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The C++ Standard Library: A Tutorial and Reference by Nicolai Josuttis

For each quarter, I define three goals for myself as described in Setting yourself up to success. In the previous quarters, I had personal goals related to the C++ Standard Library. As I was alrea...

How do you prepare your commits?

What is your process to create a new commit? Is it just git commit -am? Or is it more sophisticated? Mine used to be something like this: for file in files returned by git status: git diff file...

Travel report: CPPP 2019

Right after I was returning from a three and a half weeks long road trip with destinations in 5 countries, then attending an advanced presentation skills workshop, I was finally heading to the airp...

The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco

MJ DeMarco in his book offers to “crack the code to wealth” so that you can “live rich for a lifetime”. It sounds like a clickbait, doesn’t it? Far too often these books are written by people who ...

Take the lead!

In the middle of February, one of my colleagues, Bob told me on chat that he hadn’t had yet his yearly performance review. It was due by the end of January. He was rather surprised, that I actually...

The Slow Birth of a Developer

“Nothing is slower than the true birth of a man.” - said Hadrian to his selected successor, the young Marcus Aurelius. At least in the novel called Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar. What...

The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday

The Obstacle Is The Way is the third book of Ryan Holiday and maybe the one with the biggest impact so far: a stoic life guide. Its title is so evident. I found it an entertaining book to read, b...

It's - not - so easy

Damnjan Jovanovic in his article reacted to five “easy for you announcements” that developers usually receive. I thought that my reply would be too long for a comment, so I turned it into a post. ...

The big STL Algorithms tutorial: find et al.

In this next part of the big STL algorithm tutorial, we will discover the different functions of the <algorithm> header that we can use to find an item in a container. Namely, we are going ...

Rome's Last Citizen by Rob Goodman and Jimmy Sonni

Who was it? It depends. If we were looking for a technically correct answer, it would be simply impossible to tell and someone who died long years later. But given his character, his stance, his ac...