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Thursday, September 27 • 09:00 - 10:00
Build Systems: a Simple Solution to a Complicated Problem

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New developers starting out with C++ nearly universally hit a brick wall - it's very hard to start programming and get something working. Unlike other languages such as Java, NodeJS, Rust and Python, where a standard package manager and build system take care of these problems for you, C++ has all the ability and variation under the sun to create nearly anything - if you've understood how to make the tools do what you want them to.

Things don't need to be so complicated. Nearly always, the things you're making aren't as complicated as the tools allow you to express. There is a good reason why C++ build systems are so complicated though, but it's not one that requires them to be. In this talk we'll explore the design space for build tools (with a focus on C++) and discover a simpler way of building software.

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Peter Bindels

Software Engineer, TomTom
Peter is a dedicated software engineer that is eager to show the world how to use C++ and good design to write fast, efficient and reliable software.

Thursday September 27, 2018 09:00 - 10:00 PDT
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  • Build and Package Systems