Hey CLion, quick: Catch!

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in c++, tools | 2 Comments
Hey CLion, quick: Catch!

  I am glad I finally made up my mind and bought a personal license for CLion. And just one day after CLion 1.1 came out. A few episodes of CppCast had left me with some interesting sounding projects I had meant to take a look at. One of them was Catch, with its promise […]

Cucumber

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Books | No Comments
Cucumber

I finally finished reading the “Cucumber book”. I started reading this book a while ago. Even before I finished reading it I was already convinced of the benefits of human readable executable specifications and started lobbying for its use in a project at work. I succeeded (partially). Cucumber is a ruby based test tool that focuses […]

A Better way to ask cmake for a C++ standard

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in c++, cmake, tools | One Comment
A Better way to ask cmake for a C++ standard

A while back I wrote a post about how to set the c++ standard with cmake. It revolved around setting the CXX_STANDARD and optionally CXX_STANDARD_REQUIRED properties. I have since found this technique does not work as nicely as I would like with Visual Studio.

CppCast

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in c++, podcast | No Comments
CppCast

I listen to few technology oriented podcasts, but up until recently I was yet to find a podcast focusing on C++. This has changed now that I found CppCast. Its tagline is “The first podcast by C++ developers for C++ developers!”.

Hyperpolyglot

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in tools | No Comments
Hyperpolyglot

Back in 2012 I tweeted this: Is there a c++/java dictionary? Stuff like this would make sense for teaching new languages to programmers. Languages do overlap a lot. — ruipires (@ruipires) August 2, 2012 I could have tried doing it myself, but couldn’t find the time for it. This is a recurring problem of mine. […]

Biicode

Posted by on Mar 29, 2015 in c++, cmake, tools | 3 Comments
Biicode

I have been meaning to try biicode for a while now. I have heard about it in blog posts, in podcasts, and I have been looking for a tool like that. I have finally taken the time to try it, and have published my very first block. Go check it out!

Unicode in C++

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in articles, c++ | No Comments
Unicode in C++

While looking for good resources to learn a little bit more about Unicode, and how to support it in my C++ applications, I stumbled upon this great video from the C++Now 2014 conference.

my comments about redundant comments

Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in rant | No Comments
my comments about redundant comments

It is generally a good idea to think about why you are doing things the way you currently doing them. Sometimes you are faced with a new situation, and don’t quite know what the correct or best way to handle it is. Hopefully you don’t just do whatever happens to first pop into your mind. […]

My VIM configuration – part I

Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in tools | No Comments
My VIM configuration – part I

I have been using Vim and gVim for a few years now. Vim has a steep learning curve (but there are great tutorials out there), but its worth it, as it is a very powerful text editor. While it is not supposed to be an IDE, there are a lot of plugins out there that can […]

Gang of Four interviewed 20 years later

Posted by on Jan 23, 2015 in Books, c++, interview | 3 Comments
Gang of Four interviewed 20 years later

The software engineering radio podcast has a very interesting interview with the Gang of Four members, from “Software Design Patterns” fame. It is roughly 75 minutes, but it is really nice seeing them comment on their book 20 years later. Here is a transcript I did of a portion of the podcast that I found […]