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 […]
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.
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 […]
Note: I have written an update to this post here. I’m currently trying to convert an existing code base from Makefiles to CMake. I’m doing this in order to showcase the advantages we can have by switching to CMake. Its an unofficial conversion, so I am not changing anything in the official repo. I plan […]
I’m trying Qt Creator out, and had some dificulty figuring out how to enable C++11 support. After all, the best way to lear how to use the new features is to, well, to use them (and hopefully learn from the mistakes I will make). After some research, and a couple of forum posts and stackoverflow […]
For anyone who stumbles upon this, I’m currently enjoying the streaming presentations from this year’s edition of GoingNative. You can find it here http://channel9.msdn.com/ for now. You can still see the past presentations. I hope they keep them all available online (I guess they will be here)
I just read a very interesting article about throwing exceptions from destructors, by Jon Kalb and Dave Abrahams. The article itself is nicely written and goes through some of the exception-safe advantages (for me RAII is by far the best reason to write solid exception-safe code) and explains why throwing an exception from a destructor might get […]