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Technology musings by Niall Douglas
ned Productions Consulting
(an expert advice and services company based in Ireland)


Thursday 18th January 2018 9.41pm

Link shared: https://github.com/ned14/outcome/releases/tag/v2.0-boost-peer-review My third Boost peer review begins tomorrow, and lasts ten days. Let's hope that this time I succeed, only been at this since 2012, and the proposed C++ library only since 2014!

Thursday 18th January 2018 9.40pm

Link shared: https://github.com/ned14/outcome/releases/tag/v2.0-boost-peer-review My third Boost peer review begins tomorrow, and lasts ten days. Let's hope that this time I succeed, only been at this since 2012, and the proposed C++ library only since 2014!

Saturday 11th November 2017 10.44am

#meetingcpp All packed up and ready to check out, though I'll probably take lunch with the conference before heading to the airport. It's been a good conference, a little too short, but so slickly run you wouldn't think its youth. I'd even rank it second best after the ACCU conference, and ahead of CppCon despite the latter's prestige. The availability of 90 minute slots is a huge winner, plus all meals provided and a free bar each night is unique.

Tuesday 7th November 2017 9.18pm

#meetingcpp This picture below doesn't do it at all justice, but the bar for this C++ conference is by far the best of the global C++ conferences. We are about as high as any building in Berlin, and it's a great view to have drinks to. Bar also has by far the best selection of booze of any of the conferences too, they have a many page menu and though the most expensive apart from Aspen, I can see some good discussions happening here next few nights.

Tuesday 7th November 2017 12.25pm

#meetingcpp Just waiting for the flight to Berlin for the Meeting C++ conference. Due to the rail strikes today, traveled up to Dublin last night and stayed in a hotel. I forget how badly I sleep first night in a hotel! Thus feeling pretty ropey, and looking forward to napping on the plane. And I'll surely sleep well tonight at least.

Thursday 26th October 2017 5.59pm

Looks like I'll be having to do a 12 month onsite stint in Dublin as there is zero remote work going in C++ all this year, and with Brexit and Trump the lack of remote work in C++ may persist for a long time. I had to take a 20% discount in day rate as well, there are almost zero contracts in C++ anywhere in Ireland this year, so rates are well depressed.

Tuesday 24th October 2017 6.00am

Link shared: http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2017/p0779r0.pdf And my second sort-of-academic paper, "P0779R0: Proposing operator try() (with added native C++ macro functions!)" sent to WG21, the international standards body for C++.

Tuesday 24th October 2017 5.59am

Link shared: http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2017/p0762r0.pdf My first new sort-of-academic paper written in some years: "P0762R0: Concerns about expected<T, E> from the Boost.Outcome peer review" which is a paper submitted to ISO WG21, the international standards body for C++.

Tuesday 19th September 2017 11.58am

Link shared: http://indeed.ie The contract market in C++ is so bad in Ireland right now that not one single contract in C++ is on indeed.ie (a jobs site aggregator) in the "new roles" section! I haven't seen it this bad since the depths of the financial crash :( Where are all the finance roles coming out of London through Brexit induced relocation? Or is it that Brexit uncertainty is sinking all boats?

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