Solve practical programming problems using powerful, portable, and expressive libraries from Boost
Filled with dozens of working code examples that illustrate the use of over 40 popular Boost libraries, this book takes you on a tour of Boost, helping you to independently build the libraries from source and use them in your own code.
The first half of the book focuses on basic programming interfaces including generic containers and algorithms, strings, resource management, exception safety, and a miscellany of programming utilities that make everyday programming chores easy. Following a short interlude that introduces template metaprogramming and functional programming, the later chapters are devoted to systems programming interfaces, focusing on directory handling, I/O, concurrency, and network programming
What You Will Learn
Write efficient and maintainable code using expressive interfaces from Boost libraries
Leverage a variety of flexible, practical, and highly efficient containers and algorithms beyond STL
Solve common programming problems by applying a wide array of utility libraries
Design and write portable multithreaded code that is easy to read and maintain
Craft highly scalable and efficient TCP and UDP servers
Build and deploy Boost libraries across a variety of popular platforms
Use C++11 functionality and emulate C++11 language features in C++03 code
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