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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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May 6, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Diego Rodriguez-Losada from Conan to discuss the new C++ Package Manager.

 

Diego's passions are robotics and SW development. He has developed many years in C and C++ in the Industrial, Robotics and AI fields. He was also a University (tenure track) professor till 2012, when he quit academia to try to build a C/C++ dependency manager, co-founded startup biicode, since then mostly developing in Python. Now he is working as freelance and having fun with conan.io.

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Apr 29, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Elena Sagalaeva from Microsoft's Bing Ads team to discuss Distributed Computing with C++.

 

Elena Sagalaeva is a Russian-born professional C++ developer since 2000. She was primarily a game developer working both for various studios and as an indie developer. She grad uated from the industry while being a tech lead at the head of a small dev team.

Elena currently lives in U.S. with her family and works at Microsoft in Bing Ads. Her current interests focus on large scale distributed systems and the development of the C++ language.

She has a popular blog on C++ in Russian and she is the author of the famed C++ Lands map.

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Apr 22, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Ankit Asthana to discuss new features for Visual Studio and VS Code including new support for Linux developers.

 

Ankit Asthana is a program manager working in the Visual C++ Cross-Platform space. He is knowledgeable in cross-platform technologies, compilers (dynamic and static compilation, optimizer, code generation), distributed computing and server side development. He has in the past worked for IBM and Oracle Canada as a developer building Java 7 (hotspot) and telecommunication products. Ankit back in 2008 also published a book on C++ titled C++ for Beginners to Masters which sold over a few thousand copies.

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Apr 14, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Louis Dionne to discuss C++ metaprogramming with Boost Hana.

 

Louis is a math and computer science enthusiast with interest in C++ (meta)programming, functional programming, domain specific languages and related subjects. He is an active member of the Boost community, and recently wrote the Boost.Hana metaprogramming library.

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Apr 8, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Günter Obiltschnig to discuss the macchina.io library for IoT C++ development.

 

Günter is the founder of the POCO C++ Libraries and macchina.io open source projects. He has been programming computers since age 12. In his career he has programmed everything from 8-bit home computers (C64, MSX) to IBM big iron systems (COBOL and JCL, VM/CMS and CICS), various Unix systems, OpenVMS, Windows NT in its various incarnations, the Mac (classic Mac OS and OS X), to embedded devices and iPhone/iPad. He has a diploma (MSc. equivalent) in Computer Science from the University of Linz, Austria.

His current main interests are embedded systems, cross-platform C++ development, JavaScript and, foremost, the Internet of Things. When not working, he spends time with his family or enjoys one of his hobbies — sailing, running, swimming, skiing, listening to or making music, and reading.

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Apr 1, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Jens Weller to discuss the Meeting C++ conference and user group community.

 

Jens Weller is the organizer and founder of Meeting C++. Doing C++ since 1998, he is an active member of the C++ Community. From being a moderator at c-plusplus.de and organizer of his own C++ User Group since 2011 in Düsseldorf, his roots are in the C++ Community. Today his main work is running the Meeting C++ Platform (conference, website, social media and recruiting). His main role has become being a C++ evangelist, as this he speaks and travels to other conferences and user groups around the world.

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Mar 25, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Jonathan Beard to discuss Stream Processing and the C++ Raft Library.

 

Jonathan Beard received a BS (Biology) and BA (International Studies) in 2005 from the Louisiana State University, MS (Bioinformatics) in 2010 from The Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015. Jonathan served as a U.S. Army Officer through 2010 where he served in roles ranging from medical administrator to acting director of the medical informatics department for the U.S. Army in Europe. Jonathan's research interests include online modeling, stream parallel systems, streaming architectures, compute near data, and massively parallel processing. He is currently a Senior Research Engineer with ARM Research in Austin, Texas.

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Mar 18, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Dori Exterman to discuss parallel computing strategies and Incredibuild.

An expert software developer and product strategist, Dori Exterman has 20 years of experience in the software development industry. As Chief Technical Officer of IncrediBuild, he directs the company's product strategy and is responsible for product vision, implementation, and technical partnerships. Before joining IncrediBuild, Dori held a variety of technical and product development roles at software companies, with a focus on architecture, performance and advanced technologies. He is an expert and frequent speaker on technological advancement in development tools specializing in Embarcadero (formerly Borland) environments, and manages the Israeli development forum for these tools.

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Mar 11, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Arne Mertz to discuss Clean Coding techniques.

 

Arne is a Software Engineer at Zühlke Engineering, a blogger and a clean code enthusiast. He has been maintaining and developing large financial C++ applications for several years. Arne has a diploma in physics and has written some scientific code for his degree courses in Fortran77 and C++ before he started his programming career. Currently he is broadening his view on the software development world by doing test automation, integration, requirements engineering and tooling for a large Java/JavaScript web application. To keep in touch with C++ he continues to write about it on his blog, reads other blogs and watches videos of conference talks.

In his free time he sings in a choir together with his wife and enjoys playing video games. He likes to travel a lot, especially tall ship sailing.

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Mar 4, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Jeff Amstutz to discuss Software Defined Visualization and Intel's SPMD Compiler

Jeff is a Visualization Software Engineer at Intel, where he works on the open source OSPRay project. He enjoys all things ray tracing, high performance computing, clearly implemented code, and the perfect combination of Git/CMake/modern C++. Prior to joining Intel, Jeff was an HPC software engineer at SURVICE Engineering where he worked on interactive ballistic simulation applications for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, implemented using C++, CUDA, and Qt. When he is able, Jeff enjoys academic research in ray tracing and high performance computing, with a specific interest in multi-hit ray tracing algorithms and applications for both graphics 3D rendering and ray-based simulations.


In his spare time, Jeff enjoys powerlifting, golf, being an electric guitar nerd, and studying a wide spectrum of music ranging from progressive metal to ambient electronic music.

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Feb 27, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Sohail Somani to discuss building hybrid apps with Javascript and C++.

 

Sohail Somani is a contract cross-platform application developer who has been working in C++ and Python for over 10 years. He has worked in a variety of fields such as computer graphics, C++ compilers, finance and plain old desktop apps. Sohail's obsession with (or hate of) time tracking led him to create Worklog Assistant, a cross-platform time tracker for JIRA, which is in use by more than a thousand companies worldwide. He hopes to one day achieve time tracking nirvana for his users so that he can finally move on to something else. He might be too optimistic...

Otherwise, Sohail is a full-time, work-at-home dad of 2 since 2007. He enjoys playing hockey and listening to rap music. You can contact him at hello@sohailsomani.com - but he doesn't recommend that you visit the domain.

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Feb 19, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Paul Miller to discuss C++ in the Visual Effects Industry.

 

Paul is a partner and lead engineer at Digital Film Tools/Silhouette FX. He has been writing visual effects and image processing software for over 20 years, and has been using C++ for most of that time. He started his love of graphics and digital music on the Amiga in 1986, teaching himself C with K&R and the Amiga ROM Kernel manuals. In 1992 he ended up Wisconsin, writing software for the relatively new digital post production industry on Silicon Graphics workstations, and has been writing widely-used tools for that industry since. He uses Qt for cross-platform UI, Python, OpenGL, and OpenCL extensively.

He holds a private pilot's license and enjoys going to movies and beer festivals.

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Feb 10, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Bryce Lelbach to discuss High Performance Computing and other C++ topics.

 

Bryce Adelstein Lelbach is a researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), a US Department of Energy research facility. Working alongside a team of mathematicians and physicists, he develops and analyzes new parallel programming models for exascale and post-Moore architectures. Bryce is one of the developers of the HPX C++ runtime system; he spent five years working on HPX while he was at Louisiana State University's Center for Computation and Technology. He also helped start the LLVMLinux initiative, and has occasionally contributed to the Boost C++ libraries. Bryce is an organizer for C++Now and CppCon conferences and he is passionate about C++ community development. He serves as LBNL's representative to the C++ standards committee.

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Jan 29, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Matt Godbolt to discuss the online Compiler Explorer project.

 

Matt is a developer at trading firm DRW. Before that he's worked at Google, run a C++ tools company, and spent over a decade in the games industry making PC and console games. He is fascinated by performance and created GCC Explorer, to help understand how C++ code ends up looking to the processor. When not performance tuning C++ code he enjoys writing emulators for 8-bit computers in Javascript.

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