Latest Episode

EVE - the Expressive Vector Engine

Posted on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021

Rob and Jason are joined by Joël Falcou and Denis Yaroshevskiy. They first talk about the 6.2 release of Qt and the range-based for loop bug that won’t be getting fixed in C++23. Then they talk to Joel and Denis about EVE, a C++20 SIMD library that evolved from Boost.SIMD.

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.

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.