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Friday, September 12 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Boost: a Bridge from C++98 to C++11; An introduction to using Boost

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This is a two-part tutorial.

Part one is for those who are stuck with a C++98/03 compiler, but are interested in using more advanced C++11-like strategies. We will discuss some of the differences between C++98 and C++11 while demonstrating how strategic use of Boost libraries can bridge the gap, allowing more modern programming paradigms in many cases.

Part two is a deeper dive into some interesting Boost libraries for those who may be new to Boost usage. We will explore how C++98 and C++11 can be enhanced and extended by the additional richness of Boost libraries.

We will use as example some of the boost libraries used in the F5 Networks code base. If there is time leftover, we will discuss our experience upgrading GCC. This will be co-presented by Michael VanLoon and Rachel Cheng.


Rachel Cheng

Software Engineer, F5 Networks
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Michael VanLoon

Principal Software Engineer, F5 Networks
I have been developing software for over 30 years. Yes, I started before I was born. I have been doing C++ for over 20 years, not very well at first, and slightly better now. I work at F5 Networks, and have worked at Disney, VMware, Yahoo!, and Microsoft, among many others... Read More →

Friday September 12, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am PDT

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