• Everything we do is C++. Even our customer portal is written in C++. There is some Assembler glue code where it is necessary, and our build scripts are written in Python, but other than that is all about C++.
• Naturally, we use C++ features like lambdas and rvalue references throughout our codebase, and have switched to C++17 where our compilers support it.
• We fund the working group for programming languages of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN). Some of our employees are members of this committee and vote in the international standardization process of ISO/IEC C++.
• We sponsor the Standard C++ Foundation helping them to promote the understanding and use of modern Standard C++ on all compilers and platforms.
• We use Boost throughout our code, e.g., Boost.Spirit for parsing.
• We have our own range library, in the same spirit as Boost.Range or Eric Niebler’s range-v3, but going further, for example, by unifying internal and external iteration. We gave a talk about it, and most of the code is public.
• We develop our own cross-platform library to support Mac and Windows with a single code base.
• We have our own reference-counting and persistence libraries to save and restore whole object trees.
• We have an extensive bug reporting infrastructure. Assertions and error checks stay in the release code, and our software automatically reports bugs to our server. The server analyzes the bug, categorizes it and files it in a database that all developers can access. If an update fixes the bug, the user can download the update directly from a bug response web page.
Bsc, Msc or Phd in Technical Disciplines
Experience with C++