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Dec 9, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Nicolas Fleury, Technical Architect at Ubisoft Montreal, to talk about the development and performance tuning techniques used at Ubisoft on games like Rainbow Six Siege.

Nicolas has 13 years of experience in the video game industry, more years in the software industry in telecoms, in speech recognition and in computer assisted surgery. Technical Architect on Tom Clancy's: Rainbow Six Siege, he is one of the key Architects behind some collaboration initiatives at Ubisoft and was also Technical Architect on games like Prince of Persia. He presented at CppCon 2014 "C++ in Huge AAA Games".

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Dec 2, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Abel Mathew, Co-Founder and CEO of Backtrace I/O, to talk about the debugging platform and its features for C++ developers.

Abel Mathew is the co-founder and CEO of Backtrace I/O. Prior to Backtrace, Abel was a Head of Engineering at AppNexus where he led a team of developers to improve ad optimization and reduce platform-wide costs. He spent multiple years as a developer and a team lead on AppNexus’ Adserver Team where he helped design and implement their low-latency advertising platform. Before AppNexus, Abel was a kernel module and tools developer at IBM and a server room monkey at AMD.

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Nov 18, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Daniel Marjamäki to talk about developing the CppCheck static analysis tool.

Daniel lives in Stockholm, Sweden with his wife and son. He has a degree in electronics but has never worked as an electronics engineer. Daniel works as a consultant at Evidente in Sweden which provides consultants and contractors for embedded software development and static analysis. Daniel started Cppcheck almost 10 years ago as a hobby project that he works on in his spare time. Daniel sometimes works on other hobby projects such as an open source retro mobile phone with a rotary dial plate instead of buttons or a screen.

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Nov 11, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Odin Holmes to talk about developing for Embedded Microcontrollers with C++ and the Kvasir library.

Odin Holmes has been programming bare metal embedded systems for 15+ years and as any honest nerd admits most of that time was spent debugging his stupid mistakes. With the advent of the 100x speed up of template metaprogramming provided by C++11 his current mission began: teach the compiler to find his stupid mistakes at compile time so he has more free time for even more template metaprogramming. Odin Holmes is the author of the Kvasir.io library, a DSL which wraps bare metal special function register interactions allowing full static checking and a considerable efficiency gain over common practice. He is also active in building and refining the tools need for this task such as the brigand MPL library, a replacement candidate for boost.parameter and a better public API for boost.MSM-lite.

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Nov 4, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Klaus Iglberger to discuss the Blaze high performance math library.

Klaus Iglberger has finished his PhD in computer science in 2010. Back then, he contributed to several massively parallel simulation frameworks and was an active researcher in the high performance computing community. From 2011 to 2012, he was the managing director of the central institute for scientific computing in Erlangen. Currently he is on the payroll at CD-adapco in Nuremberg, Germany, as a senior software engineer. He is the co-organizer of the Munich C++ user group (MUC++)and he is the initiator and lead designer of the Blaze C++ math library.

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Oct 28, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Dan Saks from Saks & Associates to discuss state of C++ in the embedded development industry.

Dan Saks is the president of Saks & Associates, which offers training and consulting in C and C++ and their use in developing embedded systems. He has been a columnist for The C/C++ Users Journal, The C++ Report, Embedded Systems Design, embedded.com and several other publications. Dan served as the first secretary of the C++ Standards Committee and contributed to the CERT Secure Coding Standards for C and C++.

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Oct 21, 2016

 

Rob and Jason are joined by Jackie Kay from Marble to discuss the use of C++ in the Robotics industry and some of the unique challenges in Robotics development.

After spending her childhood wanting to become a novelist, Jackie switched over from writing stories to writing code during college. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 2014 with a Bachelor's in Computer Science and went on to work at the Open Source Robotics Foundation for two years, supporting Gazebo, a physics simulator for robotics R&D, and ROS, an open source application framework for robotics development. She recently started as an early employee at Marble in San Francisco, a startup working on autonomous delivery.

Jackie was a speaker at CppCon 2015 and 2016 and a volunteer at C++ Now 2016 and frequently attends the Bay Area ACCU meetups. Her hobbies include rock climbing, travelling, and reading (books, not just blog posts).

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Oct 7, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Guy Davidson from Creative Assembly to discuss the work of the SG 14 game dev/low latency group including his ring buffer proposal and more.

Guy Davidson is the Coding Manager of Creative Assembly, makers of the Total War franchise, Alien:Isolation and the upcoming Halo Wars sequel, Guy has been writing games since the early 1980s. He is now also a contributor to SG14, the study group devoted to low latency, real time requirements, and performance/efficiency especially for Games, Financial/Banking, and Simulations. He speaks at schools, colleges and universities about programming and likes to help good programmers become better programmers.

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Sep 30, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Klemens Morgenstern to discuss his experimental changes in boost::dll and his proposed boost::process library.

Born in 1988 in Dresden, I have a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and Master's Degree in Microsystems & Microelectronics. Fell in Love with C++ while working with embedded systems. Klemens was working full time as a C++-Developer from 2013 until early 2016, and is now starting his own consulting company, trying to bring C++ to C-Programmers.

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Sep 26, 2016

 

Rob and Jason are joined by Chandler Carruth from Google, in this live interview from CppCon 2016 Chandler discusses the topics of his two CppCon talks and using Modules at Google.


Chandler Carruth leads the Clang team at Google, building better diagnostics, tools, and more. Previously, he worked on several pieces of Google’s distributed build system. He makes guest appearances helping to maintain a few core C++ libraries across Google’s codebase, and is active in the LLVM and Clang open source communities. He received his M.S. and B.S. in Computer Science from Wake Forest University, but disavows all knowledge of the contents of his Master’s thesis. He is regularly found drinking Cherry Coke Zero in the daytime and pontificating over a single malt scotch in the evening.

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Sep 16, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Titus Winters from Google, about Google's strategies to maintain a 100M line monolithic codebase.

Titus Winters has spent the past 4 years working on Google's core C++ libraries. He's particularly interested in issues of large scale software engineer and codebase maintenance: how do we keep a codebase of over 100M lines of code consistent and flexible for the next decade? Along the way he has helped Google teams pioneer techniques to perform automated code transformations on a massive scale, and helps maintain the Google C++ Style Guide.

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Sep 9, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Miodrag Milanovic to discuss his work on the MAME emulation project, its history and moving the MAME codebase from C to C++.

Born in 1978, living in Novi Sad, Serbia. Proud husband and father of two. Started professional programming career in year 2000 working in Java, C# and of course C and C++ for various international customers. From 2012 coordinator of MAME emulation project, pushing hard in modernization of two decade old code.

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Aug 12, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Stephen Kelley to discuss his work on the CMake Server project which will enable advanced tooling for CMake.

Stephen Kelly first encountered CMake through working on KDE and like many C++ developers, did his best to ignore the buildsystem completely. That worked well for 4 years until 2011 when the modularization of KDE libraries led to a desire to simplify and upstream as much as possible to Qt and CMake. Since then, Stephen has been responsible for many core features and designs of 'Modern CMake' and now tries to lead designs for its future.

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Aug 5, 2016

 

Rob and Jason are joined by Michael Afanasiev to discuss his work on the Salvus library used for performing full-waveform inversions.


Michael Afanasiev is currently working on his PhD in Geophysics. He became interested in programming and high performance computing during his BSc in Computational Physics, playing around with simulations of star formation. After a brief attempt to lead a roguish and exciting lifestyle as a field Geophysicist, he was brought back to the keyboard during a MSc, where he began working on full waveform inversion (FWI). In 2013 he moved to Switzerland to continue working on FWI as a PhD student at ETH Zurich, where he’s currently wrapping things into a thesis. He spends most of his time writing scientific software, wandering through the alps, and atoning for the times he repeated the mantra “Fortran is the best language for scientific computing.”

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Jul 29, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Matt Bentley to discuss plf::colony<> and plf::stack<> and some of their advantages over std::vector<> and std::stack<>.

Matt Bentley was born in 1978 and never recovered from the experience. He started programming in 1986, completing a BSc Computer Science 1999, before spending three years working for a legal publishing firm, getting chronic fatigue syndrone, quitting, building a music studio, recovering, getting interested in programming again, building a game engine, and stumbling across some generalized solutions to some old problems.

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Jul 22, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Gabriel Dos Reis, Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft to discuss C++ Modules.


Gabriel Dos Reis is a Principal Software Development Engineer at Microsoft. He is also a researcher and a longtime member of the C++ community. His research interests include programming tools for dependable software. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University. Dr. Dos Reis was a recipient of the 2012 National Science Foundation CAREER award for his research in compilers for dependable computational mathematics and educational activities.

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Jul 15, 2016

 

 

Rob and Jason are joined by Alfred Bratterud, CEO of IncludeOS to discuss Microservice applications with the IncludeOS platform.

Alfred has been doing research towards IncludeOS since 2013, and got a PhD scholarship based on the early work in 2014. The IEEE CloudCom paper introducing the IncludeOS prototype was published in 2015 and he spun out a startup around IncludeOS in 2016, in collaboration with Oslo and Akershus university college (the largest institution for engineering education in Norway). He's currently focusing 100% on developing IncludeOS from research experiment to a production ready platform for cloud services.

Alfred holds BSc and MSc in computer science, with focus on logic and computability, from the university of Oslo. He has 10+ years of industrial programming experience, mostly in web services. He's been working at Oslo university college since 2011, teaching various subjects ranging from operating systems, sysadmin and firewalls to web development. He started learning C++ when he took over a C++ course at the college in 2011. A very good year to start C++.

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Jul 8, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Elias Daler, CS student and Indie game developer to discuss game development with C++ and Lua.

Ilya Daylidenok, better known as Elias Daler, is a CS student, indie game developer and C++ enthusiast. Passion for game development was the starting point for learning C++ and he's been programming in it for 6 years. Elias is working on a game called Re:creation and various open source C++ libraries. He also writes various articles about game development, C++ and Lua/C++ integration at eliasdaler.wordpress.com. These articles are well received and frequently shared on various game development subreddits and forums.

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Jun 26, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Herb Sutter, chair of the ISO C++ standards committee to discuss the latest progress on C++ 17 made at the Oulu ISO Standards meeting.

 

Herb Sutter is a leading authority on software development. He is the best selling author of several books including Exceptional C++ and C++ Coding Standards, as well as hundreds of technical papers and articles, including the essay “The Free Lunch Is Over” which coined the term “concurrency revolution” and its recent sequel “Welcome to the Jungle” on the end of Moore’s Law and the turn to mainstream heterogeneous supercomputing from the cloud to ‘smartphones.’

Herb has served for a decade as chair of the ISO C++ standards committee, and is a software architect at Microsoft where he has led the language extensions design of C++/CLI, C++/CX, C++ AMP, and other technologies.

 

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Jun 17, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Andrew Pardoe to discuss Visual C++ conformance progress as well as experimental features like Modules.

 

Andrew started working at Microsoft in 2002. He worked for the C++ team for exactly five years, first on testing the Itanium optimizer and then on the Phoenix compiler platform. He left in 2007 to become a PM on the CLR team (the C# runtime). Andrew left that job about two years ago and through the magic of corporate reorgs ended up as the C++ compiler PM.

In his role at Microsoft Andrew pays attention to pretty much everything without a GUI: the compiler front end/parser, code analysis, and a little bit to the optimizer. He also owns the tools acquisition story—such as the VC++ Build Tools SKU and updating to latest daily drops through NuGet—and Clang/C2. The Clang/C2 work is what ties Andrew into the Islandwood team, and the code analysis work focuses mostly on the C++ Core Guidelines checkers.

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Jun 10, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Jonathan Müller to discuss some of his recent blog posts, as well as the foonathan/memory library and the standardese documentation generator.

 

Jonathan is a CS student passionate about C++. In his spare time he writes libraries for real-time applications and games. He is mainly working on foonathan/memory which provides fast and customizable memory allocators that are easily integrated into your own code. Jonathan tweets at @foonathan and blogs about various C++ and library development related topics at foonathan.github.io. The blog posts are well received and often shared in the cpp subreddit or ISO C++.

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Jun 3, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Anastasia Kazakova to discuss new features of JetBrains' Clion IDE.

Being a C/C++ fan since University Anastasia has been creating real-time *nix-based systems and pushing them to production for 8 years. She has a passion for networking algorithms (especially congestion problems and network management protocols) and embedded programming, and believes in good tooling. Now she is a part of the JetBrains team working as a Product Marketing Manager for CLion the upcoming cross-platform C/C++ IDE.

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May 27, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Doug Binks from Enkisoftware to discuss Runtime Compile C++.

 

Doug Binks is programming the game Avoyd using Runtime Compiled C++, a technique he co-developed with industry friends; and enkiTS, a lightweight task scheduler.

An experienced game developer, Doug was previously Technical Lead of the Game Architecture Initiative at Intel. He has worked in the games industry in roles ranging from the R&D development manager at Crytek to head of studio at Strangelite, as well as lead programmer. An early interest in games development was sidetracked by a doctorate in Physics at Oxford University, and two post-doctoral posts as an academic researcher in experimental nonlinear pattern formation, specializing in fluid mechanics. His fondest childhood memories are of programming games in assembly on the ZX81.

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