AI-Assisted Code Completion Suggestions Come to C++ via IntelliCode—Nick Uhlenhuth


AI-Assisted Code Completion Suggestions Come to C++ via IntelliCode

by Nick Uhlenhuth

From the article:

After reading and writing enough code, you begin to notice certain usage patterns. For example, if a stream is open, it will eventually be closed. More interestingly, if a string is used in the context of an if-statement, it will often be to check if the string is empty or if it has a certain size. You begin to identify and use these coding patterns over time, but what if Visual Studio already knew these common patterns and could suggest them to you as you code? That’s exactly what IntelliCode does...

First Meeting Embedded Conference Schedule available

Meeting Embedded is a new conference with a focus on embedded, hosting lots of talks connected to embedded & C++, plus a keynote by Dan Saks!

Meeting Embedded 2018


Organized by Jens Weller

From the article:

Meeting Embedded 2018 is a one day event focused on hard and software development for embedded and the IoT. Meeting Embedded will be at Vienna House Andel's Berlin Hotel on the 14th of November, right in front of Meeting C++!

CppCon 2017: Practical Techniques for Improving C++ Build Times—Dmitry Panin

Have you registered for CppCon 2018 in September? 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:

Practical Techniques for Improving C++ Build Times

by Dmitry Panin

(watch on YouTube) (watch on Channel 9)

Summary of the talk:

Slow builds block all C++ developers from the work being done. At Facebook we have a huge codebase, where the time spent compiling C++ sources grows significantly faster than the size of the repository. In this talk we will share our practical experience optimizing build times, in some cases from several hours to just a few minutes. The majority of the techniques are open sourced or generic and can be immediately applied to your codebase.

Facebook strives to squeeze build speed out of everything: starting from a distributed build system, through the compiler toolchain and ending with code itself. We will dive into different strategies of calculating cache keys, potential caching traps and approaches to improve cache efficiency. We tune the compiler, specifically with compilation flags, profile data and link time options. We will talk about the benchmarks we use to track improvements and detect regressions and what challenges we face there. Finally, you will learn about our unsuccessful approaches with an explanation of why they didn't work out for us.

C++ Weekly Episode 125: The Optimal Way To Return From A Function—Jason Turner

Episode 125 of C++ Weekly.

The Optimal Way To Return From A Function

by Jason Turner

About the show:

In this episode of C++ Weekly Jason investigates the possible methods that one of two string values might be returned from a function. Which option is best? Which option can the compiler optimize the most? Do we take one return path or multiple return paths? Should a ternary be used?

C++ Weekly Episode 115: Compile Time ARM Emulator—Jason Turner

Episode 115 of C++ Weekly.

Compile Time ARM Emulator

by Jason Turner

About the show:

This episode of C++ Weekly demonstrates a compile time ARM CPU emulator using C++17 constexpr. No special tricks were necessary to accomplish this feat, merely following a rule of "constexpr everything that is reasonable." The code is portable and currently compiles with GCC and Clang in about 2 seconds for simple compile-time test cases.