I work on a day-to-day basis on a big project that has many developers with different C++ level. Scott Meyers wrote a wonderful book on modern C++ (that I still need to review one day, especially since there is a new Effective Modern C++), but it is not for beginners. So I’m looking for that rare book with modern C++ and an explanation of good practices.

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Last few days, I was looking for tools for building automation (I’m investigating the technology I may be using in my future home), so I borrowed this book. It seemed to be on a par with my ideal of home automation: Linux as a ground basis for steering the automation. Let’s see if it kept its promises.

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There are more stories of failed software projects than of failed insert_another_field projects. But why is that so? Of course, software management is young, contrary to the other fields, but there are a set of management practices that should help project managers in their jobs. Why are they failing? Is it because they are not applied? Because the field is really too young? Or something else?

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