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Advanced C++

By : Gazihan Alankus, Olena Lizina, Rakesh Mane, Vivek Nagarajan, Brian Price
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Book Image

Advanced C++

5 (1)
By: Gazihan Alankus, Olena Lizina, Rakesh Mane, Vivek Nagarajan, Brian Price

Overview of this book

C++ is one of the most widely used programming languages and is applied in a variety of domains, right from gaming to graphical user interface (GUI) programming and even operating systems. If you're looking to expand your career opportunities, mastering the advanced features of C++ is key. The book begins with advanced C++ concepts by helping you decipher the sophisticated C++ type system and understand how various stages of compilation convert source code to object code. You'll then learn how to recognize the tools that need to be used in order to control the flow of execution, capture data, and pass data around. By creating small models, you'll even discover how to use advanced lambdas and captures and express common API design patterns in C++. As you cover later chapters, you'll explore ways to optimize your code by learning about memory alignment, cache access, and the time a program takes to run. The concluding chapter will help you to maximize performance by understanding modern CPU branch prediction and how to make your code cache-friendly. By the end of this book, you'll have developed programming skills that will set you apart from other C++ programmers.
Table of Contents (11 chapters)
6. Streams and I/O

7. Everybody Falls, It's How You Get Back Up – Testing and Debugging

Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Describe different types of assertions
  • Implement compile-time and runtime assertions
  • Implement exception handling
  • Describe and implement unit testing and mock testing
  • Debug C++ code using breakpoints and watchpoints
  • Inspect data variables and C++ objects in the debugger

In this chapter, you'll learn how to add assertions appropriately, add unit test cases so that code behaves as per the requirements, and learn about debugging techniques so that you can find bugs in the code and trace the root cause of them.