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In House Boost

Whether you're a government department, an internet startup, or a specialist consultancy, in-house developement using the Boost Libraries can significantly shorten your development cycles.


The Large Hadron Collider experiments at CERN make use of the Boost C++ libraries. The experiment's C++ programs have several millions of lines of code for the detector simulation, data reconstruction and data analysis and use several of the components of the Boost library. Examples of Boost libraries used are Any, Spirit, Date Time, Program Options, Regex, SmartPtr, Thread.


google-gtags Provides server-based tags serving for large codebases. This is an extension to GNU Emacs and X-Emacs TAGS functionality, that uses Boost.Test as its unit test framework.


LiquidNet is Americas number one electronic marketplace for large block trading, and the 5th fastest growing company according to Inc Magazine.

"Boost Libraries most used, in order of importance:

Boost.SharedPointer, Boost.Bind, Boost.Python, Boost.LexicalCast, Boost.Optional, Boost.Any and Boost.Tuple"

Océ-Technologies B.V.

Throughout the world Océ is one of the major suppliers of document management and printing systems and the related services. We develop, manufacture, service and sell printers, scanners, peripheral equipment and media, supported by unique software. Océ products for the corporate and commercial market are widely known for their quality, ease of use, speed and reliability.

The Boost libraries enable us to get a higher degree of uniformity and quality in our code. During a redesign last year we found that lots of small constructions from Boost shortens development time and prevents having to reinvent many wheels. Libraries that we use include Boost.Assign, Boost.DateTime, Boost.EnableIf, Boost.FileSystem, Boost.Format, Boost.Function, Boost.Iterator, Boost.MultiIndex, Boost.Operators, Boost.Optional, Boost.PointerContainer, Boost.Signals, Boost.SmartPointers, Boost.Thread, and Boost.Variant.

MetOcean Engineers

MetOcean Engineers are a leading consultancy providing oceanographic and meteorological services in support of coastal and ocean engineering and environmental protection. Core activities encompass: oceanographic measurements; metocean monitoring systems; coastal and ocean engineering; environmental consultancy; data management.

Boost Libraries currently in use: Boost.Any, Boost.Assign, Boost.Bind, Boost.DateTime, Boost.Iterator, Boost.LexicalCast, Boost.MPL, Boost.Phoenix, Boost.ProgramOptions, Boost.Ref, Boost.SmartPointers, Boost.Spirit, Boost.StringAlgorithms, Boost.Tribool and Boost.Variant

TeraView Ltd

TeraView Ltd develop terahertz based systems for a variety of applications including spectroscopy and imaging.

"We use: Boost.Thread, Boost.FileSystem, Boost.DateTime, Boost.Serialization, Boost.SmartPointers, Boost.Function, Boost.Bind, Boost.Iterator, Boost.LexicalCast, Boost.Format, Boost.Tuple, Boost.Any and Boost.Optional"

NPC International

With about 800 restaurants, NPC International is the world's largest Pizza Hut franchisee.

"We make extensive use of boost in our internally developed point of sale, restaurant management, communications, and accounting systems. We use the following Boost libraries in approximate order of frequency of use: Boost.Bind, Boost.Function, Boost.Optional, Boost.SharedPointer, Boost.DateTime, Boost.Thread, Boost.Lambda, Boost.TypeTraits, Boost.MPL, Boost.Tuple, Boost.EnableIf, Boost.Variant, Boost.Spirit, Boost.StringAlgorithms, Boost.Preprocessor, Boost.FileSystem, Boost.Operators, Boost.Iterator and Boost.Tokenizer."

Rational Discovery LLC

Rational Discovery provides computational modeling, combinatorial library design and custom software development services to the pharmaceutical, biotech and chemical industries.

"We do a substantial amount of internal research to develop new approaches for applying machine-learning techniques to solve chemical problems. Because we're a small organization and chemistry is a large and complex field, it is essential that we be able to quickly and easily prototype and test new algorithms. We have found the Boost libraries, a reliable source of high-quality code, to be indispensable.

Boost libraries used: Boost.Python, Boost.Graph, Boost.SmartPointers, Boost.Any, Boost.LexicalCast, Boost.Random, Boost.StringAlgorithms, Boost.Tuple, Boost.Ublas."

Archelon LLC

Archelon LLC is a global securities firm headquartered in Chicago. We actively trade equities, futures and derivatives in both electronic and floor-based markets. Archelon is one of the highest volume market makers on EUREX and a leading U.S. option market maker focusing on the most active securities.

"We use: Boost.Any, Array, Boost.Bind, Boost.DateTime, Boost.Function, Boost.LexicalCast, Boost.Optional, Boost.Rational, Boost.Regex, Boost.Signals, Boost.SmartPointers, Boost.Tokenizer, Boost.Tuple and Boost.Utility."

Automated Trading Deck

Automated Trading Deck (ATD) uses a large number of Boost libraries. ATD is a technology company specializing in automated trading and customized equity execution solutions for its customers. We offer automated execution solutions in all domestic cash equity markets, including the listed, over-the-counter, exchange traded fund and bulletin board marketplaces. Our proprietary "Pricing Engine" and automated limit-order trading algorithms apply advanced expert systems to limit-order trading and customer executions.

"EB" Automotive

"EB" Automotive is currently using Boost.GIL, Boost.MPL and Boost.StringAlgorithms for a in house tool. Additionally we use Stefan Seefelds Boost.XML from sandbox, with a few small extensions.

"Especially Boost.GIL gave our image preprocessing routines a strong speed boost and greatly simplified our code".