During the last few years we talk about the “C++ Renaissance”. We have to admit that Microsoft was a major part of this movement, I remember this video where Craig Symonds and Mohsen Agsen talked about it.
In 2011 Microsoft announced in many articles the comeback of C++, and Microsoft C++ experts like Herb Sutter did many conferences to explain why C++ was back and mostly recommended the use of Modern C++. At the same time the standard C++11 was approved and we began to talk about C++ as a new language. Continue reading “The rise of the new language MC++”
Two years ago Facebook released their C++ library named Folly , it’s a large collection of reusable C++ library components that internally at Facebook are used extensively.
But many mature C++ open source libraries exist, why introduce another one ? Here’s the motivations from their website behind its utility:
Folly (acronymed loosely after Facebook Open Source Library) is a library of C++11 components designed with practicality and efficiency in mind. It complements (as opposed to competing against) offerings such as Boost and of course
std. In fact, we embark on defining our own component only when something we need is either not available, or does not meet the needed performance profile.
Continue reading “Learn from Folly source code the new C++11 features.”