Herb Sutter is a prominent C++ expert. He is also a book author and a columnist for Dr. Dobb's Journal. He joined Microsoft in 2002 as a platform evangelist for Visual C++ .NET, rising to lead software architect for C++/CLI. Sutter served as secretary and convener of the ISO C++ standards committee for over 10 years. In September 2008 he was replaced by P.J. Plauger. He then re-assumed the convener position, after Plauger resigned in October 2009. In recent years Sutter was lead designer for C++/CX and C++ AMP.
Education and career
From 1995 to 2001 he was chief technology officer at PeerDirect where he designed the PeerDirect database replication engine.
Guru of the Week
From 1997 to 2003, Sutter regularly created C++ programming problems and posted them on the Usenet newsgroup comp.lang.c++.moderated, under the title Guru of the Week. The problems generally addressed common misconceptions or poorly understood concepts in C++. Sutter later published expanded versions of many of the problems in his first two books, Exceptional C++ and More Exceptional C++. New articles, mostly related to C++11, were published since November 2011.
The Free Lunch Is Over
- processor manufacturers will focus on products that better support multithreading (such as multi-core processors), and
- software developers will be forced to develop massively multithreaded programs as a way to better use such processors.
- Exceptional C++ (Addison-Wesley, 2000, ISBN 0-201-61562-2)
- More Exceptional C++ (Addison-Wesley, 2002, ISBN 0-201-70434-X)
- Exceptional C++ Style (Addison-Wesley, 2005, ISBN 0-201-76042-8)
- C++ Coding Standards (together with Andrei Alexandrescu, Addison-Wesley, 2005, ISBN 0-321-11358-6)
- Sutter, Herb (2004-04-01). "Trip Report: October–December 2003". Dr. Dobb's Journal. Retrieved 2009-05-21.
- Sutter's Mill, Herb Sutter's blog on software, hardware, and concurrency (2010-03-03). "Where can you get the ISO C++ standard, and what does "open standard" mean?". Retrieved 2011-10-16.
- Stefanus Du Toit, ISO/IEC C++ Standards Committee Paper N3003 (2009-12-04). "Minutes of WG21 Meeting, October 19, 2009" (PDF). pp. 10, 20–21. Retrieved 2010-04-10.
- comp.std.c++, George Ryan, Ville Voutilainen, Francis Glassborow, and Steve Clamage (2009-10-25). "Plauger resigned as convener?". Retrieved 2009-10-27.
- "About". Retrieved 2012-10-30.
- "WG21 (ISO C++ Committee) Members". isocpp.org.
- GotW category of the Sutter's blog
- Sutter, H. 2005. "The free lunch is over: A fundamental turn toward concurrency in software," Dr. Dobb's Journal, 30(3), http://www.gotw.ca/publications/concurrency-ddj.htm.
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