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JSON for Modern C++ Reaches Version 3.1

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 06, 2018

JSON for Modern C++ 3.1 adds support for Universal Binary JSON (UBJSON) specification and JSON Merge Patch.

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Google Open Sources Abseil, a Collection of C++ and Python Utilities

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 28, 2017 3

Google has made available a number of C++ libraries they use internally for many of their projects. Python ones are to follow soon.

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C++ Core Guidelines will Help Writing Good Modern C++

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Sep 23, 2015 1

As announced at CppCon, Bjarne Stroustrup and Herb Sutter have started working on a set of guidelines for modern C++. The goal of this effort is improving how developers use the language and help ensuring they write code that is type safe, has no resource leaks, and is as much as possible free of programming logic errors.

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Facebook's Moments App Does C++ for Cross-Platform Development

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 25, 2015

One of the most recent Facebook's apps, Moments, is using C++ to share its business logic across iOS and Android, Facebook's engineers Ashwin Bharambe, Zack Gomez, Will Ruben explain. Here we review Facebook engineers rationale for that choice and its outcomes.

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Cling Aims to Provide a High-performance C++ REPL

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  May 23, 2015

Cling is an interactive C++ interpreter that is built on top of LLVM and Clang and promises to provide a leap in productivity by going beyond the usual code-compile-run-debug C++ workflow.

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Lock-free Programming in C++ with Herb Sutter

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Oct 26, 2014

At CppCon 2014, Herb Sutter gave a talk about lock-free programming in C++ where he provided the fundamental concepts of lock-free programming, and presented three algorithms to show lock-free techniques. Here is a summary of the most relevant points in the talk.

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Herb Sutter on Modern C++ Essentials

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Oct 07, 2014

At CppCon 2014, Herb Sutter gave a talk presenting the essential idioms of modern C++ programming. Here is a short summary.

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JetBrains CLion, a C/C++ IDE, and ReSharper for C++

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 09, 2014

JetBrains has released CLion EAP, a new IntelliJ-based IDE for C and C++. The IDE comes with Code Completion, Code Generation (for constructors, getters/setters or methods), Intention Actions, Quick Fixes, Refactoring, Project Search and Code Navigation. They also want to bring ReSharper to Visual Studio C++.

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C++14 Is Here: Summary of New Features

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Aug 23, 2014 2

C++14, the new C++ standard succeeding C++11, has been finally approved and is heading to ISO for publication this year. While improvements in C++14 are "deliberately tiny" compared to C++11, says C++ creator Bjarne Stroustrup, they still "add significant convenience for users" and are a step on the route to make C++ "more novice friendly."

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Visual Studio "14" Sharpens Focus on Modern C++

by Jeff Martin Follow 14 Followers on  Jun 12, 2014

Visual Studio "14" Plans Improved C++11/C++14 compliance. As part of the this effort big changes are being made to the Standard Template Library bundled with "14".

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What changes brought by C++14 could break a C++11 program?

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 02, 2014

C++14, the new C++ standard, will bring a host of changes to the language. Although it is planned to be a small extension over its predecessor, featuring mainly bug fixes and small improvements, it is inevitable that a few changes could make a correct C++11 program break under a C++14-compliant compiler. With the new standard approaching a mature status, it is now worth asking where the risk lies.

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Modern C++ and Visual Studio

by Jeff Martin Follow 14 Followers on  Apr 05, 2014 1

Modern C++ support continues to be an area of focus for Microsoft. This week at Build Herb Sutter gave a talk which provided an update on their current efforts, the level of CPP support being added in the next Visual Studio preview, and what is in store for the future.

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Weathr, a Comprehensive Demonstration of C++ 14, DirectX, and XAML

by Jonathan Allen Follow 523 Followers on  Feb 07, 2014

Weathr is a fully functional 3D weather app that demonstrates the use of modern C++ (both ISO and C++/CX), DirectX, and XAML. It also shows the use of PPL and lambda expressions for asynchronous communication with REST-based servers.

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LLVM 3.3 Achieves Full C++11 Compliance

by Jeff Martin Follow 14 Followers on  Jun 28, 2013

The latest release of the multiplatform LLVM compiler project adds new hardware targets, and increases compiler optimizations providing benefits for most users.

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Visual Studio 2013 Remembers C++ Developers

by Jeff Martin Follow 14 Followers on  Jun 26, 2013 2

C++ Developers are not forgotten in Visual Studio 2013. Today at Build Microsoft revealed several new features that will directly benefit developers specifically using C++.

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