Mid Atlantic VC++ User Group Meeting Announcement

"Christopher B. Brossart" <brossart@bigdog.fred.net>
16 Sep 1996 14:35:10 -0400

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From: "Christopher B. Brossart" <brossart@bigdog.fred.net>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 16 Sep 1996 14:35:10 -0400
Organization: FredNet
Keywords: conference, C++

Microsoft, Micro Modeling Associates, RDA Consultants and
the Advanced Systems User Group are pleased to announce
the September meeting of The Mid-Atlantic Visual C++ Users' Group.

7-9 pm, September 19, 1996

Chesapeake Room
5335 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20850


Michael Spertus, President and Chief Technologist

Michael Spertus is President of Geodesic Systems, Inc.,
and has been a professional programmer since 1976.
He is a noted expert in memory management, and was the
chief designer of Great Circle, a high performance garbage
collector for C and C++. His speaking engagements include
Harvard University, Bell Labs, the University of Chicago, and
Xerox PARC. Mr. Spertus presented as a featured speaker
at ObjectExpo 1996 and is a scheduled to present at C++ World in
November 1996. His publications include articles for
Object Magazine, and a monthly column for Object Currents.

Garbage Collection in C++ and JAVA: The Future is Now

The inventor of C++, Bjarne Stroustrup, declares,
"The most loudly proclaimed fundamental weakness of C++
these days is the absence of automatic garbage collection."

Traditional techniques of managing memory in C and C++ consume
about 25% of development time, and often result in serious quality
problems that leave both the programmer and the manager frustrated.
To combat this problem, automatic memory management solutions
using garbage collection are becoming widely available. In C, C++,
and JAVA, garbage collection can completely eliminate the need for explicit
memory management and transparently fix memory bugs in existing
code without sacrificing performance or compatibility. This seminar will
explain how to automate memory management, discuss future trends in
C++ and JAVA as they relate to garbage collection, and provide a
demonstration of Geodesic System's Great Circle, the high performance
garbage collector for C and C++.

I hope to see you at the meeting.

Christopher Brossart

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