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An Introduction to Garbage Collection, Part I
- Presents an introduction to garbage collection, presenting the subject in enough detail to show the various tradeoffs and advantages between various techniques and what goes on under the hood in a typical garbage collector.
- Discusses implementation details like multiple inheritance, virtual functions and exception handling.
- List of C++ source code optimizations that can give big returns, especially when used in tight loops. By Andrew S. Winter.
C++ in the Real World
- This article explores the strengths of C++, and how to exploit them in projects.
C++: Beyond The Standard Library
- Takes a look at Blitz++, MTL (Matrix Template Library), ACE, Loki and Boost.
Contracts: From Analysis to C++ Implementation
- Describes a set of techniques and tools (an environment) facilitating prototyping of, providing general mechanisms for, object-oriented architectures based on the idea of assertion checking and Design by Contract (DbC) in C++.
Create Movie from HBitmap
- Describes creating AVI/WMV/QuickTime movies from sequences of bitmaps with source code examples.
Creating Truly Maintainable Class Factories
- Presents a solution that is easily extensible and maintainable; what's more, it is particularly well suited to creating objects from XML data.
Dynamic C++ Classes
- Describes a lightweight mechanism to update code in a running program. (Gísli Hjálmtýsson, Robert Gray) [PDF]
Functional Style in C++
- Discusses closures, late binding, and lambda abstractions.
Herb Sutter - Publications
- Over 80 in-depth articles about object-oriented software development and C++ design and programming have been published in C/C++ Users Journal, C++ Report, Dr. Dobb's Journal, Java Report, Visual C++ Developer's Journal, and other magazines.
Mixing C and C++ Code in the Same Program
- How-to article by Stephen Clamage.
Optimizing Software in C++
- An optimization manual for advanced C++ programmers on Windows, Linux and Mac platforms. Topics include: the choice of platform and operating system, choice of compiler and framework, finding performance bottlenecks, the efficiency of different C++ constructs, multi-kernel systems, parallelization with vector operations, CPU dispatching and efficient container class templates. [PDF]
Publications by Bjarne Stroustrup
- Reasonably complete list of Bjarne's publications.
The Anatomy of the Assignment Operator
- In depth discussion of writing solid assignment operators. Explains exception safety and memory management issues.
The Assignment Operator Revisited
- Looks at how difficult it is to copy state from one object to another. (Richard Gillam)
The Design of C++0x
- Bjarne Stroustrup provides insights on what will likely be added or changed in the upcoming version of the C++ standard.
The Miseducation of C++
- Modern C++ is a more expressive, simpler language than C, and a language in its own right, so why do so many people insist on teaching it historically? Kevlin Henney appeals for a reform of the C++ education system. [PDF]
What is Koenig Lookup?
- A definition of argument-dependent name lookup with examples for application with HP aC++.
C++0x Feature Support in GCC 4.5
- This article focuses on a subset of several C++0x features that GCC version 4.5 supports, including static assertions, initializer lists, type narrowing, newer semantics of the auto keyword, lambda functions, and variadic templates. (March 01, 2011)
Simpler Multithreading in C++0x
- The new standard will support multithreading, with a new thread library. This article explains how this will improve porting code, and reduce the number of APIs and syntaxes used. (August 18, 2008)
An Introduction to XML Data Binding in C++
- This article looks at XML Data Binding at a new alternative to automate much of the task of processing XML data by presenting the information stored in XML as a statically-typed, vocabulary-specific object model. (Boris Kolpackov) (May 04, 2007)
Introducing the Catenator
- This article introduces a very sophisticated and useful data structure for efficient string processing, while at the same time revealing some interesting features of C++. (Adam Sanitt) (September 30, 2005)
Constant Objects and Constant Expressions
- Explains why constant objects are not as useful as some people would like them to be. (January 01, 2002)
Enumeration Constants vs. Constant Objects
- Presents insights on choosing between symbolic constants as either enumeration constants or constant objects. (December 01, 2001)
- Shows all choices for defining symbolic constants. (November 01, 2001)
The Design and Implementation of SPECS: An Alternative C++ Syntax
- By B.M. Werther and D.M. Conway, Dept. Computer Science, Monash University, Melbourne. [PDF] (January 01, 1996)
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