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by Jens Weller

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...

by Jens Weller

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.

by Jens Weller

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.

by Jens Weller

C++ Papers for Issaquah - Library I

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

by Jens Weller

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.

by Jens Weller

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...

by Jens Weller

C++ in 2014

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

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...