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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)
1
Section 1: Under the Hood of C++ Programming
7
Section 2: Designing Robust and Efficient Applications
17
Section 3: C++ in the AI World

Summary

Garbage collectors in languages like C# are provided by the environment. They work in parallel with the user program and try to clean up after the program whenever it seems efficient. We cannot do the same in C++; all we can achieve is the implementation of a garbage collector directly in the program, providing a semi-automatic way of freeing the used memory resource. This mechanism is properly covered by the smart pointers introduced in the language since C++11.

Memory management is one of the key components of every computer program. A program should be able to request memory dynamically during its execution. Good programmers understand the inner details of memory management. That helps them to design and implement more performant applications. While manual memory management is considered an advantage, it tends to become painful in larger applications. We have learned...