My C++ and Beyond Intro: C++ Renaissance

Why C++

Channel 9 has just posted a recording of my intro talk at C++ and Beyond 2011 last month in Banff. Here’s the link: C++ and Beyond 2011: Why C++.

It’s a keynote-y talk, not a technical talk, but we felt it was important to address an important trend involving the language. The goal is to share a perspective and rationale for why of late there’s such a resurgence of interest in C++ — both across the industry, and within Microsoft.

Whether or not you agree with the perspective and rationale, I hope you enjoy it!

5 thoughts on “My C++ and Beyond Intro: C++ Renaissance

  1. Hi, can you please tell me why include guards have not been made implicit and repetitive inclusion explicit. Aka you dont have to write anything to make include idempotent? Its one of those things that smells like 80s.

  2. Thanks for posting this. I really enjoyed this talk and, as someone that likes programming in C++, I hope you’re right.

    I’m not so sure that mobile represents a good long-term prospect for C++ though. Already a lot of apps are written in Java or even higher level languages like Lua or Javascript and I suspect the migration to higher level languages on mobile devices will roughly parallel that of desktop computers as the raw hardware gets faster. Particularly demanding domains like 3d games or realtime multimedia tools may always require a language like C++. But if you’re just scooting widgets around like most apps then something simpler will do the job with less work.

  3. I really really really^5 wish you had recorded all the talks, and made them available through purchase. They could have been enjoyed by so many people that couldn’t make it or didn’t get in on time.

    But thanks for posting up this one.

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