Learning from C++ Juniors’ Mistakes
A case study of coding by example
Junior C++ developers make mistakes, that's quite natural. We aim for educating them to avoid those mistakes while in parallel be able to catch those mistakes in code reviews or with automated tools. Using a case study, we identify typical mistakes made by beginners when working on a C++ project, accompanied with a code example. The mistakes include use of unnecessary C++ tools which makes the code more cumbersome, not using proper C++ tools by "reinventing the wheel" and pure bad design and implementation. Analyzing these mistakes draws conclusions on things you need to focus on when conducting code review and techniques that mentors can use to help the beginners quickly improve their skills.
Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yafo and Incredibuild
Teacher, Dev Advocate
Amir Kirsh is both a Lecturer and a practitioner. Teaching at the Academic College of Tel-Aviv-Yaffo and at Tel-Aviv University while keeping hands on, mainly on C++, as a Dev Advocate at Incredibuild and previously as the Chief Programmer at Comverse. Amir is also one of the organizers of the CoreCpp conference in Tel-Aviv and the CoreCpp meetup group and a member of the Israeli ISO C++ National Body.