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Aug 16, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by Bryce Adelstein Lelbach. They discuss the mdspan proposal that first introduced Bryce to the C++ ISO committee. They also discuss Bryce's role as moderator for the /r/cpp subreddit and talk about the upcoming CppCon 2019 conference.

Bryce Adelstein Lelbach

Bryce Adelstein Lelbach has spent nearly a decade developing libraries in C++. Bryce is passionate about C++ evolution and is one of the leaders of the C++ community. He is an officer of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC22/WG21, the C++ Standards Committee. Bryce chairs both the C++ Committee's Tooling Study Group (SG15) and Library Evolution Incubator (SG18). He is the program chair for the C++Now and CppCon conferences, and the chief organizer of the Bay Area C++ User Group.

On the C++ Committee, he has personally worked on the C++17 parallel algorithms, executors, futures, senders/receivers, multidimensional arrays, and modules. Bryce works at NVIDIA, where he leads the CUDA C++ core libraries team. He is one of the initial developers of the HPX parallel runtime system. He also helped start the LLVM Linux initiative and has occasionally contributed to the Boost C++ libraries.

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Aug 9, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by Matt Butler to discuss his perspective on the ISO Cologne meeting and Secure Coding.

Matthew Butler is a security researcher who has been using C++ professionally since 1990. He has spent the past three decades as a systems architect and software engineer developing systems for network security, law enforcement and national defense. He primarily works in signals intelligence and security on platforms ranging from embedded micro-controllers to FPGAs to large-scale, real-time platforms.

He is on the staff of both CppCon and C++Now as well as a member of the C++ Standards Committee. He spends most of his time in EWG, SG12 (Undefined Behavior and Vulnerabilities), SG14 (Low Latency) and, now, SG21 (Contracts). He is also a member of WG23 (Programming Language Vulnerabilities).

He prefers the role of predator when dealing with hackers and lives in the Rocky Mountains with his wife and daughter.

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Aug 2, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by Clare Macrae to discuss Approval Tests and how they can be used to quickly test legacy C++ code.

 

Clare is an independent consultant, helping teams streamline their work with legacy and hard-to-test C++ and Qt code.

She has worked in software development for over 30 years, and in C++ for 20 years.

Since 2017, she has used her spare time to work remotely with Llewellyn Falco on ApprovalTests.cpp, to radically simplify testing of legacy code. She has enjoyed this so much that she recently went independent, to focus even more on helping others to work more easily with legacy code.      Clare was until recently a Principal Scientific Software Engineer at Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre. She is the original author of their popular 3D crystal structure visualisation program Mercury.

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Jul 26, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by Botond Ballo and Tom Honermann to discuss what features were added and removed from the C++20 draft paper at the ISO meeting in Cologne.

 

Botond Ballo is a software engineer at Mozilla, where he has been working on the Firefox web browser's rendering engine for 6 years. He's been attending C++ standards meetings for about the same time, and blogging about them to keep the C++ user community informed about standardization progress. In the committee, his interests include general language evolution, reflection, and tooling. Botond likes to hack on IDEs and other developer tools in his spare time. Offline, you might spot him climbing rocks or reading fantasy novels.

Tom Honermann is a software engineer at Synopsys where he has been working on the Coverity static analyzer for the past 8 years. His first C++ standard committee meeting was Lenexa in 2015. He currently chairs the SG16 text and Unicode study group and participates in the SG2 modules, SG13 HMI/IO, and SG15 tooling study groups. His contributions to C++20 include the new char8_t builtin type. A C++ minion with 20 years professional experience. Husband and father of two awesome boys.

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Jul 12, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by Tyler Ang-Wanek to discuss leveraging C++ in an ElectronJS app like GitKraken.

Tyler Ang-Wanek has been developing software professionally for the past 3.5 years. He works as a senior developer at Axosoft, on the GitKraken team. His work primarily shifts among developing native node modules for use in GitKraken, architectural work for code and APIs around GitKraken, and developing new features for GitKraken. He is the creator of the node module Node Sentinel File Watcher (NSFW), a native file watcher written for GitKraken that has made its way into Atom and VSCode. One of his major accomplishments includes taking leadership of the open source native node module NodeGit. After much hard work on the NodeGit repo and within the community, Tyler joined the leadership group for LibGit2.

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Jul 5, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by Robert Maynard from Kitware to discuss CMake and VTK.

 

Robert Maynard is a principal engineer at Kitware and spends most of his time as a primary developer of VTK-m. VTK-m is a HPC toolkit of scientific visualization algorithms for highly concurrent processor and accelerator architectures. It uses a fine-grained concurrency model for data analysis and visualization algorithms allowing for seamless execution on GPU's or many-core CPUs.

When not working on VTK-m, Robert is either; writing CMake code, teaching CMake, or working to improve CMake.

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Jun 28, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by Ivan Čukić to discuss his book on Functional Programming with C++.

Ivan Čukić is the author of "Functional Programming in C++" published by Manning.

He is one of the core developers of KDE, the largest free/libre open source C++ project.

He is also teaching modern C++ techniques and functional programming at the Faculty of Mathematics in Belgrade and has been using C++ for more than 20 years. He has been researching functional programming in C++ before and during his PhD studies, and uses the techniques in real-world projects.

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Jun 21, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by Corentin Jabot to discuss some of his proposals for C++20.

Corentin Jabot is a freelancer developer and member of the French National Body and the C++ committee where he participates in the tooling, Unicode and library evolution working groups. He has been doing C++ for about 10 years and currently works with Mobsya, a swiss non-profit making educational robots for kids.

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Jun 15, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by Michal Kovařík to discuss his work creating the Factorio video game with C++.

 

Michal is 34 years old and started programming when he was 11. C (and C++ soon after) became his favorite language soon afterwards. After quitting University after 2 years he was a regular programmer in a company for 4 years. He then started his own computer game project, which he's been working on for 7 years already. The game is much more successful than anticipated (with more than 1.7 million sales) while still in early access. We are close to finishing the game and deciding what to do next.

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Jun 7, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by Michael Park to discuss his Pattern Matching library and standards proposal.

Michael Park is a software engineer at Facebook, working on the C++ libraries and standards team. His focus for C++ is to introduce pattern matching to facilitate better code.

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May 24, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by Daveed Vandevoorde to discuss his contributions to the C++ standard and his recent work on constexpr evaluation.

 

David ("Daveed") Vandevoorde is a Belgian computer scientist who lives near Princeton, NJ, USA. He is vice-president of engineering at the Edison Design Group (EDG), where he contributes primarily to the implementation of their C++ compiler front end. He is an active member of the C++ standardization committee where he is primarily active in the core language evolution work. His recent work in that context has primarily been about extending the capabilities of “constexpr evaluation”. Daveed is also one of the five members of the committee’s “direction group”. He is the primary author of the well-regarded “C++ Templates: A Complete Guide” (now available in its second edition).

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May 10, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by Alex Denisov to discuss the Mutation Testing in general and the clang based Mull project.

Alex is a Software Engineer who is working at PTScientists GmbH, a German aerospace startup that is planning to land a spacecraft on the Moon. After work, he is organizing LLVM Social in Berlin and researching the topic of mutation testing. He is generally interested in developer tools, low-level development, and software hardening.

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May 3, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by David Sankel to discuss the Reflection TS and more.

 

David Sankel is a Software Engineering Manager/TL at Bloomberg and an active member of the C++ Standardization Committee. His experience spans microservice architectures, CAD/CAM, computer graphics, visual programming languages, web applications, computer vision, and cryptography. He is a frequent speaker at C++ conferences and specializes in large-scale software engineering and advanced C++ topics. David’s interests include dependently typed languages, semantic domains, EDSLs, and functional reactive programming. He is the project editor of the C++ Reflection TS, a member of the Boost steering committee, and an author of serveral C++ proposals including pattern matching and language variants.

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Apr 26, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by Fred Tingaud and Joel Falcou to discuss the CPPP conference, quick-bench and more.

 

Fred Tingaud is a Principal Software Engineer at Murex where he maintains the C++ UI and front-end APIs. He is also the creator of quick-bench.com, co-organizer of CPPP conference, co-host of Paris C++ Meetup and an organizer of #include<C++> . His interests range from code efficiency and readability to UI ergonomics.

Computer Science Engineer, PhD, Associate professor at University Paris Saclay, Joël Falcou is the creator and president of C++FrUG, C++ Meetup host and an International speaker. Joel has been actively participating in the C++ international community with more than 7 years of international talks at BoostCon, C++Now, C++Russia, C++Con and Meeting-C++. He is also a member of the C++Now and CppCon Program Committee. He is a member of the French National Body of the ISO Standard Committee for C++ since 2014.

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Apr 19, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by Victor Zverovich to discuss the fmt modern formatting library and the proposal to bring it to C++20.

 

Victor Zverovich is a software engineer at Facebook working on the Thrift RPC framework. Before joining Facebook in 2016, he worked for several years on modeling systems for mathematical optimization. He is an active contributor to open-source projects, an author of the {fmt} library and the ISO proposal P0645 to add a new formatting facility to C++.

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Apr 12, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by Guy Davidson to talk about his work with the ISO C++ committee including proposals for a linear algebra library and audio api.

 

Guy Davidson is the Principal Coding Manager of Creative Assembly, makers of the Total War franchise, Alien: Isolation and Halo Wars 2, 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, and to SG13, the HMI study group. He speaks at schools, colleges and universities about programming and likes to help good programmers become better programmers.

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Apr 5, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by Marcus Tillmanns and Tobias Lensing to talk about the Boden Cross-Platform Framework.

 

Marcus is currently the main software developer of Boden. He has a strong background in C++ graphics and UI development. He worked with Qt for more than 10 years on audio software and embedded projects.

Tobias is currently working as a software developer and product manager on Boden. He’s passionate about start-ups and entrepreneurship. Tobias also has a background as CTO in audio software, cloud technology, and web development.

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Mar 29, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by Gal Zaban to talk about Reverse Engineering C++.

 

Gal is currently working as a Security Researcher. Her passion is Reverse Engineering with a particular interest in C++ code. In her spare time, when not delving into low-level research, she designs and sews her own clothes and loves to play the Clarinet.

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Mar 22, 2019

Rob talks to several members of the Visual C++ team about both Visual Studio Code and the upcoming Visual Studio 2019 release and more.

Marian Luparu is the Lead Program Manager of the C++ team responsible for the C++ experience in Visual Studio, VS Code as well as Vcpkg.

Simon Brand is Microsoft’s C++ Developer Advocate. Their background is in compilers and debuggers for embedded accelerators, but they’re also interested in generic library design, metaprogramming, functional-style C++, undefined behaviour, and making our communities more welcoming and inclusive.

Tara Raj is the Program Manager for the C++ experience in Visual Studio Code and Vcpkg. She is interested in developer tools and Linux.

Bob Brown is the engineering manager for C++ experiences in Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code.

Marian Luparu, Simon Brand, Tara Raj and Bob Brown

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Mar 8, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by Kirk Shoop to talk about the RxCpp library and the future of Executors in C++.

 

Kirk stumbled into an internship at Microsoft in the 90s that turned into contracting and eventually employment at Microsoft. At Microsoft Kirk sometimes pushed the compiler to its knees in the pursuit of libraries that prevent common errors. In 2013 Kirk joined Microsoft Open Technologies Inc to work on open source. Kirk began investing heavily in rxcpp in the belief that it is a better abstraction for async than the primitives commonly used. Now Kirk works at Facebook with Eric Niebler and Lewis Baker to build async range concepts and algorithms (with coroutines) into the c++ std library.

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Mar 1, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by Peter Bindels to talk about features approved at the ISO C++ Kona meeting for C++20 including Modules, Coroutines and much more.

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. Since the last time he's been on CppCast he presented at multiple conferences about build tooling and simple code. In combining both, he created the build tool Evoke from cpp-dependencies and other smaller projects, leading to a simple to use build system presented at CppCon 2018. Earlier this year he presented its companion 2D Graphics library for absolute called Pixel at CppOnSea. He's active in both standards development as well as helping out with various things at conferences.

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Feb 22, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by John Regehr to talk about his job as a professor at the University of Utah teaching C++ courses and some of his research projects including souper and csmith.

 

John Regehr is a professor at the University of Utah where he's been on the faculty since 2003. He likes to work on compilers and software correctness, but used to work on real-time and embedded systems. When he has free time he likes to go hiking in the desert with his kids.

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Feb 15, 2019

Rob and Jason are joined by Edaqa Mortoray to talk about his experience designing the Leaf language and writing it's compiler in C++, and his book "What is Programming?"

 

Edaqa Mortoray grew up programming. From interface design to scientific simulations, including video games and development products, he's coded a bit of everything. He's got a successful programming blog and is the author of the book "What is Programming?"

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