Feb 23, 2012

Software Development for Infrastructure

yet another interesting article by Bjarne Stroustrup:

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.

The full article (pdf).