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Overload 153 · October 2019 (PDF)

Contents

  • Predictions and Predilections.
    Forecasting the future is difficult. Frances Buontempo has a foreboding sense that a lack of impartially makes things even harder.

  • Scenarios Using Custom DSLs.
    Natural-language BDD can be hard to maintain. Liz Keogh demonstrates a simple code-based alternative.

  • OOP Is not Essential.
    People tend to love or hate Object Oriented Programming. Lucian Teodorescu considers a recent OOP claim.

  • I Come Here Not to Bury Delphi, But to Praise It.
    What helps a programming language gain traction? Patrick Martin remembers why he used to use Delphi.

  • C++ Pipes.
    Expressive code can make life easier. Jonathan Boccara demonstrates fluent pipelines for collections in C++.

  • Afterwood.
    People claim politics should not be discussed in polite circles. Chris Oldwood reconsiders.

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ACCU News

  • October's Overload Journal has been published. (14.10.19)

    The October 2019 ACCU Overload journal has been published and should arrive at members' addresses in the next few days. Overload 153 and previous issues of Overload can be accessed in Overload Online.

  • September's C Vu Journal has been published. (7.09.19)

    The September 2019 ACCU C Vu journal has been published and should arrive at members' addresses in the next few days. C Vu 31-4 and previous issues of C Vu can be accessed via Journals menu (ACCU members only).

  • August's Overload Journal has been published. (12.08.19)

    The August 2019 ACCU Overload journal has been published and should arrive at members' addresses in the next few days. Overload 152 and previous issues of Overload can be accessed in Overload Online.

  • ACCU Autumn 2019, Belfast (2.08.19)

    ACCU Autumn 2019 registration is open!

    ACCU is putting on a two-day conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland on the 11th and 12th of November, 2019, in conjunction with and immediately following the November WG21 (C++) standards meeting. The conference will be held at the same Hilton Hotel being used for the WG21 meeting.

    Click here for the registration page.

  • July's C Vu Journal has been published. (13.07.19)

    The July 2019 ACCU C Vu journal has been published and should arrive at members' addresses in the next few days. C Vu 31-3 and previous issues of C Vu can be accessed via Journals menu (ACCU members only).