Latest Episode

Software Architecture with C++

Posted on Thursday, Dec 2, 2021

Rob and Jason are joined by Adrian Ostrowski and Piotr Gaczowki. They first talk about profiling tools and reverse iterators. Then they talk to Adrian and Piotr about their book on C++ Software Architecture, and what all C++ developers can learn from it.

Insight Toolkit

Posted on Thursday, Aug 26, 2021

Rob and Jason are joined by Matt McCormick from Kitware. They first discuss a blog post on using C++20 modules with GCC11 and Qt Multimedia support in Web Assembly. Then they talk to Matt about the history of Insight Toolkit, some of its applications and its role in the origin of CMake.

Efficient Programming with Components

Posted on Thursday, Aug 19, 2021

Rob and Jason are joined by Justin Meiners. They first talk about a big boost library update, and whether Valgrind is still useful compared to sanitizers. Then they talk to Justin Meiners about Alex Stepanov, his contribution to the STL and some of his courses that are still relevant to today’s C++ programmers.

News and Catching Up

Posted on Thursday, Aug 12, 2021

Rob and Jason talk about C++ news, upcoming conferences, tooling updates and a bit about the C++ projects they work on in their day jobs.

Performance Tuning

Posted on Thursday, Aug 5, 2021

Rob and Matt are joined by Denis Bakhvalov. They first talk about building Minesweeper in C++ with SFML and a paper on throughput prediction on intel microarchitectures. Then they talk to Denis about his blog, book and video series focusing on C++ performance, and his vision of the future tooling and techniques of writing performant C++ code.


Posted on Thursday, Jul 29, 2021

Rob and Jason are joined by Sean Parent and Dave Abrahams. They first talk to Dave about his history with C++, Boost and the Swift programming language. Then they talk with Sean and Dave about Adobe’s Software Technology Lab and their plans to focus on Concurrency in C++.

HPX and DLA Future

Posted on Thursday, Jul 22, 2021

Rob and Jason are joined by Hartmut Kaiser and Mikael Simberg. They first discuss some blog posts on returning multiple values from a function and C++ Ranges. Then they talk to Hartmut Kaiser and Mikael Simberg on the latest version of HPX, how easy it is to gain performance improvements with HPX, and DLA Futures, the Distributed Linear Algebra library built using HPX.