C++ and the RESTful Web
by Kurt Cagle
The other day, as I was reviewing my Stroustrup, it occurred to me that a whole lot of programmers out there, especially in the web space, as likely as not never sat through that C++ class either, and so I began a thought experiment - if your only experience to programming was web development, how exactly could you teach someone about C++ in those terms? Curiously enough, the more I dug into this conceit, the more I realized that this was actually a useful exercise in understanding some fairly deep notions about how we deal with the concept of reference in programming and on the web.
Interesting article. I wonder how well a web developer groks either side of the story, but I think it is an useful sketch.
|Interesting article indeed. While I don't have much hands-on experience with C or C++, I understand pointers and think the web analogy is a good one.|