POCO C++ Libraries Blog

News and discussion for the POCO Community

POCO 1.5.1 pre-release is on GitHub

Current development branch is now frozen and tagged as 1.5.1 pre-release in GitHub. Until release, the development branch will remain frozen and any changes will be pushed to separate branches. Please download or check it out, run some tests, report bugs, etc. git clone https://github.com/pocoproject/poco.git Download links (LF line ending only!): https://github.com/pocoproject/poco/archive/poco-1.5.1-pre-release.zip https://github.com/pocoproject/poco/archive/poco-1.5.1-pre-release.tar.gz Latest Commit: […]

Moving Bug/Issue Tracker from SF to Github

During the month of December, we will be transitioning to GitHub issue tracker. By the end of 2012, all SF issues will be either (a) resolved, (b) discarded or (c) moved to GitHub. Please enter new issues in GitHub issue tracker. If you have a patch, please submit it as a pull request. POCO Team

Fork it!

We’ve been asked and nudged for a long time to make the move; like everything else, it was something that requires resources of time and effort so it did not happen as fast as it should have. But finally, we’ve made it over to GitHub and now we can enjoy the benefits. Branching and merging is […]

Herb Sutter on the Future of C++

The Future of C++ Friday, November 2, 2012 12:45pm (U.S. Pacific Time) This talk will give an update on recent progress and near-future directions for C++, both at Microsoft and across the industry, with some announcements of interest in both areas. The speaker is the lead language architect of Visual C++ and chair of the […]

Standard C++ Foundation

It’s official! C++ now has it’s own “Marketing Department” and a reliable place to go learn about the language, where is it going and what’s happening around it. According to isoccp.org About page, goals are: 1) To promote dissemination of correct and up-to-date information about modern C++. 2) To promote greater availability of high-quality C++ […]

“Dynamic C++” Presentation Slides

The Code Camp 2012 “Dynamic C++” presentation went really well. There was 40+ attendees and lots of participation, discussion, interesting questions and suggestions. Slides are here. Thanks a lot to everyone who attended and helped with this event. EDIT: Code from the presentation is also available now.

“Dynamic C++” presentation at Silicon Valley Code Camp

I will speak at the Silicon Valley Code Camp (Oct 6-7 @ Foothill College in Los Altos, CA). The title of the speech is “Dynamic C++”; here is the description: The C++ static type system is beneficial in many ways; it can, however, also be a straitjacket. Is there a rationale for dynamic type layer on top […]

Bad news for FOSS C++11 on Windows

The Big Brother has spoken; thou shalt write Metro apps. According to ars technica: If you want to develop desktop applications—anything that runs at the command line or on the conventional Windows desktop that remains a fully supported, integral, essential part of Windows 8—you’ll have two options: stick with the current Visual C++ 2010 Express and […]

POCO and C++ Standard

Last week, I attended WG21 Study Group Meeting in Bellevue, WA kindly hosted by Microsoft, where SG1 (Concurrency and Parallelism) and SG4 (Networking) participants met to discuss the future direction and proposals for C++ standard. Study Groups are an attempt to augment the C++ standard library size to bring it on par with comparable libraries in other […]

POCO Sponsorship

Recently, we’ve received inquiries about sponsoring the POCO project. Aside from corporate (Gold, Silver, Bronze) type sponsorships which come with commercial-grade support, small individual contributions are very welcome and encouraged. Please look for the PayPal link at the bottom of the Sponsorship page or contribute directly from here: Thanks to all who have contributed so far and will […]