Software development has come a long way since 1963, and C++ has come a long way since 1993. Dr. Plauger offers highlights of his journey from writing Fortran for the Princeton Cyclotron Group, through mastering the C++ Standard Template Library, to his current activities as author, C/C++ libraries vendor, and standards wonk.
P.J. Plauger has earned a living for over 50 years writing software and writing about software, professions for which he has no formal training. His hobby is physics, having earned a Ph.D. in nuclear physics.