For a long time C++ has been one of our main development languages. And it seems most of the automotive industry finally agrees that this is not a bad choice.
A couple of years back the situation was quite different and we had to convince a lot of people that C++ code can indeed be as efficient as plain old C.
But C++ is also changing quite a lot thanks to the new ISO standard C++11. And admittedly it is quite a huge language…ample opportunity to use it in a good or bad way. For that reason we felt it was justified to organize a 3-day C++ event with some real C++ experts. So last week we invited Dave Abrahams and Jon Kalb to share some of their knowledge with us.
In one of our current projects we are closely working together with BMW. Pleasently lot’s of our developer peers are also very keen on writing high quality embedded software using C++ so a lot of them joined the event which in the end was hosted at BMW facilities.
In 3 densly packed days we learned a lot about state-of-the art programming techninques and new C++11 language features. Both Dave and Jon did an excellent job explaining difficult concepts to their audience. While it’s quite obvious that 3 days is not nearly enough time, the event did already have a very positive effect: it sparked a new interest on different C++ related topics that for sure will in the end help everyone to improve their skills as software developers.
Thanks to Dave Abrahams and Jon Kalb for some amazing sessions and to BMW for hosting the event in their awesome conference center!