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Advanced C++ Programming Cookbook

By : Dr. Rian Quinn
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Advanced C++ Programming Cookbook

By: Dr. Rian Quinn

Overview of this book

If you think you've mastered C++ and know everything it takes to write robust applications, you'll be in for a surprise. With this book, you'll gain comprehensive insights into C++, covering exclusive tips and interesting techniques to enhance your app development process. You'll kick off with the basic principles of library design and development, which will help you understand how to write reusable and maintainable code. You'll then discover the importance of exception safety, and how you can avoid unexpected errors or bugs in your code. The book will take you through the modern elements of C++, such as move semantics, type deductions, and coroutines. As you advance, you'll delve into template programming - the standard tool for most library developers looking to achieve high code reusability. You'll explore the STL and learn how to avoid common pitfalls while implementing templates. Later, you'll learn about the problems of multithreaded programming such as data races, deadlocks, and thread starvation. You'll also learn high-performance programming by using benchmarking tools and libraries. Finally, you'll discover advanced techniques for debugging and testing to ensure code reliability. By the end of this book, you'll have become an expert at C++ programming and will have gained the skills to solve complex development problems with ease.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

A Closer Look at Type Deduction

In this chapter, you will learn all of the ins and outs of type deduction in C++, including some of the new additions in C++17. This chapter is important as it will teach you all of the ways in which the compiler will attempt to deduce type information automatically for you. Without a firm understanding of how type deduction works in C++, it is possible to create code that doesn't work as expected, especially when using auto and template programming. The knowledge gained from this chapter will provide you with the skills to properly leverage type deduction in your own applications.

The recipes in this chapter are as follows:

  • Using auto and type deduction
  • Learning how decltype type deduction rules work
  • Working with template function type deduction
  • Leveraging template class type deduction in C++17
  • Working with user-defined type deduction in...