GoingNative 43: Talks and Tips from the Experts at CppCon 2015!

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Ever wish there were a way to condense the entire CppCon 2015 into less than an hour? Well, realistically speaking, there may not be a way to really do that, but we hope this month's episode comes close! CppCon 2015 was packed to the brim with all sorts of great content, great people, and great conversations!

This video features 16 chat sessions with speakers from CppCon, who are all here to tell you a little about themselves, summarize their talk(s) so you can quickly see if they interest you, and provide tips/tricks/traps on using C++ -- that's advice straight from mouths of the experts so you can see if you're already doing awesome, and/or maybe learn something new!

All links to the speakers' talks (and additional content) are provided below. Hope you enjoy!

[1:01] Jon Kalb
Conference Chair, CppCon 2015
C++ Instructor, jon@cpp.training
C++ Today: The Beast is Back
(Jon's talk was unfortunately not recorded. However, you can download his book for free [written with Gašper Ažman] at the above link!)
Check out more info on CppCon here!

[3:51] Sean Parent
Principal Scientist, Adobe
CppCon 2015 Keynote #2: Better Code: Data Structures
See additional presentations from Sean here!

[4:47] Michael Wong
Senior Technical Lead, C++ Compiler Team, IBM
Chairman, ISOC++ SG5 [Transactional Memory]
Chairman, ISOC++ SG14 [Game Development & Low Latency]
C++11/14/17 Atomics and Memory Models: Before the story consumes you!

[10:04] Nicolas Lazareff
VP of Software Development, OTOY
C++ for cross-platform VR [Virtual Reality]

[12:36] John Wyman / Kevin Kostrzewa
Lead Software Engineer / Software Architect, Thomson Reuters
Organizational Leadership with Modern C++

[14:51] Roland Bock, a.k.a. "The SQL Guy"
Head of Development, PPRO Financial Ltd
Pruning Error Messages From Your C++ Template Code (see sources here)
Kiss Templates (see sources here)
Check out Roland's C++ blog "Dreaming of Names" here!

[17:13] Pedro Ramalhete
Software Engineer, Cisco Systems
How to make your data structures wait-free for reads
If you love concurrency algorithms/patterns (or just want to find out more), check out the "Concurrency Freaks" blog here!

[21:41] Dr. Lawrence Crowl
Chairman, ISOC++ SG6 [Numerics]
Comparison is not simple, but it can be simpler

[23:21] Vittorio Romeo
Università degli Studi di Messina
Implementation of a component-based entity system in modern C++
"for_each_argument" explained and expanded
Check out Vittorio's YouTube channel here for video tutorials and more!

[26:13] John Lakos
Software Infrastructure, Bloomberg LP
Value Semantics: It ain't about the syntax! (Part I)
Value Semantics: It ain't about the syntax! (Part II)
The design principles and class categories discussed in the talk are extensively illustrated in bsl and bdl, part of the foundational C++ libraries used at Bloomberg, which are hosted on github!
Don't miss John's latest paper for the C++ standards committee, on the performance benefits of allocators. John is also deeply involved in the committee's effort to reach consensus on support for contracts. Take a look at his proposal for language support for contract assertions.

[29:51] Michael VanLoon
Principal Software Engineer, F5 Networks
STL Algorithms in Action
Check out Michael's blog here!

[31:49] JF Bastien
Jest-in-Time Compiler, Google
C++ on the Web: Ponies for developers without pwn'ing users

[38:40] Juanpe Bolívar
Software Engineer, Ableton
Transducers: from Clojure to C++
Check out the presentation slides here!

[40:49] Brett Hall
Principal Software Engineer, Wyatt Technology
Transactional Memory in Practice

[42:48] Viktor Korsun
Head of Client-Side Development, Zeptolab
Enhancing STL containers

[45:35] Sumant Tambe
Principal Research Engineer, Real-Time Innovations, Inc.
Microsoft MVP
Reactive Stream Processing in Industrial IoT using DDS and RxCpp
Check out more information on Rx4DDS here!

Oh, and here's some bonus material =)

Bjarne Stroustrup, a.k.a., "The Guy Who Created C++" [click for last month's interview!]
Managing Director, Technology Division, Morgan Stanley
CppCon 2015 Opening Keynote: Writing Good C++14
Check out his homepage here!

Additional Links
CppCon 2015 



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