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Practicing at the Cutting Edge: Learning and Unlearning about Java Performance

Posted by Martin Thompson  on  Jan 21, 2014

Martin Thompson overviews Java's evolution, comparing it with C++'s, discussing the challenges of pushing the performance limits.


C++14 Early Thoughts

Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup  on  Oct 10, 2013

Bjarne Stroustrup discusses features that might appear in C++14: braces for copy initialization, return type deduction in functions, generic (polymorphic) lambdas, user-defined literals, etc.


Growing C++ Software Guided by Tests

Posted by Alan Griffiths  on  Oct 04, 2013

Alan Griffiths shares the organizational process, the technological challenges and the solutions adopted by a team developing a C++ systems component.


Effective GoF Patterns with C++11 and Boost

Posted by Tobias Darm  on  Sep 28, 2013 3

Tobias Darm discusses how some of the GoF patterns can be implemented differently in C++11 using Boost libraries.


Use the Source

Posted by Dietmar Kuehl  on  Jul 05, 2013

Dietmar Kuehl discusses creating a C/C++ source code analyzer based on clang.


E Pluribus Unum: A Survey of Multi-paradigm Programming

Posted by Paul Snively  on  Jul 01, 2013 2

Paul Snively outlines the benefits of programming with multi-paradigm languages such as Scala, C++ or OCaml.


C++11 The Future is Here

Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup  on  Jun 16, 2013

Bjarne Stroustrup keynotes on what C++ is in general, how C++ 11 makes simple things even simpler, resource management, generic programming, and concurrency.


The HipHop Compiler for PHP

Posted by Guilherme Ottoni  on  Mar 12, 2013

Guilherme Ottoni presents the design, implementation, and an evaluation of the HipHop compiler for PHP.

Computer Architecture of the 1960’s

Posted by Carlton Mills  on  Dec 14, 2012

Carlton Mills reviews Algol 60, PL/360, BLISS, Algol W, PL/1, C and C++, considering that rediscovering Algol could solve many of today’s Internet virus attacks and common programming errors.

Transforming a 15 Year Old Model-driven Application from C++ to Java

Posted by Eric Jan Malotaux  on  Sep 25, 2012

Eric Jan Malotaux shares his experience converting a legacy C++ application to Java, the strategy used, the lessons learned along the way, and the unsolved issues remaining.

Erlang, the Language from the Future?

Posted by Damien Katz  on  Aug 28, 2012 5

Damien Katz explains the benefits and drawbacks of using Erlang, why this language is from the future and why Couchbase has migrated some of the CouchDB’s initial Erlang code to C/C++.

Keynote: How the 10 Key Lessons from Java and C++History Inform the Cloud

Posted by Cameron Purdy  on  Jul 27, 2012 1

Cameron Purdy discusses how Java’s strengths over C++ helped it prevail in the Internet era, and how the history lessons of that time may help us understand what to do in the new cloud computing era.

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