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by Jens Weller

C++ Status

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.

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0xBADC0DE - My talk at C++NOW 2014

Of the many C++ related things in my mind, for the last year the thought of how to deal with bad code was every now and then returning...

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Looking at C++14

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.

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C++ and the Google Summer of Code

During the last few weeks I got interested in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC), as I did read some emails on the boost mailing lists about it. The Google Summer of Code is for a lot of open source projects an important opportunity to improve and extend their code base, and in 2014 it happens for the 10th time!

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Analyzing websites with QtWebkit

I just finished a little tool, which needs to crawl 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...

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shared_ptr addiction

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.

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

The 4th and last part about the C++ Papers for Issaquah, where the C++ committee meets this week. I already covered the first batch of proposals from the Library subgroup in the previous part, now its all about papers from Library, Graphics, Networking, Numerics and Undefined Behavior.

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C++ Papers for Issaquah - Library I

The 3rd part of the C++ papers for Issaquah series will be about the library proposals...

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

This is the second part about the papers for the C++ committee meeting in February in Issaquah. This time featuring papers from the subgroups of concept, database and evolution.

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C++ Papers for Issaquah - Concurrency

In february the C++ committee is going to meet for a week in Issaquah, it could be the final Meeting for C++14, the papers in this series will reflect both, C++14 and the standard that will come after it...

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C++ in 2014

As the year is just a couple of weeks old, what can we expect from C++ in 2014?

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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Creating zip-archives in C++

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

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.