To give an example of Sutter's challenges (40 of them, graded by difficulty, appear in this dense book) would take more space than is available here. Know, however, that while some of them deal with obscure parts of C++, most do not, and the majority of the challenges deal with aspects of the language you use all the time. Sutter's approach doesn't consist exclusively of challenges and solutions, either--the author takes time to distill the exercises into design recommendations, making it easy for programmers to remind themselves of what they've learned. --David Wall
Topics covered: How to take a journeyman's skill with C++ and turn it into something more masterly, by exploring the behavior of C++ and its various parts in detail. Coverage deals with inheritance and other aspects of object orientation, exception handling, memory management, and templating.
Software "style" is about finding the perfect balance between overhead and functionality... elegance and maintainability... flexibility and excess. In Exceptional C++ Style , legendary C++ guru Herb Sutter presents 40 new programming scenarios designed to analyze not only the what but the why and help you find just the right balance in your software.
Organized around practical problems and solutions, this book offers new insight into crucial C++ details and interrelationships, and new strategies for today's key C++ programming techniques--including generic programming, STL, exception safety, and more. You'll find answers to questions like:
Exceptional C++ Style will help you design, architect, and code with style--and achieve greater robustness and performance in all your C++ software.
This is a great book to have, and complements his standards book. The issues he addresses here are especially useful for people developing classes that other people will use. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jerry
Interesting book on C++. Not good for learning C++. Includes many puzzles that are meant to entertain, if you are into that sort of thing, as well as inform. Read morePublished on November 4, 2008 by Amazon Customer
This book and exceptional c++ series are the best book series, I have ever read. Its language and presentation of material is exemplary. Read morePublished on June 16, 2008 by Cumhur Guzel
By having read the 3 books in the serie, I must say that this is my favorite because it has really answered a lot of small questions I had for a long time about several aspects of... Read morePublished on May 24, 2007 by Olivier Langlois
I had mixed feelings on this one. On the one hand, this is definitely a good book. You won't find a lot of the material here having filtered out to any other book yet. Read morePublished on February 21, 2007 by Thing with a hook
I am rather disappointed by this book, especially after
Exceptional and More Exceptional C++ which are wonderfull. Read more