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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.

Going Cross Platform

Posted on Friday, Feb 12, 2021

Rob and Jason are joined by Sebastian Theophil from think-cell. They first talk discuss a blog post on building a 1 billion LOC project with the Threadripper 3990X and a browser extension for easily searching for C++ reference help. Then they talk to Sebastian about his teams efforts to port their Windows C++ codebase onto MacOS and some of the challenges they dealt with, as well as recent efforts to start porting some of the code into Web Assembly.

Clang Power Tools and C++ Myths

Posted on Friday, Feb 5, 2021

Rob and Jason are joined by Victor Ciura. They first talk about different ways to filter a C++ container and a blog post on the Visual C++ blog from the Diablo 4 development team. They then talk to Victor about the Clang Power Tools plugin for Visual Studio which has recently been made free for both open source and commercial use. They also talk about C++ Myths.

SOLID Design Principles

Posted on Thursday, Jan 28, 2021

Rob and Jason are joined by Klaus Iglberger. They first talk about changes to make the Win32 API more accessible, some C++20 coroutine examples and ISO news. Then they talk to Klaus Iglberger about the SOLID design principles, why they still matter and what C++ developers should know about them.

Cheerp

Posted on Thursday, Jan 21, 2021

Rob and Jason are joined by Alessandro Pignotti. They first talk about a linker project, a better assert for constexpr code. Then they talk about Cheerp, LeaningTech’s C++ WebAssembly compiler, how it differs from emscripten, Cheerp optimizations and some of LeaningTech’s other Cheerp products.

Priorities for C++23

Posted on Friday, Jan 15, 2021

Rob and Jason are joined by Corentin Jabot. They first talk about a Visual Studio blog post on performance improvements in the ‘inner build loop’, and a ray tracer built into CMake. Then they talk to Corentin about his work in the C++ ISO committee on the Library Evolution Working Group and his thoughts on what could and should make it into C++23.

Open Frameworks and Creative Coding

Posted on Thursday, Jan 7, 2021

Rob and Jason are joined by Zach Lieberman, professor at MIT’s Media Lab and co-founder of the School for Poetic Computation. They first talk about Herb Sutter’s 2020 wrap up blog post and the ISO mailing from December 2020. Then Zach discusses Open Frameworks, a C++ toolkit he co-created 10 years ago for creative coding.