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From: Merrill Cornish (merrill.cornish_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-01-31 15:42:30


Having an introductory video to _Boost_ is problematic
since there's no one thing called "Boost". Instead, it's a
collection of often disparate libraries. Each of the libraries
could reasonably be featured in its only "getting started"

However, if the point is to _sell_ the whole Boost idea, then
one alternative would be to bypass the details of syntax and
function calls of the various libraries in favor of a "Why
do you need Boost" talk/pitch/video. Talk about what
kind of everyday problems it solves for you rather than
trying to explain the nitty gritty (and 200 levels of nested
template declarations) of each library.

The pitch would verbally sketch (i.e. probably no code) a
real world programming problem, then point out what the
Boost library has to help out. A series of problem sketches
would allow the pitch to cover a lot of otherwise disjoint
Boost functionality and still make sense.


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