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Monday, September 21 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
C++ Today: The Beast is Back

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This talk will cover why engineers looking for performance choose C++. 

Jon will present an historical perspective of C++ focusing on what’s going on in the C++ community right now and where the language and its user base is heading.

With a renewed interest in performance for both data centers and mobile devices, and the success of open source software libraries, C++ is back and it is hot. This talk will explain why C++ is most software engineers’ go-to language for performance.

You will receive a rough historical sketch that puts C++ in perspective and covers its popularity ups and downs.

This talk is based, in part, on the book "C++ Today: The Beast is Back" published by O'Reilly. 

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Jon Kalb

Conference Chair, Jon Kalb, Consulting
Jon Kalb is a freelance C++ instructor and chairs CppCon, C++ Now, and the Boost Steering Committee. He is a director and the treasurer of the C++ Alliance.He has been programming in C++ for over 25 years and has written C++ for Amazon, Apple, Dow Chemical, Intuit, Lotus, Microsoft... Read More →

Monday September 21, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hopper Theater Meydenbauer Center

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