Book Image

Expert C++

By : Vardan Grigoryan, Shunguang Wu
Book Image

Expert C++

By: Vardan Grigoryan, Shunguang Wu

Overview of this book

C++ has evolved over the years and the latest release – C++20 – is now available. Since C++11, C++ has been constantly enhancing the language feature set. With the new version, you’ll explore an array of features such as concepts, modules, ranges, and coroutines. This book will be your guide to learning the intricacies of the language, techniques, C++ tools, and the new features introduced in C++20, while also helping you apply these when building modern and resilient software. You’ll start by exploring the latest features of C++, and then move on to advanced techniques such as multithreading, concurrency, debugging, monitoring, and high-performance programming. The book will delve into object-oriented programming principles and the C++ Standard Template Library, and even show you how to create custom templates. After this, you’ll learn about different approaches such as test-driven development (TDD), behavior-driven development (BDD), and domain-driven design (DDD), before taking a look at the coding best practices and design patterns essential for building professional-grade applications. Toward the end of the book, you will gain useful insights into the recent C++ advancements in AI and machine learning. By the end of this C++ programming book, you’ll have gained expertise in real-world application development, including the process of designing complex software.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Section 1: Under the Hood of C++ Programming
Section 2: Designing Robust and Efficient Applications
Section 3: C++ in the AI World

Using design patterns

It's natural to design a game using the object-oriented programming (OOP) paradigm. After all, a game represents a combination of objects that intensively interact with each other. In our strategy game, we have buildings built by units. Units defend themselves from enemy units and so on. This inter-communication leads to the growth of complexity. As the project evolves and gains more features, it will become harder to support it. It's already obvious to us that designing is one of the most important (if not the most important) part of building projects. Incorporating design patterns will drastically improve both the design process and project support.

Let's examine some design patterns that are useful in game development. We will start with classic patterns and then discuss more game-specific patterns.