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I am more than happy that, the first time ever, I am able to announce a speaker from abroad: Phil Nash. Varmt välkommen Phil! And what a program he brings to Stockholm!!
This event is hosted by Net Insight AB, thanks a lot for having us and for supporting the local C++ community!
17:30 - Doors open
18:00 - 19:00 Not your Grandparent's C++, part 1
19:00 - 20:00 Mingle, Eat and Drink
20:00 - 21:00 Not your Grandparent's C++, part 2
Not your Grandparent's C++
C++ has been around since the 80s, and is based on a legacy that stretches back to the 70s, 60s and earlier (depending on how you measure it). A remarkable heritage, but given the quantity and quality of "modern" programming languages available today is it really relevant anymore? Isn't it just an overly complex behemoth that should be consigned to a museum?
This talk gives a tour of first Classic C++ (pre-standard and C++98/03), then Modern C++ - starting from C++11, through C++14, C++17 - to today's C++20 and what's coming in C++23 and beyond. C++ is far from stagnant and, despite some warts, is moving forward at an impressive pace while staying truer than ever to its founding principles of zero cost abstractions and "don't pay for what you don't use".
Whether you've never touched a line of C++, or are using it every day, you're sure to get something from following this journey.
Phil is the original author of the C++ test framework, Catch2, and composable command line parser, Clara. As Developer Advocate at SonarSource he's involved with SonarQube, SonarLint and SonarCloud, particularly in the context of C++. He's also a member of the ISO C++ standards committee, organiser of C++ London and C++ on Sea, as well as co-host and producer of the cpp.chat and No Diagnostic Required podcasts.
More generally he's an advocate for good testing practices, TDD and using the type system and functional techniques to reduce complexity and increase correctness. He's previously worked in Finance and Mobile offers training and coaching in TDD for C++