Nick Economidis has worked in the interactive-graphics, CAD and CAE business with C and C++ for more than twelve years. He has applied for patents on interactive graphics and video subtitle compression, while working at Philips Research. Nick currently works at BETA CAE Systems. He is a contributor to the development of the xMCF format, a joint effort of German automotive industries, lead by VDA, to standardise an interchange file-format for assembly description across CAD, CAE and CAM. He holds an MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London. Nick maintains a blog on C++.