Boost C++ Application Development Cookbook

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  • Get familiar with new data types for everyday use
  • Use smart pointers to manage resources
  • Get to grips with compile-time computations and assertions
  • Use Boost libraries for multithreading
  • Learn about parallel execution of different task
  • Perform common string-related tasks using Boost libraries
  • Split all the processes, computations, and interactions to tasks and process them independently
  • Learn the basics of working with graphs
  • Explore different helper macros used to detect compiler, platform and Boost features
  • Use selected C++11 features in C++03

Boost libraries are developed by professionals, tested on multiple platforms and processor architectures, and contain reliable solutions for a wide range of tasks. This Cookbook takes you on a journey of simplifying the process of application development and guides you through writing perfect applications fast.

"Boost C++ Application Development Cookbook" provides you with a number of clear step-by-step recipes that will help you take advantage of the real power of Boost and C++, while giving you a good grounding in using it in any project.

"Boost C++ Application Development Cookbook" looks at the Boost libraries, and breaks down the mystery and confusion about which library to use in which situation. It will take you through a number of clear, practical recipes that will help you to take advantage of the readily available solutions.

Boost C++ Application Development Cookbook starts with teaching the basics of Boost libraries that are now mostly part of C++11 and leave no chance for memory leaks. Managing resources will become a piece of cake. We’ll see what kind of work can be done at compile time and what Boost containers can do. Do you think multithreading is a burden? Not with Boost. Think writing portable and fast servers is impossible? You’ll be surprised! Compilers and operating systems differ too much? Not with Boost. From manipulating images to graphs, directories, timers, files, strings – everyone will find an interesting topic.

You will learn everything for the development of high quality fast and portable applications. Write a program once and then you can use it on Linux, Windows, MacOS, Android operating systems.

  • Explores how to write a program once and then use it on Linux, Windows, MacOS, and Android operating systems
  • Includes everyday use recipes for multithreading, networking, metaprogramming,  and generic programming from a Boost library developer
  • Take advantage of the real power of Boost and C++ to get a good grounding in using it in any project
Page Count 348
Course Length 10 hours 26 minutes
ISBN 9781849514880
Date Of Publication 25 Aug 2013


Antony Polukhin

If you are wondering who is Antony Polukhin and could he be trusted to teach about C++ and Boost libraries, then here are some facts:

  • Antony Polukhin currently represents Russia in international C++ standardization committee
  • He is the author of multiple Boost libraries and maintains (keeps an eye on) some of the old Boost libraries
  • He is a perfectionist: all the source codes from the book are auto tested on multiple platforms using different C++ standards.

But let's start from the beginning.

Antony Polukhin was born in Russia. As a child, he could speak the Russian and Hungarian languages and learned English at school. Since his school days, he was participating in different mathematics, physics, and chemistry competitions and winning them.

He was accepted into University twice: once for taking part in a city mathematics competition and again for gaining high score in an University's mathematics and physics challenge. In his university life, there was a year when he did not participate in exams at all: he gained A's in all disciplines by writing highly difficult programs for each teacher. He met his future wife in university and graduated with honors.

For more than three years, he worked in a VoIP company developing business logic for a commercial alternative to Asterisc. During those days he started contributing to Boost and became a maintainer of the Boost.LexicalCast library. He also started making translations to Russian for Ubuntu Linux at that time.

Today, he works for Yandex Ltd., helps Russian speaking people with C++ standardization proposals, continues to contribute to the open source and to the C++ language in general. You may find his code in Boost libraries such as Any, Conversion, DLL, LexicalCast, Stacktrace, TypeTraits, Variant, and others.

He has been happily married for more than five years.