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Aug 18, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Simon Brand from Codeplay Software to talk about building C++ debuggers and the hardware and C++ firmware of a custom keyboard.


Simon is a GPGPU toolchain developer at Codeplay Software in Edinburgh. He turns into a metaprogramming fiend every full moon, when he can be found bringing compilers to their knees with template errors and debating undefined behaviour on the C++ Slack channel. He co-organises the Edinburgh C++ user group and contributes to various programming standards bodies.

Outside of programming, he enjoys experimental films, homebrewing, and board games.

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Aug 11, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Samy Bahra from Backtrace to talk about lesser known synchronization primitives and his work on the Concurrency Kit.

Samy Al Bahra is the cofounder of Backtrace, where he is helping build a modern debugging platform for today’s complex applications. Prior to Backtrace, Samy was a principal engineer at AppNexus, where he played a lead role in the architecture and development of many mission-critical components of the ecosystem. His work at AppNexus was instrumental in scaling the system to 18 billion impressions with orders of magnitude in efficiency improvements. Prior to AppNexus, Samy was behind major performance improvements to the core technology at Message Systems. At the George Washington University High Performance Computing Laboratory, Samy worked on the UPC programming language, heterogeneous computing, and multicore synchronization. Samy is also the founder of the Concurrency Kit project, which several leading technology companies rely on for scalability and performance. Samy serves on the ACM Queue Editorial Board.

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Aug 4, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Krister Walfridsson to talk about some of his contributions to GCC.

Krister got introduced to low-level programming by the C64/Amiga demo scene in the 80s. This led to an interest in operating systems and compilers, and he has been involved in the NetBSD and GCC projects for more than 20 years. His career has been split between OS-level development on embedded platforms and compiler development, and he most enjoys working with "strange" custom-made architectu

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Jul 28, 2017

 

Rob and Jason are joined by Patrice Roy to talk about the changes made to the C++20 Draft at the Toronto C++ Standards Committee Meeting.

 

Patrice Roy has been playing with C++, either professionally, for pleasure or (most of the time) both for over 20 years. After a few years doing R&D and working on military flight simulators, he moved on to academics and has been teaching computer science since 1998. Since 2005, he’s been involved more specifically in helping graduate students and professionals from the fields of real-time systems and game programming develop the skills they need to face today’s challenges. The rapid evolution of C++ in recent years has made his job even more enjoyable.

He’s been a participating member in the ISO C++ Standards Committee since late 2014 and has been involved with the ISO Programming Language Vulnerabilities since late 2015. He has five kids, and his wife ensures their house is home to a continuously changing number of cats, dogs and other animals.

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Jul 21, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Gor Nishanov to talk about the C++ Coroutines proposal.

Gor Nishanov is a Principal Software Design Engineer on the Microsoft C++ team. He works on design and standardization of C++ Coroutines, and on asynchronous programming models. Prior to joining C++ team, Gor was working on distributed systems in Windows Clustering team.

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Jul 14, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Barbara Geller and Ansel Sermersheim to talk about the CopperSpice C++ GUI Library.

Barbara is an independent consultant working as a programmer and software developer for over 25 years. She has been a featured speaker at more than a dozen trade shows and computer conferences in the US and on two separate occasions Barbara taught an extended class in software architecture and GUI design for the Panama Canal Commission in Panama.

Ansel has been working as a programmer for over 15 years. Ansel worked for 8 years at a communications company designing scalable, high performance, multi-threaded network daemons in C++ and he is currently a software consultant for RealityShares in San Francisco.

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Jul 7, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Christopher Di Bella to talk about his experience teaching C++ and his proposed changes to Concepts.

Christopher Di Bella will soon be a Runtime Technology Engineer at Codeplay, and was previously university tutor (teaching assistant) for the course 'Advanced C++ Programming', at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is an avid C++ programmer, and also enjoys film, board games, and snowboarding in his spare time.

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Jun 30, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Howard Hinnant from Ripple to talk about <chrono>, his date & time library (and proposal) and his work on move semantics.

 

Howard Hinnant is a Senior Software Engineer at Ripple and the lead author of several C++11/14 features including: move semantics, uniqueptr, chrono, conditionvariableany, sharedmutex and std::lock. He is also the lead author of two LLVM projects libc++ and libc++abi.

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Jun 23, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Charley Bay from F5 Networks to talk about his recent CppNow talk on system_error and the Boost Outcome review.

Charley Bay is a Software developer at F5 Networks with 25+ years experience in large-scale and distributed systems for low-latency C and C++.

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Jun 16, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Felix Petriconi to talk about his contributions to the stlab Concurrency library and the future of C++ futures.

Felix Petriconi is working as professional programmer since 1993 after he had finished his study of electrical engineering. He started his career as teacher for intellectually gifted children, freelance programmer among others in telecommunication and automotive projects. Since 2003 he is employed as programmer and development manager at the MeVis Medical Solutions AG in Bremen, Germany. He is part of a team that develops and maintains radiological medical devices. His focus is on C++ development, training of modern C++, and application performance tuning. He is a regular speaker at the C++ user group in Bremen and a member of the ACCU’s conference committee.

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Jun 9, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Tony Van Eerd to talk about his recent award winning C++Now talk on Postmodern C++ and his views on lock-free programming.

Tony Van Eerd has been coding for well over 25 years, and hopefully coding well for some of that. Mostly in graphics/video/film/broadcast (at Inscriber & Adobe), writing low level pixel++, high level UI, threading, and everything else. He now enables painting with light at Christie Digital. He is on the C++ Committee. He is a Ninja and a Jedi.

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Jun 2, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Richel Bilderbeek to talk about the benefits of using Travis CI for C++ developers and the role of C++ in theoretical biology.

Richel Bilderbeek is a C++ developer for 17 years. He is mostly interested in what the literature has to say about good C++ practices, then teaching children and to adults, additionally writing articles, blog posts and tutorials. In his professional life, he is a PhD in theoretical biology.

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May 26, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Niall Douglas to talk about Google Summer of Code, Boost and his proposed Outcome library.

Niall Douglas is a consultant for hire, is one of the authors of the proposed Boost.AFIO v2 and Boost Outcome, he is also currently the primary Google Summer of Code administrator for Boost.

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May 16, 2017

Rob travels to the Microsoft Build Developer's Conference to interview Kenny Kerr from the Windows team and Marian Luparu from the Visual Studio C++ team.

Kenny Kerr is an engineer on the Windows team at Microsoft, an MSDN Magazine contributing editor, Pluralsight author, and creator of moderncpp.com (C++/WinRT). He writes at kennykerr.ca and you can find him on Twitter at @kennykerr.

Marian Luparu is currently leading the team responsible for making Visual Studio more productive for C++ developers.

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May 5, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Bjarne Stroustrup, designer and original implementer of C++ to discuss the current state of C++, his vision for the future as well as some discussion of the past.

Bjarne Stroustrup is the designer and original implementer of C++ as well as the author of The C++ Programming Language (Fourth Edition) and A Tour of C++, Programming: Principles and Practice using C++ (Second Edition), and many popular and academic publications. Dr. Stroustrup is a Managing Director in the technology division of Morgan Stanley in New York City as well as a visiting professor at Columbia University. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, and an IEEE, ACM, and CHM fellow. His research interests include distributed systems, design, programming techniques, software development tools, and programming languages. To make C++ a stable and up-to-date base for real-world software development, he has been a leading figure with the ISO C++ standards effort for more than 25 years. He holds a master’s in Mathematics from Aarhus University and a PhD in Computer Science from Cambridge University, where he is an honorary fellow of Churchill College.

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Apr 28, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Udit Patidar and Anoop Prabha from Intel to discuss Intel's C++ Compiler and suite of Performance tuning Software Development Tools.

Anoop Prabha is currently a Software Engineer in Software and Services Group at Intel working with Intel® C++ Compiler Support. He played paramount role in driving customer adoption for features like Intel® Cilk™ Plus, Explicit Vectorization, Compute Offload to Intel® Processor Graphics across all Intel targets by creating technical articles and code samples, educating customers through webinars and 1-on-1 engagements. He is currently driving the Parallel STL feature adoption (new feature in 18.0 beta Compiler). Before joining Intel, Anoop worked at IBM India Private Ltd as a Software Developer for 3 years in Bangalore, India and later completed his graduation from State University of New York at Buffalo.

Udit Patidar works in the Developer Products Division of Intel, where he is a product manager for Intel software tools. He was previously a developer working on Intel compilers, focusing on OpenMP parallel programming model for technical and scientific computing workloads. He has extensive experience in high performance computing, both at Intel and previously. Udit holds an MBA in General Management from Cornell University, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Houston.

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Apr 21, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Peter Bindels to discuss the Hippomocks mocking library and the cpp-dependencies  analyzer.

Peter Bindels is a C++ software engineer who prides himself on writing code that is easy to use, easy to work with and well-readable to anybody familiar with the language. He's worked for a contractor for a few years and then made the switch to work at Tomtom, where he's been working on various parts of the software chain, last of which was a major cleanup in the navigation code base. In doing so he developed a tool to determine, check and improve dependencies between components, which allows quicker structural insight in complicated systems. He also created HippoMocks in 2008, one of the first full fledged C++ mocking frameworks that is still a relevant choice today. He has given two talks at Meeting C++ 2016 and will be giving his third talk, on Mocking in C++, at CppNow 2017.

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Apr 14, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Akim Demaille to discuss VCSN, a platform for automata and rational expressions, and some of the interesting problems he faced while working on the library.

Akim has been participating in free software for about 20 years, starting with a2ps, an anything to PostScript tool written in C. In order to ensure its portability, he became a major contributor to GNU Autoconf, GNU Automake and GNU Bison.
Akim has been teaching and researching at EPITA, a French CS Graduate School, for eighteen years. He has taught formal languages, logics, OO design, C++ and compiler constructions, which includes the Tiger compiler, an educational project where students implement a compiler in C++. This project, whose assignment is regularly updated, keeps track of the C++ eveolutions, and this year's version uses C++17 features.
Akim's recent research interests are focused on the Vcsn platform, dedicated to automata and rational expressions.
He's recently been recruited by former students of his to be part of the Infinit team at Docker.

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Apr 7, 2017

 

Rob and Jason are joined by Sara Chipps to discuss Jewelbots, Arduino and getting girls interested in STEM fields.

 


Sara Chipps is a JavaScript developer based in NYC. She has been working on Software and the Open Source Community since 2001. She’s been obsessed with hardware and part of Nodebots since 2012.

She is the CEO of Jewelbots, a company dedicated towards drastically changing the number of girls entering STEM fields using hardware.

She was formerly the CTO of Flat Iron School, a school dedicated to teaching people of all ages how to build software and launch careers as software developers.

In 2010 she cofounded Girl Develop It, a non-profit focused on helping more women become software developers. Girl Develop It is in 45 cities, and has taught over 17,000 women how to build software.

 

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Mar 31, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Patrice Roy to discuss the state of C++17 after the recent ISO Standards meeting at Kona.

Patrice Roy has been playing with C++, either professionally, for pleasure or (most of the time) both for over 20 years. After a few years doing R&D and working on military flight simulators, he moved on to academics and has been teaching computer science since 1998. Since 2005, he’s been involved more specifically in helping graduate students and professionals from the fields of real-time systems and game programming develop the skills they need to face today’s challenges. The rapid evolution of C++ in recent years has made his job even more enjoyable.

He’s been a participating member in the ISO C++ Standards Committee since late 2014 and has been involved with the ISO Programming Language Vulnerabilities since late 2015. He has five kids, and his wife ensures their house is home to a continuously changing number of cats, dogs and other animals.

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Mar 24, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Robert Ramey to discuss his Safe Numerics library and the process of submitting libraries to both Boost and the C++ Standards Committee.

 

Robert Ramey is a freelance C++ programmer for around 20 years. He has worked on a variety of applications including desktop retail applications, embedded systems on tiny micro controllers and combinations of these. For the last 10 of those years he has been active in the Boost Organization and

  • Author and Maintainer of the Boost Serialization library
  • Instigator of the Boost Library Incubator (www.blincubator.com)
  • Given talks on Boost/C++ related topics at C++Now and CPPCon
  • Written articles in print periodicals such as Software Development and ACCU Overload

Of late his interest has become more focused on practical approaches to improving program correctness. This has motivated recent talks at CPP Con ( boost units library, C++ and abstract algebra) and most recently the Safe Numerics library - which has very recently been accepted as an official Boost Library.

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Mar 17, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Ben Deane from Blizzard Entertainment to talk about C++ game development and more.

Ben started in the games industry in the UK in 1995, when he got hired at Bullfrog straight after graduating from university. While there he worked on several games there like Syndicate Wars and Dungeon Keeper. By the late 1990s he had stopped using C and was allowed to use C++ at work. In 2001 he moved to Kuju Entertainment and did a couple of games on XBox and PS2, then in 2003 he was hired by EA again and moved to Los Angeles, where he worked on the Medal of Honor series. He's always been a network game programmer, and in 2008 after a project cancellation at EA, he joined Blizzard as a lead engineer on Battle.net, working on technology for all of Blizzard's games. Today he's a principal engineer at Blizzard and the technical lead on the Battle.net desktop application. He's also a functional programming hobbyist who tries to use what he learns in Haskell to write better C++, and in recent years he has given several C++ conference talks at C++Now and CppCon.

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Mar 7, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Daniel Moth to talk about the new C++ features of Visual Studio 2017.

Daniel Moth joined Microsoft in the UK in 2006, before transitioning to Redmond in 2008 to work as a Program Manager on Visual Studio, which is where he is still working today. Before Microsoft he worked as a software developer in the industry for almost a decade, most of that time building mobile apps.

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Mar 3, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Odin Holmes to talk about the recent Embedded C++ development conference emBO++.

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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Feb 24, 2017

Rob and Jason are joined by Björn Fahller to talk about the trompeloeil Mocking Framework for Modern C++ Unit Testing.

Björn Fahller is a senior developer at Net Insight, and has been developing software for a living since 1994, mostly embedded programming for communications devices. Björn learned C++ from usenet and the ARM (Annotated Reference Manual) which was the standard before there was a standard. On a hobby basis, Björn likes to find silly solutions to non-problems and to explore effects of programming constructs. Outside of programming, Björn is a member of a small group thet brews beer together, and is also a member of a volunteer organization of aviators who help with things like search and rescue operations, forest fire monitoring, and storm damage assessment.

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