C++ Best Practices and Design Patterns Training

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The ability to leverage the work of others, avoid pitfalls, and apply proven idioms and patterns can greatly improve the effectiveness of programming efforts. In this C++ Best Practices and Design Patterns course, you learn to increase productivity by combining tools, idioms, syntax, and libraries to produce industrial-strength C++ code. Numerous hands-on exercises provide real-world experience in developing high-quality C++.

Key Features of this C++ Best Practices and Design Patterns Training

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • After-course computing sandbox included

You Will Learn How To

  • Design and implement efficient object-oriented solutions using C++
  • Improve code quality using design patterns
  • Modify a poorly structured application to increase flexibility, robustness, and efficiency
  • Build robust libraries using namespaces, templates, and exceptions

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C++ Best Practices and Design Patterns Course Information

  • Requirements

    You should have a basic knowledge of C++ programming. You should understand the following concepts as implemented in C++:
    •  Classes and objects
    •  Inheritance
    • Polymorphism or virtual functions
    • Function overloading
    • Six months' full-time C++ programming experience

C++ Best Practices and Design Patterns Course Outline

  • Introduction to Object-Oriented Development

    OO fundamentals

    • Inheritance, encapsulation and polymorphism
    • Classes, objects, and attributes
    • Associations, messages and methods
    • Interfaces and abstract classes

    Using the Unified Modeling Language

    • Characteristics of UML
    • Mapping UML into C++

    Exploiting development tools

    • Automating the life cycle with CASE tools
    • Code generation and reverse engineering
    • Debuggers and browsers
  • Design Patterns

    Introducing design patterns

    • The motivation for design patterns
    • Categories of patterns: creational, behavioral, and structural
    • Describing design patterns

    Putting patterns to work

    • Synchronizing multiple views with the Observer pattern
    • Handling recursive data structures with the Composite pattern
    • Minimizing code duplication with the Template Method pattern
    • Managing object creation with the Singleton pattern
    • Decoupling object creation with Factory pattern
    • Separating algorithms from data structures with the Visitor pattern
  • Using the ISO Standard C++ Library

    The Standard Template Library (STL)

    • The structure of the STL
    • Declaring and populating sequence and associative containers
    • Accessing containers using iterators
    • Applying standard and user-supplied algorithms
    • Using function object and lambda expressions

    The iostream library

    • Basic input/output
    • Formatting textual output
    • Handling errors in input data
    • Wide character types and internationalization

    The thread library

    • Creating and managing threads
    • Handling exclusive access to shared data
  • Storage Management

    Managing memory

    • Recognizing and reducing memory overhead
    • Preventing memory leaks with the unique_ptr and shared_ptr templates
    • Overloading operator new and operator delete
    • Writing and using smart pointers

    File storage

    • Preparing classes for simple file storage
    • Storing and retrieving objects using Boost serialization libraries
  • Writing Better C++

    Increasing reusability

    • Avoiding name clashes using namespaces
    • Using templates for type-safe reusability

    Improving robustness and efficiency

    • Strengthening encapsulation by consistent and appropriate use of const
    • Sharing state between lightweight objects
    • Understanding r-value references and move semantics
  • Avoiding C++ Traps and Pitfalls

    Things you need to do — and why

    • Virtual destructors
    • Assignment operators and copy constructors

    Features to handle with care

    • Friends vs. public members
    • Runtime-type information vs. virtual member functions
    • Multiple and virtual inheritance

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