I'm already busier than I expected (or wanted) to be so early in the year, but you can't complain when the sun is shining.
In terms of research, at long last I've written the new C++ mapping for the recls library, which means version 1.9 can finally be released. Apart from the release of recls.net - a 100% .NET implementation of the recls library - I haven't released any open-source stuff in over three months.
The drought's about to break, however. As well as recls 1.9 (and a final, defect-fix, version of 1.8), I will be releasing new versions of STLSoft 1.9 (1.9.88), STLSoft 1.10 (1.10.1 alpha 14), FastFormat (0.5), Pantheios (1.0.1 beta 194; hopefully the last beta), b64 (1.4), and probably some more (incl. VOLE)
In commercial work, I'm busy on three fronts simultaneously:
- A multi-screen control system for a local (Sydney) client, written in C#/.NET
- A review/remediation piece for an international financial client (C++, COM)
- A review piece for an Australian client (C++)
- The next instalment of Quality Matters (and fleshing out its website), my bi-monthly column for ACCU's Overload magazine
- Sorting through ideas for entries for my guru blog with DDJ's CodeTalk
- Preparing the proposal for Breaking Up The Monolith (only 3 years late!)
So, wishing a prosperous new year - in spirit, as well as in wallet - to all, and don't hesitate to get in contact if you need my help in commercial guise.