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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)

Getting to grips with unit testing

In this recipe, we will learn how to unit test our C++ code. There are several different ways to ensure that your C++ code executes with reliability, stability, security, and to specification.

Unit testing, which is the act of testing your code at the fundamental unit level, is a key component of any testing strategy. This recipe is important not only because it will teach you how to unit test your code, but because it will also explain why unit testing is so critical, as well as how to speed up the process of unit testing your C++ using existing libraries.

Getting ready

Before beginning, please ensure that all of the technical requirements are met, including the installation of Ubuntu 18...