C++ Meetup in Amsterdam, Netherlands 2018

January 18, 2018

As 2018 began and a big storm developed between the Netherlands and Germany, we visited Amsterdam, where we joined a local C++ Community Meetup. Our CTO, Arno Schödl, spoke about the transition "From Iterators to Ranges" in a talk on the design of think-cell's range library. He covered the index concept (which is a more efficient, but compatible, replacement for iterators when range adaptors are nested), think-cell's approach to transforming rvalue containers, and generator ranges.

The Q&A session included discussion of the design of range adapters (in think-cell, Boost, and the standard library), including the border/element distinction which Arno previously discussed in his talk, “Why Iterators Got It All Wrong”, the relationship between laziness and ownership in ranges and containers, and general questions of language and library design and standardization.

In the presence of at least 70 very engaged participants, Arno dove into the topic at IMC in the World Trade Center building. There was ample time for socializing with food and drinks. Since we are looking forward to growing our development team steadily throughout this year and beyond, many attendees had questions about relocating to Berlin. Don’t hesitate to join the local Dutch community in their meetup page!

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think-cell was founded in 2002 by two computer scientists who continue to run the company. We produce graphics software that performs most of the painstaking work of creating presentation slides for our demanding users.

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