The official presentation materials from C++ and Beyond 2010 are now available for purchase. The price is $24.95 for single copies, and volume discounts kick in if you buy 10 or more (e.g., a copy for each member of your team). That’s a 99% discount compared to the price of having attended C&B last year :-)
These are the same materials attendees received, and they include everything presented at both the October and December editions of the event, including “Loose Ends” and “Sneak Peek” materials put together by me and Herb, respectively, in response to questions and issues that came up during the events.
Because these are presentation materials, you’ll sometimes have to read between the lines to connect the semantic dots. And in those places in my materials where I used animations to show dynamic behavior, you’ll see that all the images for an animation sit on top of one another. Fortunately, you don’t have to imagine what the materials are like or try to envision whether you will find them useful, because you can simply download the free sample and see for yourself.
For those of you who would have liked to attend last year’s C&B, but were unable to, these materials are the next best thing to having been there. They can also serve as an indicator of the kinds of technical treatments you can expect at this year’s C&B, although of course this August we’ll cover completely new material. (We’ll start posting prospective session topics soon. Currently, Herb is in Madrid working with the rest of the C++ standardization committee to dot all the “i”s and cross all the “t”s that are necessary to finalize C++0x. That will set the stage for us to be able to discuss the new version of C++ at C&B 2011 in Banff without having to preface every statement with “draft.” Finally!)
Please check out the presentation materials from last year’s C++ and Beyond. I think you’ll like what you see.