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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Part 4 of "A Pause to Reflect" now up at TCS

This week's list is my picks for the five most important people in the history
of C++. You can find it at http://www.artima.com/cppsource/top_cpp_people.html.

Scott

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Part 3 of "A Pause to Reflect" now up at TCS

This week's list is my picks for the five most pieces of software in the history
of C++. You can find it at
http://www.artima.com/cppsource/top_cpp_software.html .

Scott

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Part 2 of "A Pause to Reflect" now up at TCS

This week's list is my picks for the five most important non-book publications
in the history of C++. You can find it at
http://www.artima.com/cppsource/top_cpp_publications.html .

Scott

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Two Changes to Mailing List Policy

Yesterday I updated the web page describing my mailing list polices
(http://www.aristeia.com/MailingList/) to reflect a couple of things I've been
doing for a while, anyway. First, I eliminated mention of "RFAs" (requests for
assistance), because I found that I could almost never bring myself to bother
you people with situations where I needed help. (I ended up bothering other
people.) Second, I no longer post to my mailing list when I make updates to my
publications' errata lists. I used to batch the updates and post to the list
when I did a batch, but now I put updates online as issues come to me. The
result is that there is no longer much of a delay between the time I know about
an issue and you can, but updates are now too frequent to fit into the
low-volume charter of this mailing list. Probably the proper solution to this
problem is to have my web site offer an RSS feed for errata updates, but I
currently have neither the knowledge nor the time to implement such a feed, so
for the foreseeable future, the best way to find out whether there are any new
updates for my books or my CD is to check the appropriate web pages from time to
time.

Scott

Wednesday, August 9, 2006

New series of articles now appearing at TCS

For the next five weeks, I'll have a short article at The C++ Source (TCS --
http://www.artima.com/cppsource ) listing the 5 most important C++ somethings in
each of 5 categories. The series is called "Five Lists of Five," and in Part 1,
I list what I consider to be the five most important C++ books of all time. You
can find it at http://www.artima.com/cppsource/top_cpp_books.html . Unlike most
of my writing on C++, this series isn't very technical, but I hope you find it
interesting enough to tune in each week to see what five things I've decided are
more important than all their peers.

Happy reading,

Scott

Thursday, August 3, 2006

Upcoming Talks Through Year-End

I've scheduled a number of talks on a variety of topics this fall near Portland,
Oregon and in Germany. The details are available at my Upcoming Talks Page
(http://www.aristeia.com/seminars_frames.html), but the overall summary is shown
below:

20 Sep Dresden, Germany Better Software -- No Matter What
21 Sep Dresden, Germany Designing & Implementing Effective C++ Classes
22 Sep Dresden, Germany High-Performance C++ Programming
25 Sep Stuttgart, Germany What's New in Effective C++?
26 Sep Stuttgart, Germany Effective C++ in an Embedded Environment
27 Sep Stuttgart, Germany Design Patterns, Templates, and Policy-Based
Design
11 Oct Portland, Oregon The Keyhole Problem
26 Oct Portland, Oregon An Introduction to C++ Library Functionality
in TR1 and Boost
9 Nov Beaverton, Oregon Effective C++ in an Embedded Environment
27 Nov Frankfurt/Main, Germany Concepts and Architecture of the STL
28 Nov Frankfurt/Main, Germany Programmer Discretion and Software Quality

Also, I have a five-part C++-related article that will start appearing soon (I'd
hoped it would have started appearing by now). I'll post details to this
mailing list when they are available, but I thought you might be interested to
know that I still do a little writing from time to time :-)

Scott