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CppCast Episode 179: San Diego EWGI Trip Report with JF Bastien

Episode 179 of CppCast the first podcast for C++ developers by C++ developers. In this episode Rob and Jason are joined by JF Bastien from Apple joins us to discuss the San Diego C++ Committee meeting from his perspective as the chair of the new Evolution Working Group Incubator.

CppCast Episode 179: San Diego EWGI Trip Report with JF Bastien

by Rob Irving and Jason Turner

About the interviewee:

JF Bastien is the C++ lead for Apple's clang front-end, where he focuses on new language features, security, and optimizations. He’s an active participant in the C++ standards committee, where he chairs the Language Evolution Working Group Incubator (“oogie” for short). He previously worked on WebKit’s JavaScriptCore Just-in-Time compiler, on Chrome’s Portable Native Client, on a CPU's dynamic binary translator, and on flight simulators.

SG20 Education and Recommended Videos for Teaching C++—Christopher Di Bella

In today’s blog, we look at both the newly minted Study Group for education in the C++ Standard Committee. We also look at a small number of conference videos that I recommend teachers consider while they’re waiting for this Study Group to produce usable materials.

SG20 Education and Recommended Videos for Teaching C++

by Christopher Di Bella

From the article:

As articulated in P1231, the goal of SG20 is not to provide normative curricula for teaching C++, but rather to provide teaching and curriculum guidelines.

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Below are a list of conference videos that I’ve compiled for teachers to watch (and will update if recommendations come in). There’s well over a day’s worth of videos below, but these aren’t a random assortment of my favourite conference videos. Rather, they are sessions that communicate values about:

  • teaching people how to write programs using C++, or
  • writing C++ programs using approaches the community agrees produce better code.

CppCast Episode 178: Performance Analysis and Optimization with Denis Bakhvalov

Episode 178 of CppCast the first podcast for C++ developers by C++ developers. In this episode Rob and Jason are joined by Denis Bakhvalov from Intel joins us to talk about C++ Performance Analysis and Optimization.

CppCast Episode 178: Performance Analysis and Optimization with Denis Bakhvalov

by Rob Irving and Jason Turner

About the interviewee:

Denis is a C++ developer with almost 10 years of experience. Denis started his journey as a developer of desktop applications, then moved to embedded and now he works at Intel, doing C++ compiler development. He enjoys writing the fastest-possible code and staring at the assembly. Denis is a father of 2, he likes to play soccer and chess.

CppCast Episode 177: BDD, TDD, Low Latency and CppCon with Lenny Maiorani

Episode 177 of CppCast the first podcast for C++ developers by C++ developers. In this episode Rob and Jason are joined by Lenny Maiorani to discuss TDD, BDD, Low Latency and CppCon moving to Denver.

CppCast Episode 177: BDD, TDD, Low Latency and CppCon with Lenny Maiorani

by Rob Irving and Jason Turner

About the interviewee:

Lenny has been using C++ off and on since 1995. Since graduating from SUNY Plattsburgh with a degree in Computer Science, he has been working at startups focused on high-throughput applications. About 2 years ago he joined Quantlab and discovered a different type of high-performance computing in low latency systems. Lenny lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife Lexey and their dog. He can be found hiking in the Colorado mountains while thinking about container access patterns and wondering if std::map can be renamed to std::ordered_map.

CppCast Episode 175: San Diego LEWG Trip Report with Ashley Hedberg

Episode 175 of CppCast the only podcast for C++ developers by C++ developers. In this episode Rob and Jason are joined by Ashley Hedberg to discuss the San Diego C++ Committee meeting from her perspective on the Library Evolution Working Group.

CppCast Episode 175: San Diego LEWG Trip Report with Ashley Hedberg

by Rob Irving and Jason Turner

About the interviewee:

Ashley Hedberg has been working at Google for the last three years. She currently works on Abseil, an open-source collection of C++ library code designed to augment the C++ standard library. San Diego was her second WG21 meeting.

CopperSpice: Sequencing

New video on the CopperSpice YouTube Channel:

Sequencing

by Barbara Geller and Ansel Sermersheim

About the video:

This video discusses sequencing and the ordering of expressions. We look at how the idea of sequence points was redesigned as the more general system of sequencing in C++11 and how new sequence rules were added in C++17 to further constrain expression evaluation. We also show how a detailed understanding of side effects and their interaction with sequencing is required to avoid undefined behavior.

Please take a look and remember to subscribe!

CppCast Episode 174: Learning C++ with Devon Labrie

Episode 174 of CppCast the only podcast for C++ developers by C++ developers. In this episode Rob and Jason are joined by Devon Labrie to discuss his experience learning C++ at Augusta Tech and being a first time attendee at CppCon.

CppCast Episode 174: Learning C++ with Devon Labrie

by Rob Irving and Jason Turner

About the interviewee:

Devon is a 26 year old coming from a military family, he enjoys challenges physically and mentally, playing video games and creating them, learning, watching tv, puzzles, art, science, comedy, philosophy, programming and of course C++.

Pacific++ 2018: C++ Past vs. Future—Titus Winters

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Pacific++ 2018: C++ Past vs. Future

by Titus Winters

From the video:

Over the last 35 years, C++ has remained a constant fixture in the programming landscape. With advancements in the language through C++11, 14, and 17, we've created new dialects that have breathed new life into C++. With C++ Core Guidelines and a rich community of authors and speakers providing guidance on C++, it is easier now to steer clear of problem areas and hopefully stay in the "good parts" of the language.
Or at least, that's what we'd like. In practice, many habits of C++ programmers are unsafe and will be hard to keep working. The triple perils of ADL, ODR, and ABI leave a wide assortment of pitfalls for code maintenance. Many systems happen to work, but perhaps more out of luck than actual correctness.
How do we explain this dichotomy? How is the language better than it ever has been, and at the same time so dangerous and burdened with silent pitfalls and legacy? Can the standard evolve over time to reduce these perils? More importantly: should it?
In this talk I'll remind people of how precarious most C++ code is in the face of change (like advancing to a new language version), and discuss the most fundamental issue facing the committee these days: how to balance between the legacy code of the past and the yet-to-be-written code of the future.

CppCast Episode 173: C++ Bestiary with Adi Shavit

Episode 173 of CppCast the only podcast for C++ developers by C++ developers. In this episode Rob and Jason are joined by Adi Shavit to discuss his spooky C++ Bestiary Blog post, CppCon talks and an announcement from the Core C++ User Group in Israel.

CppCast Episode 173: C++ Bestiary with Adi Shavit

by Rob Irving and Jason Turner

About the interviewee:

Adi is an entrepreneur, speaker, consultant, software architect and a computer vision and machine learning expert with an emphasis on real-time applications. He specializes in building cross-platform, high-performance software combined with high production quality and maintainable code-bases. Adi is the founder of the Core C++ users group in Israel.
Having worked on proprietary software for most of his career, his most visible contribution to the world of open-source software is, somewhat ironically, the design of the OpenCV logo.