12:30 PM Saturday
Fireside A
Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 7 & 8, 2017session

C++ Today: The Beast Is Back

After being the exciting new language of the 80s and 90s C++ lost its luster in the 2000, but has come roaring back. This talk explains why.

About This Session

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.

Time: 12:30 PM Saturday    Room: Fireside A 

The Speaker(s)

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Jon Kalb

Software Engineer , cpp.training

Jon does onsite training for C++. He chairs CppCon, C++Now, and the C++ Track for SVCC.