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Hands-on C++ guide for experienced programmers C++ course for scientists, engineers, and programmers 30 core C++ guidelines for safe and fast code Distilled guidance to the C++ core guidelines How to avoid C++ feature pitfalls Learn to program with C++20
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Who is this for Programmers experienced with another language that want to learn C++20. Those with backgrounds in the sciences that want to learn C++20, regardless of programming experience. C++ programmers with all levels of experience. C++ programmers with all levels of experience. C++ programmers with all levels of experience. Those with little or no programming experience.
Approach Hands-on instruction, including 200+, real-world examples to help you quickly master C++20, its “Big Four” features (Ranges, Concepts, Modules and Coroutines), and idioms using popular compilers. Drawing on extensive experience teaching C++ to physicists, mathematicians, engineers, and students, this intensive introduction guides you smoothly to sophisticated approaches based on advanced features. Identifies 30 Core Guidelines you'll find especially valuable and offers detailed practical knowledge for improving your C++ style through useful conceptual insights and expert sample code. Condenses the C++ Core Guidelines to their essence, removing esoterica, sharing new insights and context, and presenting well-tested examples to help you write more elegant C++ programs and improve legacy code. Distills the C++ community's years of experience applying C++11 and C++14 features to help you make effective and safe design decisions that reflect real-world, economic engineering tradeoffs in large-scale, diverse software development environments. This complete tutorial will help you quickly master the basics of object-oriented programming and teach you advanced C++ language features and concepts.
About the authors Paul Deitel and Harvey Deitel are the founders of Deitel & Associates, Inc. Millions of people worldwide have used Deitel products to master major programming languages and platforms. Peter Gottschling has extensive experience teaching C++ to physicists, mathematicians, engineers, and students, is a member of the ISO C++ standards committee and vice-chair of Germany’s programming language standards committee. J. Guy Davidson and Kate Gregory are expert C++ programmers. Guy is a contributor to the C++ standards committee and Kate is known for her excellent teaching and writing on C++ and programming. Rainer Grimm is a trainer, coach, and technology Consultant. He is the author of several books on modern C++, concurrency, and blogs at modernesscpp.com. John Lakos, Vittorio Romeo, Rostislav Khlebnikov, and Alisdair Meredith are software engineers at Bloomberg and leading authorities on C++. John Lakos is a long-time member of the C++ Standards Committee. Siddhartha Rao is the vice president in charge of product security at SAP SE. A software engineer at heart, Siddhartha is convinced that the rapid evolution of C++ has powered this age of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
“This is a fine book that covers a surprising amount of the very large language that is C++20—an in-depth treatment of C++ for a reader familiar with how things work in other programming languages.” —Arthur O’Dwyer, C++ trainer " For true geeks, it is an easy and entertaining read. For most software developers, it offers something new and useful." --Bjarne Stroustrup, inventor of C++ and co-editor of the C++ Core Guidelines "We are very pleased to see Rainer Grimm applying his teaching skills and industrial background to tackling the hard and necessary task of making [these] accessible to more people." --Bjarne Stroustrup and Herb Sutter, co-editors, C++ Core Guidelines

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“Every C++ professional needs a copy of Effective C++. It is an absolute must-read for anyone thinking of doing serious C++ development. If you’ve never read Effective C++ and you think you know everything about C++, think again.”
Steve Schirripa, Software Engineer, Google“C++ and the C++ community have grown up in the last fifteen years, and the third edition of Effective C++ reflects this. The clear and precise style of the book is evidence of Scott’s deep insight and distinctive ability to impart knowledge.”
Gerhard Kreuzer, Research and Development Engineer, Siemens AG

The first two editions of Effective C++ were embraced by hundreds of thousands of programmers worldwide. The reason is clear: Scott Meyers’ practical approach to C++ describes the rules of thumb used by the experts ― the things they almost always do or almost always avoid doing ― to produce clear, correct, efficient code.

The book is organized around 55 specific guidelines, each of which describes a way to write better C++. Each is backed by concrete examples. For this third edition, more than half the content is new, including added chapters on managing resources and using templates. Topics from the second edition have been extensively revised to reflect modern design considerations, including exceptions, design patterns, and multithreading.

Important features of Effective C++ include:

  • Expert guidance on the design of effective classes, functions, templates, and inheritance hierarchies.
  • Applications of new “TR1” standard library functionality, along with comparisons to existing standard library components.
  • Insights into differences between C++ and other languages (e.g., Java, C#, C) that help developers from those languages assimilate “the C++ way” of doing things.


About the Author

Scott Meyers is one of the world's foremost authorities on C++, providing training and consulting services to clients worldwide. He is the author of the best-selling Effective C++ series of books (Effective C++, More Effective C++, and Effective STL) and of the innovative Effective C++ CD. He is consulting editor for Addison Wesley's Effective Software Development Series and is a founding member of the Advisory Board for The C++ Source (http://www.artima.com/cppsource). He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brown University. His web site is http://www.aristeia.com.




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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Addison-Wesley Professional; 3rd edition (May 12, 2005)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0321334876
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0321334879
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.23 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.35 x 1 x 9.25 inches
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For more than 20 years, Scott Meyers' Effective C++ books (Effective C++, Effective Modern C++, Effective STL, and More Effective C++) have set the bar for C++ programming guidance. His clear, engaging explanations of complex technical material have earned him a worldwide following, keeping him in demand as a trainer, consultant, and conference presenter. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Brown University.

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