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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593278885
Publisher: No Starch Press
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Pages: 792
Sales rank: 573,583
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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