Stroustrup & Sutter on C++ 2008, Second Showing: October 30-31, 2008, in Boston, MA, USA

Bjarne and Herb for S&S This spring at SD West in Santa Clara, Bjarne and I did a fresh-and-updated S&S event with lots of new material.

We don’t usually repeat the same material, but this time there’s been such demand that we agreed to do a repeat… four weeks from today, in Boston. More information and talk descriptions follow.


Again, usually our S&S events feature mostly new material, but this one is almost identical to the material we did in spring 2008 in Santa Clara. Bjarne is substituting one talk, and will present “C++ in Safety-Critical Systems” instead of his talk on C++’s design and evolution; and we’ll both be updating to the material to reflect the current state of the draft ISO C++0x standard. But otherwise it’ll be identical.


  • If you missed our event this spring, here’s your second chance! It was our highest-rated S&S ever, and in the post-conference survey we asked the question “Would you recommend this course to a colleague?” and 100% said yes.
  • If you already attended this spring and came to all our sessions, you’ve seen nearly all this material already, but feel free to encourage a friend or colleague to attend who you think would benefit from the material.

The Talks

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

C++0x Overview (Bjarne Stroustrup)

Safe Locking: Best Practices to Eliminate Race Conditions (Herb Sutter)

How to Design Good Interfaces (Bjarne Stroustrup)

Lock-Free Programming in C++—or How to Juggle Razor Blades (Herb Sutter)

Grill the Experts: Ask Us Anything! (Bjarne Stroustrup & Herb Sutter)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

[“Best of Stroustrup & Sutter”] Update of talk voted “Most Informative” at S&S 2007: Concepts and Generic Programming in C++0x (Bjarne Stroustrup)

What Not to Code: Avoiding Bad Design Choices and Worse Implementations (Herb Sutter)

C++ in Safety-Critical Systems (Bjarne Stroustrup)

How to Migrate C++ Code to the Manycore “Free Lunch” (Herb Sutter)

Discussion on Questions Raised During the Seminar (Herb Sutter & Bjarne Stroustrup)


This two-day seminar is getting billing on two different conferences that are running at the same time in the Hynes Convention Center: SD Best Practices and the Embedded Systems Conference. S&S is technically part of both conferences, which means you can attend S&S via either one… either

and both ways will include options that include our two-day seminar.

I look forward to seeing many of you in Boston! Best wishes,


7 thoughts on “Stroustrup & Sutter on C++ 2008, Second Showing: October 30-31, 2008, in Boston, MA, USA

  1. I attended the SD Best Practices conference in Boston. Bjarne and Herb did meet my expectations, and these were set very high. Thanks for the great event.

  2. Herb

    Have you considered doing these talks in Poland?

    Piotr Dobrogost

  3. Yeah, I knew It was not quite fair. What I’ve said was just a joke ;-)

    Herb, I saw your articles, they’re great! I also read almost all of your books, and saw a lot of your online talks :-)


  4. @Oleksii: it is not fair what you say; see for example the multi-threading series of he Herb Sutter freely available on the net.
    One thing because of which a soft copy of their presentations would be nice to have is because not all of us live in North America or nearby :-).

  5. Herb

    Have you considered doing these talks in the UK? Maybe you could come next spring (and do the ACCU conference at the same time).


  6. Hello Herb,

    These conferences are not the best way (IMHO) to spread the truth about C++ and to teach others the best practices ever. It would be nice if you and Bjarne put a soft copy of that conferences somewhere in the web. Because more people would be informed if you did that way :-)

    I do understand that it’s because of money you guys don’t want to give your knowledge to others for free ;-)


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