By: Tim DelChiaro
Abstract: John “JT” Thomas will present, “Do You C What I C?: The Resurgence of Native Applications” at the QCon International Software Development Conference
Embarcadero Explores the Resurgence of C++ at QCon San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO — Oct. 31, 2012 — Embarcadero Technologies announced today that John “JT” Thomas, Director of Product Management will present, “Do You C What I C?: The Resurgence of Native Applications” at the QCon International Software Development Conference. QCon is designed for team leads, architects, and project management and is organized by the community, for the community. The event will be held in San Francisco from Nov. 7‑8, 2012.
Long time developers remember when C/C++ was the primary language of systems development. While languages and frameworks like Java and C#/.Net have made inroads, C++ has never really gone away. The ability to create small and fast native executables with full system access is a core strength of C++ and key for the embedded systems application market which powers many of the popular devices we all use daily –iPhones, Androids and now Windows 8. In each of these operating systems C/C++ is alive and well, as all of them are built with a C foundation within their respective kernels and core system services. For application developers, iOS and Mac OS X presents Objective-C (with built-in support for CLANG C++), Android delivers C/C++ through their NDK, and, of course, Windows 8 presents C++ as its primary native language.
For application developers who wish to use a common language across all three of these major mobile operating systems and their desktop counterparts Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows 8 Desktop, C++ has re-emerged as the language of choice for native developers.
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012
4:00 - 4:40 p.m.
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
For more information or to register for the event, visit www.qconsf.com.
About the presenter
JT has more than 15 years of product management and product development experience including hands-on experience with the early versions of Delphi and C++Builder at Borland Software. Most recently JT has held product management positions at mobile Linux vendor MontaVista Software and at Research in Motion. While at Borland he was a delegate on the ANSI/ISO C++ standards committee. He earned his Computer Science degree from University of California, Santa Cruz and his MBA and MSE from San Jose State University.
About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of award-winning tools for application developers and database professionals so they can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance, and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the world. www.embarcadero.com
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