Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Book Review: Beyond the C++ Standard Library

Filed under
Reviews

This is not an easy book. It is not a volume for beginners. But if you are willing to work your way through the code, this will make you a far better C++ programmer. It will also give you a better understanding of the ways you can manage objects.

Starting out from smart_ptr, Karlsson takes us through the maze of Conversion, Utility, Operators, and Regex (Libraries 1-5). As readers of my work know, I am a believer in the utility of regular expressions. Where C++/Boost is concerned, Karlsson serves as an excellent Virgil.

Part II of Beyond the C++ Library is about Containers (Libraries 6-8) and Part II concerns Function Objects and Higher-Order Programming (Libraries 9-12). The book ends with an excellent bibliography and an index.

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Red Hat News

Kernel Space/Linux

today's howtos

Ten Years as Desktop Linux User: My Open Source World, Then and Now

I've been a regular desktop Linux user for just about a decade now. What has changed in that time? Keep reading for a look back at all the ways that desktop Linux has become easier to use -- and those in which it has become more difficult -- over the past ten years. I installed Linux to my laptop for the first time in the summer of 2006. I started with SUSE, then moved onto Mandriva and finally settled on Fedora Core. By early 2007 I was using Fedora full time. There was no more Windows partition on my laptop. When I ran into problems or incompatibilities with Linux, my options were to sink or swim. There was no Windows to revert back to. Read more