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Thursday, September 22 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm
The Power of Reflection with Facebook's Thrift

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At Facebook we use C++ extensively in our backend and core infrastructure. We've recently added static reflection support for C++ to Thrift, in expectation of a first class standardized solution.

This talk demonstrates the power of reflection as a productivity enhancer, an enabler for features and an aid in managing complexity. It shows some useful functionalities that can be easily achieved through reflection in a portable and elegant way, which weren't possible before without code repetition, complex DSLs or non-portable pre-processors.

We'll cover things like pretty printers, data converters, migration to typed APIs, serialization and compilation times.

REQUIREMENTS: intermediate to advanced knowledge of template meta-programming. This talk is not aimed at people who want to learn meta-programming.

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Marcelo Juchem

Software Engineer, Facebook
Marcelo is a Software Engineer working with core infrastructure at Facebook.

Thursday September 22, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm PDT
Prince Theater (2nd Floor) Meydenbauer Center