Why Programmers Are Increasingly Embracing C++

Decades old, C++ remains one of the most popular programming languages today with the Tiobe Index consistently ranking it among the top three languages based on usage. In 2015, C++ saw another increase in popularity due in part to the release of the C++ 11 specifications and a subsequent update to C++ 14. In this presentation, Peter Thorsteinson will show why C++ is experiencing this growth, examine new features impacting adoption, and alleviate fears that C++ is too difficult to learn or too complex to be an effective development language. After demonstrating how C++ has evolved, he will teach you how to leverage its power without all the normal overhead associated with a high-level language.

Recorded: 5/18/2016


Peter Thorsteinson

Peter Thorsteinson has been working for two decades in many areas of Microsoft-based software development technologies, including all the latest languages, frameworks, and tools. He has been involved in several large scale software development projects and has authored and co-authored several books and courses relating to ASP.NET, AJAX, JavaScript, WPF, WCF, WF, ADO.NET, and LINQ. Peter is currently focusing on ASP.NET MVC, jQuery, Task Parallel Library, Windows Azure, and SharePoint Development.