Effective C++ programming

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
NIE-EPC Z,ZK 5 2P+1C English
Garant předmětu:
Daniel Langr
Daniel Langr
Daniel Langr
Department of Computer Systems

Students learn how to use the modern features of contemporary versions of the C++ programming language for software development. The course focuses on programming effectivity and efficiency in the form of writing maintainable and portable source code and creating correct programs with low memory and processor time requirements.


Very good knowledge of the topics of the BIE-PA1 and BIE-PA2 courses, some knowledge of the topics of the BIE-SAP and BIE-OSY courses. Knowledge of BI-PA2 „extra material“ is recommended.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction, observable behavior, as-if rule, optimizations, translation units, ABI

2. Translation units and observable behavior, ODR, internal linkage, inline, libraries, static and dynamic linking, PIMPL

3. Undefined behavior, object lifetime, static and dynamic storage allocation, initialization and destruction

4. Costs of dynamic allocations, alignment, padding, placement new, owning objects

5. Small string optimization

6. Expressions new[] and delete[], object content, vector class

7. Value categories, types of references, reference binding, std::move

8. Emplace semantics, perfect forwarding, dispatching

9. Templates, template instantiation, template argument deduction, template specialization, variadic templates, template parameter pack

10. Function parameter pack, concepts and constraints, SFINAE

11. Exception safety, allocators, small buffer optimization, empty base optimization, type erasure

12. Type erasure, std::function, std::any, std::variant, CRTP, ADL

Syllabus of tutorials:

Students solve problems related to lectures; the instructor provides consultations and advice.

Study Objective:

The goal of the course is to learn students how to use contemporary versions of C++ programming language such that they would be able to create efficient, correct, maintainable, and portable software.

Study materials:

Josuttis, The C++ Standard Library-A Tutorial and Reference

Meyers, Effective Modern C++

Prata, C++ Primer Plus

Reddy, API Design for C++

Stroustrup, Programming - Principles and Practice Using C++

Stroustrup, The C++ Programming Language

Sutter and Alexandrescu, C++ Coding Standards: 101 Rules, Guidelines, and Best Practices

Vandervoorde and Josuttis, C++ Templates - The Complete Guide

Williams, C++ Concurrency in Action

cppreference.com, www.cplusplus.com (C++ reference)

stackoverflow.com (developer forum)

isocpp.org (news, status, blogs, FAQs, discussion)

ISO/IEC 14882:2014 Information technology - Programming languages-C++

Further information:
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