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by Jens Weller

An overview on smart pointers

My last blog post in 2013 was about the pointer in C++, and how most of it's daily usages in C++ is now being replaced by classes replacing or managing the pointer. The last, the RAII like objects called smart pointers is the topic of this post. I want to give an overview over the choices one can make when using smart pointers.

by Jens Weller

C++ future and the pointer

The last weeks after Meeting C++ 2013 I've been thinking a lot about C++, and also a little bit about pointers. While C++11 brought only little changes for pointers (nullptr f.e.), the semantics and usage of pointers in C++ has changed over the last years.

by Jens Weller

A look at Qt5.2

Suddenly a wild Qt5.2 appears. Digia and all the contributors to Qt have done once again a great job...

by Jens Weller

Say hello to wxWidgets 3.0

I remember the times, when wxWidgets 3.0 was already talked about, several years ago. Now, its been published in November...

by Jens Weller

Creating zip-archives in C++

Today I had to do some research into how to create archives in C++...

by Jens Weller

Founding local C++ User Groups

I've talked to some people at Meeting C++ 2013 about this, but decided not to go into the details about this at this years conference...

by Jens Weller

Meeting C++ 2013

Meeting C++ 2013 was a blast, and for me a huge success. With over 200 people visiting the conference, it was a lot bigger then last years conference! With 21 Talks in 3 Tracks and 2 keynotes, the conference has evolved into a format, which I'd like to keep for the coming years.

by Jens Weller

boost 1.55 - a short overview

So, boost 1.55 was released shortly after Meeting C++ 2013. This version brings a new library and updates the supported compilers...

by Jens Weller

C++11 and boost

Some parts of the Standard Library in C++11 are predated in boost. When playing around with C++11, you get used to using some parts in the Standard Library that are used in C++03 with their boost counterpart. Also, there is some libraries now occuring, which are C++11 based, so interfacing with either boost or C++11 code is soon an issue.

by Jens Weller

C++ Papers for Chicago: Part 4 - Library, Network, Reflection and C++14

This is the fourth and last part of the series, which will finalize the Chicago papers for C++14 and beyond. It was again fun reading all the papers, but a lot less papers this time. While writing those lines C++14 is close to its final ways, it seems that the Chicago Meeting is really getting close...

by Guntram Berti

Generic Programming: A personal motivation

Moments of enlightenment are rare. When musing about my talk on this year's Meeting C++ conference, I vividly remembered having of those moments in early 1996 when I came across the HP technical report written by Alexander Stepanov and Meng Lee describing the design of the STL.

by Jens Weller

C++ Papers for Chicago: Part 3 - Library

This week the C++ committee meeting has started in Chicago, and we will hopefully see at its end, what improvements C++14 brings to C++11. And in this 3rd part of my series for the Chicago papers, I will start looking at the library proposals...

by Jens Weller

C++ Papers for Chicago: Part 2 - Core, Concepts & Evolution

Welcome to the 2nd part of this little papers series. This time I cover core, concepts, evulotion and filesystem. I decided to keep the format...

by Jens Weller

C++ Papers for Chicago: Part 1 - Concurrency

As I did write a series about the papers for Bristol, this is the start of the series for Chicago, as at the end of this month the C++ committee will meet again for standardization. I try to...

by Jens Weller

A look into boost::thread

In the 3rd week of September I'll be giving a 2 day training on boost::thread, I thought its nice to post a short overview of the boost thread library...

by Jens Weller

C++ Conferences this fall

As holiday season is coming to an end, lets have a look at the upcoming C++ Conferences. This fall offers a few special events...

by Jens Weller

Revisiting the BlackBerry 10 NDK

The last few weeks I did look again at the BlackBerry 10 NDK, as a client had asked for help and training. I offered to adapt my Qt Introduction course to the BlackBerry plattform, and offered my advice and expierence from my introduction series for BB10, which I published earlier this year on YouTube...

by Jens Weller

resumable functions - async and await

While I did my series about the papers for Bristol, there was one paper, which I personally found a bit weird. This paper was about resumable functions, and at that time it was just another paper full of ideas for C++ to me...

by Jens Weller

Releasing Boost Dependency Analyzer 1.1

A few weeks ago I released the first version of my tool to analyze the boost libraries. This is now the release of version 1.1, which comes with a couple of enhancements.

by Jens Weller

An introduction into Qt - Part III

Welcome to Part 3 of my short introduction into Qt. This might be the last part, as my Qt Introduction course currently also spawns over 3 days. In the previous parts...