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Hands-On System Programming with C++

By : Dr. Rian Quinn
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Hands-On System Programming with C++

By: Dr. Rian Quinn

Overview of this book

C++ is a general-purpose programming language with a bias toward system programming as it provides ready access to hardware-level resources, efficient compilation, and a versatile approach to higher-level abstractions. This book will help you understand the benefits of system programming with C++17. You will gain a firm understanding of various C, C++, and POSIX standards, as well as their respective system types for both C++ and POSIX. After a brief refresher on C++, Resource Acquisition Is Initialization (RAII), and the new C++ Guideline Support Library (GSL), you will learn to program Linux and Unix systems along with process management. As you progress through the chapters, you will become acquainted with C++'s support for IO. You will then study various memory management methods, including a chapter on allocators and how they benefit system programming. You will also explore how to program file input and output and learn about POSIX sockets. This book will help you get to grips with safely setting up a UDP and TCP server/client. Finally, you will be guided through Unix time interfaces, multithreading, and error handling with C++ exceptions. By the end of this book, you will be comfortable with using C++ to program high-quality systems.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)


  1. What is the name of the function used to see whether a file was successfully opened?
  2. What is the default mode for opening a file?
  3. What happens if you attempt to read a non-numeric value into a numeric variable from a file?
  4. What types of error could occur if you unsafely use the read() or write() functions?
  5. Does /= operator() add a / to your path for you automatically?
  6. What is the stem of the following path—/home/user/test.txt?
  7. What is the parent directory of the following path—/home/user/test.txt?