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Tuesday, September 20 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Writing applications in modern C++ and Qt

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I started writing my own Content Managment System for Meeting C++ last year. One of the goals for this project is to seperate the Qt GUI code from the layer that handles the logic and data storage, written in modern C++ and boost. This presentation will focus on my usage of modern C++ to implement the CMS.

Today my CMS has a little bit more then 10k loc, uses boost extensively and has a Qt GUI as the user facing frontend. In this talk I will focus on how boost powers the application and where I had to find my own solutions. I knew that with boostache there is a library for text templates, which later also inspired me to write a generic layer to use JSON for import and data storage in my CMS. The resulting generic_json library is currently a prototype, but a very interesting idea: uniting several json libraries into one interface. This way my own code is not hard wired to a specific JSON library.

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Jens Weller

C++ Evangelist, Meeting C++
Jens Weller is the organizer and founder of Meeting C++. Doing C++ since 1998, he is an active member of the C++ Community. From being a moderator at c-plusplus.de and organizer of his own C++ User Group since 2011 in Düsseldorf, his roots are in the C++ Community. Today his main work is running the Meeting C++ Platform (conference, website, social media and recruiting). His main role has become being a C++ evengalist, as this he speaks and... Read More →

Tuesday September 20, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Frey (Room 406) Meydenbauer Center