think-cell sponsors the Standard C++ Foundation

Berlin/Redmond, December 15, 2017

Today, think-cell announced that it is now an official sponsor of the Standard C++ Foundation. The Standard C++ Foundation promotes international standards for the programming language C++. These standards are negotiated by international committees of technical experts in a consensus-based approach, so that they are developed by and for the international C++ developer community. As an invaluable resource for the community, the Foundation also makes both accurate information about modern standard C++ as well as high-quality C++ libraries available to all developers. Being an independent, non-governmental and not-for-profit organization, the Foundation relies on sponsors like think-cell to fund its work.

think-cell’s investment in the standardization process is more than just monetary – parts of the think-cell code directly feed into the international standard.

Thank you, think-cell, for sponsoring the Standard C++ Foundation and challenging our Microsoft compiler team with complex C++ code.

Herb Sutter, President of the Standard C++ Foundation

All think-cell software has been written in C++ since the beginning. "The C++ programming language has really won us over based on the fact that it is very elegant, and we can work more efficiently than with other languages," says Dr. Arno Schödl, Technical Director at think-cell. Actively participating in the development and standardization of C++ has therefore been a priority at think-cell for many years.

Since 2013, think-cell has been funding the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) working group for programming languages both financially and through participation. This support allowed the DIN working group to avert a funding crisis in 2012 and continue and even expand the scope of its standardization work. Today, the DIN working group is a voting member of ISO/IEC C++ and such secures ongoing German involvement in the international standardization of C++.

By becoming a sponsor of the Standard C++ Foundation alongside other international software giants, think-cell is lifting their participation in C++ development to a greater international level. We at think-cell are looking forward to supporting the Foundation’s objective of making the best resources available for C++ developers worldwide.

About think-cell

think-cell was founded in 2002 in Berlin and is today the leading vendor of productivity software for professional PowerPoint users. Its software covers the complete process of presentation creation – from analysis and preparation of business data to the graphical rendering of qualitative and quantitative results. Most international business consulting firms, as well as a large number of the well-known industrial global leaders, are among think-cell's customers.