Latest Episode

Djinni

Posted on Friday, May 14, 2021

Rob and Jason are joined by Harald Achitz. They first discuss performance updates for debug builds coming in the next version of Visual Studio. Then they talk about Djinni, the cross platform language binding generator tool initially developed by Dropbox that is now being supported by the C++ Mobile Development community.

Freestanding Update

Posted on Friday, Mar 26, 2021

Rob and Jason are joined by Ben Craig. They first discuss blog posts detailing how function call resolution works in C++ and algorithm selection. Then they talk to Ben Craig about his efforts with the C++ Freestanding proposal, what progress has been made, what still needs to be done, and more.

Event Streaming

Posted on Friday, Mar 19, 2021

Rob and Jason are joined by Alex Gallego. They first discuss blog posts from Visual C++ on Intellisense updates and a tutorial for programming Starcraft AI. Then they talk to Alex Gallego about Red Panda, the event streaming platform written in C++ that’s compatible with the Kafka API.

Reducing Memory Allocations

Posted on Friday, Mar 12, 2021

Rob and Jason are joined by Arnaud Desitter. They first discuss blog posts on parameter passing, fuzzing and push_back vs emplace_back. Then they talk to Arnaud Desitter about his successes improving application performance by reducing memory allocations found using heaptrack.

The Old New Thing

Posted on Friday, Mar 5, 2021

Rob and Jason are joined by Raymond Chen from Microsoft. They first talk about Herb Sutter’s virtual ISO Plenary Trip Report and some new features voted into the C++23 draft. Then they talk to Raymond Chen from Microsoft about his career working on Windows and the Old New Thing blog.

Vcpkg Registries

Posted on Friday, Feb 26, 2021

Rob and Jason are joined by Nicole Mazzuca from Microsoft. They first talk about a differential equation library, and modules support in build2 and meson. Then they talk to Nicole from Microsoft’s vcpkg team about some new features in vcpkg to enable teams to host their own libraries.

Trading Systems

Posted on Friday, Feb 19, 2021

Rob and Jason are joined by Carl Cook from Optiver. They first talk discuss an announcement from Khronos that SYCL 2020 has been released, and a blog post from Microsoft on updates to the Visual Studio Code C++ extension. Then they talk to Carl Cook from Optiver about how they use C++ to power everything they do.