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Modern C++ Programming Cookbook

By : Marius Bancila
Book Image

Modern C++ Programming Cookbook

By: Marius Bancila

Overview of this book

C++ is one of the most widely used programming languages. Fast, efficient, and flexible, it is used to solve many problems. The latest versions of C++ have seen programmers change the way they code, giving up on the old-fashioned C-style programming and adopting modern C++ instead. Beginning with the modern language features, each recipe addresses a specific problem, with a discussion that explains the solution and offers insight into how it works. You will learn major concepts about the core programming language as well as common tasks faced while building a wide variety of software. You will learn about concepts such as concurrency, performance, meta-programming, lambda expressions, regular expressions, testing, and many more in the form of recipes. These recipes will ensure you can make your applications robust and fast. By the end of the book, you will understand the newer aspects of C++11/14/17 and will be able to overcome tasks that are time-consuming or would break your stride while developing.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Chapter 1. Learning Modern Core Language Features

The recipes included in this chapter are as follows:

  • Using auto whenever possible
  • Creating type aliases and alias templates
  • Understanding uniform initialization
  • Understanding the various forms of non-static member initialization
  • Controlling and querying object alignment
  • Using scoped enumerations
  • Using override and final for virtual methods
  • Using range-based for loops to iterate on a range
  • Enabling range-based for loops for custom types
  • Using explicit constructors and conversion operators to avoid implicit conversion
  • Using unnamed namespaces instead of static globals
  • Using inline namespaces for symbol versioning
  • Using structured bindings to handle multi-return values