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D Cookbook

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  • Use the D programming language from "Hello World" to bare metal code
  • Gain an insight into avoiding the garbage collector and understand its pros and cons in real-world code examples
  • Discover how to use D's abstraction abilities to make the most of its effi cient and easy resource management capabilities
  • Implement and use ranges, a D idiom for lazy sequence implementation with decoupled generic algorithms
  • Explore a variety of third-party libraries available to get your work done faster
  • Integrate D into existing C, C++, and other environments
  • Prove program correctness with static analysis and test-driven development

D is a modern programming language that uses the familiar C family syntax while offering advanced modeling capabilities, safety guarantees, programmer productivity, and high efficiency. It helps you to get the most out of your hardware and your programmers simultaneously, saving both development and deployment costs.

This practical guide will walk you through getting the work done with D, from writing your first program to writing advanced autogenerated objects, with notes based on real-world experiences telling you about potential pitfalls and how to avoid them. You'll use some of the third-party libraries available for D to get code working fast, including access to database engines, image processing, and more.

  • Leverage D to write efficient and correct programs with minimum code
  • Learn advanced code generation techniques to automate programming tasks
  • See how to apply D idioms to real-world problems and understand how it can benefit you
Page Count 362
Course Length 10 hours 51 minutes
ISBN 9781783287215
Date Of Publication 25 May 2014


Adam D. Ruppe

Adam D. Ruppe is a professional software developer living in Watertown, New York. He started programming PCs in high school, writing assembly language, and later C and C++, using the Digital Mars compiler to build programs based on MS DOS on a hand-me-down computer. Programming in the DOS environment with the slow computer gave him early practical experience in low-level and effi cient code—skills he carries on developing today. After finishing school, he started doing web programming—initially with PHP. While he'd make it work, he often found himself longing for the good old days. One day, he decided to check back with the vendor of his old compiler and discovered the D programming language (well before it reached 1.0!). He was enamored with it and used it to write some games, and then started writing web libraries to use it for work too, to replace PHP. He found success in this endeavor in early 2009. Combining his pioneering spirit with his blend of low-level and high-level programming experience, he was able to forge ahead with D, taking it to places many people didn't believe possible