C++ Today: The Beast is Back

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Now that software development is shifting primarily toward mobile and cloud computing, the venerable C++ programming language is returning to the dominant position it held during the object-oriented boom of the 1990s. In this O′Reilly report, you′ll learn why C++ is once again the preferred choice across several diverse industries, after taking a backseat to Java during the 2000s.

About the authors

Jon Kalb

Jon Kalb conducts onsite training on C++ best practices and advanced topics. Over the past two decades, he′s written C++ for companies including Amazon, Apple, Dow Chemical, Intuit, Lotus, Microsoft, Netscape, Sun, and Yahoo! An Approved Outside Training Vendor for Scott Meyers′ training materials, Jon is currently working on Amazon′s search engine at A9.com.

Gašper Ažman

Gašper Ažman is an undercover mathematician masquerading as a software engineer. On his quest to express ideas precisely, concisely, and with simplicity, he studies emerging programming languages for new tricks to apply in his C++. He′s currently taking a hiatus from teaching to work on the Amazon search engine at A9.com.