Introduction to C++20

C++20 is not just yet another incremental update but a profound change to the C++ language and its standard library. With many essential features added this C++ version may impact us even more than C++11 did nearly 10 years ago.

    C++20 is already ratified by the ISO C++ Committee and should be published as the official ISO document soon. The C++ compiler developers are working hard to make their product conforming to the new specification and lots of features are already available to play with. During the training, a particular emphasis will be put on learning and practicing the most prominent C++20 features like Concepts, Ranges, and Coroutines, but also we will try many other smaller features of the new language.

    Two days are not enough to cover everything of this massive release. We will do our best to cover as much as possible but probably we will scope mainly on the new language features and will cover only the most essential library facilities.

    Most probably during the workshop we will work with the latest version of the compiler thanks to the Compiler Explorer, so no special environment preparation is needed.

    Mateusz Pusz
    Epam Systems | Train IT

    A software architect, principal engineer, and security champion with more than 15 years of experience in designing, writing, and maintaining C++ code for fun and living. A trainer with 10 years of C++ teaching experience, consultant, conference speaker, and evangelist. His main areas of interest and expertise are Modern C++, code performance, low latency, safety, and maintainability.

    Mateusz worked at Intel for 13 years, and now he is a Principal Software Engineer and the head of the C++ Competency Center at EPAM Systems. He is also a founder of Train IT that provides dedicated C++ trainings and consultant services to corporations around the world.

    Mateusz is a contributor and an active voting member of the ISO C++ Committee (WG21) where, together with the best C++ experts in the world, he shapes the future of the C++ language. He is also a co-chair of WG21 Study Group 14 (SG14) responsible for driving performance and low latency subjects in the Committee. Recently also joined MISRA to help make self-driving cars safer.

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