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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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Jan 22, 2016

Rob and Jason are joined by Marc Valle to discuss Intel's Tamper Protection Toolkit which can be used to protect your C++ application from reverse engineering and tampering.

 

Marc Valle is the technical lead for the Intel (R) Tamper Protection Toolkit. His professional interests include tamper protection, reverse engineering, compilers, security, and privacy. In his free time he can be found staring at the black line at the bottom of the pool preparing for his next competition.

 

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Jan 15, 2016

 

Rob and Jason are joined by Mark Logan to discuss his experience building a game engine in Javascript and C++

Mark started learning C++ with Borland Turbo C++ in high school, so that he could build video games. After 20 years, he's finally starting to feel like he knows what he's doing. After graduating from Northeastern University's College of Computer Science, Mark spent 7 years at Google, mainly working on internal infrastructure and automation. More recently, he returned to his first love - game programming - and helped found a studio called Artillery. He's currently the tech lead on Artillery's free-to-play RTS, code-named Atlas. He spends his time working on performance optimization, networking, and solving cross-platform development problems.

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Jan 9, 2016

 

Rob and Jason are joined by Dr. Greg Law to discuss reverse debugging with Undo Software.

Dr Greg Law is co-founder and CEO at Undo Software. He has spent nearly 20 years writing systems-level code, including novel kernel designs and networking architectures in academia and at a variety of start-ups. Greg finds it particularly rewarding to turn innovative software technology into “real” business development. He still gets to write some code, although sadly most of his coding these days is done on aeroplanes. Greg lives in Cambridge, England with his wife and two children.

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Jan 1, 2016

 

Rob and Jason are joined by Juan Pedro Bolivar Puente to discuss Transducers and the Atria library

Juanpe is a Spanish software engineer currently based in Berlin, Germany. Since 2011 he has worked for Ableton, where he has helped building novel musical platforms like Push and Live and where he coordinates the "Open Source Guild" helping the adoption and contribution to FLOSS. He is most experienced in C++ and Python and likes tinkering with languages like Haskell or Clojure. He is an advocate for "modern C++" and pushes for adoption of declarative and functional paradigms in the programming mainstream. He is also an open source activist and maintainer of a couple of official GNU packages like Psychosynth which introduces new realtime audio processing techniques leveraging the newest C++ standards.

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Dec 18, 2015

Rob and Jason are joined by Jussi Pakkanen to discuss the Mesonbuild multiplatform build system for C++

Jussi Pakkanen got his doctoral degree in computer science from the Helsinki University of Technology in 2006. Since then he has worked on various problem areas ranging from mail sorting to the software stacks of Ubuntu desktop and phone. Most recently he was the SDK lead developer at Jolla. Currently he is open for new development challenges. During his spare time he has been known to be a photographer, movie director, magician, gastronomist, computer game designer and watercolour painter.

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Dec 11, 2015

Rob and Jason are joined by Eric Niebler to discuss his work on Ranges and the future of the Standard Library.

Eric Niebler is an independent consultant specializing in C++ library development. Currently, he is working on modernizing the C++ standard library and adding support for ranges, funded by the first-ever grant from the Standard C++ Foundation. Previously, Eric was a consultant for BoostPro computing, a member of Microsoft's Visual C++ team, and a Microsoft Researcher before that. In addition, he has several libraries in Boost and is a Boost release manager and steering committee member. Eric has been an active member of the C++ Standardization Committee for well over 10 years. He speaks regularly at C++ conferences around the world.

In a previous life, Eric drifted with no fixed address, writing C++ and blog entries from cafes and beaches around the world. Today, Eric is a family man living and working in the glorious Pacific Northwest near Seattle.

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Dec 4, 2015

 

Rob and Jason are joined by Robert O'Callahan from Mozilla to discuss the RR project.

Robert O'Callahan has a PhD in computer science at Carnegie Mellon and did academic research for a while at IBM Research, working on dynamic program analysis tools. At the same time he was contributing to Mozilla as a volunteer, until he switched gears to work full-time with Mozilla; Robert has been working on what became Firefox for over 15 years, mostly on layout and rendering in the browser engine and on related Web standards like CSS and DOM APIs. Lately he's been devoting about half of his time to rr.

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Nov 20, 2015

Rob and Jason are joined by Jon Kalb to talk about this year's CppCon, his trip to the Kona standards committee meeting and much more.

Jon has been writing C++ for two and half decades and does onsite C++ training. He chairs the CppCon and C++Now conferences and the C++ Track for the Silicon Valley Code Camp. He serves as chair of the Boost Libraries Steering Committee and is a Microsoft MVP.

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Nov 13, 2015

Rob and Jason are joined by Dmitri Nesteruk to talk about High Performance Computing and some of the new features coming to CLion and ReSharper for C++

Dmitri Nesteruk is a developer, speaker, podcaster and a technical evangelist at JetBrains. His interests lie in software development and integration practices in the areas of computation, quantitative finance and algorithmic trading. His technological interests include C#, F# and C++ programming as well high-performance computing using technologies such as CUDA. He has been a C# MVP since 2009.

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Nov 6, 2015

Rob and Jason are joined by Tobias Hunger to discuss the Qt Creator IDE for C++

Tobias graduated from the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany with a degree in computer engineering. Before joining Nokia in 2009 to work on Qt Creator he has been a consultant, specializing in systems administration and later Qt software development. He went with Qt to Digia and now works for The Qt Company in Berlin, Germany.

Tobias has been an open source contributor ever since his student days and is now a maintainer in the Qt project, responsible for the version control plugins in Qt Creator. He also is heavily involved with the project management plugins.

In his spare time he does way to many computer related things, but also manages to read books, go to the movies and play with his son.

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Oct 30, 2015

 

Rob and Jason are joined by Andrei Alexandrescu to discuss the D Programming language, C++ interoperability and more. Andrei even announces plans for a new book on the show!

 

Andrei Alexandrescu coined the colloquial term "modern C++" (adapted from his award-winning book Modern C++ Design), used today to describe a collection of important C++ styles and idioms. He is also the coauthor of C++ Coding Standards and the author of The D Programming Language book. With Walter Bright, Andrei co-designed many important features of D and authored a large part of D's standard library. His research on Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing and a five-year tenure as Research Scientist at Facebook complete a broad spectrum of expertise. Andrei holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Washington and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from University "Politehnica" Bucharest. He currently works on the D Language Foundation.

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Oct 23, 2015

 

Rob and Jason are joined by Julian Storer to discuss the JUCE library.

Jules has been developing audio and library software in C++ for over 15 years, and is the author of the JUCE library, the most widely used framework for audio applications and plugins. Music tech company ROLI acquired JUCE in 2014, and as well as continuing work on library itself, he helps to guide ROLI's other software projects.

He also created the Tracktion audio workstation in 2002, which is still going strong and being used by thousands of recording musicians around the world.

He lives in London, and likes to escape from the world of music technology by playing classical guitar.

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Oct 16, 2015

Rob and Jason are joined by Kate Gregory to talk about how we should be teaching C++ without the C

 

Kate Gregory has been using C++ since before Microsoft had a C++ compiler, and has been paid to program since 1979. She loves C++ and believes that software should make our lives easier. That includes making the lives of developers easier! She'll stay up late arguing about deterministic destruction or how C++ these days is not the C++ you remember.

 

Kate runs a small consulting firm in rural Ontario and provides mentoring and management consultant services, as well as writing code every week. She has spoken all over the world, written over a dozen books, and helped thousands of developers to be better at what they do. Kate is a Microsoft Regional Director, a Visual C++ MVP, an Imagine Cup judge and mentor, and an active contributor to StackOverflow and other StackExchange sites. She develops courses for Pluralsight, primarily on C++ and Visual Studio. In 2014 and 2015 she was Open Content Chair for CppCon, the largest C++ conference ever held, where she also delivered sessions.

 

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Oct 9, 2015

Rob and Jason are joined by Joel Falcou to discuss Expression Templates.

Joel Falcou is an assistant professor in France where he works on torturing compilers to get the best performance out of modern hardware.
He's an active member of the Boost community and CEO of NumScale, a start-up aligned with parallel processing tools.

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Oct 2, 2015

Rob and Jason are joined by Anthony Williams to discuss some of the Concurrency features of C++.

Anthony Williams is a UK-based developer and consultant with many years of experience in C++. He has been an active member of the BSI C++ Standards Panel since 2001, and is author or coauthor of many of the C++ Standards Committee papers that led up to the inclusion of the thread library in the new C++ Standard, known as C++11 or C++0x. He was the lead maintainer of boost thread from 2006 to 2011, and is the developer of the just::thread implementation of the C++11 thread library from Just Software Solutions Ltd. Anthony lives in the far west of Cornwall, England.

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Sep 18, 2015

Rob and Jason are joined by Nicolas Lazaraff to discuss the current state of VR development with C++.

Nick is a VR/AR engineer who is passionate about bridging the interface between computers and humans. Currently he's VP of Software Development at OTOY focusing on VR and AR ("mixed/digital reality"). He was a cofounder of everyAir, a pioneering P2P game streaming application which was later acquired. Before that he worked at Microsoft on Office 2010 and 2013.

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Sep 11, 2015

Rob and Jason are joined by Scott Meyers to discuss the Effective C++ book series.

Scott Meyers has been working with C++ since 1988. He’s the author of Effective C++, More Effective C++, Effective STL, and his most recent book, Effective Modern C++. For 25 years, he’s delivered C++ training to clients worldwide. He once lectured about C++ on a brass-railed nightclub stage while the audience sat at cocktail tables.

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Sep 4, 2015

Rob and Jason are joined by Brett Hall to discuss Software Transactional Memory.

Brett Hall is the lead engineer on Dynamics, a desktop application that collects and analyzes data from the light scattering instruments built by Wyatt technology. Prior to joining Wyatt, Brett worked in web application development, remote sensing, and spent a summer in the games industry. He holds a PhD in physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Part of his research work involved using C++ to solve the PDE systems generated by the rest of the research. All told he’s been using C++ for around 20 years now. These days the bulk of his programming interest is in concurrency and parallelism. When not programming he’s usually hanging out with his family and/or mountain biking.

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