When classes have an “isValid” method or similar, the code using them often is less clear and harder to maintain. If possible, validity should be an invariant that can not […]
Language and library features
Installing everything we need to develop C++ applications can be a lengthy, even painful process. Docker makes it possible to build a development environment once and deploy it everywhere. The […]
In another guest post, Matt Bentley provides us with new insights into container performance, analyzing the implications on iteration costs of his implementation of the “bucket array” concept.
Recently, I have given a workshop about language features introduced in C++14 and C++17. Since a major part of those features includes constexpr things, I gave my trainees the task […]
In his third guest post, Matt Bentley shows us the impact of cache-locality on performance, using plf::list, his implementation of a cache-local linked list as example.
Today we have another guest post by Alfredo Correa. In his previous article, Functions of variants are covariant, Alfredo described the concept of a covariant function, that is, how a […]
You’ve probably heard about the rule to prefer standard algorithms over raw for loops. The major reason is that those algorithms say what is happening in the name and encapsulate […]
Today, I am happy to announce a guest post by Andrey Karpov about the evil of macros. Andrey is a Microsoft MVP in the “Developer Technologies” category and one of […]
From February 3rd through February 6th I have been in Folkestone, UK, to visit the first C++ On Sea conference.
Today, I have a guest post by Daniele Pallastrelli about extern template for you. Daniele has been programming and designing software for the last 20+ years and he’ s passionate […]