to reach out to the C++ Community, who do you think has something interesting to say about C++ and could start speaking at this years Meeting C++?

C++ User Group Meetings in June

Lots of User Groups are meeting in June, Meeting C++ has posted an detailed overview:

C++ User Group Meetings in June 2018

by Jens Weller

From the article:

The monthly overview of upcoming C++ User Group meetings. Join a C++ User Group near you, or learn how to start your own!

There are 4 new C++ User Groups: Houston, Prague, Cluj, New York.


App-level Developer on std::error Exceptions Proposal for C++. Part II. The Discussion.—“No Bugs” H

Nothing is easy.

App-level Developer on std::error Exceptions Proposal for C++. Part II. The Discussion.

by "No Bugs" Hare

From the article:

For quite a long while, in certain parts of C++ community, there is a substantial resistance to existing C++ exceptions; this leads to an alternative subculture of using error codes instead of exceptions, so there are effectively two barely-compatible C++ worlds: world-using-exceptions, and world-using-error-codes...