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03/31/2020
Richard's March Update

Coding in the time of a Pandemic It has been an interesting month, there having been the minor distraction of a lockdown of our little country. The borders with Spain and France were closed about three weeks ago and all residents have been asked to stay at home other than to buy groceries or walk their dogs. Fortunately I have dogs so I at least have a legitimate reason to see the sun. One of the advantages of living in a tiny country is that the government has been able to secure the suppl...

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03/06/2020
Krystian's February Update

Introduction I’m a first-year university student at the University of Connecticut pursuing a degree in Computer Science. I joined The C++ Alliance near the end of January as a part-time Staff Engineer at the recommendation of Vinnie, who has been mentoring me for the past several months. I’ve been programming in C++ for around 2 years now, with an interest in library development and standardization. My original reasoning for choosing C++ over other languages was a little misguided, being tha...

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02/29/2020
Richard's February Update

The Lesser HTTP Refactor Aside from the normal answering of queries and issues, February has been a month dominated by the difference between the asio::DynamicBuffer_v1 and asio::DynamicBuffer_v2 concepts. As I understand things, both Beast and Asio libraries developed the idea of the DynamicBuffer concept (or more correctly, Named Type Requirement [NTR]) at roughly the same time, but with slightly different needs. The original Asio DyanmicBuffer describes a move-only type, designed to be ...

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01/31/2020
Richard's January Update

History This is my first entry on the C++ Alliance web site. I’m very happy to say that I was invited to join the organisation at the end of December last year. I first met Vinnie on Slack when I chose to use Boost.Beast in a greenfield project - a highly scalable market data distribution system and quoting gateway for the Japanese cryptocurrency exchange liquid.com. There were a number of candidates for C++ HTTP frameworks and it is interesting for me to examine the decision-making proces...

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01/30/2020
Gold sponsor of C++Now 2020

The Alliance is a Gold sponsor for C++Now 2020. This conference is a gathering of C++ experts and enthusiasts from around the world in beautiful Aspen, Colorado from May 3, 2020 - May 8, 2020.

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