Learn to build applications faster and better by leveraging the real power of Boost and C++ About This Book * Learn to use the Boost libraries to simplify your application development * Learn to develop high quality, fast and portable applications * Learn the relations between Boost and C++11/C++4/C++17 Who This Book Is For This book is for developers looking to improve their knowledge of Boost and who would like to simplify their application development processes. Prior C++ knowledge and basic knowledge of the standard library is assumed. What You Will Learn * Get familiar with new data types for everyday use * Use smart pointers to manage resources * Get to grips with compile-time computations and assertions * Use Boost libraries for multithreading * Learn about parallel execution of different task * Perform common string-related tasks using Boost libraries * Split all the processes, computations, and interactions to tasks and process them independently * Learn the basics of working with graphs, stacktracing, testing and interprocess communications * Explore different helper macros used to detect compiler, platform and Boost features In Detail If you want to take advantage of the real power of Boost and C++ and avoid the confusion about which library to use in which situation, then this book is for you. Beginning with the basics of Boost C++, you will move on to learn how the Boost libraries simplify application development. You will learn to convert data such as string to numbers, numbers to string, numbers to numbers and more. Managing resources will become a piece of cake. You'll see what kind of work can be done at compile time and what Boost containers can do. You will learn everything for the development of high quality fast and portable applications. Write a program once and then you can use it on Linux, Windows, MacOS, Android operating systems. From manipulating images to graphs, directories, timers, files, networking - everyone will find an interesting topic. Be sure that knowledge from this book won't get outdated, as more and more Boost libraries become part of the C++ Standard. Style and approach Clear step-by-step recipes that will help you take advantage of the real power of Boost.
About the Author
Antony Polukhin was born in Russia. As a child, he could speak the Russian and Hungarian languages and learned English at school. Since his school days, he was participating in different mathematics, physics, and chemistry competitions and winning them. He was accepted into University twice: once for taking part in a city mathematics competition and again for gaining high score in an internal Universities mathematics and physics challenge. In his university life, there was not a year when he did not participate in an exam: he gained 'A's in all disciplines by writing highly difficult programs for each teacher. He met his future wife in university and graduated with honors. For more than three years, he worked in a VoIP company developing business logic for a commercial alternative to Asterisc. During those days he started contributing to Boost and became a maintainer of the Boost.LexicalCast library. He also started making translations to Russian for Ubuntu Linux at that time. Today, he develops a query engine for graph-oriented databases and continues to contribute to the open source. You may find his code in Boost libraries such as Any, LexicalCast, TypeTraits, Variant, and others. He has been happily married for a year now.
Paperback: 438 pages
Publisher: Packt Publishing Limited; 2nd Revised edition edition (29 August 2017)