Thoughts on C++14

published at 19.08.2014 14:26

Yesterday we could read on that C++14 has been approved and will now become a valid ISO Standard. Great news for everyone in the C++ land! While C++14 brings no big change like concepts or modules, its bringing some important new core features to C++, such as make_unique, cbegin/cend and improvements for lambdas and constexpr. I'm a bit sad that std::optional didn't make it.

boost 1.56 - a short overview

published at 07.08.2014 20:47

So, finally, we see a new release from boost. Boost 1.56 took a bit longer then most of us would have expected. The change to git and with it the modularization is the reason behind this. Both are very important milestones for boost. There are two new libraries and four new modules.

HTTP and HTTPS in Qt

published at 07.08.2014 15:45

Last week I started to work on an old project again: My own feed reader. I found the code 2 weeks a go on an old USB Stick, and decided to refactor it into a useful state. This involved dealing with HTTP via QNetworkAccessManager.

A video interview with Michael Wong

published at 27.07.2014 18:18

Two years of Meeting C++!

published at 03.07.2014 16:02

Two years ago Meeting C++ started, what was once a dream is now a reality. The conference has grown in those 2 years from 150 people to 300. But Meeting C++ is more then just a conference, in this time various C++ User Groups were started all over Europe, and a European network for C++ has started growing.

C++Now 2014 trip report

published at 22.05.2014 19:08

Like in the past 2 years, I've been traveling to C++Now in 2014. This years conference started a little different from the past years, but offered then again a lot of high quality C++ content. What makes this conference so great is the talks and conversations over a week. Also with 150 its the right size for this location to meet with most people. Also its now two years, that the idea for the Meeting C++ conference was born in Aspen.

A look at Qt 5.3

published at 21.05.2014 18:27

Qt 5.3 just got released. This version is bringing mostly improvements and a few new things. Some of the new features are only available for the Qt Enterprise version. Also QtCreator 3.1.1 is included. Qt has become really successfull, the previous version Qt 5.2 has over one million downloads.


published at 30.04.2014 20:09

Writing a bar graph widget in Qt

published at 26.04.2014 23:20

Today I had a little fun with Qt and wrote a widget for displaying a bar graph. I have two different situations where I need the bar graph in my back end: displaying the votes a single talk got, and displaying one big bar graph of all the talks.

Writing a small voting tool in Qt

published at 17.04.2014 20:41

I've just written this afternoon a small tool for the talk-vote for Meeting C++ 2014. As the call for papers ends on Sunday, the voting comes closer. Last year only a few people on the program committee could vote, this year its going to be around 300. This is 10 times more then last year. In this way I want to give the audience a chance to influence the program. I'll get into the voting details in the last paragraph.

C++ Status

published at 27.03.2014 16:30

So, for one year I've been reading Proposals for the C++ Committee, some thoughts on where its going, and where its currently at. And now that C++14 is in its final draft state, also a look into the Standards beyond C++14.

0xBADC0DE - My talk at C++NOW 2014

published at 21.03.2014 12:01

C++ and the Google Summer of Code

published at 01.03.2014 23:03

Looking at C++14

published at 14.03.2014 16:12

A few weeks ago the C++ committee meeting in Issaquah (WA;USA) ended, its most important result: the final draft for C++14, which has been published last week. As I have read through most papers of last and this year, a short overview which papers now have made it into the standard.

Analyzing websites with QtWebkit

published at 21.02.2014 19:11

I just finished a little tool, which needs to analyze websites, in this case mostly blog posts to extract a few fields. I have been working with QtWebkit for this purpose for a while, one larger project I am working on needs it to index certain websites. So, writing this small tool is a good example on how to that with Qt.

shared_ptr addiction

published at 14.02.2014 16:26

I've written earlier this year about smart pointers in C++, today I just would like to write a little more about shared_ptr. Especially about addiction to shared_ptr, and why you should use unique_ptr in C++11.

C++ Papers for Issaquah - Library, Graphics, Networking, Numerics & Undefined Behavior

published at 12.02.2014 21:40

C++ Papers for Issaquah - Library I

published at 11.02.2014 12:53

C++ Papers for Issaquah - Concepts, Database & Evolution

published at 31.01.2014 15:18

C++ Papers for Issaquah - Concurrency

published at 28.01.2014 16:30