Friday, April 29, 2005

EC++/3E is Finished

Just a quick note to let you know that I sent final camera-ready copy of
the third edition of Effective C++ to my publisher last week. I expect
physical books to exist in bookstores around the end of May. Between now
and then, there will be sample Items posted at various locations, and it
looks like at least one will appear as an article in DDJ. I'll make
announcements here when those things happen.

Sample Items and magazine articles are part of a marketing campaign
designed to whip you into a buying frenzy, but if you're already gripped by
frenzy and like to order books from Amazon, I'd appreciate it if you'd do
it via the following link, because then I get a small kickback from Amazon.
(The cover image, ISBN, and ordering information for the book is correct,
but most of the textual information (e.g., reviews) at that site is for the
second edition, not the third, sigh.)\

I can't in good conscience fail to note that you can buy it for less at the
Addison-Wesley web site, where I don't get a kickback, but where the
supporting information corresponds to the new edition. The URL for that is

I hope you enjoy the third edition of Effective C++. It's a significant
update, as you'll be able to see from the information at the AW web site.


Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Partnership with DevelopMentor; September Talks in Germany

Two things:
- New training partnership with DevelopMentor.
- September talks in Ludwigsburg, Germany.


For some time now, demand for my training services has outstripped my
availability, and I've been looking for a way to address this mismatch
without compromising quality. I ultimately decided to enter into a
partnership with DevelopMentor, a training company I've known since
1995. I've worked with the DevelopMentor people as a class instructor, as
a class attendee, and as a provider of training materials, and I've always
been impressed with their way of treating people (well), the quality of the
training they provide (high), and their commitment to maintaining these
ideals (consistent). As a result of the partnership, DevelopMentor will
have exclusive access to my training materials and will be able to offer my
courses using instructors I've personally approved. Their web site is and their main page for my courses is


As I've done for the past several years, I'll be giving a week of talks in
Germany in the fall. The talks themselves will be in English, though, if
you are particularly unlucky, I may try to speak to you in German if you
are there. You'll find a list of the talks at the usual place: