Typical C++, But Why?

Björn Fahller

60 minute session
15:30-16:30, Wednesday, 28th June 2023

The C++ type system is both very weak and very strong. In this presentation I will show you how using the strengths of the type system makes your code better. I will show you how types...

  • prevents incorrect code from compiling
  • improves readability of code
  • reduces the risks when changing code

and I will show you how very simple changes to your code will take you far in the desired direction.

expressive code
type safety

Björn Fahller

Björn Fahller is a senior developer at Net Insight, where he is currently coordinating the technical work of teams developing electronics, FPGA, embedded software, distributed control systems and web applications. He is keen on improving the skills of the teams he works in, by learning, and by sharing knowledge. Björn has worked full time with software development since 1994, mostly for networking products, and primarily in C++. He has also created the popular open source C++ libraries, Trompeloeil for mocking, and strong_type for type safety.