Bjarne Stroustrup Talk: “What – if anything – have we learned from C++?”
Check out this great talk about the evolution of the C++ programming language from its creator, Bjarne Stroustrup. The talk is titled “What – if anything – have we learned from C++?” and it was presented at the recent Curry On Prague programming language conference. If you’re a C++ user of any experience level it’s a great talk to watch to learn about how Stroustrup intended the language to be used.
In particular Stroustrup raises a great point that there’s a lot of bad & outdated advice about learning the C++ language today which does much more harm than good for beginners. It’s important to step back and look at the big picture concepts behind the language to make the most effective use of it. If you use C++ I highly recommend checking out this and other talks by Bjarne Stroustrup.
Eink, E-paper, Think Ink – Collin shares six segments pondering the unusual low-power display technology that somehow still seems a bit sci-fi – http://adafruit.com/thinkink
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