C++ Fundamentals

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  • C++ compilation model
  • Apply best practices for writing functions and classes
  • Write safe, generic, and efficient code with templates
  • Explore the containers that the C++ standard offers
  • Discover the new features introduced with C++11, C++14, and C++17
  • Get to grips with the core language features of C++
  • Solve complex problems using object-oriented programming in C++

C++ Fundamentals begins by introducing you to the C++ compilation model and syntax. You will then study data types, variable declaration, scope, and control flow statements. With the help of this book, you'll be able to compile fully working C++ code and understand how variables, references, and pointers can be used to manipulate the state of the program. Next, you will explore functions and classes — the features that C++ offers to organize a program — and use them to solve more complex problems. You will also understand common pitfalls and modern best practices, especially the ones that diverge from the C++98 guidelines.

As you advance through the chapters, you'll study the advantages of generic programming and write your own templates to make generic algorithms that work with any type. This C++ book will guide you in fully exploiting standard containers and algorithms, understanding how to pick the appropriate one for each problem.

By the end of this book, you will not only be able to write efficient code but also be equipped to improve the readability, performance, and maintainability of your programs.

  • Transform your ideas into modern C++ code, with both C++11 and C++17
  • Explore best practices for creating high-performance solutions
  • Understand C++ basics and work with concrete real-world examples
Page Count 350
Course Length 10 hours 30 minutes
ISBN 9781789801491
Date Of Publication 15 Mar 2019


Antonio Mallia

Antonio Mallia is a C++ enthusiast with half a decade of experience in the industry as a Software Engineer and is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Science at NYU Tandon School of Engineering in New York City. His research interest is mainly related to Information Retrieval, with a strong focus on improving efficiency of large scale systems. For this reason, C++ plays an important role for most of his projects and contributes to their success.

Francesco Zoffoli

Francesco Zoffoli is a professional Software Engineer currently working for Bloomberg LP in London.Passionate about programming languages and maintainable software, he learned C++ when joining the industry. He is passionate about C++ and its expressivity, especially its metaprogramming capabilities.He uses C++ for his personal projects as well as his day to day job.