Joshua Berne

Joshua Berne has been programming in C since he read K&R over the weekend to participate in a computer science competition in high school without having to do it in Pascal. He's been programming in C++ since he read Bjarne Stroustrup's "The C++ Programming Language" the following week because of how hard that competition ended up being. Though most of his career has been spent writing high-performance distributed financial systems in Java, C++ has remained his favorite language ever since. Joshua now works at Bloomberg LLC on their core C++ libraries -- most notably their internal contract-checking framework -- where he's lucky enough to be able to focus most of his actual time on research, writing, and improving the C++ language for future generations (especially his son).

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