Why wait? Creating C++17 polyfills

We all want to be able to use the latest and greatest features of the  C++ standard library, but unfortunately many projects are locked to specific language versions by the compiler. To break out of this limitation we can take a page out of JavaScript’s playbook and create a  polyfill.

In this talk we’ll discuss a few of the new C++ 17  features, why we like them, and how we can use them today, even on  unsupported platforms. Our examples will come from a recent android  augmented reality project, where we took advantage of new C++17  features, even though we where limited to the C++14 version of the  standard library. 

Stephen Lau is a consultant and teacher at Edument. After starting his career in Canada as a computer engineer doing hardware and firmware design, he’s slowly moved  up the stack through firmware, drivers, operating systems, rendering engines, app development, as well as working with cloud deployed server  and client side web development.  An avid traveler he was in 18  countries last year.


17.30 -17.45 – Meet & Greet

17.45 -18.30 – Presentation

18.30 -19.00 - Break with something light to eat

19.00 - 20.00 - Q&A

    Event info

    Stephen Lau
    Location: Foo Café, Stora Varvsgatan 6a 211 19 Malmö
    Price: 0 SEK
    Date: 22 Mar 2018
    Time: 18:30 - 21:00

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