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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)

Optimizing Your Code for Performance

Optimizing your code for performance ensures your code is getting the most out of what C++ can offer. Unlike other high-level languages, C++ is capable of providing high-level syntactical freedom without sacrificing performance, although admittedly at the expense of a higher learning curve.

This chapter is important because it will demonstrate more advanced methods for optimizing your code, including how to benchmark your software at the unit level, how to examine the resulting assembly code your compiler produces for potential optimizations, how to reduce the number of memory resources your application is using, and why compiler hints such as noexcept are important. After reading this chapter, you will have the skills to write more efficient C++.

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Benchmarking your code
  • Looking at assembly...