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Effortless Libraries and Language Improvements for C++

Hey! Thanks so much for stopping by my sponsor page. As a student, my work is dedicated to making the world of C and C++ better. I have gone to the C and C++ Standards Committee and pushed proposals, and do quite a bit of work:

Sponsoring work here means you can help support these efforts, and if you give enough even suggest on which things to work on next. Hope to see you out there!

Who?

My name is JeanHeyd, but I go by ThePhD online. I'm a software developer and trainer. I've got quite a bit of experience developing software and now I'm taking my skills to various places that need help like libstdc++. I've also identified a lot of pain points in the current C and C++ standards that could use some serious fixes like Unicode and practical constexpr data handling.

Why?

I enjoy this a lot. Creating not only wonderful APIs that are easy to use while retaining maximum performance is a hobby of mine. I have begun to talk about my work at various conferences and podcasts, and plan to share even more with the world!

If you would like to see the C++ standard, C++ libraries, and more move forward and if you would like to help shape it by contributing to me and putting interesting problems in my sights, please don't hesitate to sponsor! Every bit of support helps.

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75 sponsors are funding ThePhD’s work.

@ThePhD

Reaching this number of sponsors is so that I know at least 100 of you want to read the e-mail updates I send out! Of course, at $10+ you also get access to the super secret repository of my secret musings and projects, but just $1 keeps me from going broke and lets me keep delivering hot, spicy C++ improvements!

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Featured work

  1. ThePhD/sol2

    Sol3 (sol2 v3.0) - a C++ <-> Lua API wrapper with advanced features and top notch performance - is here, and it's great! Documentation:

  2. ThePhD/infoware

    C++ Library for pulling system and hardware information, without hitting the command line.

    C++ 246
  3. ThePhD/future_cxx

    Work done today for the glory of tomorrow - or, C++ papers.

    HTML 17
  4. ThePhD/itsy_bitsy

    Bit containers, sequences, and views for everyone. 🕷️

    C++ 86

75% towards 100 sponsors goal

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TartanLlama and 74 others sponsor this goal

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Thank you! Every little bit helps! You'll get a neato badge showing your support and a li'l bit of our gratitude. 💚

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Thank you for considering this tier! You'll get a neat little sponsor badge for this tier. The support goes a long way in making sure we can put food in ourselves during conferences 🥡 and while at school 🏫!

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A wonderful way to help us! At this level, you can

  • have your name placed in the README of a repository / Acknowledgements in a proposal of your choosing (or in a similar space); this is a one-time use: choose wisely! 📜;
  • access to the super secret patron repository, to see our list of ideas and the things that I work on and prioritize.

See how the sausage is made and see our secret short thoughts dumped on technical subjects! 🧠

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Yaay, you're a blessing! You can:

  • have your name placed in the README of a repository / Acknowledgements in a proposal of your choosing (or in a similar space);
  • access to the super secret patron repository, to see my list of ideas and the things that I work on and prioritize;
  • feel my undying gratitude deep in your soul! :3

I also encourage you to bother me about any ol' subject! Thank you for helping! 🙌

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Amazing! This is the level of support for more eager individuals. Included is

  • everything in the $25 tier;
  • the ability to tell me to focus my efforts on a particular thing on my plate (for example, a specific issue request in sol2, a certain library feature, work on a proposal, etc. It will receive at least one day's worth of my programming efforts, if not more); one-time use!

Feel like I'm not paying attention to something quick enough? Smack me upside the chin with that Ulysses S. Grant face and tell me to GET ON IT! 😤

$100 a month

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Does telling me what to do satisfy you? Do you have a long list of standards proposals and other such shenanigans you want me to do? Well, this tier has the $50 dollar reward, but recurring monthly. Over and over again.

I am at your service! 🙇‍♀️

$1,000 a month

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This is a corporate tier for those that have observed my work and want to make a much more serious contribution. You will receive:

  • a custom consulting solution for any relevant project;
  • up to 16 hours of consulting said month.

We can discuss what that means to you and what your needs are! 📧

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This is a corporate tier for those that have observed my work and want to make a much more serious contribution. You will receive:

  • a custom consulting solution for any relevant project;
  • up to 22 hours of consulting said month.

We can discuss what that means to you and what your needs are! 📧

$2,500 a month

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This is a corporate tier for sponsoring the features of our most important projects. Currently, this means working on std::text, fulltime. The details for such can be found here.

Each goal comes with a set number of hours, and by sponsoring this level it enables chewing through those hours to get that implementation done faster! Reports are sent out monthly, showing what your contribution improved in the world of C++ and Unicode. You recieve:

  • a custom consulting solution for any relevant project;
  • up to 22 hours of consulting said month;
  • access to the source code;
  • prioritization any feature in the text library.