Expert C++ Programming

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  • ​Write ​ ​modular ​ ​C++ ​ ​applications ​ ​in ​ ​terms ​ ​of ​ ​the ​ ​existing ​ ​and newly ​ ​introduced ​ ​features
  • ​ ​Identify ​ ​code-smells, ​ ​clean ​ ​up, ​ ​and ​ ​refactor ​ ​legacy ​ ​C++ applications
  • ​ ​Leverage ​ ​the ​ ​possibilities ​ ​provided ​ ​by ​ ​Cucumber ​ ​and ​ ​Google Test/Mock ​ ​to automate ​ ​test ​ ​cases
  • Deep dive into the details of the how various operating systems currently implement multithreading
  • Choose the best multithreading APIs when designing a new application
  • Explore the use of mutexes, spin-locks, and other synchronization concepts and see how to safely pass data between threads
  • Work with strings the STL way instead of handcrafting C-style code
  • Understand standard support classes for concurrency and synchronization, and how to put them to work
  • Use the filesystem library addition available with the C++17 STL
About

C++ has ​ ​come ​ ​a ​ ​long ​ ​way ​ ​and ​ ​has ​ ​now ​ ​been ​ ​adopted ​ ​in ​ ​several ​ ​contexts. Its ​ ​key ​strengths ​ ​are ​ ​its ​ ​software ​ ​infrastructure ​ ​and ​ ​resource-constrained applications. ​ ​The ​C++ ​ ​17 ​ ​release ​ ​will ​ ​change ​ ​the ​ ​way ​ ​developers ​ ​write code, ​ ​and ​ ​this ​ ​course ​ ​will ​ ​help ​you ​ ​master ​ ​your ​ ​developing ​ ​skills ​ ​with ​ ​C++. With ​ ​real-world, ​ ​practical ​ ​examples ​ ​explaining ​ ​each ​ ​concept, ​ ​the ​ ​course is divided into three modules where ​ ​will begin ​ ​by ​ ​introducing ​ ​you ​ ​to ​ ​the ​ ​latest ​ ​features ​ ​in ​ ​C++ ​ ​17. ​ ​It ​ ​encourages clean ​code ​ ​practices ​ ​in ​ ​C++ ​ ​in ​ ​general ​ ​and ​ ​demonstrates ​ ​the ​ ​GUI app-development ​ ​options ​ ​in ​ ​C++. ​ ​You’ll ​ ​get ​ ​tips ​ ​on ​ ​avoiding ​ ​memory ​ ​leaks using ​ ​smart-pointers.

In the next module, ​ ​you’ll ​ ​see ​ ​how ​ ​multi-threaded ​programming can ​ ​help ​ ​you ​ ​achieve ​ ​concurrency ​ ​in ​ ​your ​ ​applications. We start with a brief introduction to the fundamentals of multithreading and concurrency concepts. We then take an in-depth look at how these concepts work at the hardware-level as well as how both operating systems and frameworks use these low-level functions.

You will learn about the native multithreading and concurrency support available in C++ since the 2011 revision, synchronization and communication between threads, debugging concurrent C++ applications, and the best programming practices in C++.

Moving ​ ​on, ​ ​you’ll ​ ​get ​ ​an ​ ​in-depth ​ ​understanding ​ ​of ​ ​the ​ ​C++ ​ ​Standard Template ​ ​Library. ​Where we show implementation-specific, problem-solution approach that will help you quickly overcome hurdles. You will learn the core STL concepts, such as containers, algorithms, utility classes, lambda expressions, iterators, and more while working on practical real-world recipes. These recipes will help you get the most from the STL and show you how to program in a better way.

Jeganathan Swaminathan : Mastering C++ Programming
Maya Posch : Mastering C++ Multithreading
Jacek Galowicz : C++17 STL Cookbook

Features
  • ​Take ​ ​advantage ​ ​of ​ ​the ​ ​myriad ​ ​of ​ ​features ​ ​and ​ ​possibilities ​ ​that ​ ​C++ offers ​ ​to ​ ​build ​ real-world ​ ​applications
  • Delve into the fundamentals of multithreading and concurrency and find out how to implement them
  • Learn the latest features of C++ and how to write better code by using the Standard Library
Page Count 1030
Course Length 30 hours 54 minutes
ISBN 9781788831390
Date Of Publication 12 Apr 2018

Authors

Jeganathan Swaminathan

Jeganathan Swaminathan, Jegan for short, is a freelance software consultant and founder of TekTutor, with over 17 years of IT industry experience. In the past, he has worked for AMD, Oracle, Siemens, Genisys Software, Global Edge Software Ltd, and PSI Data Systems. He has consulted for Samsung WTD (South Korea) and National Semiconductor (Bengaluru). He now works as a freelance external consultant for Amdocs (India). He works as freelance software consultant and freelance corporate trainer. He holds CSM, CSPO, CSD, and CSP certifications from Scrum Alliance. He is a polyglot software professional and his areas of interest include a wide range of C++, C#, Python, Ruby, AngularJS, Node.js, Kubernetes, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, and Java technologies. He is well known for JUnit, Mockito, PowerMock, gtest, gmock, CppUnit, Cucumber, SpecFlow, Qt, QML, POSIX – Pthreads, TDD, BDD, ATDD, NoSQL databases (MongoDB and Cassandra), Apache Spark, Apache Kafka, Apache Camel, Dockers, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), Maven, Git, cloud computing, and DevOps. You can reach him for any C++, Java, Qt, QML, TDD, BDD, and DevOps-related training or consulting assignments. Jegan is a regular speaker at various technical conferences.

Maya Posch

Maya Posch is a senior C++ developer with more than 15 years of experience. Discovering the joys of programming early on, and later the joys of electronics, she has always expressed a profound interest in technology, a passion that she gladly shares with others. Describing herself as a C developer who happens to like C++ and Ada, she likes to seek the limits of what can be done with the minimum of code and hardware to accomplish everything that is cool, new, and exciting. She also enjoys FPGA development, AI, and robotics research, in addition to creative writing, music, and drawing.

Jacek Galowicz

Jacek Galowicz obtained his master of science in electrical engineering/computer engineering at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. While at university, he enjoyed working as a student assistant in teaching and research, and he participated in several scientific publications. During and after his studies, he worked as a freelancer and implemented applications as well as kernel drivers in C and C++, touching various areas, including 3D graphics programming, databases, network communication, and physics simulation. In recent years, he has been programming performance- and security-sensitive microkernel operating systems for Intel x86 virtualization at Intel and FireEye in Braunschweig, Germany. He has a strong passion for modern C++ implementations of low-level software, and he tries hard to combine high performance with an elegant coding style. Learning purely functional programming and Haskell in recent years triggered his drive to implement generic code with the aid of meta programming.

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