Mastering C++ Standard Library Features
- 6 hours on-demand video
- 1 downloadable resource
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
Get your team access to 4,000+ top Udemy courses anytime, anywhere.Try Udemy for Business
- 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
Understand what the risks of manual memory management are and how smart pointers prevent them
Understand the benefits of writing movable classes in relation to facilities provided by the Standard Library
Understand what lambda expressions are and what problem they solve
Understand the versatility of lambdas and unconventional problems solved by them
Understand how lambdas and the Standard Library interact and benefit from each other
Understand what a “constant expression” is and how `constexpr` allows to create functions that can be executed at compile-time
Understand what a “metafunction” is and how types can be manipulated through templates
- Prior C++ knowledge is assumed
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.
About the Author :
Vittorio has been a C++ enthusiast from a young age, with a BS in Computer Science from the Università degli Studi di Messina, and now works at Bloomerg LP. 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 indie games. Vittorio is an active member of the C++ community, speaking at many conferences and events. He currently maintains 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.
- This video course is targeted at developers who would like to master Modern C++ language and library features.