UNIGROUP GENERAL MEETING
Unigroup's July 2017 meeting will on The Latest C++ Standards, including the major changes over the past 6 years, what developers must know to stay current, and how coding using the new language and library features is likely to be quite different from that done in prior years. We expect to cover these language iterations: moving beyond C++98/03, C++11 -> C++14, C++14 -> C++17, Additionally, our speaker will have just come back from attending the latest C++ Standards Committee meeting one week earlier, so he will be presenting bleeding-edge information to Unigroup.
Update from our speaker: the C++ Meeting last week was evidently very productive: 3 new technical specifications were published, a 4th was sent to ISO for ballot, and the C++17 Standard final ballot is in progress. Lots of material to cover at Unigroup.
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Topic: The Latest C++ Standards
Software Development, C Language, C++ Language. C++ Libraries, Best Practices, Programming Language Standards.
Introduction & Description of Talk:
C++ in 2017...
Last week the ISO C++ committee convened, and published another three Technical Specifications, sent a 4th on to ISO for balloting prior to publication, and started work on what will be the next standard after C++17 is published later this year.
Alisdair Meredith, former Library Working Group chair for the C++ committee and active committee member on behalf of Bloomberg LP, will report on the progress of this language since the standard was updated in 2011, right up to date with the latest efforts of that Toronto meeting.
References & Web Resources:
ISO C++ Standard Working Draft N4659 2017-03-21 (pdf) http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2017/n4659.pdf Standard C++ Foundation http://isocpp.org C++ Super-FAQ at Standard C++ Foundation http://isocpp.org/faq On Quantifying Memory-Allocation Strategies (open-std) http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2015/n4468.pdf Bloomberg's Open Source BDE - Basic Development Environment (A set of foundational C++ libraries used at Bloomberg) http://github.com/bloomberg/bde CppCon 2014: What the committee did next! http://cppcon2014.sched.com/event/1iGEi0Q Stroustrup: The C++ Programming Language http://www.stroustrup.com/C++.html Stroustrup: An Overview of the C++ Programming Language (pdf) http://www.stroustrup.com/crc.pdf Wikipedia on The C++ Programming Language: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%2B%2B Wikipedia on The C Programming Language: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_(programming_language) Wikipedia on The Compatibility of C and C++ Languages: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compatibility_of_C_and_C%2B%2B
Alisdair Meredith is a former Library Working Group chair for the C++ Committee and an active committee member on behalf of
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Unigroup would like to thank both publishing companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.
As always, all of the books will be available for review at the start of the meeting.
Note: Our book supply is currently running low, and we need to restock.
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FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS
Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato, tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water and assorted beverages.
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