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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)

Using a simple wrapper around std::vector

In this recipe, we will learn how to create our own custom container by wrapping an existing Standard Template Library container to provide custom functionality as needed. In the later recipes, we will build upon this custom container to eventually create a complete container based on std::vector.

This recipe is important because oftentimes, code that leverages an existing container is accompanied by common logic that is duplicated each time the container is used. This recipe (and this entire chapter) will teach you how to encapsulate this duplicated logic into your own container so that it can be independently tested.

Getting ready

Before beginning, please ensure that all of the technical...