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Boost C++ Application Development Cookbook - Second Edition

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Learn
  • 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, stacktracing, testing and interprocess communications
  • Explore different helper macros used to detect compiler, platform and Boost features
About

If you want to take advantage of the real power of Boost and C++ and avoid the confusion about which library to use in which situation, then this book is for you.

Beginning with the basics of Boost C++, you will move on to learn how the Boost libraries simplify application development. You will learn to convert data such as string to numbers, numbers to string, numbers to numbers and more. Managing resources will become a piece of cake. You’ll see what kind of work can be done at compile time and what Boost containers can do. 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. From manipulating images to graphs, directories, timers, files, networking – everyone will find an interesting topic.

Be sure that knowledge from this book won’t get outdated, as more and more Boost libraries become part of the C++ Standard.

Features
  • Learn to use the Boost libraries to simplify your application development
  • Learn to develop high quality, fast and portable applications
  • Learn the relations between Boost and C++11/C++4/C++17
Page Count 438
Course Length 13 hours 8 minutes
ISBN9781787282247
Date Of Publication 29 Aug 2017

Authors

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.