Issue No. 01 - January (2012 vol. 45)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MC.2011.353
Bjarne Stroustrup , Texas A & M University
Infrastructure software needs more stringent correctness, reliability, efficiency, and maintainability requirements than non- essential applications. This implies greater emphasis on up-front design, static structure enforced by a type system, compact data structures, simplified code structure, and improved tool support. Education for infrastructure and application developers should differ to reflect that emphasis. A Web extra video features Bjarne Stroustrup of Texas A&M University discussing how C++ can help improve the reliability, maintainability, and performance of infrastructure software. He also describes features that are part of the latest versions of the C++ language.
Infrastructure, software education, C++, efficiency, compactness