C++ Crash Course: A Fast-Paced Introduction

C++ Crash Course: A Fast-Paced Introduction

by Josh Lospinoso
C++ Crash Course: A Fast-Paced Introduction

C++ Crash Course: A Fast-Paced Introduction

by Josh Lospinoso


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A fast-paced, thorough introduction to modern C++ written for experienced programmers. After reading C++ Crash Course, you'll be proficient in the core language concepts, the C++ Standard Library, and the Boost Libraries.

C++ is one of the most widely used languages for real-world software. In the hands of a knowledgeable programmer, C++ can produce small, efficient, and readable code that any programmer would be proud of.

Designed for intermediate to advanced programmers, C++ Crash Course cuts through the weeds to get you straight to the core of C++17, the most modern revision of the ISO standard. Part 1 covers the core of the C++ language, where you'll learn about everything from types and functions, to the object life cycle and expressions. Part 2 introduces you to the C++ Standard Library and Boost Libraries, where you'll learn about all of the high-quality, fully-featured facilities available to you. You'll cover special utility classes, data structures, and algorithms, and learn how to manipulate file systems and build high-performance programs that communicate over networks.

You'll learn all the major features of modern C++, including:
  • Fundamental types, reference types, and user-defined types
  • The object lifecycle including storage duration, memory management, exceptions, call stacks, and the RAII paradigm
  • Compile-time polymorphism with templates and run-time polymorphism with virtual classes
  • Advanced expressions, statements, and functions
  • Smart pointers, data structures, dates and times, numerics, and probability/statistics facilities
  • Containers, iterators, strings, and algorithms
  • Streams and files, concurrency, networking, and application development

  • With well over 500 code samples and nearly 100 exercises, C++ Crash Course is sure to help you build a strong C++ foundation.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781593278885
    Publisher: No Starch Press
    Publication date: 09/24/2019
    Pages: 792
    Sales rank: 239,419
    Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.70(d)

    About the Author

    Joshua Lospinoso, PhD is an entrepreneur who served 15 years in the US Army. As a cyber officer, Josh wrote dozens of infosec tools and taught C++ to junior developers. He has spoken at a wide range of conferences, published over twenty peer-reviewed articles, and holds a patent. In 2012, he co-founded a successfully acquired security company and is a Rhodes Scholar. He keeps a blog and is an active contributor to open-source software.

    Table of Contents

    An Overture to C Programmers

    Part I: The C++ Core Language
    Chapter 1: Up and Running
    Chapter 2: Types
    Chapter 3: Reference Types
    Chapter 4: The Object Life Cycle
    Chapter 5: Run-Time Polymorphism
    Chapter 6: Compile-Time Polymorphism
    Chapter 7: Expressions
    Chapter 8: Statements
    Chapter 9: Functions

    Part II: C++ Libraries and Frameworks
    Chapter 10: Testing
    Chapter 11: Smart Pointers
    Chapter 12: Utilities
    Chapter 13: Containers
    Chapter 14: Iterators
    Chapter 15: Strings
    Chapter 16: Streams
    Chapter 17: Filesystems
    Chapter 18: Algorithms
    Chapter 19: Concurrency and Parallelism
    Chapter 20: Network Programming with Boost Asio
    Chapter 21: Writing Applications
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