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Meeting C++ Newsletter - June 2013
once again a short newsletter for C++ in June. I'll focus this time on C++ conferences, as I've been in May at C++Now and since then been working on the schedule for Meeting C++ 2013. And there are a few other conferences worth mentioning. Also since this month the C++ Community has 2 Compilers, which are fully feature complete for C++11: GCC 4.8 and LLVM 3.3.
With the release of GCC 4.8.1, GCC has more or less won the race for being first, even if Clang had the last commit needed a few weeks earlier, the release of LLVM 3.3 was a few days after GCC. For a long time it had looked like Clang could win this race, which after all, isn't very important. It is nice to see, that both GCC and Clang were able to bring such a fast adaption to the new standard. Which compiler is going to be the next to cross the line of C++11 feature completeness? Also, at least GCC still lacks a Standard Library with full C++11 support (<regex> I'm looking at you). C++14 is not as complex as C++11, and does not require many changes to the compiler, still the first differences between both start to pop up. Also, with Microsofts BUILD Conference one might could expect some news about C++11 support in Visual Studio. An overview over all compilers and their C++11 Support gives this wiki page.
I've mentioned Microsofts BUILD conference already, which surely will unravel some more news about C++11 in the Microsoft world, and maybe offer interesting live streams like last year. I've attended C++Now in May, which was again a great conference, and Aspen is just a lovely place. I've written more details about C++Now in my trip report. Before C++Now there is also a 2 Day conference about C++ organized from Microsoft in Germany, called ADC. I've been last year to this conference, this year it was to close to C++Now, though I couldn't make it. But I heard from some of my friends that it was a great conference too. Also a bit earlier, there has been the ACCU conference in Bristol, which offered great sessions about C++ and a keynote from Bjarne Stroustrup.
Since C++Now has ended I'm busy with organizing the schedule for Meeting C++ 2013, which is now also already out for a few days. This year there will be 3 tracks with 7 Talks each, and 2 great keynotes. For the opening keynote, Eric Niebler will talk about "C++11 and No-Compromise Library Design". The closing keynote will be held by Tony van Eerd from BlackBerry, I have not yet received the title of his keynote. In total all 21 Talks of the conference are now online. Early Bird Tickets will be available till the 7th July. Early Bird Tickets cost 399, normal Tickets 499 €, inclusive tax. In total there are 200 ticktes.
This week also the Call for Papers for the Qt DevDays, which will be held on the 7-9th October in Berlin, with the first day being a special additional training day. Also in front there is a cheaper starter Edition, aiming for people wanting to start with Qt. I'm not sure when the call for papers will end, but if you register till the 15th July, you'll get a raspberry pi. The 2 day conference ticket is 550 € + tax (~650€). I've been at the Qt DevDays 3 times, twice in Munich, and last year in Berlin, and its always been a great conference. This year it might collide with my own conference preparing, so I'm not sure if you'll meet me in Berlin.
But that's not it regarding C++ conferences. For Europe Meeting C++ 2013 and Qt DevDays are surely great, but there is also some conference to still happen in America. There has been a rumor at C++Now of Going Native being in September, I haven't heard since then about this. Maybe on or after the BUILD conference there is an announcement. The Qt DevDays in America (San Jose) are almost on the same date as Meeting C++ in Europe. And then, in December is C++ and Beyond. As far as I know this conference is more or less sold out, but with only 64 Tickets and 3 Titans of C++ bringing in the content, this has always been a premium event. What I find interesting is, that they decided to go from 150 Attendees to less, not more. So being at this event is now even more special. And in September there is also a OpenMP Conference in Australia.
- Handy value holder templates
- Generate OpenCL Function from C++ Functor
- On pooling of Objects that contain vectors
- A Modern C++ Library for DirectX
- C++11 auto and decltype explained
- An alternative to dynamic_cast
- Scan algorithm for C++AMP
- Checking wether a class has a member with a given signature
- Qt5.1 RC available
- Atomic vs. non Atomic operations
- Meeting C++ 2013 Schedule
- C++Now Session Recordings
- Efficient Programming with Components