"Improving Stability with Modern C++, Part 1" by Ralph Kootker
"C++ is a workhorse programming language across the financial industry.
At FactSet, it has powered many of our products for almost 30 years.
Because our code base predates C++ standardization, we have a lot of
legacy code to support. However, we’ve recently completed a major
compiler upgrade that enables our workstation developers to start using
modern C++ for the first time. While C++ had a reputation for a steep
learning curve, we’ve found the new features safer, easy to adopt, and
more stable for our clients.
While the C++11 standard recently had its 10th birthday, there are still developers out there using modern C++ for the first time. With that in
mind, we’ve prepared a series of short introductory posts on the
features of C++11 and beyond. We’re sharing our journey with the wider
C++ community in the hopes that others will find it as useful as we have."
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