Mastering C++ Standard Library Features [Video]

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  • Analyze and demystify some major new features such as move semantics, variadic templates, and lambdas
  • Learn about new core language features and the problems they were intended to solve
  • Discover new techniques that allow computations to be performed at compile-time
  • Create safer and more convenient interfaces, without any extra hidden cost
  • Improve your code by replacing new/delete with smart pointers
  • Get well versed with the C++ STL and make full use of its components

C++ has come a long way and has now been adopted in several contexts with the latest updates of the STL and with C++17 on its way.

This video course will take you through C++'s Standard library and the most important features of C++11/14/17. You will begin with new language features and will gradually move on to library components and then to the traps and pitfalls and ways to avoid them. You will learn about STL components such as <utility>, smart pointers, `std::function`, `std::move`, and `std::exchange`, while at the same time reinforcing and deepening your understanding of the new language features. From here, you will learn to examine containers, iterators, function objects, with STL algorithms and lambda expressions. You will also be introduced to some upcoming C++17 additions including language features such as `constexpr` lambdas, and library additions such as the new algebraic data types and metaprogramming utilities. Throughout the course, you will learn the common pitfalls in "old" C++ programming and best practices for software development in Modern C++.

By the end of the course, you will have mastered Modern C++'s most impactful language and library features.

Style and Approach

In this course, we will analyze and demystify some of the major new features such as move semantics, variadic templates, and lambdas: being familiar with them is key to produceing readable and maintainable code of higher quality. We will also cover new techniques that allow computations to be performed at compile-time. The course introduces various new language features and demonstrates their synergy with the Standard Library. Game-changing features such as move semantics and smart pointers will be analyzed in depth, providing a strong understanding of the way they work. Lambda expressions and their interactions with the STL will be demystified, while providing many useful real-world examples. This course covers a very diverse set of topics and features (from C++11, C++14, and C++17) that are very impactful on their own, but even better combined together ;– every developer's toolbox will be enriched with many new techniques and ideas to tackle any kind of problem in an elegant, robust, safe, and efficient manner

  • Develop high-quality, fast, and portable applications by leveraging the power of the C++ Standard Library
  • Work with the STL algorithms and boost your productivity as a C++ developer with the most impactful features of C++11/14/17
  • Migrate from older versions of C++ to Modern C++ without any hassle and master its best practices for software development
Course Length 6 hours 12 minutes
ISBN 9781788294256
Date Of Publication 29 Nov 2017


Vittorio Romeo

Vittorio Romeo is a Software Engineer at Bloomberg LP. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science at "Università degli Studi di Messina".

He began programming at a very young age and is now a C++ enthusiast. While following the evolution of the C++ standard and embracing the newest features, he worked on several open-source projects, including modern general-purpose libraries and free cross-platform games.

Vittorio is an active member of the C++ community: he participated as a speaker at CppCon 2014/2015/2016, ++it Florence 2015 and at his local Linux Day 2013/2014 events, as a Student/Volunteer at C++Now 2015/2016, at Meeting C++ 2015/2016.

He currently maintains a C++-related blog and a YouTube channel featuring well-received modern C++11 and C++14 tutorials.

When he's not writing code, Vittorio enjoys weightlifting and fitness-related activities, competitive/challenging computer gaming and good sci-fi movies/TV-series.

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