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Hi! My name is Andrey Upadyshev. You may also know me as Oliora.

I’m a professional software developer for almost 15 years, passionated about C++, software architecture and high performance. Since 2016 I work for Amazon Web Services.

I’m notedly interested about continued revolution of the C++ language which already stated in C++11 and C++14 standards and now developing C++17 one. The language was given a second breath. It was so significatly changed that it is almost a new language which we have to learn from scratch. That’s interesting and cool! Interesting because heh… who doesn’t like to learn a new tricks? And cool because we feel that some shackles on our legs fell and we have more fun and freedom with C++ now!

This blog was created to share some of my findings and thoughts (and excitements) about the new C++.

You may also like to check my slides about C++11/C++14 that I made for Dutch C++ group.


I’m a software developer and software architect for almost 15 years. I was working in many companies in very different domains with using of tons of technologies and tools. C++, software architecture and high performance are my main interest in the professional life. Besides C++ I use Python and JavaScript quite often.

I’m a big fan of Open Source Software. Currently I maintain:

I was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia in 1981.

In 2002 I got Bachelor degree in Computer Science at Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics.

I’m married and have three kids.

In 2014 I moved to Netherlands.

Apart from developing I like to cook, travel, photograph, explore arts and enjoy good wines.


You can find me there as well (I’m almost everywhere, sorry):


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