Scott Meyers

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Scott Meyers

Scott Douglas Meyers is an American author and software consultant, specializing in the C++ computer programming language. He is known for his Effective C++ book series. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and trade shows. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from Brown University and M.S. in computer science from Stanford University.[1]

Meyers has expressed opposition to asking programmers to solve design or programming problems during job interviews, making him a minority[citation needed] in this camp:

"I hate anything that asks me to design on the spot. That's asking to demonstrate a skill rarely required on the job in a high-stress environment, where it is difficult for a candidate to accurately prove their abilities. I think it's fundamentally an unfair thing to request of a candidate."[2]

Meyers conceived and, with Herb Sutter, Andrei Alexandrescu, Dan Saks, and Steve Dewhurst, co-organized and presented the boutique (limited-attendance) conference, The C++ Seminar, which took place three times in 2001-2002. In 2010, he conceived and, with Sutter and Alexandrescu, co-organized and presented another boutique conference, C++ and Beyond[3] which was again organized in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

In March 2009, Meyers was awarded the Dr. Dobb's Journal Excellence in Programming Award.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Venners, Bill (16 December 2002). "Multiple Inheritance and Interfaces: A Conversation with Scott Meyers, Part I". Artima. 
  2. ^ "How to Interview a Programmer" from Artima Developer
  3. ^ C++ and Beyond conference website
  4. ^ "Dr. Dobb's 2009 Excellence in Programming Award"
  5. ^ Prata, Stephen (2001-11-01). C++ Primer Plus. Sams Publishing. pp. 1029–. ISBN 9780672322235. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Allison, Chuck (May 1, 1999). "Review of Scott Meyers' Effective C++ Compact Disk". Dr Dobb's Journal. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Effective C++, Third Edition". Slashdot. June 7, 2005. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 

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