So as I've been recently laid off thanks to the out-sourcing of my entire department, I've been getting myself up-to-speed on some of the various technologies I might be working with in the near future. This has resulted in me watching way more videos on technical stuff in the last month than I've probably done in the last two years. I've come across some great ones and I wish I'd started jotting them down earlier. I wanted to share here in case anyone else has any interest:C++
If you have any interest in C++, almost any of the C++ Convention 2014 videos found on youtube (search cppcon and look for the most recent stuff) are absolutely worth watching. The main reason these are so interesting is the new C++11 and C++14 standards have made some major changes to how usable C++ is. Several changes in particular make it so pointers and memory management happen almost exclusively in destructors, if they are needed at all! Seriously, the C++11/14 changes are amazing. In particular, check out these two:Make Simple Tasks Simple! by Bjarne Stroustrup
(you can skip the 7ish minute speaker intro)Back to Basics by Herb SutterRealm of the Mad God
If you've every heard of or played this, or have an interest in MMORPGs and their design and financials, absolutely worth a watch:Realm of the Counter Intuitive (GDC 2012)
As I recall some of the other stuff I've watch recently I'll drop them here. I'm currently brushing up on NoSQL so hopefully I'll find a good video on that.