If you are tired of writing code, this talk is for you. The scam of the century - how to get more behavior with less code - will unveil under your incredulous eyes. Like in those pyramid schemes, a linear code-writing investment will bring you quick exponential returns. But this time it’s for real. We’ll experience that with a real-world example: 12 (t-w-e-l-v-e) industry-strength implementations of the popular standard string, std::basic_string, in a very compact presentation. Better yet, you can add your pet implementation, optimization, or feature with ease. Even better, the code compiles with the compiler produced by a software company near you. Which, you have to admit, makes the whole thing as real-world as it gets. Disclaimer: Motion sickness bags not provided. Attendance is at your own risk.