Looking at the third year of running the Meeting C++ online job fair

published at 08.02.2024 15:24 by Jens Weller
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Last year featured 4 job fairs, one in each quarter. Lets look at the data about candidates and compare to the community survey of Meeting C++.

Converting a string_view to a time_point in C++20

published at 01.02.2024 17:52 by Jens Weller
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In one class I have a string_view which can represent various value types. One of them is a "date-time type", such as a std::time_t or std::chrono::time_point.

Visiting Rainer Grimm

published at 09.12.2023 22:01 by Jens Weller
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I've had the opportunity to meet with Rainer Grimm this week during a short trip to southern Germany.

Meeting C++ - the last online conference?

published at 21.09.2023 17:55 by Jens Weller
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A few days ago it caught my attention that Meeting C++ 2023 would be the last C++ organisation with an online part of its conference.

Today, 11 years ago

published at 27.06.2023 21:13 by Jens Weller
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Thats right, today 11 years ago was the announcement for Meeting C++ 2012.

Supporting new speakers and great talks in 2023

published at 08.06.2023 17:35 by Jens Weller
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Like last year, Meeting C++ organized an event centered around technical speaking.

Returning to C++

published at 18.05.2023 16:19 by Jens Weller
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Not that I've been away from C++, its just that for the last few years I've been busy with other things to start new projects. And hence mostly did take care of written, productive code. But this has changed now, and I'd like to take my time and learn whats new in C++ land and how to apply this to my new code.

Looking at C++ skills from candidates by regions

published at 26.04.2023 17:41 by Jens Weller
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For over 2 years Meeting C++ organizes an online C++ job fair, featuring a form to share your CV/resume with the sponsoring employers. This post is about looking at the aggregate from this form filtered through the regions, which is continents in this case.

Could a polymorphic memory resource (PMR) improve last weeks results?

published at 31.03.2023 17:28 by Jens Weller
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I've been wondering if there is another easy way to improve performance of last weeks post on using boyer_moore_horspool search for replacing strings.

Is boyer_moore_horspool faster then std::string::find?

published at 23.03.2023 15:43 by Jens Weller
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On Wednesday I've read an interesting blog post by Julien Jorge on Effortful Performance Improvements, where it is shown how to improve an replace function which runs replacements on a string. Its part of a series on performance and improving a code base, you should go read all of them!

What do number conversions cost?

published at 16.03.2023 17:14 by Jens Weller
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And so the devil said: "what if there is an easier design AND implementation?"

How does std::any compare to std::variant?

published at 08.03.2023 17:25 by Jens Weller
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Playing around with std::variant lead to me wondering how std::any would compare to it. Afterall its also a single value store.

Experimenting with the standard variant

published at 02.03.2023 12:12 by Jens Weller
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I've started sketching out a piece of software that I'm about to write. And part of this is a variant, so I was wondering about variants performance and if the various ways to access its value differ.

Insights from the second year of running online C++ job fairs

published at 24.02.2023 16:32 by Jens Weller
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An overview on the second year of organizing online job fairs for the C++ community.

Creating door signs with Qt for Meeting C++ 2022

published at 19.01.2023 17:44 by Jens Weller
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How Meeting C++ 2022 got a major new, but also simple feature: digital door signs.

If your pool runs dry, maybe fix your pipeline?

published at 03.11.2022 23:42 by Jens Weller
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So I spoke about Hiring in C++ with Meeting C++ this week, and I've come about this article claiming that the pool of talented C++ devs is running dry.

Increasing Security: Fuzz Testing C++

published at 30.10.2022 17:39 by A sponsored guest post by Jochen Hilgers
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Today, I’d like to share an automated testing approach that can protect your C++ applications from memory corruptions and other security vulnerabilities.

*_for_overwrite: a less known C++20 feature

published at 23.10.2022 20:53 by Jens Weller
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When I looked up make_unique for this weeks Meeting C++ blogroll highlight, I found a surprise.

Meeting C++ 2022 - what to expect

published at 13.10.2022 20:10 by Jens Weller
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This years Meeting C++ conference is coming closer and closer. Soon it will be less then a month.

bool - the simplest type?

published at 25.08.2022 21:34 by Jens Weller
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A few weeks ago a blog post got me thinking about bool. How simple it looks at the first glance, and how much one can actually say about bool and the way it affects code in C++.