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C++20 Three-Way Comparison Now Available In Spanish / C++20 Comparación de tres vías ahora disponible en español

Three-way comparison (aka “the spaceship operator <=>) is a cool new feature in C++20. While the usage is simple, the documentation is not :-). Strong, weak, partial ordering…concepts, more concepts, type traits, and so on. Documentation a long time in … Continue reading

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C++20 format library now available in Spanish/Biblioteca de formato de C++20 ahora disponible en español

You can find it here/Puedes encontrarla aquí.

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Should the new Mac mini M1 be called a Big Mac?

For the past week I’ve been enjoying the new Mac mini M1 (with Apple Silicon), and boy, what a thing of beauty. Externally it looks the same; the back, as has been reported, has less extensibility, but I don’t mind–I … Continue reading

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CPPCON2020 Plenary Session Review: Performance Matters

This was my favorite session. I must confess that I’ve seen it three times, and had the time to go slowly over the topic discussed: performance. Emery Berger needs no introduction. Just check his LinkedIn profile, but just in case, … Continue reading

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CPPCON2020 Session Review: Back to Basics: Concurrency

Arthur O’Dwyer’s session is a lap around the concurrency facilities present in C++, starting with C++11. He starts the session with a gentle introduction to concurrency and parallelism pre-C++11 and walks you towards the memory model present in Modern C++, … Continue reading

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CPPCON2020 Session Review: Test Driven C++

I was interested in this talk by Phil Nash to see his approach with C++. TDD is an approach that, as it states it is test driven (and Phil clarifies that it is different from test first). Saying that, there … Continue reading

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CPPCON2020 Session Review: Retiring the Singleton Pattern: Concrete suggestions for what to use instead

The Singleton design pattern has been discussed ad naseaum over the years. Peter Muldoon starts with the motivation for this talk: an occurrence of Singleton in the workplace, oh my! The premise of the talk, is not whether to keep … Continue reading

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CPPCON2020 Session Review: Back to Basics: Class Layout

There are two types of knowledge: timely and timeless. Knowing how your types are laid out onto physical hardware is programmer’s gold and it is timeless knowledge. It never leaves you. I would recommend strongly this talk if you work … Continue reading

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CPPCON2020 Session Review: The Future of C++ Parallel and Concurrency Safety Guidelines

“I test, therefore I exist.” Paraphrasing René Descartes, what do you do if you’ve been conditioned from your engineering “birth” to test, and test everything. This session is a fit for you if you program systems that require safety as … Continue reading

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CPPCON2020 Session Review: The Hidden Secrets of Move Semantics

I “virtually” attended this session and followed it fully, and went through it again to write this short session review. But then, I’m biased. Continue reading

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