# Friday, July 21, 2017

I am happy to announce that my submission to CppCon has been accepted!

10 Core Guidelines You Need to Start Using Now

The C++ Core Guidelines were announced at CppCon 2015, yet some developers have still never heard of them. It's time to see what they have to offer for you, no matter how much C++ experience you have. You don't need to read and learn the whole thing: in this talk I am pulling out some highlights of the Guidelines to show you why you should be using these selected guidelines. For each one I'll show some examples, and discuss the benefit of adopting them for new code or going back into old code to make a change.

Beginners who find the sheer size of the language and library daunting should be able to rely on the Guidelines to help make sane choices when there are many ways to do things. Experienced C++ developers may need to leave some of their habits behind. Developers along this spectrum could benefit from seeing what the Guidelines have to offer, yet the guidelines themselves are just too big to absorb all at once. My examples will be chosen to be beginner-friendly and the focus will be on what's in it for you: faster code, less bugs, and other tangible benefits.

I am so looking forward to seeing "my tribe" again in Bellevue this year. I'm going on the field trip too! If you haven't registered yet, get on that!


Friday, July 21, 2017 1:03:59 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [4]
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 11:55:51 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
"Older Posts" link bug

Hi, Kate.

I started to listen to your C++ courses on pluralsight recently. I am so grateful that I came across your classes! I've said to myself countless times that if you were my professor in college 20+ years ago, my life would have been completely different. Anyway, it is never too late to learn. ;=)

I also enjoyed reading your blog. The "Older Posts" link on the first page points to http://www.gregcons.com/KateBlog/default.aspx?page=1

The latest post on that page is posted on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012. I wonder whether it is a link bug or you stopped blogging between OCTOBER 31, 2012 and MARCH 24, 2016.

Again, thank you so much for your courses and blog posts. I really enjoyed reading them. I wish one day I could have a chance to meet you in person to thank you ~
Qing Xing
Thursday, July 27, 2017 8:12:16 AM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Sounds like a bug to me. I don't blog as often as I used to, but I didn't take a 3+ year break :-).

You are right, it's never too late to learn. Maybe you will come to CppCon or Meeting C++ to learn even more.

Thursday, July 27, 2017 9:15:58 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Hi, Kate.

Thanks for your prompt reply. I wish you would have some free time to fix the page link bug. I'd like to read ALL your posts. They are educational and fun ~

Thanks again.
Qing Xing
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 4:52:12 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Really looking forward to this! As an old dog it's great to learn new tricks, and I haven't yet spent any time with the core guidelines at all!
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