Sy Brand

C++ Developer Advocate, C++ Team

Sy Brand is Microsoft’s C++ Developer Advocate. Their background is in compilers and debuggers for embedded accelerators, but they’re also interested in generic library design, metaprogramming, functional-style C++, undefined behaviour, and making our communities more inclusive and welcoming.

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Pure Virtual C++ 2022 Pre-Conference Sessions Available

(image) Our pre-conference sessions for Pure Virtual C++ 2022 are now online. Find them here, and hope to see you at the main event on 26th April! Session list: There's one session on Visual Studio for Unreal Engine and Game Developers which will be uploaded soon...

Pure Virtual C++ 2022 Schedule Available

(image) Pure Virtual C++ 2022 is a free, one-day virtual conference for the whole C++ community. The schedule is now available. You can find the full set of abstracts, alongside calendar files to download on the website. All times UTC on the 26th April. Yes, I know the times look a bit weird, it'll work out on ...

Sign Up for the Pure Virtual C++ 2022 Conference

(image) In the last couple of years we have run Pure Virtual C++, a free one-day virtual conference for the whole C++ community. This month we're doing it again! Sign-up for free on the website to be the first to hear about our program schedule, access our extra on-demand C++ demos, and get more virtual surprises. The live event will ...

Execution and Static Analysis Support for MSVC on Compiler Explorer

Compiler Explorer is a popular resource for visualizing the assembly output of various compilers, trying out different compiler versions and flags, and testing many popular libraries. We're pleased to announce that, as of today, code execution and static analysis are now available for MSVC on Compiler Explorer. Execution on CE has been one ...

Microsoft C++ Team at CppCon 2021

(image) The Microsoft C++ team has an exciting lineup of sessions at CppCon 2021. Many of us will also be present at our team’s booth in the main hall for the first two days of the conference. Come say hi and let us know if you have any questions about our talks, products, or anything else! You can also join the #visual_studio channel on...

Pure Virtual C++ 2021 is Today

(image) Pure Virtual C++, a free one-day virtual conference for the whole C++ community, is starting today (May 3rd) at 14:30 UTC. You can watch it and interact with the speakers at Learn TV. There'll be sessions on C++20 modules, CMake, vcpkg, and code analysis. All of our pre-conference demos, including what's new in C++20 support in ...

Pure Virtual C++ 2021 Schedule Available

The schedule for Pure Virtual C++ 2021 is now live on the event website. Remember to sign up to be the first to access our extra on-demand C++ demos and get more virtual surprises. Schedule All times are on Monday 3rd May 2021 UTC. Abstracts and speaker bios are available on the website...

Sign Up for the Pure Virtual C++ 2021 Conference

(image) Last year we ran the first Pure Virtual C++, a free one-day virtual conference for the whole C++ community. This May we're doing it again! Sign-up for free on the website to be the first to hear about our program schedule, access our extra on-demand C++ demos, and get more virtual surprises. The live event will run May 3rd 14:30...

Abbreviated Function Templates and Constrained Auto

Declaring function templates in C++ has always been quite verbose. C++20 added a new way of doing so that is more terse and more consistent with lambdas: abbreviated function templates. This short post will show how to use this syntax and how it applies to C++20 concepts. Abbreviated Function Templates C++11 introduced lambdas, which look ...

A Year of Conference Talks from the Microsoft C++ Team

As we learned to adapt to virtual conferences last year we presented more than 20 talks on a wide range of topics. I've collected them all here so you can easily learn about the latest advances in our tooling as well as the cutting edge of C++ features. C++ Europe (February) WSLConf (March) Pure Virtual C++ (April...