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Reading XML files containing gzipped data in C++
Once upon a time, the CEO of my company asked me why I did so much software engineering for my work. My response was that software engineers were unlikely to produce what I needed in the short time frames that I had at my disposal without me spending a huge amount of time training them.
I assume that most readers on iMechanica are users of software rather than creators. But the software that you use are being developed by mechanics experts in many cases. These articles are for those who work at the interface of mechanics and software, particularly those who want to move on from Fortran to more expressive languages.
My latest article is on reading compressed data: http://www.parresianz.com/c++/xml/gzip/reading-xml-with-gzipped-data/