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The big STL Algorithms tutorial: the memory header

We are slowly reaching the end of the big STL algorithm tutorial, and in this last but one part we are going to cover a record high 14 operations that are part of the <memory> header. I decid...

3 piece of advice for junior developers

A few months ago, my manager asked me if I’d like to facilitate some technical interviews. My answer was hell yeah! I think it’s great that management involves senior developers in the selection p...

The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Dr. Edith Eva Eger

I learnt about The Choice from Ryan Holiday’s newsletter, like about so many other books. As I’ve been always interested in history and in psychology, I decided that this book can completely jump m...

The big STL Algorithms tutorial: *numeric* scans

In this next part of the big STL algorithm tutorial, we are going to talk about the 4 algorithms in the <numeric> header that we haven’t discussed yet: exclusive_scan inclusive_scan ...

Top 3 reasons to let people change teams within your organization

A few weeks ago, I posted my thoughts on what are good reasons to change teams. In this article, I’m going to talk about why you as a manager should encourage your employees to move around. And l...

Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig

During the last couple of years, I started to attend and present at more and more C++ conferences. Inevitably, I ended up listening to Phil Nash several times and he almost always spoke about somet...

The big STL Algorithms tutorial: more numeric algorithms

It’s high time to continue the big STL algorithm tutorial, and in this next part we are going to talk about 4 operations that are part of the <numeric> header: iota inner_product pa...

2021: I feel I got everything I wanted and the next year will be even better

It’s the end of the year so it’s time to draw a balance between what happened and how I progressed at work and in life in general. I deliberately speak about progress, because I think it’s more i...

The best 8 books I read in 2021

Like each December, I share with you the best books I read this year. They represent a considerable chunk of my book reviews, but I don’t post reviews in all the books I read. And in any case, it’s...

What is the most vexing parse?

The most vexing parse is a specific form of syntactic ambiguity resolution in the C++ programming language. The term was used by Scott Meyers in Effective STL. It is formally defined in section 8.2...