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Modern C++ Programming Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Marius Bancila
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Book Image

Modern C++ Programming Cookbook - Second Edition

5 (1)
By: Marius Bancila

Overview of this book

C++ has come a long way to be one of the most widely used general-purpose languages that is fast, efficient, and high-performance at its core. The updated second edition of Modern C++ Programming Cookbook addresses the latest features of C++20, such as modules, concepts, coroutines, and the many additions to the standard library, including ranges and text formatting. The book is organized in the form of practical recipes covering a wide range of problems faced by modern developers. The book also delves into the details of all the core concepts in modern C++ programming, such as functions and classes, iterators and algorithms, streams and the file system, threading and concurrency, smart pointers and move semantics, and many others. It goes into the performance aspects of programming in depth, teaching developers how to write fast and lean code with the help of best practices. Furthermore, the book explores useful patterns and delves into the implementation of many idioms, including pimpl, named parameter, and attorney-client, teaching techniques such as avoiding repetition with the factory pattern. There is also a chapter dedicated to unit testing, where you are introduced to three of the most widely used libraries for C++: Boost.Test, Google Test, and Catch2. By the end of the book, you will be able to effectively leverage the features and techniques of C++11/14/17/20 programming to enhance the performance, scalability, and efficiency of your applications.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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What this book covers

Chapter 1, Learning Modern Core Language Features, teaches you about modern core language features, including type inference, uniform initialization, scoped enumerations, range-based for loops, structured bindings, class template argument deduction, and others.

Chapter 2, Working with Numbers and Strings, discusses how to convert between numbers and strings, generate pseudo-random numbers, work with regular expressions and various types of string, as well as how to format text using the C++20 text formatting library.

Chapter 3, Exploring Functions, dives into defaulted and deleted functions, variadic templates, lambda expressions, and higher-order functions.

Chapter 4, Preprocessing and Compilation, takes a look at various aspects of compilation, from how to perform conditional compilation, to compile-time assertions, code generation, and hinting the compiler with attributes.

Chapter 5, Standard Library Containers, Algorithms, and Iterators, introduces you to several standard containers, many algorithms, and teaches you how to write your own random-access iterator.

Chapter 6, General-Purpose Utilities, dives into the chrono library, including the C++20 calendars and time zones support; the any, optional, variant, and span types; and type traits.

Chapter 7, Working with Files and Streams, explains how to read and write data to/from streams, use I/O manipulators to control streams, and explores the filesystem library.

Chapter 8, Leveraging Threading and Concurrency, teaches you how to work with threads, mutexes, locks, condition variables, promises, futures, atomic types, as well as the C++20 latches, barriers, and semaphores.

Chapter 9, Robustness and Performance, focuses on exceptions, constant correctness, type casts, smart pointers, and move semantics.

Chapter 10, Implementing Patterns and Idioms, covers various useful patterns and idioms, such as the pimpl idiom, the non-virtual interface idiom, and the curiously recurring template pattern.

Chapter 11, Exploring Testing Frameworks, gives you a kickstart with three of the most widely used testing frameworks, Boost.Test, Google Test, and Catch2.

Chapter 12, C++20 Core Features, introduces you to the most important new additions to the C++20 standard—modules, concepts, coroutines, and ranges.