Meeting C++ in Berlin

What happened at this event?

It has become a cherished annual tradition for think-cell to sponsor the Meeting C++ conference. This year marked our 5th time participating as a gold sponsor, and many of the previous year’s attendees recognized our bright green lounge area. With 666 people registered for the conference, the turnout was incredible. We welcomed both seasoned attendees as well as this year’s newcomers to hang out with us on comfy couches and discuss C++ hot topics over some green candy.

On the second day of the conference, our CTO, Arno Schödl presented his talk “Text Formatting For a Future Range-Based Standard Library” for over 50 C++ professionals. During the discussion, Arno explained that range iteration is proposed over characters instead of Unicode code points, which has proven feasible and simpler in all our practical use cases. We discussed the pattern of over-allocating memory vs. exact allocation for a general string concatenation use case, and the impact of future compile-time C++ features to the proposal. Asked about a standard proposal, Arno referred to our publicly available range library on github and invites others to pick up our ideas for a proposal, as we are currently not planning to actively push that forward.

Thank you Jens Weller and the team for another highly successful conference. See you next year!

Our 5th time participating as a gold sponsor

Our 5th time participating as a gold sponsor

Discussing C++ hot topics over some green candy

Discussing C++ hot topics over some green candy

That moment, when your competitors are interested too

That moment, when your competitors are interested too

Text Formatting For a Future Range-Based Standard Library

“Text Formatting For a Future Range-Based Standard Library

Further discussions after the talk

“Further discussions after the talk

Who is think-cell?

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.

Find out more about our company and our working environment on the career overview page. If you are looking for more information on what development problems we are facing every day go to our C++ developer job posting.

Want to know more?

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